A terrible pun — forgive me — but the basic point is that March has been a step in the right direction. The direction of spring, that is. We still get cold days occasionally, but the temperatures have been positively balmy at times. Well, for Edmonton. In March. Hence this outfit — I promise I didn’t have to freeze my tush off for these pics. I never thought I’d say this but it’s great to be reunited with my garage door backdrop. Shooting OOTD pics in the basement has taken its toll.
Anyway, the outfit. I threw on my beloved J. Crew Dutch floral sweater over a new-ish thrifted Anthro dress, and it was a nice little combo for a Saturday of errand running. Seriously, it’s hard to go wrong with this sweater/sweatshirt, and I would encourage you to look it up on eBay when you get the chance. (Just keep in mind that, if you see my mug in a listing, I’m not the seller. It’s happened before. Also, make sure it’s the retail version. I can’t speak to the quality/fit of the Factory version.) If you do want to pick it up, size WAY down. I’m wearing an XXS, and it’s still quite roomy in the arms. Otherwise, it’s pretty darn perfect, and it goes so well with practically anything. This Maeve dress is also quite nice and comfy, especially for the $7 I spent on it. Gotta love that thrift.
Here’s that See by Chloe tunic again, worn as a top … again. To wear it with pants, I first tried making a no-sew hem using double-sided tape, but I wasn’t pleased with the results. Luckily, there was an easier solution at hand. I simply tucked in the ends of the tunic, and folded over the rest so that it “bloused out” over my pants waistband. Easy peasy. Throw on a burgundy cardigan and some comfy wedges, and I’m ready for another (hearing) day, sitting in the peanut gallery. To keep things from getting too boring, I added a bright green bag. Such a happy green, right? Perfect for brightening up … well, another hearing day. (And rather apropos for St. Patrick’s, no?)
And sorry, peeps: if my posts lately have been extra brief and extra boring, now you know why. The last couple of weeks have been a long, hard slog, and I’m just about tapped out of everything, including words about clothes.
Thrifted Anthropologie is the best kind of Anthropologie in my books. Lately, I’ve been hooked on older Anthro classics, like this skirt, and thanking my lucky stars that thrift shops in town are a veritable treasure trove of such goodies. I’m not always lucky enough to find pieces in my size, but no matter — I can be surprisingly resourceful. For example, I took advantage of the fact that this skirt is pleated to do a no-sew alteration; I just pinned the extra fabric in the back with a safety pin as an extra pleat, and wore a sweater to cover the waistband — and no one was any wiser.
I love the muted palette of the skirt, and can’t wait to try different outfit combos in the future, but I kept things pretty simple this time around, as I had a (daytime) client function to attend. I got quite a few compliments, so I’m counting it a success. Thrifted Anthropologie — it really is the best.