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OOTD :: of lists and things




What I love about this jacket:

  • It’s a pale lavender and yet it doesn’t wash me out.
  • It’s got a unique ruched collar that looks great laid flat or scrunched up a bit to mimic a ruff.
  • It’s got that lovely swing back so I look interesting both coming and going.
  • It’s got fun slant pockets.
  • It’s got substantial hardware, both the zipper and the snap buttons at the pockets.
  • It’s the perfect length for fun-sized ol’ me.

What I love about these skinnies:

  • They’ve got that perfect stretch that’s both forgiving and flattering.
  • They’ve got a brocade print that is subtle enough for work but fancy enough to work for Medieval.
  • They’ve got pockets.

What I love about this outfit:

  • It’s comfy enough that I can run around and prepare the class Thanksgiving feast without fear but it’s stylish enough that I don’t feel like a Friday frump.
  • It’s 52 Pick-me-up compliant.
  • It’s Blogging Besties compliant because Whitney said “white lace tee + blue scarf + plaid skirt + blue sparkly flats” and I got that white lace tee all covered.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Jacket – Richard Chai for Target
Top – F21
Skinnies – Mossimo @ Target
Boots – Merona @ Target

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style

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OOTD :: of design seeds and leafy brights




Although I always give credit where credit is due, I really don’t remember who introduced me to Design Seeds. And that’s a shame because this website rocks is a phenomenal style resource and I want to personally thank whoever it was that turned me on to it.

Without it, I would never have dreamed that all these elements could come together so harmoniously. I guess I’m just not a visionary when it comes to greens. I love the color but am always so stymied when I think to style it.

It’s no surprise, then, that when St. Patrick’s Day comes rolling around, I experience serious performance anxiety. I was almost gonna pass it up this year, what with my lack of green-outfit-making skills and my not even being Irish and all. But around these parts, it’s criminal to deny the Emerald Isles (the hubs insists he’s Irish, is a die-hard Notre Dame fan, and chose our firstborn’s name specifically for its Irish roots) and at the very least, I feared getting pinched within an inch of my life.

I had no choice.

So there’s corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot as we speak, and I scrambled like a madwoman over the weekend to come up with today’s ensemble, thanks in large part to Design Seeds.

I present to you, my friends, the inspiration:


Gorgeous. I know. I won’t blame you one bit if you decided to visit the site now.

Go on. I’ll wait.

Back so soon? But do you see what I mean by inspiration? It’s like having the entire paint sample wall from Home Depot at your fingertips, and without the mess or the guilt of having swiped dictionary-thick stacks and surreptitiously thrusting them into the depths of your purse. No? Oh, just me then.

Anyhow, I’m just giddy that I had all these pieces in my closet to replicate the palette. And I’m doubly giddy that, rather than feeling intimidated by green anymore, now I can’t wait to mix and match and play with the green items I’ve got. [Insert a maniacal rubbing of hands and cackling here]

So take that, St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve got you beat!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – jcp
Cardi – Gap
Skinnies – Mossimo @ Target
Oxfords – Very Volatile
Necklace – eBay

:: Linking ::
Remix Rewear Restyle @ Greater Than Rubies
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl

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