Snowy day! Jill and I braved the elements for these shots, and I popped her hat on to keep my hair from going full on Drowned Rat.
How cute/easy is this sweater? I like that it’s interesting enough to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple. It’s built in mixed patterns. Speaking of which, Jill and I have started our own little Theme Week, and our first theme for next week is Mixed Patterns. Hopefully our themes will inspire you to try something new out of your closet! Stay tuned 🙂
- Hat Jill‘s (similar)
- Sweater Forever 21 (buy)
- Necklace Leslie Danzis via TJ Maxx (similar)
- Earrings Forever 21 (buy)
- Watch Fossil (buy)
- Pants old H&M
- Shoes Wanted via Barefeet Shoes (similar)
I have attempted to photograph this sweater/shirt/necklace combo on no less than three occasions The first time was on Thanksgiving, where my sister from another mister, Ellery, gamely agreed to snap some shots with her Point and Shoot, but neither of us had a clue what we were doing. The second time was an exact replication at school with Jill, but the pictures mysteriously refused to appear on a thumb drive. This time, I changed up the bottom half and encountered no complications. (Which is interesting, since the last time I tried to wear these navy cords to school, an entire liter of orange soda exploded on me.)
Though these pieces had previously summoned bad karma, the universe was much more forgiving this time, since this was the day I was invited for a “real” job at my school! Between this and the engagement: Everything’s coming up Milhouse lately 🙂
I prefer how the brown moccasins wink at the brown in the necklace, rather than the randomness of the tan shoes I wore before.
Below is a strangely colored picture from Thanksgiving. We were pretty rushed so the background is a little odd and you can’t see my shoes in the grass. The only differences here are pants and shoes, and less accessories.
- Pants Xhilaration via Target (similar)
- Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar)
Here’s a better color representation of the velour pants with the sweater:
I was warned that the other couple we had dinner plans with were coming “very casual”. That was fine with me, since I spent the first half of this Saturday barfing up the Old Fashioneds I had the night before (NEVER AGAIN.).
I tossed these jeans back on, and immediately grabbed for this favorite burnout sweatshirt that hasn’t gotten much play recently. I threw a bunch of sparkly jewelry on – including this ooold Gap necklace with flannel plaid that ties into a bow in the back. The red boots added a pop of color, and kept the jeans from dragging on the soggy ground outside.
I later added this plaid blazer over for additional warmth, which came in very handy in the chilly Blue Line Lounge.
I ordered new laces since the ones that came with were way too long and way too bright. I found these on Amazon.
- Necklace old Gap (similarish)
- Sweatshirt old Forever 21 (similar)
- Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
- Rhinestone bangle favor from Indian wedding (similar)
- Gold Bangle ?? (similar)
- Watch Fossil (buy)
- Jeans American Eagle (buy)
- Shoes Nature Breeze via Barefeet Shoes (buy half size up, last worn)
- Lips CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Peony (buy)
REWIND: Here’s one last outfit from my trip home. And yes, these boots again.
This was a particularly dreadful weather day. I wore this to run a few errands (YES, trying things on at H&M counts as an errand) and then right back into pajamas for a nice lazy day in with Ellery on the sofa.
I’m wearing several birthday gifts here: necklace and watch from Elle and blazer from Mom. And this purse has recently been brought back from a long medical leave: the hook holding the lock was broken and I finally got around to getting it fixed.
Thank goodness I brought these boots with me! I almost didn’t! I brought a bunch of shoes I didn’t end up wearing because the weather was so gross and wet.
This is the outfit I ended up wearing out for my birthday. I originally planned on just wearing it to see Les Miserables (holla, Anne Hathaway!), but decided it was sufficient for the Christmas night neighborhood bar we were going to. “This is what 31 looks like, people. Deal with it.”