Tag Archives: Thakoon

OOTD :: of not yet giving up the dress-over-pants thing

11.3.14

11.3.14

11.3.14

There’s something very art teacher chic about this ensemble.

Perhaps it’s the frock masquerading as a smock.

Perhaps it’s the skinnies cheekily cuffed to reveal a brilliant scarlet underpinning.

Perhaps it’s the crisp white button down or the hair in the bun.

Regardless, I decided to go for it today in celebration of Anne’s Pick-me-up theme of the week: Lovin’ My Layers. And even if the weather changes its mind and heads up to the 80s by week’s end, I’m still gonna pile on the clothing in inventive and hopefully stylish ways.

Because it’s. about. time. for. fall.

(Oh, and we’re back to taking pics with shadows this week because layers + hot weather = grumpy me and I didn’t want to subject my family to that so I did my photo shoot in the am rather than the pm. I think you all can deal, yeah?)

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Thakoon  for Target
Top – Merona @ Target
Skinnies – Merona @ Target
Stilettos – DVF

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

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OOTD :: of overcoming the green curse

5.29.14

5.29.14

5.29.14

I don’t do green. I have reconciled myself to this.

We all remember my struggles every time St. Paddy’s Day rolls around because of this very sad fact. So although I admire it on others and have numerous outfit Pins to prove it, I have never really been successful in styling this troublesome color.

But perhaps this shirt will break the cycle? A Joe Fresh number that sang to me from the depths of the sale rack, I knew I had to have it simply for the fun repeating pattern alone. Are they hearts? Butterfly wings? Half an apple? Who cares? It’s super fun! And it’s green!

Of course, once the rush of spontaneous purchasing died down and I brought my prize home, I was once again at a loss. It shouldn’t have been so hard, right? At its very core, it’s a simple button down shirt. And flowy silk to boot. Styling this should be right in my wheelhouse. But I stared and pondered, hemmed and hawed, and at the end, regretfully decided to turn around and return the darned thing for want of a proper outfit.

Once again, though, Anne and her Pick-me-up challenge came to the rescue because Pattern Overload made me rethink my approach. On a whim, I threw on my newly-acquired Thakoon skirt, and voilà! Pattern mixing magic! Who woulda thunk it? I think I may just have this green curse beat after all.

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Joe Fresh @ jcp
Skirt – Thakoon @ Target
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

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

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