Monday, January 31, 2011

Ain't No Sunshine

It wasn't sunny today.  It was overcast.  Not terribly cold, but it is Oregon in January so there was no sun.  At least it wasn't raining.

Daily Outfit, Monday 1/31/11



The Breakdown:
  • Floral print dress - H&M
  • Coral cardigan - Gap
  • Black tights - Spanx Tight End Tights - Nordstrom
  • Faux lace-up wedge boots - Kenneth Cole Reaction - Piperlime?
I also had to wear a black cami today under this dress - it's a bit risque for work otherwise.

I love these boots, but I think they might be stumpifying my legs today.  The high waist of the dress elongates my legs, but the skirt length and the higher boots might serve to shorten them.  Maybe.  I can't tell.  It could be the fact that I cut my feet off in these shots (oops).  I like to think I get away with it because of my height, but if I were not six foot tall, I wouldn't suggest these boots with this outfit.  A bootie, preferably in black, would help elongate the legs.  Including my feet in my photos would also help with this.  So, lesson learned.

You may have noticed that my cardigan matches some of the flowers on my dress almost exactly.  This was an accident.  Matching is not something I generally strive for, so I wore brown boots.  I think I might be afraid to match.  Is that weird?  I think that's weird.  But, it's just how I am.  I prefer elements of my outfit to compliment each other as opposed to matching each other.  While black booties would have matched this outfit perfectly, I decided on brown boots which I believe compliment the non-black elements on this outfit.  Also, I really do like these boots.  So I wore them.

What about you guys - do you prefer matching elements or complimentary elements when you put together an outfit?

Happy Monday!

Gracey

8 comments:

  1. I'm a firm believer that when you're as tall as you and I, nothing can stumpify us. In fact, I think we have a lot more leeway for experimentation with different proportions because of our lengthy limbs.

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  2. I think so too - really I feel like this outfit would be just fine if I'd bothered to get my feet in the shot. I'm thinking taking photos before going to work isn't going to be my strong suit.

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  3. I'm so jealous of your snow-free outdoor shots!

    This dress is so cute, and looks nice on you. I like matching and complimentary colors/elements in an outfit. I used to just match, and I've moved away from doing that all the time and gone with complimentary colors instead.

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  4. I'd have to agree - it's hard for us tallies to look stumpy, so it's fun to play around. I usually go for complimentary vs matchy, but sometimes it's fun to be super matchy. Just for kicks.
    I think the dresss looks great. Super pretty!

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  5. That dress is FAB on you, lady! And I can go both ways with matching - sometimes it's super fun, sometimes it can seem contrived.

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  6. I agree that being super-matchy, on purpose, can be fun. For me, I think the difference is whether the matchy-matchy is purposeful or due to lack of imagination. And I just want you all to know that this outfit was on purpose. lol

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  7. I am a matchy-matchy person by nature, but I don't want to be. I fight those instincts every morning...

    You have the cutest smile ever.

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  8. Awww. Thanks, Jill. I guess I sort of fight that matching feeling too. Even though there *really isn't* anything wrong with matching.

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