OOTD :: of Class Colors Day and so much black!





This week is brought to you by: “orange, olive, lace, a scarf, flat sandals a (maxi) skirt, or an uneven-hemmed skirt (handkerchief or hi-lo).”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: a scarf.

The extra bits: Ah, it’s either feast or famine around here when it comes to Blogging Besties, isn’t it?

This is the second week now that I was hard pressed into coming up with something compliant for the linkup, but at least I have an excuse this time. Today’s Spirit Week prompt is Class Colors and my lovely juniors switched out from purple to black at the last minute. Not that purple would’ve helped me with Whitney’s prompt at all, but I’d already done a black outfit this week and was not feeling like creating another. Couple that with the fact that orange (BB prompt) and black (Spirit Week req) would’ve been a bit too Halloween-y for me, and I’d got myself a fashion quandary.

I briefly thought of olive, but I’d played out my olive hand last week already. Flat sandals would’ve been easy but, although they looked perfectly adorable and appropriate on Whitney, mine made me feel informal and unprofessional (so much exposed foot skin and toe cleavage!). It was just way too hot for the fussiness of lace.

I did try a maxi skirt, but my current style aesthetic balked at all of them – the cute plaid one, the breezy chevron one, the fun striped one. It definitely looked horrified at the sweeping, full-skirted black one that would’ve been both linkup and Spirit Week apropos but made me look like a pregnant witch. (There’s that Halloween referencing again!)

So, yeah. That left me with a scarf. And even that was a struggle as I tried to decide whether I was gonna go monochrome or pop of color. Whether I wanted kitschy or sleek. Whether it needed to be an infinity knot or cravat tie.

Argh! Sometimes, it’s such a burden being an indecisive Gemini!

Hope today’s ensemble isn’t too mundane in all its unrelieved black. And yes, I’m fooling you again because this isn’t a one piece dress but separates – blouse and skirt. (I tried to get a good close up for you but black rally isn’t very photogenic in my backyard). The trick, I’m realizing, is matching like colors and fabric.

Vive le vendredi!


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – so old I can’t even remember
Skirt – ASOS
Scarf – Old Navy
Shoes – Chucks

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

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Fire N Gold by Bea Miller