Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mostly Impractical

This dress is one of those pieces that I feel has a limited window of wear:

It's a thicker knit so it doesn't really work for warm weather.  But, it's short-sleeved so it doesn't really work for cold weather either.

But, on a day like today that starts out cool, but not cold, and gets warmer, but not warm, it was perfect:

And perfect with this scarf:

Still though, if I'm honest, this dress really is mostly impractical:

Dress: Lands' End (similarly impractical)
Scarf: thrifted (similar) Belt: thrifted  Boots: Gifted (similar)

For much of the year anyway.

Happy Wednesday, All!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Another Use for Teal

Today's outfit pairs teal and olive:

Well, two teals, and two olives, I guess.

And yes, I know I also wore teal on Friday; but on Friday, I wore it with flame.  And today I'm wearing it with olive:

Blouse: v. old Old Navy (similar)  Cardigan: LOFT
Belt: J. Crew (similar)   Velvet Flats: v. old Old Navy (similar)
Pants: Ann Taylor (exact in different color, similar color but different pant)
So, really, while it might seem like I've suddenly gone teal-crazy, I'm actually doing it for you, Dearest Reader Friends.  I'm doing it to give you another use for teal.  You're welcome.

Happy Monday, All!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Five for Friday: Flame

I wore flame and teal today so I figured I'd feature flame for today's Five for Friday:

1. Calvin Klein Ellasandra Flats - These shoes delight me to no end.  I know the white heel won't appeal to everyone, but I think it gives these flats a sort of retro flare and I love it.  Also, they're under $40.00!

2. Loren Hope "Sophia" Stud Earrings - Big studs are a great earring choice for fall and winter because they won't get caught on your scarf like dangly earrings are prone to do.

3. Modcloth Plaid Circle Scarf - Speaking of scarves, this one is perfect for fall.  It practically screams apple cider and pumpkin spice everything.  Also, it has a bit of teal in there, so, yeah, perfect.

4. Gap Sheer Plaid Scarf - Don't like that much orange near your face?  That's okay, we can still be friends (I guess).  And you can wear this sheer scarf instead.  It also has a bit of teal in it and so is also awesome.

5. Lands' End Cotton Shaker Cardigan - Last, but not in the least, least, we have this gorgeous flame-colored cardigan.  It comes in teal as well as flame, is available in Regular, Petite and Tall, and I want one.  Badly.

How about you, Reader Friends?  Do you like "flame" for fall?

Happy Friday, All!


Fall Flame and Teal

Oddly enough, one of my favorite color combinations for fall is flame and teal:

I think this color is actually being called "Fiesta" this season, but I will always think of it as "Flame" in honor of my favorite corduroy pants ever.

And I will always want to wear it with bright blue:

Especially in the fall.

To me, this is a very "fall" color combination.  It makes me think of bright autumn skies and bright autumn leaves and pumpkins.  Basically, it's perfect for fall.

At least I think so:

Cardigan: LOFT (similar)  Tee: Banana Republic
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)  Belt: Target (similar)  Sandals: Camper (similar)

Happy Friday, All!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Little Dress-on-Dress Action

I haven't been engaging in very creative layering lately.  I usually just add a cardigan to whatever I'm wearing to combat the office AC.  I'm not even sure that counts as layering.  But today's look totally counts:

No cardigans here, just layered dress:

Both dresses are thrifted, the bottom dress is vintage and the top dress is from the 90s, and has a great sketched floral print:

Now, I'll probably be back to layering with cardigans tomorrow, as I do love cardigans and hate AC, but, for today, I went with a little dress-on-dress action:

Black dress: thrifted vintage (see similar below)  Belt: thrifted vintage
Floral dress: thrifted (similar below)  Sandals: c/o LTS (similar)

And I'd probably do it again.

Happy Wednesday, All!


Layering Dresses