Blouse & cardigan, J. Crew (via consignment); pants, BR; shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, Mulberry (via consignment)
Blouse & cardigan, J. Crew (via consignment); pants, BR; shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, Mulberry (via consignment)

Here’s a not very juicy secret about me: I pick out my outfits ahead of time. Well, I do about 90% of the time, anyway. It really is a very efficient way to go about getting dressed, especially for work, if you ask me. Which you didn’t – unsolicited advice alert. Ahem. Getting back to the issue at hand, I sometimes pick my outfits so far in advance (weeks) that by the time I have to actually wear them, I’m no longer particularly enthused by my previous selections. So, from time to time, I just wing it.

On this particular morning, I decided that I HAD to wear this chartreuse blouse I recently rescued from the downstairs overflow closet/purgatory. (I’ve decided that maybe I don’t hate ruffles after all. For now.) I also decided that I HAD to wear my new J. Crew Factory leopard print d’orsay flats that I scored for $25. So I tried to come up with an outfit built around those two pieces.

looking over my shoulder ... ?
looking over my shoulder … ?
Oh, there you are
Oh, there you are

When pressed for time, keep it simple. Actually, that’s probably a good mantra for all occasions, but especially if you’re running late/feeling stressed/unsure about what to wear. Black and tan have been serving me well recently, so they seemed like a good bet. And, voila, outfit complete!

ruffly close-up (with pop of colour!)
ruffly close-up (with pop of colour!)
something interesting must be happening over there ;)
something interesting must be happening over there ๐Ÿ˜‰

8 Comments on The Urge to Chartreuse

    • Yeah, that happened around the time I was going for a more grown-up, minimalist look (beginning of the year?), and then I just sort of forgot about them. I guess I’m now reverting back to my frilly, girly style … at least until winter hits, and I suddenly crave all black everything ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. I can’t plan my outfits more than a few days in advance; if I try to plan for an entire week by the end of the week I’ve changed my mind! Sometimes I have to wing it if the outfit in my head doesn’t actually work once I’ve got it on.

    This is a pretty nice outfit, winged or not! I like the contrasting ruffles. They look very sophisticated here – you should stick with the ruffles!

    • Thanks! I do often switch the ‘days’ around – because the mood to wear pants instead of dresses strikes, or vice versa – but I generally stick to the outfits i’ve planned ahead. It’s less work & stress that way ๐Ÿ™‚