Elie Tahari abstract floral top; Marc Jacobs Blake spearmint
Top, Elie Tahari (via consignment); cardigan, J. Crew (via eBay); pants, Banana Republic (via consignment); shoes, Calvin Klein; bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)

The not-so-dark secret of my office style is – drum roll, please- outfit planning. Yep, I plan my outfits in advance. Weeks in advance, at times. It simplifies my morning routine, and generally helps me to avoid “I have nothing to wear”, or worse, “I hate my hastily-assembled outfit” syndrome. Sometimes, however, things go awry.

Nine times out of ten, it’s the weather. Occasionally, it’s a last minute work function or client meeting. Whatever the reason, I sometimes have to re-arrange my planned outfits. When I’m working with a capsule, that can be tricky. I’m usually able to avoid wearing a clothing item twice in the same week … but sometimes not.

Swarovski red stone pendant
necklace, Swarovski

That was the case with this aqua cardigan. I was supposed to wear it with different outfits weeks apart, and then stuff happened, outfits got shuffled, and …

Elie Tahari abstract floral top; Marc Jacobs Blake spearmint
cardigan, take one

… I ended up wearing twice. Tuesday and Friday.

Marc Jacobs Blake spearmint; Adriano Goldschmied Stevie cropped ankle cords
Pants, AG (via Kijiji); blouse, J. Crew Factory; cardigan, J. Crew (eBay); shoes, G by Guess; bag, Marc Jacobs (via eBay)

No biggie because, frankly, no one noticed. It just bugged me, and my irrational need to wear different things, even when I’m in remix mode (aka doing a monthly capsule). Oh well.

The Friday happened to be Halloween. Clearly, I didn’t costume it up. But I did commit to my aqua theme.

Miss manga turquoise mascara
Aqua mascara!
Marc Jacobs Blake spearmint; Adriano Goldschmied Stevie cropped ankle cords
details lost in translation: the shoes are iridescent, with an aqua tint

Scary, eh?

Marc Jacobs Blake spearmint; Adriano Goldschmied Stevie cropped ankle cords
boo!

3 Comments on Twice

  1. Pretty outfits, and not noticeable that you rewore the cardigan. What do you use to plan your outfits- paper or an app? I would like to use an app but don’t feel like taking the time to upload photos of all my clothes. Just curious.

  2. I’ve been pre-planning my outfits a lot too lately – I always plan what I’m going to wear the night before anyway, but now I’m generally planning a week in advance. It takes the guesswork about what I’m going to wear, and lets me plan specific outfits around events during the week to ensure I don’t wear the same things twice. I don’t like wearing the same things twice a week either – but no one ever notices if I do!