The New Statement Necklace

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace

Sweater & skirt, J. Crew Factory; scarf, can’t remember; brooch, vintage; shoes, Jimmy Choo (thrifted); bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)

… is not a necklace at all. The outfit called for something, but I wasn’t feeling the statement necklace vibe that morning. So I dug out a contrasting scarf, mostly as an excuse to wear one of my brooches. The brooches don’t get a lot of love these days, and I feel bad about that. Worn on their own, I feel like they’re wont to push my outfits too closely towards fuddy duddy territory; but add a scarf, and I’m safely out of the danger zone. I think.

This isn’t an infinity scarf, but I wanted a similar clean look, so I tied my scarf the usual way (sorry, I can’t for the life of me explain it intelligibly, but I’m copying an old tutorial from Jean) and pinned the ends under with a couple of extra safety pins. I looked like this in the morning …

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace

overhead lighting, yikes

… and then, by noon, everything started to come apart. I somehow lost one safety pin (?!), and then got tired of fiddling with the ends. So, I just left it as it was. I actually don’t mind the look.

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace

5 pm

I love all of the colours of this skirt, especially because they matched my morning donut.

wearing scarf to work; spearmint Marc Jacobs Blake bag; wearing scarf as necklace

#breakfastofchampions

A day that starts with a donut is a good day.

Going to the Chapel

Lela Rose for Target dress; J. Crew Everly blue pumps

Dress, Lela Rose for Target (via eBay); belt, Anthropologie; shoes, J. Crew (via consignment); bag, Chanel

No, I didn’t get married. Or, rather, not recently. But I did go to a wedding the last weekend, and I’ve got the fancied-up OOTD photos to prove it.

Lela Rose for Target dress; J. Crew Everly blue pumps

Vogue-ing on the driveway

Lela Rose for Target dress; J. Crew Everly blue pumps

With sensible wrap/scarf (which I didn’t wear, because the venue was hot, hot, hot)

It was fun. I say that as someone who typically hates weddings. The bride looked lovely, and together with her new husband, very happy. More importantly for my selfish purposes, they threw a nice shindig. I especially appreciated the fact that it was a kid-free wedding. This, on one hand, makes the logistics of attendance a wee bit more difficult; but, once that’s all sorted, the actual event is infinitely more fun. Don’t get me wrong: I love my kids, and spending time with them is always generally a blast. However, keeping two little ones in check for the duration of a sit-down plated dinner isn’t really my idea of a good time. Especially whilst wearing a fancy frock. Which I rarely get to do. Or whilst attempting to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in years. Which, obviously, I rarely get to do. So hurrah for kid-free weddings!

wedding centrepiece; vintage centrepiece

Flowers, vintage tea cups, and books? My kind of centrepiece

And mazel tov to the happy couple!

Lela Rose for Target dress; J. Crew Everly blue pumps

weddings are fun!

 

Funner Beige

J. Crew feather paisley skirt; J. Crew coral schoolboy blazer

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More beige! More fun than ever.

J. Crew feather paisley skirt; J. Crew coral schoolboy blazer

beigey beige

In all fairness, a bright orange coral blazer needs a more sedate colour – like beige – to keep it within the bounds of professional attire. And, really, I love how this outfit looks together … even though it’s mostly made up of two of my least flattering colours. Fun, fun, fun.

J. Crew feather paisley skirt; J. Crew coral schoolboy blazer

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(Also, confession: I wore a plain, Old Navy tee underneath my blazer. Not something I think is necessarily appropriate in a conservative office, but needs must. I’m looking for a plain white silk camisole – because I find myself wearing my J. Crew white oxford shell all the time, but don’t always want to deal with the jewelled collar – and I just haven’t found a good candidate yet. You probably should not be taking fashun advice from this blogger.)

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