WOW, I forgot how much better pictures look when taken outside! Jill had been trying to get me to agree to outdoor pictures for several days – she is made of hearty Greek stock and I am a sad little wimp. I finally agreed on this day when I was pretty bundled up. It was beautifully sunny out and actually not too cold, until the wind hit us! Even she realized we had made a terrible mistake. We sucked it up and took a few shots quickly, and then agreed not to do this again unless the temperature was at least 45 degrees.
Okay, I gave up on the PJs (although, I’m still rocking the slippers…). I still felt like hot garbage, but sometimes you have to put on real pants. Fun story: This is the outfit that inspired a (Special Ed) 8th grader to ask me if I was pregnant! Nevermind that I weigh less that at least half of the 14 year olds there. She has detention FOREVER.
I’m working a little stripe on stripe action here. I had been standing, staring into my closet when this combo came to me. Both are old pieces I’ve never worn together. I paired the dark grey cords to anchor the pastels and to add another cold weather fabric so it did’t look too Easter-y. I spent a while trying to pick a different necklace since I’d already paired these, but this match up is just meant to be.
Side note: After so many teeny J. Crew collars, these green ones look HUGE! If it weren’t for the necklace, I would’ve tucked the points into the sweater.
You can’t tell at all from the pictures, but I did a little variation on my standard low bun. I seperated seven ninths of my hair in the back, and braided the front two ninths into skinnyish regular braids and tied with clear bands. Then I just pulled everything back into a low messy bun. NOT rocket science, but it made it a little less boring.
Day Two of Pajamas on the Down Low. These pants are loose and stretchy: a deliciously comfortable combination. The shirt and sweater look like legit clothes, but both are light and unrestricting. And my shoes are straight up slippers. Even the necklace is a light little wisp compared to the chunky ones I normally wear.
This sweater is mega old, but I LOVE the bow on the back. A simple bun shows it off.
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.
Here’s a better color representation of the velour pants with the sweater:
- Necklace Old Navy (similar)
- White shirt Mossimo via Target (similar)
- Sweater J. Crew (ebay xsmall small medium large, similar)
- Pants old Gap (similar)
- Shoes Ugg (buy)
- Watch Fossil (buy)
- Bangles favors from Indian wedding (similar)
- Italian charm bracelet various (similar)
- Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)
- Nails Essie in Meet Me at Sunset (buy)
Gotta love Casual Friday. Here’s another cute little soft blazer I picked up at Target this week. I threw it on with a very casual t-shirt (it even has that baseball hem on the bottom), and one of the very few pair of jeans I have hemmed for flat shoes.
The wood necklace helps the tan shoes make sense, and the pin holds down a rebellious lapel (and very slightly references the trees in the t-shirt).
- Jacket: Xhilaration (buy it here or at Target) (similar here and here)
- T-shirt: old American Eagle (similar here, here, and here)
- Jeans: Seven for All Mankind in Dojo (buy them here) (similar here and here)
- Shoes: Ugg Dakota (buy them here) (similar here and here)
- Necklace: old H&M (similar here, here, and here)
- Pin: thrifted (similar here, here, here, and here)
- Ring: old Filene’s Basement find, green east/west baguette (similar here, here, and here)
- Sunglasses: old Forever 21 (similar here and here) (splurge here)