Daily Archives: March 27, 2015

OOTD :: of florals, stripes, and making my escape





This week is brought to you by: “a striped shirt, a plaid blanket scarf, a scarf as a vest/poncho, pattern mixing, skinny jeans, a cognac belt or moccasins”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the striped shirt, pattern mixing and skinny jeans.

The extra bits: I’m ditching school again today. Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

I have good reasons, though. First, it’s my kids’ Spring Break this week and I wanted to be a good mommy and spend at least one day of their holidays with them. Today is a good day to do so since it’s opening weekend for Home and we all do love a good day at the movies.

Second, it’s Powder Puff day at school and I loathe Powder Puff. Had I gone to school, I would have had to pretend not only to like it but to root for my juniors when I’d rather root for the seniors. To eliminate the stress and angst, a ditch day was definitely in order.

Before I’d committed to ditching, however, I did plan to participate in the day’s spirit theme (class colors) concurrently with Whitney and Alex’s Blogging Besties linkup. The junior class color is red, thus the plethora of scarlet items in today’s outfit. I knew I wanted to do the striped shirt because it just screams “spring”, but this top is a bit snug for my comfort, so a completer piece was necessary. It had promised to be too warm for cardi or blazer, so button-up ftw. That the button-up is floral just makes the pattern mixer maven in me happy happy. And don’t you just love the unexpected pop of turquoise on the sleeves?

Vive le vendredi!


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Button-up – Paul & Joe for Target
Skinnies – F21
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
Fun Fashion Friday @ Fashion Should Be Fun

:: Grooveshark it ::
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz