Friday, September 18, 2009

Crap Shoot

Shirt: Old Navy, $6 // Blazer: Lux, $22 // Skirt: F21, $14 // Necklace: Wildman Vintage, $13 // Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless

          When I have to be somewhere early (i.e. work), I try to have at least a vague idea of an outfit the night before. More often than I would like, this planning doesn't happen, which makes for exasperated mornings involving changing multiple times, running late, and feeling dissatisfied with my final ensemble.
          But sometimes, just sometimes, everything falls into place. Yesterday was such a morning. I put very little thought into my clothes, left the house (on time) in the first and only look I tried on, and found myself happy with the result.
          Staying true to my personal style while dressing appropriately for work can be a fine line to walk, but I thought this look had a nice mixture of color, pattern, texture and layering without being over-the-top.

30 comments:

Linda said...

That yellow is amazing on you! Your last minute outfits are always the best.

Anna said...

I've noticed that you are always satisfied with outfits involving that top.

And I have to agree, that yellow skirt is really cute.

Jennifer said...

Dont you just love those mornings where ever things falls into place?!! You look awesome. I also agree, that yellow skirt is great!
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L.T. said...

Love the yellow skirt!

Mara said...

I love the mustard color of that shirt! It looks great with the blue too!
xox

Kaylyn said...

I love this outfit. That jacket is cool and I love how it goes with the skirt.

Kelly & Tracy said...

the color of your skirt is gorgeous!

Buddy said...

Lol, your just like me. I have a faint idea of what i would wear but im normally late to where ever i need to be due to the fact i changed my attire about 5 times before i left. and even when i leave i feel like im not at my best.......

Just thought i was the only one this happens to.

Well the end result for you was good lol.

Keep doing ya thing.

Buddy

Clare said...

Oh, I love those mornings, and I don't have nearly enough of them. You look fantastic!

simone ... [elleo] said...

I want that shirt SO BADLY!

ipopheart said...

tiny bows? GORGEOUS. And that yellow is just utterly perfect...

Dylana said...

The color of your blazer complements the brightness of your skirt perfectly. Love this entire outfit. It is so YOU!

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Ms.WordsOfWisdom said...

The drape meets the lapel of your blazer, making the proportion quite keen. Without the popping yellow color of your skirt, the outfit would be borderline mundane- especially with a mellow toned shoe-but it's all pulled together very-well, well.

Orchid Grey said...

you look awesome, like you said I love the color pattern and layering!

Amy said...

You look so great(you always look great)! I love that skirt and how you paired the top and blazer with it. You are completely right.. it all mixes together well without being over the top at all.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

xoxo
amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the shoes!!! The yellow looks great.

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Everything looks great. Good inspiration for my getting dressed stressed mornings!

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God Made Me fuNky said...

everything feels perfect in this outfit.

joelle said...

this outfit is so pretty! mustard yellow is my fav, so of course i like the skirt. and the bows on the shoes are adorable.

Light Silk said...

I really understand how you feel! I usually even hang an outfit the next morning up but somehow ending up wearing something else! The mix and match in your outfit works really well tho- and that jacket is cute :)

Suzanne said...

lovely skirt and top :)
xx

Lexie said...

oooh i know the feeling!

but wow! your look here is so nice!

Jess said...

The top is fantastic and so is the hue of the skirt. As if those shoes are from Payless - I definately need to stop by there soon...

CMA said...

i love this
gorgeous simplicitity
loving it!!!!

-cma
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luff, swagger said...

that skirt is sooo much fun! the color works so well.

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missDTM said...

such an awesome outfit!!!!

keli * said...

definitely sp perfect. I love that skirt. very nicely done!

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blackdog finds said...

Love the proportions and the color of that skirt!

CM said...

Great outfit!

Lilli said...

I love the top! and that yellow skirt is adorable!