Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Black & White and Red & Gold

Necklace: Forever 21
Everything else: The Limited
black flats: Merona c/o Target

I've been wanting to wear this outfit for a while now, but with grey pants. Since my grey pants are ill-fitting on me these days, I decided to just wear black pants instead. Hey, it works.

[I apologize for the lack of motivation. I have a lot of work to do these days and very little time in which to do it. Sigh.]


  1. Totally on the same wavelength today - I wore a mustard sweater and grey pants... AND Target shoes. I like your pops of red in the mix - I opted for teal!

  2. Okay - I just read your About Me page and I am intrigued. I spent a good portion of my last job (a Department of Defense company) trying to explain to people that my political party and my morals and ethics were NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. (Ahem - their view was that because I am not a hardcore Conservative Republican, I am totes going to Hell, yadda yadda yadda.)

    Additionally - the only J Crew I own is from the Factory Store (and on sale at that) or on super-clearance with an additional-% off from the website. I can't get over people paying THAT much full-price for say, a cardigan with apples all over it. Okay, yeah - that's not trendy at all.

    Boy, I sound like a jerk, huh? (But I join you in my undying love of The Limited, ever since 8th grade!)

  3. Haha, you make me laugh. I wrote the "about me" section long ago, and have forgotten about it since then. Whoops.

    ...I am still waiting for an argument for why one should pay $80 for a shirt. No one has given me one yet! I just don't get it!! I also completely agree with you about the apple cardigan. Things like that are the things you regret less than 12 months down the road! I swear, people are going to feel dumb for investing in high-low skirts this time next year... especially those who shelled out the big bucks for them. (No offense if you love the high-low trend. If you do, can you explain it to me?!)

    1. I do NOT love it. I think they look ridiculous! It's like a mullet and a skirt had a baby - just terrible.

      I think I might invest more money in a "classic" piece - like, say, I cannot for the life of me find a suitable quality 3/4-sleeve traditional white button-up shirt. I have a J Crew one in green I bought on super-clearance additional-% off about a year and a half ago that fits me to a "t" and has held up marvelously. So for that particular need, I *may* shell out the $80 full price for that. But ONLY because I know it's something I will have forever, I know the fit and I know the quality. However - $80 for a chiffon high-low skirt? Um, no. $80 for a neon green sweater? Um, no. (Although in the interest of full disclosure I did pay $20.99 - sale plus 40% off friends & family discount - at Loft yesterday for a short-sleeved neon green sweater!)

    2. Now, you see, THIS is a good argument! It's an investment piece. It will never go out of style (presuming it ever was "in style" ha). The only problem, however, is that people will manipulate this and try to argue that a neon green sweater IS a "classic" piece.

      Maybe I just need to get a higher paying job and/or a rich friend who will take me shopping for whatever I want, whenever I want.

      (sorry for the delayed response)


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