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




16 thoughts on “OOTD :: of florals, stripes, and making my escape

  1. Kezzie says:

    Yes, the turquoise POP is a joyful touch. Liking the floral completer. Your school sounds really weird. What IS spirit week???

    • mtsedwards says:

      Heh. You’re school sounds really weird to me too. In a good, I-wish-I-could-teach-there-for-a-year way, though. 🙂

      Spirit Week is designed to have kids wear outfits based on the day’s theme. In regular high schools, the themes/weeks correspond to football games. Since our school has no sports, we usually do a Spirit Week to pep a dance or, in this case, Powder Puff football (a single game where the girls play and the boys are the cheerleaders). The themes are decided by our student body council. My fave is always Pajama Day. 😀

  2. Dawn Lucy says:

    Stripes, floral, AND chucks … you know I adore this look! Good for you for taking day off! Enjoy your weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

    • mtsedwards says:

      I figure I get 10 a year so why save them? I know some teachers who never take a sick day and have enough saved up to retire a year early, but life’s too short and sometimes, you just gotta have a mental health day.

  3. Print mix perfection my friend! My daughter wants to see Home…you’ll have to let me know what you think. You little truant delinquent!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m conflicted – I enjoyed most of it while I was watching it. But I did feel a bit manipulated when large chunks of the requisite “passing time” montage were soundtracked by Rihanna and J-Lo songs, to the detriment of actual character-building dialogue. I love all the bits with Jim Parsons but then again, I’m not a TBBT fan so to some, his shtick as Oh might be old hat. I think it’s funny that J-Lo plays Rihanna’s mom…are we that old already?

      I say watch it matinee like I did – I wouldn’t pay full price but I didn’t resent sitting in the theatre for it.

  4. Yep! The touch of turquoise is the perfect ‘Sue’ touch, LOL! While you’re at the movies, I’ll be playing in your closet…I mean, skinnies, stripes, florals and sneaks? Be still my heart girl! You look fab! Enjoy spending time with your kiddos.

    • mtsedwards says:

      It is very “you”, isn’t it? In fact, I could’ve sworn I’ve seen a similar color pairing in something you’ve made. Have fun shopping my closet while I’m out. Just put everything away and leave a note for the things you’ve borrowed. 😀

  5. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I like how the stripes keep the floral from looking too “girly”. Great combo, especially with the chucks! How many pair do you have? jodie

    • mtsedwards says:

      Would it scandalize you if I said I had every color of the rainbow in Chucks and then some? And yes, I do love me some un-girly juxtaposition!

  6. Hello! Your blog is lovely! I just started a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog and would love if you would check it out! Kyra xx

    • mtsedwards says:

      You post on the bath bombs makes me almost want to empty out all the shoes from my tub and actually use it for its intended purpose! Your blog is lovely and thanks for stopping by mine!

  7. jenortega says:

    Love this ensemble! You look like you walked straight off a magazine cover.

    • mtsedwards says:

      That’s a big compliment and I thankee kindly. I have a feeling, though, that you are definitely partial to my more casual ensembles, yes?

  8. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Well, I have no idea what a “Powder Puff” is (I’m a clueless girls’ prep grad circa 1974 = hippie). It sounds girly. Now “POWER Puff” I endorse (except for their annoying high voices). Also endorse your Power Pattern Play here. It makes me all kinds of happy.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Powder Puff is when girls play football while boys cheerlead. It’s supposedly something to kick off the Sadie Hawkins dance and it’s fun in theory – I had PP when I was in high school – but the reality of it is that it’s only fun for the participants, if that. Not so for spectators in 90+ degree heat. I’d rather be at the movies. 😀

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