Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dark Red and Light Blue

Not too long ago, Angie wrote about the combination of dark red and light blue.  I was intrigued because they aren't two colors that I would ever put together.  But, I liked the idea of the combination and wanted to see if I could make it work for me.

So, instead of adding black accessories to this vintage dress, I added dark red:

And it turns out that that Angie knows what she's talking about because I loved this combination.  It was unexpected but perfect.

My blue is a bit of a darker blue than Angie shows in her ensemble, but I think the cornflower still works with the dark red:

Dress: thrifted vintage  Belt: thrifted  Shoes: Naya

And I think that's the point of trying a recommended look or color combination; someone makes the suggestion, but you make it your own.

Happy Tuesday, All!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the Pink

I usually tend to avoid pastels, but this week I've worn what is essentially baby blue, pastel peach and now pale pink:

I don't know why I'm avoiding my usual bright colors; but I can't say that I dislike it.

This outfit, especially, is one of my favorites.  The silhouette, in spite of the more fitted skirt, is flattering as heck:

Skirt & Top: thrifted  Sandals: Steve Madden

And who am I to argue with my figure being flattered, even if it's being flattered by baby pink:

Happy Thursday, All!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Leopard and Lace

This is the most basic of outfits:

The thing is, by this time of year any creativity I have in regards to my summer clothes is completely exhausted and I'm just waiting for it to be cold enough to layer.

So, today, it's just pants, a shirt and flats:

Top: Marshall's  Pants: LOFT  Shoes: Nine West

Basic.  But, not boring.  The pants add a bit of color, the lace top adds a bit of texture and the leopard flats add a bit of fun.  I like to think that this outfit is proof that even the most basic outfit doesn't have to be boring.

Or, another way to put it: when it doubt, wear leopard and lace.

Happy Wednesday, All!


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jolly Blue Giant

I'm dressed like the Jolly Blue Giant today:

Jeans: Gap (similar)  Tee: LOFT (similar)  Sandals: Kork-Ease

In retrospect, perhaps the combination of double light-wash denim & four-inch heels wasn't a good idea.  Except that I like this outfit.

I know that you're supposed to mix shades of denim when you do double denim, but I've been feeling pretty matchy-matchy lately.  Obviously:

But, hey, if being matchy-matchy is a crime, lock me up; I'm already wearing my prison blues.

Actually, I was hoping the layered necklaces kept this outfit from looking too institutional:

I'm not sure if I was successful in that endeavor but I am pretty sure I don't care.  Seriously, I know this outfit is reminiscent of prison, of scrubs, of Britney & Justin at the VMAs, all of it, but I'd still wear it again.

Matchy-matchy for the win:

Happy Tuesday, All!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Words, Glorious Words

Every once in awhile as a blogger, you get invitations to review some pretty cool stuff from some pretty cool companies.  Uncommon Goods is just such a company.  They're headquartered in Brooklyn, New York and specialize in featuring designs and handcrafted gifts that are created in harmony with the environment "without harm to animals or people."  The result is that they pay their lowest-paid seasonal works starting at 50% above minimum wage, half of what they sell is made by hand and "about one-third of their collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials."  And, they also donate $1 of every purchase to various non-profits.

As you'd expect, Uncommon Goods has some wonderful, and uncommon, stuff.  And they have a lot of them to choose from; you can find unique gifts for nearly anyone, including some wonderful personalized gifts, here, as well as some stupid cute baby gifts, here.  I, being a scarf fanatic that cannot wait for fall, went straight for their gorgeous of collection of scarves.

The scarf I chose is the Literary Scarf, in Alice in Wonderland, and it's wonderful.  It's printed with the White Rabbit and The Doormouse as well as passages from the book:

They also offer Jane Eyre, Dorian Gray & Wuthering heights; you can see them all here.

As soon as I received my scarf, I squealed and then immediately planned to wear it with my Library Stamp tee from Out of Print clothing.  The result?  The wordiest outfit I've ever worn:

Scarf: Uncommon Goods  Tee: Out of Print Clothing  Skirt: LOFT  Sandals: Moorea Seal

And, possibly, the nerdiest.  And I love it.

I actually wore it last Friday when I was still battling my summer cold.  (Brief aside: summer colds are the dumbest colds; who gets a cold when it's 85 out?!).  I need to be cozy and comfortable and this outfit did the trick.

It was honestly like wearing pajamas.  Delightfully nerdy pajamas.

Happy Wednesday, All!