With so many neutral outfits lately, I felt like it was time for some color. And BOY did I overcompensate. If you had described this outfit to me, I would’ve said, “Ooo, girl, no.” But for some reason this just works. Treat your wardrobe like I treat Forever 21: Just try it on. I come up with my fair share of ooo-girl-nos, but I also sometimes catch a wild card like this one.


Side note: I’m not serving up camel toe; these pants stretch out SO MUCH by the end of the day that when I hike them up for pictures, I sometimes get *unfortunate* folding from excess fabric.

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Ruffle My Feathers

Here’s a flashback that was hiding on Jill’s computer. You can tell it’s old because I’m missing an important piece of jewelry. My sister gave me this sweater for my birthday several years ago, only to find out that I had already bought the exact same one for myself! I added a pop of red shoe to the otherwise neutral outfit, and then snuck in the tiny red bracelet to help them make sense.

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Rorschach-ing Up

Mr. Trousers was vehemently opposed to the skirt length on this little number, positing that it was inappropriate for school.  I initially took his heed to heart, changing into the cotton leggings I had originally laid out the night before.  But the leggings seemed even more vulgar, so I went with my gut on this one.  The skirt reaches the tips of my fingers, making it technically compliant with my own High School Handbook of yore. But beyond RULES, I felt that  my skin being completely covered (in predominantly baggy fabric) overruled the length of the skirt. Ain’t nothing sexy about what’s going on here.

  • Shoes: ooold Old Navy (similar here and here)
  • Ribbed tights: old American Eagle – my fave tights brand (similar here and here)
  • Bubble skirt: ooold Heart Moon Star via Rampage (similar here and here)
  • Print tank: Forever 21 (buy here)
  • Blazer: old Semantiks via Nordstrom (similar here and here)
  • Necklace: Ebay (buy here) (which is a knockoff of this)
  • Ring: old Forever 21 (similarish here and here)
  • Earrings: gift (similarish here, here, and here)
  • Sunnies: old Forever 21 (similar here and here)
  • Coat: old Tahari (similar here)

I’ve Got Chills, They’re Multiplyin’

This is my second Grease related post in as many weeks! I feel very Rydell High in this top. And yes, that’s singular. The “blouse” and cardigan are attached. I almost didn’t buy it because it felt cheesy, but it’s so darn cute, I had to! I’ve actually gotten a lot of use out of it, usually with jeans and moccasins.

The weather reached almost 80 today, but it was weirdly grey and rainy, too. I knew I had to seize one of the last days that naked legs would be okay, and those (OLD!) red patent shoes are rain proof(ish).

Because of the weather, and the collegiate outfit, I thought it’d be fun to take pictures at school. The rows of lockers would’ve been an awesome backdrop, but there were still way too many people milling around the halls! So, Mrs. Jill shot me in her classroom in front of her desk.

Oh, P.S. You may notice my hair is darker. I got bored and colored it when I was home sick and couldn’t stand to be on the couch anymore.  I’m not ready to give up the blonde just yet, so this is a 28 shampoo washout. It’s lighter than I’d like, but: Eh. With my hair and my shampoo frequency, it’ll wash out in 2 weeks.

I also painted my nails and toes on my sick day. Sick days for me are usually for sleeping like 10 hours (14 this time!!), snuggling up on the chaise and watching trashy tv, and beauty routines.

The pyramid stud ring and orange nails keeps this from looking TOO MUCH like a costume (although, just barely…)

  • Shirt/Cardi Combo: Forever 21 (buy here) (similar cardi here and here) (similar shirt here and here)
  • Skirt: old Kenneth Cole Petites (similar here, here, and here)
  • Shoes: old Rampage (similar here, here, and here)
  • Ring: Forever 21 (buy here) (similar here and here)
  • Nail Polish: OPI in He’s My Boo (buy here or buy 2012 version here)
  • Hair Color: Clairol Brass Free Brunettes in Light Brown (buy here)

I’m also wearing those gold sparkly earrings I wear ALL THE TIME, APPARENTLY. You just can’t see them.