I started this post last week with Day One: Inspired by Michelle Obama. Today is Day 2, 3, and 4. I am feeling a bit better about having had an off week with fashion that week because as so many of the comments said, all of us are harder on ourselves than others are. Confidence is key and usually half the battle with fashion. If you feel good, then work it, baby (oh, austin, behave).
So without further discussion, here they are, the good, the bad, and the 70s. LOL.
The cardigan is from Anthropologie, and is called the glassflower cardi. I purchased it from an Effortless Anthropologie Exchange seller and I was excited to see how "effortless" the purchase was. I need to stalk that board more often. Maybe then I can find a Tria sweater skirt in a size small or medium for less than $99 (cough, cough ebay). This is a size medium. It stretched during the day. That's okay, though, I liked the feel and can live with the stretching.
Alright, enough blinding your eyes with acid green. Onto day 3 where I can blind your eyes with cinnamon, peach, and ivory!
here by me) and I actually really like it with the ruffles of the Victoria, but yes, I can see where this combo would really chafe at the vision of people who far prefer more subtle, modern, and clean lines. I do look like I am ready to audition for Bram Stoker's Dracula, all I need is a silly little hat a la the one Winona Ryder wore in that movie (you gotta see that hat, Mr. Dina and I constantly make fun of it). I did also throw on a cambridge cable knit v-neck sweater in cinnamon from J. Crew to tame at least one set of ruffles.
Okay, let's visit modern times...
Have any of you realized just how perfect the Marled Thandie Blazer is? It is just heavenly and I have only recently acquired it. With that said, I have worn it quite a bit since Thandie came to live with me. I think she may be gaining speed as one of my most favorite jackets made by J. Crew. This is a size 4 and everything about it, the soft wool jersey fabric to the double breasted placket to the l-o-n-g sleeves (long arms and a short torso are HARD to fit) to the goes with everything color are perfection. Anyone else part of the Thandie fan club?
The tee is a crewcuts tee and I purchased one for me in a size 14 and one for CW in a size 3. She wore hers the same day as me, but sadness, she got the stomach flu the same day and the poor crewcuts tee only had a very limited outing. Oops. (Thank goodness it is machine washable.) Oh, so you know, I left glitter everywhere that day. I think when J. crew puts glitter on their items they pack it on! I felt like some sort of pink and grey fairy spreading her special fashion fairy dust all day long.
Lighting is HARSH in classrooms, btw. HARSH. ;) You teachers know what I mean.
After trying this look, though, I realized I really, really want those boots and that scarf. Sigh.
Have a fab day. More later (hopefully a secret from Boden--get back to me, Johnnie) and Day 5 (which is BY FAR my fave outfit of the week).