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 …
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.
I love all of the colours of this skirt, especially because they matched my morning donut.
A day that starts with a donut is a good day.
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.
Vogue-ing on the driveway
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!
Flowers, vintage tea cups, and books? My kind of centrepiece
And mazel tov to the happy couple!
weddings are fun!
More beige! More fun than ever.
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.
(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.)