I saw a photo of a light-orange-and-grey striped cardigan somewhere not too long ago, and put it in my "inspirations" folder. Then, on a trip to TJMaxx a few days later, I found this tunic version, and bought it immediately. But it's a bit on the flimsy side. I've only gotten to wear it twice, and both times it's snagged and pulled. I think this might be a short-lived love affair, no matter how much I like the color palette...
Orange and grey striped tunic: TJMaxx
Grey boatneck shirt: Old Navy
Skinny jeans: Gap
Black boots: Target
Grey swirl pendant: Baked Beads
Where: Aquarium, swim lessons. Not at the same time, that would be weird.
My outfit yesterday was built around this striped infinity scarf - a Christmas gift from my sister, which I adore. I love the red and blue stripes together... I know it's totally not the same as the Hogwarts scarves, but it makes me feel a little like a wizard anyhow. I have to figure out how to wear it though - so far this outfit is the only one I have come up with. But I love the scarf, so it's worth some imagination.
I wore this for a busy Wednesday and it was perfect. I had planned to change into a dress before going out to dinner, but it was so blustery and cold that this outfit just stayed right on through the end of the day.
Red/blue striped infinity scarf - Etsy, a Christmas gift from my sister
Sueded brown vest: LL Bean
Maroon t-shirt: Old Navy
Skinny jeans: Gap
Brown boots: Target
Silver maroon-and-brown beaded bracelet: neighborhood gift exchange
Where: Playdate at our house, lunch out with my grandmother, afternoon visiting with my aunt and cousin, dinner out with Frumptastic and D. Yay!
A neighbor once gave me this advice: If you are running late and/or unprepared for an event, just put on a sparkly top and go anyhow. It has been surprisingly helpful advice. It's amazing what a bit of sparkle will do. It's sort of a fake-it-til-you-make-it thing.
Today, I was in yoga pants and fleece most of the day, and hadn't washed my hair. Just doing laundry and post-holiday cleaning, etc. The time snuck away from me until it was literally five minutes until our traditional December 26th ladies tea. (I know, I know. But it's sweet.) So I ran upstairs, put on some jeans and sparkly items, and somehow, it worked.
Metallic silver cowlneck top: Ann Taylor, thrifted
We had a great Christmas at home this year, lazing around and taking all day to open our presents - stopping only for a brunch feast and a walk in the snow. It was perfect.
I actually hadn't thought beforehand about what I was going to wear today - but I knew I wanted to wear red. This outfit is kind of a land-of-misfit-toys combination: lots of pieces that I rarely wear, but I think they work together. I started with the necklace, then the tank, then the cardigan, and last the scarf. The color combination was inspired by the tomato-and-olive posts from earlier this wear at What I Wore 2Day... I like how it turned out, although I don't think it photographed all that well (and I wish I'd noticed the lopsided scarf at the time! Oh well).
I hope you all had a great holiday as well!
Gold cardigan: Old Navy
Red satiny tank: Kohls
Olive-and-gold silk scarf: can't remember
Red pendant: Baked Beads
Jeans: Calvin Klein lean bootcut
Gold flats: Nine West
My gold flats:
Although in the interest of honesty, this is how my feet looked most of the day.