OOTD :: of always finding a plan in the end aka pulling things out your, well, you know…





Imagine this…

Your very dear blog buddy decides to throw out there the idea of Stagecraft – inspired by Broadway as the fashion challenge of the week. Initially, your heart sinks as you realize you’re not much into Broadway and theatre, being more a Hollywood/movie gal yourself.

You frantically scan Pinterest for outfit ideas and despair because all the popular shows are really costume-y and you’re just not in the mood for cosplaying plays. (Anime would’ve been a different story.)

You wonder if you have to forfeit the week and half-heartedly ask your precocious ten-year-old daughter what she would do with the prompt. You fall out of your chair as she squeals loud enough to incite a zombie apocalypse and dashes into your closet to “make you outfits”.

Ten hot and harried minutes later, you have two complete ensembles created with your daughter’s vision of “Broadway” and a new angle for interpreting the prompt.

The thing is, you’ve always maintained that your style heart and soul really do belong back East, where seasons change and people don’t look at you funny for wearing coats and scarves and boots and gloves – all the things you love so hard. So you give a little jump for joy when you realize you can totally interpret “Broadway” to mean “street fashion on Broadway” rather than Broadway shows themselves.

You breathe a sigh of relief. You Pinterest with renewed vigor and purpose.

And you come up with magic.

Today’s offering is one of my creations and takes all the common elements I identified when I searched “cool New York street fashion”: layers, slouchy pants with heels, scarves, no-fuss tops. The graphic tee print of the NY skyline is just a bonus.

Oh, and I got bored over the weekend and decided to go streamlined and clean and minimalist with my blog theme. Very apropos, I think, to this week’s East Coast vibe. You like?


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top  – Old Navy
Jacket – F21
Pants – Old Navy
Scarf – Old Navy
Sandals – Payless

 :: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet Style

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance


T3bannerIt’s Freebie Month for May so link away!


9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of always finding a plan in the end aka pulling things out your, well, you know…

  1. stinedurfdl says:

    Love the streamlined look and the outfit is fabulous…your daughter is a styling genius! And those shoes…totally crushin’.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Well, much as I appreciate the compliments for my daughter, this one is actually one of my creations. 😀 But yeah, can you believe I’ve owned these shoes since last year but only just now wore them? Need to make more outfits around them; they were that comfy.

  2. Patti says:

    Ahh, nothing so beautiful as NYC, on a tee or under your feet. Great look, and thanks for linking it up to Vis Monday, xox.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Someday, I vow to actually visit the city properly and not just drive through it in a rumbly tour bus.

  3. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Ha. I had nothing myself! My whole look derived from my silly hat, thinking of the musical Cats, then looking at a YouTube video. Sometimes the best outfits DO come from you-know-where (or creative daughters, if you happen to have one. Retain her as your stylist!) You look city chic.
    Thanks for linking!
    New layout is lovely!

    • mtsedwards says:

      She’s definitely on retainer. And am I NY city chic or LA city chic? ;p Glad you like the new layout. It’s so pretty; I can’t stop looking at it. Does that make me vain?

      • Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

        NYC all the way! LA’s Broadways is a whole OTHER vibe!
        Admiring your own layout means you’re a happy designer.

  4. Ohhh! Yes! Great interpretation! Can you send your daughter out to DC for a minute to help me with that prompt?? I got nothing!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’ll relay the message. She’s been struck down with pink eye right now – the last week of school when all the fun activities happen – and she’s thoroughly bummed. Perhaps these compliments can help assuage her sorrow somewhat…

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