OOTD :: of carrots and fall colors

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Anne says “carrot”. Whitney et al say “fall colors”. I say “Pinterest it is”!

Although I love the warm tones of fall – lush oranges, rich browns, delicious olive – they simply do me no favors. I have to be clever and utilize them with my tried-and-true jewel tones close to my face so I don’t look ill and jaundiced.

So you can imagine my pleasure when I spotted the Pinterested inspo pic. That blue is right up my alley, and it’s a novel (at least for me) pairing that I would never have thought of myself. Then again, I should know better – TARDIS blue goes with just about anything.

I’m warming to the true length of this skirt. I used to hike it all the way up to the girls because I thought fun-sized, little ol’ me couldn’t do the midi, but I think the slim silhouette and slight flare at the bottom of this trumpet skirt saves it and me from potential frump-dom.

I fear fussing with the skirt all day, however. It’s lined but not very substantially, so all the creases and divots from my tucked in blouse and cami show a bit too blatantly for comfort. I may just end up throwing on a completer piece in the form of a cobalt cardi to ease my mind.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – JOE Fresh
Skirt – eBay
Pumps – Janina @ Payless

:: Linking ::
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Hemorrhage by Fuel

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16 thoughts on “OOTD :: of carrots and fall colors

  1. I’ve been meaning to stop by and say how much I loooooove this combination! Blue and orange have so much energy, and I think this blouse and skirt are an inspired pairing. I like the shape of the skirt and the bold print – you can have a lot of fun with that.

  2. Great Carrot! (A new god? Nah, I bow to The TARDIS).

    Second, complements on using the term “midi” correctly. I’ve noticed it being used for “knee length” (because fashion sites don’t want to use that term). Words are important!

    Third, a pro tip for smoothing and controlling lumps: tuck your tops into your underwear (or tights/stockings). Learned this from a fashion boss who had been a model in her youth.

    Thanks for linking. Always a delight to see how you spin my prompts.

    • I did try that tuck-in strategy but I think either my underthings were too thin, or the skirt (which has a built-in slip, btw) was also too thin, but it just didn’t work. Must look into investing in a more substantial slip…

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