Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sporty Stylish in Spearmint, Black, White, and Green!
Yay! So even after that atrocity of an "outfit" yesterday (thanks to all you ladies who said it was fine, we all can have a day off), I managed to put something together that was a bit more fashion-forward.
I am walking today, so it had to be friendly to that, but I think this was an overall winner. I call it sporty stylish because it feels very "Colorado ski-woman" or something (can you tell I have never been skiing?). Link to this polyvore is here: http://www.polyvore.com/sporty_stylish_in_spearmint_green/set?id=6977713
The sweater is the lovely spearmint Eva cashmere sweater by J. Crew. Before you worry to much, I made sure to wear an undershirt to protect its fabric from my sweating. (Not the cami that is pictured, but a lightweight tee I bought from Kohl's a few years ago.) The pants are my faves, the matchstick cords in black from J. Crew this winter (2008). The vest is Kenneth Cole Reaction (bought off ebay). The shoes are Privo by Clarks (bought at TJMaxx) and are similar to the ones pictured in the polyvore set. The watch is fossil, but not the same exact one as in the set. The scarf is green, but by Benneton, and not what is in the set.
Joyce--I loved how you said in yesterday's comments that the outfit I wore wasn't too bad but that I was hard on it because I have an evolving style. I think you are right. I definitely feel that way--I just can't let myself slide in my appearance--and I don't think it is vanity. I think my desire stems out of multiple things, maybe I am a bit obsessive, maybe I need to prove my femininity (I was raised solely by my dad), or maybe I just need a project. Thank you for your astute comment.
Here it is without the vest. I am going to miss my hair being all sleek tomorrow. I have to wash it tonight, and I know I will have NO time to straighten it again for awhile. (Grades are due this week--interims, but still--PRESSURE.)
Vest on, ready to go! I have a Vera Bradley backpack I use when I walk...it is so pretty and colorful and fairly lightweight. It is the Medallion print (for those of you who care about Vera Bradley). I switch to the Petal Pink or Citrus for summer, and Peacock for spring (soon)!