Blazer, Cartonnier (thrifted); top, BR (thrifted); skirt, Maeve (thrifted)`; shoes, Calvin Klein; bag, Coach (via eBay)
Blazer, Cartonnier (thrifted); top, BR (thrifted); skirt, Maeve (thrifted)`; shoes, Calvin Klein; bag, Coach (via eBay)
I hate picking an outfit in the morning. I don`t have time allotted for that purpose in my morning routine, which means that I am rushed and stressed out when this happens, and that is never a good way to start the day. Usually, this is not a problem, because I pick out my outfits ahead of time, except when I get lazy and don`t do the quick try beforehand to make sure everything works. The particular outfit I had planned to wear certainly looked like it should work, hanging together on its hanger all nice and matchy, but that impression was quickly dispelled when I went to put it on.

My first instinct was to keep the skirt and top, and rummage around for a different topper. That solves the problem at least 80% of the time. Not in this case. Nothing worked. After 3 or 4 tries, I gave up on the skirt, and tried the top with a different skirt — this one, to be specific. I still couldn`t find a third piece to finish off the outfit, though. In desperation, I pulled out this blazer and … I really liked how it looked paired with the skirt. It was a combination I had never considered before but it seemed to have possibilities. The top was still wrong, though, so I capitulated and stopped trying to make it happen. A plain ivory top was just the ticket, and I was finally on my way. Phew.

getting lucky on the sixth try
getting lucky on the sixth try

pinks and mad prints
pinks and mad prints
I actually ended up really liking the result a lot, which almost never happens with these cobbled-together-at-the-last-minute outfits. That pushed away any thoughts I had of purging this blazer, because this is one combo I definitely want to wear again. Is that enough reason to keep it around? In my book capacious closet, why not.

serendipity...
serendipity?

6 Comments on Sixth Time Is the Charm

  1. I plan my outfits aheadnof time too, and it really is a time suck when something just doesn’t work. This definitely does NOT look like one of those “oh shit I gotta get out the door!” Outfits though!

  2. I hate when an outfit doesn’t work, I feel the pain. Your sixth try tuned out great. Don’t get rid of the blazer, it is unique and ads interest to all of the outfits you have used it in.

    • Isn’t that one of the worst time sucks in the morning? It instantly puts me in a grumpy mood. But yes, I think this blazer is a keeper for now

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