Outfit Post: 1/31/12

Shirt: Old Navy — Skirt: Anthropologie — Blazer: Goodwill (Zara) — Cami: Old Navy — OTKs: Sock Dreams — Heels: ? — Flower brooch: DIY — Necklace: Grouse and Badger

Look! It’s Tuesday! And most of my outfit is retail, even! I know, I can hardly believe it either. I bought this skirt back in November when Anthropologie had their Black Friday sale, because Jewish Girl had heartily repped it and I was kind of in love with the green color. I got it in a size 8, because that’s on the slimmer end of what I fit into these days, but it turns out I probably should have gone a size smaller–the 8 sits just above my hips, which means that unless I wear heels like these, the hem draaaaags on the floor.

Also, since I’ve had it, I’ve worn it maybe three times, and each time it’s suffered a different indignity–won ton soup spilled down the front, bloodstains from a cut, and an ink smear. I wonder if I’m just cursed with such a long swath of fabric; at least it wears its misfortunes fairly well?

And at least I have these heels. You may have noticed (and I may have mentioned) that I’m just not really a heels-wearin’ kinda gal, much as I’d like to be, and even heels that are on the comfier end of things tend to hurt my feet by the end of the day. Not these babies, though! I think it’s the combination of the thick, chunky heel and the modest height that mean they’re my go-to when I want a little height. This was the first time I’ve worn them during the winter, and I think I like it!

As a side-note, I originally bought this paper flower a few weeks ago from Michaels to decorate a broken belt–a few glue mishaps later, it became clear to me that the belt wasn’t meant to be, so I slapped a pinback on the flower, et voila. It’s not the sturdiest of brooches, and will probably get ruined sooner rather than later, but I was pleased I was able to pull some of the green of the skirt into the top half of my outfit.

I do need to note, though, that high-flying brooches do not play well with glasses chains, and I got tangled up a few times throughout the day. My solution to this, at least so far, is to tie the glasses chain up a bit–the glasses chain equivalent of a low ponytail–and, while that’s a bit irritating too, at least it doesn’t get caught on things. I’m not quite ready to shorten it up permanently, but we’ll see how often this becomes a problem before I bother to do anything about it.

(P.S. I didn’t watch the Superbowl, but I did look up OK Go’s “Needing/Getting” stunt on the internet after the fact:

HOW COOL WAS THAT?? Oh, I love those dudes. I love their willingness to put lots of hard work into unnecessary, ridiculous, novel stuff, and I love that their music is great aside from their crazy videos. So much fun. “There ain’t much that’s dumber / There ain’t much that’s dumber / Than pinnin’ your hopes on a change in another–“)

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3 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 1/31/12

  1. I think this is my favourite outfit on you ever! I love the blazer, I love the colour of the skirt, I want to steal those heels from you and the flower looks really cool! 🙂

  2. Erin says:

    You look eleventy billion feet tall in this! And yes, that is meant as a compliment. I always admire brooches on other people and never ever think to wear them myself, but they look SO CUTE.

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