Archive for September 12, 2012

OOTD September 12, 2012: More goodies from Kohls

As I mentioned yesterday, I had a surprisingly good experience at Kohls this past weekend.  This tank and cardi were part of the haul!

Both pieces are from their Apt. 9 line, although for whatever reason this gorgeous tank isn’t on their website.  What I love most about it is the variety of colors in it; shades of purple (like the cardi) along with some pops of orange and black.  I liked it so much I bought it in another color combination rooted in greens and yellows.

The necklace is from Forever 21, about the only type of thing I ever buy there.  All this was worn with the same old basic black trousers (I was in a rush) and a pair of Naot Fusion sandals that I find remarkably comfortable. Naot Footwear - Fusion (Metallic Road Leather/Black Gloss Leather/Silver Threads Leather) - Footwear

(I have to admit that I worry about how long the platform trend will stay in.  Personally, I LOVE it – some extra height without tottering around in heels.  But this is probably the closest thing to an out-there pair of platforms I have because I fear having them go out of style on me.)

OOTD, September 11, 2012

Kohls has been a hit or miss shopping experience for me.  Sometimes I find neat stuff there, but more often I run into problems.  The best line (Simply Vera Wang) isn’t available in plus sizes, but you better believe their cheap lines are.  Often with a smaller number of items, made from awful fabrics and in colors or patterns that don’t do anyone any favors.  Still, I go back because of experiences like this weekend.

Today’s outfit includes 2 Kohls items; the cardigan, which was on clearance for under $10 and the bracelet ($18), part of Dana Buchman’s jewelry line.

I put these items with an existing black tee, black trousers, and a hematite and onxy “pearl” necklace that I’ve probably had for 20 years (and which showed up better in my bathroom miror than it does in this picture.

This is a comfort-food outfit.  What I mean is that I woke up this morning to find it 20 degrees cooler than usual and raining, so I chose an outfit to make me feel warm and comfortable.  The rain is ending, so tomorrow it will be back to summer clothing.

Note to self:  Keep an eye out for a big, fun, silver necklace for this outfit!