Archive for August 20, 2012

OOTD – August 20, 2012

One of the reasons I am photographing my outfits is to FORCE myself to think more broadly and not wear the same dozen things over and over.  Today, I went for a color combination that is somewhat out of my comfort zone.

This outfit consists of an Olive ankle-length knit maxi skirt from Coldwater Creek (no longer on their site) in a 2X, the Pintucked Batik Cotton Tank from J.Jill  in eucalyptus in a 3X and a white short-sleeved cardigan available through either OneStopPlus or Roaman’s in their weirdly sized 1X.  As a final touch, I added a string of cultured pearls interspersed with semi-precious stones such as amethyst and citrine that I have had forever (although this is similar).

This cardigan is one of those items that I find fascinating in that it looks different on me than on the model in the picture.  In part it could be that I have it a size bigger than it needs to be (although I ordered my normal 1X from there).  On the model it appears to have more of a curve to it, which disappears on me, and as you can see I am folding it over in the front because it otherwise overlaps oddly.  Still, the fabric is nice and soft, and the cardigan is REALLY light-weight, making it perfect for an Arizona summer!

I wore this outfit with J-41 – Naples (Olive) – Footwear from Zappos, primarily because I need to walk about 4 blocks to lunch and needed something that wouldn’t wreck my feet.  These are comfortable, supportive and the right colors (even if they don’t look quite right in the pictures.  I blame that on the yellowish wall in my office.

Finally I am carrying my cheetah print Michael Kors tote this week in preparation for a trip on Wednesday-Friday.  It goes with everything and will let me carry on what I need.  Tonight or tomorrow I will have a post showing how I prep and pack for such a trim!