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OOTD :: of the plaid dress and jeans

10.3.14

10.3.14

10.3.14

Seriously, who knew? I know I didn’t, but now that I do, there’s no way you’ll ever stop me from celebrating Plaidurday.

I mean, that’s just totally genius – an entire day dedicated to the awesomeness that is plaid. That’s almost as awesome as May the 4th and definitely more awesome than Talk like a Pirate Day. And I’m joining in the fun with this unabashedly plaid frock, even if it does make me look pregnant.

I’m once again attempting this dress-over-pants thing and I think this is gonna be my last attempt. It’s just not doing my vertically challenged-ness any favors. The only reason I’m even doing it now is because this dress really does require something to keep it modest. It’s almost at that point where I donate it to Aly’s closet which I’m sure will excite her to no end because it’s a Taylor Swift label. (Btw, who knew Taylor Swift had a clothing label? I just scored this from the thrift store.)

I like the casual vibe of the boyfriend jeans and the brown wedges. I love the ease of the babydoll cut. I adore the pockets. It’s a perfect outfit for a Friday and it’s unrepentant in its flirty plaid-ness.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Taylor Swift
Jeans – Aeropostale
Wedges – Old Navy

:: Linking ::
Style to Inspire @ Rhea Et Cetera

 

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OOTD :: of ambivalence, epiphanies and back to front

4.10.14

4.10.14

4.10.14

Huh. So I was able to participate in Anne’s challenge after all.

Because I’m clearly wearing this kimono backwards.

So here’s how that came about: I’ve actually owned this piece for quite some time. It’s had its run-ins with the cull pile, the sell pile and even the give-to-Aly pile. But every time I’d think I’d seen it’s last days, something urged me to fish it out and stash it away for a rainy day.

The reason I’ve been ambivalent about this piece in the first place is because of that silly tie. It’s attached to the kimono and therefore insists that it be used. The thing is, the tie is located at the exact spot on my torso that, when cinched, makes me look like a stumpy Oompa Loompa. I usually belt right under the boob line (empire cut, how I love thee!) or slung loosley right above the pelvic bone because I have no waist to speak of.

So, yeah. The kimono. I had toyed with just cutting off the sash but then I thought it’d look weird because the obi-esque part in the back would seem silly and unfinished without it. And although I loved the print to death, I despaired of ever making this piece work for me.

But then, like a sliver of lightning slicing a sullen sky, I had a thought: backwards, perhaps? And wouldn’t you know? It works! Not only can we now see more of that fabulous print when worn this way, it’s also cut in such a way that I don’t get that I’m-choking-and-look-really-stupid-because-it’s-obvious-I’m-wearing-this-backwards feeling.

So thank you, Anne, for the challenge that inspired this look. You have rescued a piece from discard or obscurity. This kimono is supremely grateful.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Stylemint
Kimono – F21
Jeans – Aeropostale
Pumps – Janine @ Payless
Necklace – eBay

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl

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OOTD :: of wordless Wednesday

wednesday restwednesday motion

Happy New Year, everyone! Gotta love how I start off 2014 in TARDIS blue!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez @ Kohl’s
Cardi Modcloth
FlatsH&M
Hat – F21 (similar)
Necklace – Payless

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OOTD :: of Tuesdays and tribulations

tuesday rest

So it’s Tuesday. You’re officially entrenched in the week. You can’t get away with “it’s Monday” excuses. You’ve got a buttload of chores to complete. You’ve got to empty out the dishwasher, refill the dishwasher, start a load of laundry, make beds, sift through junk mail, pay some bills, and oh, yeah. The kids. And perhaps even an animal or three. As these things run through your mind like Satan’s roll call, you tumble out of bed and think: plaid.

Yeah, that happens to me on a daily basis. Honestly. Because plaid is cool. Plaid originated in Scotland, which is also cool. Plaid screams punk and comfort at the same time. Plaid is invariably cotton flannel which does not wrinkle, and even if it did, the pattern masks the wrinkles. Plaid never goes out of style.

Plaid is your fashion savior.

Coz lookie above. See me in yesterday’s boyfriend jeans and no shoes? See me in my oversized plaid shirt? Yeah, I’m ready to make those household chores my beeyatch!

But, wait! I suddenly remember I’ve got a parent/teacher conference in a few hours. Or my husband texted and wants me to drop off  that important work document he left at home. Or my mother called and wants to take me out to lunch. You fill in your own unplanned crisis here. But whatever you choose, something happens that will require you to not only leave the house but also interact with people who may or may not care about whether you look like a lumberjack.

Fine. Challenge accepted. Look below.

tuesday motion

See what I did there? Two layers and the same shoes from yesterday and all of a sudden I’m ready to do a power lunch meeting! Now I like this look inspired by this one, but I didn’t have a tee so I used a cami as that second layer instead. Since you may have to take off that blazer at some point and since wearing a cami over a long-sleeved shirt might not be as fashion forward as I think it is, you may want to switch it up by doing the  orthodox thing and wearing the cami under the plaid shirt then layer with the blazer.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21 (similar)
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez @ Kohl’s
Cami F21
BlazerCalvin Klein @ Ross
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

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