The Difficult Skirt

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I love clothing that has personality; this skirt has a lot of personality, which is (a) great, but also (b) difficult to work with. Its dimensions and style are very normcore-ish, but the print is quite ethereal. Since I struggle with disparate style influences, I get this skirt – sometimes, you just can’t decide what you want to be. But … well, the struggle to make it all work somehow. It’s real. So, in practice, I never like outfits featuring this skirt as much as I want to like them, because I always feel like the execution could be better. Like, I am convinced there is some other garment out there that will make this skirt’s idiosyncrasies make sense, know what I mean? Maybe there isn’t, though … ahem, I digress. I feel like this outfit was a solid effort. The cropped, chunky sweater certainly has the right silhouette to balance the skirt. I also think this looked better in person than it photographs so … yeah, solid effort.

[Note: I realized that I actually wore this on Jan 31 as there was a bit of a last-minute switcheroo. Still counting it here.]

Blackout

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I wasn’t initially going to keep this velvet striped, semi-sheer Eileen Fisher top, but then I came to my senses. I’m becoming a huge EF fan, and this top can be dressed up or, as in this case, down. I love playing with texture in a monochromatic outfit, and there’s a whole lot of that going on here: velvet, wool, leather. A little bit rock ‘n roll, a whole lot of comfort.

Heart on My Sleeve

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… or, rather, my chest?! That doesn’t really make sense. Moving on. I was pretty sure I wouldn’t keep this Love Moschino sweater, so of course I’m having second thoughts and wondering if I should keep it. Do I need it? Almost certainly not, but there is always room in my closet for an extra cute sweater, ok? Given how many now reside in said closet, I really should try this formula of blazer+sweater+jeans more often – it’s menswear inspired, which is very hip* right now, but in a vague enough way that I feel I can pull it off without looking like I’m trying too hard, and perfect for winter days at the office. Speaking of which, I need to try this type of combo with trousers as well; why limit a successful formula to Fridays only?

* Is “hip” the word we’re using these days? Asking for an old.

The Glorious Potato Sack, Part MMXIIXVQYZzfqpkqisbbdx

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I mean, there will never be a potato sack dress that I won’t, even just briefly, consider buying. This one I bought without the slightest hesitation because it’s a fancy brand I’ve never seen before at the thrift store: Pringle of Scotland. Better known for their knits, but whatever – thrifters can’t be choosers, my friends. Especially when a potato sack is involved. Hashtag: Achilles heel. You all know my other weakness – psst, chunky knits – so this outfit will not come as a surprise. I doubled down on the volume at the top, and balanced it out with OTK boots. The result may be no one’s idea of outfit inspiration, but I loved every bit and minute of it, in the most liberating, DGAF way ever.

13 Comments on What I Wore: Feb 1-10

  1. Sorry, gotta disagree about the last one… It is totally inspiring! I love the comfort and slight badass-ish-ness of a good potato sack, but sometimes struggle with the proportions add can feel uncomfortable about the way my body looks.

    But I think you’ve nailed the look here. Is it the visual balance, or the DGAF attitude? 😉 Either way you’ve inspired me to try something similar!

    • I hope you feel better soon! Our family was hit last week so I had to work from home a couple of days – I kinda missed know regular clothes but I also kinda liked working in my PJs with no makeup on, haha!

  2. I love them all. The 1st outfit, with the “difficult” skirt, well I think you worked that one out. Very nice silhouette. Clean, ya know? May I ask the brand of that sweater, please? I see a lot versatility in it.
    I’m really diggin’ your style!

  3. I love all of these, but the first and last are my favorites. The sweater looks amazing with that skirt, and the sack dress/OTK boots are perfect together!

  4. I love that skirt every time I see it on your Instagram! Now that you point it out, I can see that it’s probably hard to style. (I don’t think I have anything in my closet that I could style with a skirt like that myself), but it’s just so fun-looking. The heart sweater and patched jeans outfit is also great.

  5. I just found out yesterday that you’re back! I’m so excited you are posting here again and I look forward to following along. I love all these outfits, and this might be meaningless coming from another old, but I think your outfits are the hippest to the hoppest. That’s something the kids say, right? 🙂 You’re providing lovely outfit inspiration – my own wardrobe is feeling rather uninspired lately as I’m trying to figure out how to dress my post-baby body while still looking professional. Bonus points if my outfits are easily washable because most outfits get spit up on. Ugh. Yep, that’s where I’m at!

    • I’ve been there! Adjusting to a post-baby body is tough. Try to have fun with it, as much as possible. Also, the baby phase is just a stage – spit-up won’t always be a feature of your outfits, haha! And no, I don’t miss that aspect of my kids being babies, for sure 😉

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