OOTD :: of putting past efforts to good use





This week is brought to you by: “leopard flats, simple black tee, skinny jeans, fitted cardigan, statement necklace, emerald, and camel”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: skinny jeans and emerald.

The extra bits: So this is yet another pre-made, pre-photographed outfit, two months ago created to be exact. I was to wear it for International Women’s Day, thus the green and purple, but it got too hot that day and I scrapped it for another. Then I was to wear it for Earth Day because of the green and the nature print, but I didn’t feel like wearing velvet on a field trip.

I really thought this was just the bad luck outfit and was getting ready to delete the pics from my phone and break it down from the hanger and re-purpose the different bits in another ensemble for another day.

But Alex very fortuitously handed me an opportunity to make use of it with her week’s Blogging Besties prompt, and rather than wasting my time and effort, I chose the lesser of two evils and decided to eschew my usual “Chucks on Friday” routine to finally showcase this outfit.

I really am enamored of the photo print of this top, as well as with its Audrey Hepburn-esque collar and its forgiving fabric. It truly is a win-win on all fronts and one would be hard-pressed to identify it as a mere Forever 21/fast-fashion piece; it’s that luxe in person.

I always have issues with styling green, and these pants are no exception. I feel vaguely leprechaun-ish in it, a feeling that’s exacerbated by my wearing black boots. Thank goodness the fab top coupled with the opulent purple velvet counteracts any major uneasiness I have.

And really, I’m just happy I can finally delete all these pics from my phone without feeling guilty.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Blazer – Poshmark
Skinnies – Mossimo Supply Co.
Boots – Merona

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

:: plug.dj it ::
Clear Blue Departure on the Free! OST


12 thoughts on “OOTD :: of putting past efforts to good use

  1. Val S says:

    Ooooo, I love your new blog look! I know, I haven’t been here in awhile. And I’m glad I stopped by to see that shirt – it’s very cool, and very pretty. Luxe indeed!

    Thanks for your advice on my post. It’s good to get objective and sensible opinions. Otherwise I’d just slack off and be a slob probably. Maybe in a few years I can do that. 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Eheh. You’re the first one to comment on it. I got bored with the old theme and wanted a cleaner, more streamlined look and just change it today. Glad you approve; I do value your artistic eye on these things.

      So does this mean you’re taking the full-time job?

  2. Dawn Lucy says:

    I love a velvet blazer! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a fun weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

  3. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I have green pants (they’re jeans) and I love them. Maybe you just weren’t hip on this outfit with them. Not sure if you want my opinion, but I think they’d be great with this top and some tan sandals! jodie

    • mtsedwards says:

      I always value my readers’ opinions, my friend, and especially when they’re well-considered and sincere. I’ll try my green trou’ with sandals and see if I like them better; thanks for the tip.

      On another note, I see you expressed interest in Dawn’s Friday linkups. (Yeah, I’m a stalker, LOL!) I say go for it! And link up with me on Tuesdays while you’re at it. Mine’s less popular and therefore perhaps less intimidating as a first go-around? Love to have you on board and see your fun posts!

  4. I love your shirt!


    • mtsedwards says:

      I do too but I’m really hard-pressed trying to style it because it’s so distinctive. Must ponder…

  5. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Agree, cool top. Remix soon, after the rain (rain! I know!) is over.

  6. That top is GORGEOUS! And F21?! You’re right, I never would have guessed! I’m happy that BB gave you an opportunity to show this outfit off because it’s spectacular! Please wear that shirt again soon please!

    • mtsedwards says:

      As I mentioned to Emory above, I need to seriously consider how to best showcase this piece. Wondering if I ought to treat it as a neutral or play up its uniqueness. We shall see!

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