OOTD :: of tulips, tunics, and a final TARDIS Tuesday




Well, the final TARDIS Tuesday until August anyway.

Funny how I used to live in tunics untucked but now, although I am still fluffy and although I still adore the print of this top, I find myself slightly dissatisfied with this outfit. I really didn’t mind the silhouette in the mirror. It wasn’t until I snapped the pics and saw the results that I realized I could’ve done something else.

It looks sloppy somehow? I should’ve done at least a half tuck? Perhaps I shouldn’t have purchased it in a large? One never knows with Old Navy though, right? The shrinkage potential is incredible. I threw this sucker in the wash in warm and dried it in the dryer and it still ended up looking like it’s wearing me instead of the other way around.

I know some fashionistas would’ve immediately belted it or thrown a completer piece over it, but we all know my deep distrust of belts and it was too warm for a cardi or blazer. Besides, there’s something about a tunic that begs to be left alone, don’t you think?

Or am I being weird?

If someone has a suggestion for making this top work, lemme know. Otherwise, I may just relegate it to the area of my closet labeled “house clothes” and I’ll just wear it when I’m shlumping around at home.

At least I’ve got TARDIS blue well represented, eh?



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Pixie pants – Old Navy
Sandals – Macy’s

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Carry On by Fun


19 thoughts on “OOTD :: of tulips, tunics, and a final TARDIS Tuesday

  1. Kezzie says:

    It works!!! Don’t change it! I never wear sillhouettes like this but I love how they look. Pretty tulips and gorgeous TARDIS blue. X

    • mtsedwards says:

      But I couldn’t compare to your ensemble today, m’dear. You stole the show! I’m still slavering at the thought of that perfection of a dress and your shoes!!!

  2. I agree with Patti. All too easy to overthink these things. The print is adorable, not least because I adore tulips. And those shoes. Oh yes!

    I’m glad I’ve been able to sneak in on the last Tardis Tuesday. What a brilliant idea to theme it around Dr Who! Dr Who is up there with my love of tulips. My first doctor was the incomparable Jon Pertwee. Oh how I loved his frilly shirts! I shall look forward to T.T’s return in August.


    • mtsedwards says:

      Thanks for discovering our little venture and for stopping by! (I assume you come from Kezzie, n’est-ce pas?) TARDIS Tuesday will live on on her blog for the next two months then I’ll take over again when school starts, so link away! I’d love to see you in a frilly shirt!

      • No, it was from another link up. But Kezzie popped over to my blog and kindly left lovely comments on my outfit. So I popped over to hers and we’ve discovered each other which is what it’s all about! I’ll add TARDIS Tuesday to my link up list. I’ll have to see if I can do a Clara outfit as good as Kezzie’s was!

        Ha, ha, I think I’d drown in a frilly shirt but I can rock a velvet jacket though!

      • Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

        This is good news re TT! 🙂

  3. Bonnie says:

    If you sew, you could add a couple of darts to emphasize your waist a bit more. I like it.

  4. chessakat says:

    I love it, but then I’m also really distracted by your awesome shooooooes! 😍

  5. I do think the tunic look works for this outfit because of the narrow cut of your pants. But I do kind of see what you mean…perhaps something little is off. Maybe next time try the silhouette with a pair of pumps so you aren’t cutting off your leg at the ankle? In any case, you just gotta feel good in what you are wearing. If you don’t, house clothes it is!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I did consider pumps but rediscovered these sandals in the depths of my closet, realized I’d never worn them this school year and really wanted to showcase them, was too lazy to reconfigure the entire outfit when I noticed the visual discord, and voilà…discontent. Should’ve listened to my instincts, eh?

  6. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    It IS a tad schlumpy. Maybe the proportions are just a little bit off and it’s cutting you in half?
    I bet with an above-knee pencil skirt it would look sleeker.
    Or maybe deploy one of those elastic suspender thingies that were used on the back of large tops in the 90s. I can’t find the proper name, neither can I find an image. However, if you google image “shirt scrunchies” you’ll find something totally different and quite interesting.

    Last TARDIS of summer? Must rethink today’s outfit! Oh wait, I’ve got what I wore on Friday to the Craft and Folk Art Museum. It’s a doozy! (Do I have time to write a post before work?)

  7. I really love the print on that top!!


    • mtsedwards says:

      Yes, ’tis what compelled me to buy it. It also came in a knit cardi, but I like the crispness of the tunic’s cotton better.

  8. Patti says:

    Don’t overthink, my friend – it’s a great look and a great tribute to the Tardis. I’ll miss the T.T’s until they return in August. Have a wonderful time, xox.

    • mtsedwards says:

      If you visit Kezzie’s blog, T.T’s shall continue through the summer there. She has agreed to play Doctor to my Companion for the next two months. 😀

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