Monday, January 4, 2010

Excuses, Excuses

 Shirt: The Limited, thrifted. $1 // Pants: Vintage, free via clothing trade // Shoes: Kenneth Cole, thrifted, $4 // Bracelet: Christmas gift // Scarf and belt: Thrifted, $1 each
 
Many are feeling refreshed and excited about the clean slate of a new year. I, too, am looking forward to plans for the future but, to be honest, have been in a rut this past week. Hence, the lack of outfit posts. I'm hoping the brutally cold weather is to blame.

As for the outfit, I was thrilled to score these high-waisted, wide-leg trousers at a clothing trade a few months back, but I've had trouble wearing them. While they fit pretty well, they only work with flats, and I don't have many dressy pairs. The pattern mixing (stripes, polka dots and leopard), happened by accident. I feel like all three prints are kind of neutral, and the colors worked together easily.

Hopefully my inspiration kicks in again. My birthday is this weekend, and the fun festivities and special outfit might be just what I need.

P.S. I wore the "Jessica Rabbit" dress for New Year's but failed to get a picture! Maybe I'll re-create the outfit some time.

43 comments:

Capricioustraveler said...

I love this! Great slacks.

stylefyles said...

well this outfit is phenomenal!!
I'm inspired!
maybe this look will inspire you, too!
Seriously loving that scarf and blouse especially. Very cute!

Kristi said...

I love the leopard belt. It seems like an easy way to incorporate the trend into my daily outfits.

CMA said...

gorgeous darling
love the inspiration, so great
you have a fantastic blog, keep it up
thanks for sharing as always

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

i really need to get into the thrift trend. you do it so well! you look like so 70s chic.

xoxo,
F

lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- 2 girls bloggin fashion from nyc and chicago!

Kyla said...

Oh, I'm so in love with this whole look! I looove the pattern mixing and it's a great picture, too!

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La:Dolce:Vita Fashion Fix said...

I love this look on you and it goes perfectly with your hair cut!

SWF_Terra said...

You look like you're about to show the boys who's really boss. So chic. You'll get your mojo back. Tides always change.

Julia said...

You may be feeling in a rut but you still look hot! I'm loving the delicate blouse with this.

Nadia Kamballa said...

Love this look. Classic and chic..

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

Little Ocean Annie said...

Cute cute! I love the bow and the blouse.

Moomby said...

i love that you paired the stripes and polka dots together. they belong together like peanut butter to chocolate!

Francine said...

Wow, I love that this outfit was worth $6 but you look like you spent well over $100. Awesome job!

And I'm sure your birthday will pull you out of whatever funk you're in! (either that or throw you farther into one, but let's not think of that, haha)

Kimberellie said...

I'm loving how you only spent 7 dollars on the entire outfit! Oh, my thrifty soul hearts yours! Also, the mix of prints is awesome. You look great. !

beedeecee said...

i love absolutely everything about this outfit. you look great!

Clare said...

This is a particularly great outfit, and I love the low light of this photo.

Libbie :) said...

i'm so jealous of your thrifting skills! it seems like everytime i look at your outfits, they're less than twenty dollars. you deserve a gold star:)

HannahandSophie said...

wow! this is by far my favourite photo of you from your entire blog! the lighting and colours are so beautiful! and great outfit!
Hannah x

Lexie said...

i definitely think this outfit makes up for non-posting! it's amazing!

closet365 said...

Very cute! And I'm inspired that you pulled it off on such a small budget!

Great photo too. I just love it.

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Cat Bird said...

Hi, I'm new to your page. Love the belt and scarf!

kimpesch said...

I need a polka dotted scarf. This confirms it. That leopard belt is great too. Classy look!

xo, Kim
www.crowded-closet.com

Madeleine said...

lovley outfit. like your new haircut. looks great on you.

Jen said...

you look so fantastic and classy here. that scarf is the perfect way to finish you outfit :)

Gizelle said...

yey! work wear inspiration...
lemme check my closet again..teehee!

Kathryn said...

This is so cute. I live the scarf the best!

Joey said...

great mixing and matching! I love this look.

Light Stealer said...

What a beautiful picture..! :)

Sal said...

Such fantastic details in this outfit. A great mix of vintage and modern.

T. Carl Hardy said...

Yesyes!

Sara said...

For some reason, I always feel rut-ish this first week of the year. I think it's lack of routine and busyness after the Christmas chaos! x

lahmode said...

These pants are stunning! I love them.

Brittany said...

The mixed patterns work so well in this outfit! You're right, the neutral tones make a big difference. One of my favorite outfits you've had yet :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This is such a gorgeous outfit! You look really glamorous and sophisticated.

Jessica Joan said...

YOU. LOOK, AMAZING.

Psyche said...

i wish i am your sister so i could borrow your clothes. :) :)

great outfit!

Ellenitza said...

I love this outfit - very Katharine Hepburn.

piglet said...

I think you are out of your rut! This look is amazing!

D. said...

I love leopard as a neutral too. These slacks look great!

Dinosaur said...

I can see your wrists! Why are you so naked? It's going to be 0F tomorrow in Lawrence. Hope you and your puppy survive!

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

I absolutely love this.

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eliza said...

I love this outfit! It has a sort of Amelia Earhart vibe. Also, way to rock the trousers...totally inspires me to give them another try!