OOTD :: of back to school and in your face

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The theme of the week is April Showers: A book that made you cry which is gonna be a toughie for me because I’ve not exactly been reading books recently. I may have to dig deep into the archives or get creative again for this one…

But that’s Thursday. Today, I give you my ode to spring.

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The whole outfit almost defies any explanation, it’s that overtly colorful and in-your-face. I feel like this is one of those instances when a picture is definitely worth a thousand words.

Still, I am a wordsmith after all, so let me try to point out all the bits that made my happiness factor shoot through the roof when I concocted this confection:

  • Pink florals + chartreuse, the true Gemini color
  • Flattering waistline
  • Ruffles
  • Pockets!

I also want to give a shout out to Jan @ Fort Smith Stylista who had posted a while back with a plea to help her style nude pumps. I almost chose my fuchsia pumps but decided that the vibrant colors and the details of the dress and the last-minute addition of pearls to fill a rather risqué décolletage necessitated a more sedate footwear option, n’est-ce pas?

So Jan, this outfit is dedicated to you!

All in all, I feel uber pretty in this ensemble, which is something I need since today heralds the official end of Spring Break and my return to ye ol’ grind. Like I always say, “The cuter the outfit, the less I want to be here” and cheekiness aside, I think I’m ready to face the world.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress  – Maggy London
Blazer – Charlotte Russe
Necklace – jcp
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

 :: Linking ::
Create28 @ Whitney à la mode

:: Grooveshark it ::
Misery by Maroon 5

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10 thoughts on “OOTD :: of back to school and in your face

  1. I love everything about this dress! The pink, the ruffles, THE POCKETS! You do look ready to face the world. And interesting fact: I am also a Gemini but don’t feel that I relate at all to anything that is ever said about Geminis…hmmm.

    • Perhaps you’re a cusp Gemini? When’s your birthday? And yes, I only bought the dress because of the label – I love Maggy London – and then was a bit disappointed with the sleeves. A completer piece makes it all happy and good though. ;p

    • Why, yes! I needed my roots done and decided to go all out since I was in the chair anyway. ‘Tis my summer color, methinks.

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