OOTD :: of JT fangirling and the return of TARDIS Tuesday




I have two words for you: JUSTIN. TIMBERLAKE.

Pardon me while I continue to fangirl squee.

Yes, I know. It’s been almost a week since the Taylor Swift concert. But I’m still giddy about the fact that one of her special guests on the final night of her L.A. tour was none other than JT himself!

Selena Gomez was fine. I waxed nostalgic when Lisa Kudrow came on as Phoebe Buffay and jammed with Ms. Swift by singing “Smelly Cat”. But it was Justin Timberlake who made my heart do cartwheels and yanked forth the most un-momlike screaming from me last Wednesday.

Justin Timberlake. WHEEEEEEE!

Okay, I think I got that out of my system for now. Let’s go back to our regularly scheduled fashion blogging program.

Today, I give you a whimsical outfit that is an example of the new direction in which I’m taking my personal style. I’m still all about the cobalt – it is TARDIS Tuesday after all – and I’m still loving me a fab shoe. But I think I’m going to continue exploring looser, less skin-tight silhouettes  and more forgiving footwear in an effort to not torture my poor 40-something-year-old body.

I may sport the occasional skinny jean now and then, but huzzah to gauchos, palazzo pants, skirts and trousers like this linen pair. And huzzah to flatforms that don’t make my feet ache at the end of the day!

I’m also officially abandoning my moratorium on tops with graphics/words across my chest. I’ll try to be professional, of course, but I now see nothing wrong with wearing a design that garners a second look at the girls. Life’s too short to worry about inadvertent creepers. And I’d hate to turn my nose up at something as utterly adorable as this pop art print simply because I’m being illogically prudish.

I do draw the line, however, at message tees. Nothing wrong with them on those decades younger, but that’s just way too much text and way too much sass for this woman of a certain age.

And you, my friends? What’s your take on message tees? Or how about your take on TARDIS Tuesday (British, blue or Doctor Who), for that matter? Do link up by clicking on the blue froggy below.



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Poshmark
Blazer – F21
Trousers – Old Navy
Flatforms – Target

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Maps by Maroon 5


17 thoughts on “OOTD :: of JT fangirling and the return of TARDIS Tuesday

  1. ellemem says:

    The t-shirt is awesome – but I have the same ambivalence as chessakat. My question now is, is there an age limit to something as cool as a pop-art t? Defining fashion appropriateness by age is getting quite blurred –

    • mtsedwards says:

      Pop art will always be ageless, on the walls or on the body. But I may be biased here. I also love that defining age-appropriate fashion has become so blurry – that means America might actually finally be ready to acknowledge the power and worth of women of a certain age.

  2. I can’t even express how unbeLIEVABLY jealous I am that you got to see Justin and Taylor TOGETHER! First of all, I love Taylor Swift. Second of all, I LOVE Justin Timberlake. Is my use of capitalization helping you to understand my excitement here? I’ve seen Justin in concert twice before…as a member of ‘N Sync and he will forever be a love of mine 🙂

    Also, I’m loving your new fashion direction. Très chic, mon amie!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ah, how funny! I was just telling someone that, although I enjoyed ‘N Sync’s music, I was never a JT fan. Not even when he went solo and was garnering all that attention. It was when he guest hosted SNL and I realized what a funny and talented person he truly is that I fangirled hard.

  3. Patti says:

    Smelly Cat was the best! love your look and those wide leg trousers are superb. xo

  4. This look is great on you and good for you for exploring a new direction. Love the pop art tee and yes, life is too short to worry about inadvertent creepers. The whole look is casual yet pulled together. You look up for some fun but you also mean business! I’ve linked and good to have TARDIS Tuesday back (on the orders of Kezzie who said, bless her, I should do a retrospective link of a blue outfit!).

    • mtsedwards says:

      I had an unsolicited compliment from a 9th grader today, which must mean it really is a cute outfit since I’m an 11th grade teacher and an underclassman approaching me is almost unheard of. And yes, anything blue is a perfect submission to TT linkup! Thanks for doing you. You are breathtaking in your polka dot dress!

  5. HazelxJoy says:

    Slogan t’s are definitely for the young, except one I saw recently that said ‘meow or never’, it spoke to the cat lady in me. Love this graphic t though!
    I linked up an old post I did for Tardis Tuesday, not realising you’d taken a break. Didn’t I feel the fool? Glad to be able to link up now though. I’ve been admiring Kezzie’s Tardis Tuesday outfits for ages, so it’s about time I joined in!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ah, but your Clara ensemble was on point! Thanks for linking and succumbing to the fun that is TARDIS Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week. Kezzie is the best, isn’t she? ;p

  6. Kezzie says:

    Meh, I can do without the Trousersnake (*runs away and hides from angry fangirl!*)
    I love this look- the TARDIS blue blazer is super and I really did think you’d had a Rose Tyler graphic tee designed for the day when I saw it on my phone before reading the text-there’s definitely Rose in that t-shirt! Ahrgh, so sad to be back at school!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      Already, lady, explain “trousersnake”. I get that it’s a riff on his name and I get the innuendo, but is it your personal moniker or does JT have that horrible a rep across the pond? Do tell!

      If I squint, I can see Rose too! Leave it to you to find the DW connection, my muse!

  7. ivana split says:

    I do love that blazer…and that top is just wow…awesome combo.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Why, thank you! Not bad for a Poshmark purchase, eh? I’d toyed with picking up on the yellow of her hair or the red of her lip but the cobalt won out. A wise choice, methinks.

  8. chessakat says:

    Love this look! Super cute shirt, and the tardis blue blazer is killin’ it!

    I’m mixed on message tees. I’ve received a few as a gift, and I just never ever wear them. But then I have the Rule #1: Don’t Wander Off tee that I love (but haven’t worn in quite some time, now that I think of it…)

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