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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day

Today was an unexpected snow day, and rather than using my suddenly free time to be productive, I was engaged in four iPhone scrabble games, got caught up on a few tv shows (White Collar, Leverage, How I Met Your Mother), tormented-- I mean photographed my dog, and experimented with my teal knit skirt and black eyeliner.
Snow Day

The problem with the teal skirt is the length, and the fact that I bought it online, probably choosing to ignore the length measurement, and believing that something just above the knee on a model would work for my height.


Since I wont bother to return things if I have to pay for shipping, I just kept the skirt assuming I would figure out how to make it work. Hemming is clearly not an option, but perhaps cutting off from the top and creating a new waist band?

For today, I just pulled it up as high as I could and belted it to keep it in place.

(click to enlarge to see eyeliner)

The Rundown
Teal knit skirt Urban Outfitters - Feather print top Wet Seal - Brown slouchy cardigan TJMaxx - Brown leggings Poof - Red peacoat Nine West - Brown snow boots Pajar -
Plaid hat Gap - Brown cinch belt Steve Madden - Gold filigree earrings Avon

I also spent far too much time trying to find a cute - but classic - trench coat, and failing. Now matter how hard I try, I always want the crazy ones. The yellows, the pinks, the patterns... The closest I came to 'classic' was this ruffle trench at New York and Company, on sale for $30.

21 comments:

  1. i am so in love with your teal skirt, the texture is so lovely :) and i was definitely not productive at all during my snow day either haha

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  2. Love your outfit! I love the red and the teal together! Works great.
    Thanks for your comment I really appreciate it :)
    Have a great day!
    Emma x

    http://fashionwonderlandx.blogspot.com/

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  3. Red and teal is a gorgeous color combo! I'm surprised the skirt is that long, though! You're right, doing something with the waistband might be your only option to shorten it.

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  4. Oh, I agree, with everyone, these colors are so pretty together! I like the patterns in that shirt, too!

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  5. I don't think there is anything wrong with the length! I like your layered outfit. The colours are great and the hat finishes the look perfectly!

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  6. Love the snow pictures! Very fun, and I am really digging your hat.

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  7. wow! you look so chic and stylish in snow!!! i love all the colors.

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  8. I LOVE your style! Those colors are great. Looking very good!!

    Happy Thoughts!
    Saskia

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  9. i love that skirt, i hope you find a way to make it fit! also bright colored trenches are so much more fun that plain ones - i have a neon yellow one and a bright magenta that always make me happy when i wear them :)

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  10. Wow, the hem of that skirt is gorgeous! Cutting it off at the top and giving it a new waistband is definitely do-able.
    Also, I am now trying *really* hard not to go buy that coat. Must. control. self!

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  11. the colors here are so fresh, and the extra accessories are chic (feels like something Jessica of WiW would wear). and p.s your poor pup - lol!

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  12. i love your earrings!


    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. I think the length of your skirt is quite perfect really, especially on a cold winter's day!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I look forward to coming back soon to check out your next thrifty purchase!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  14. I think the skit looks great the way you're wearing it here!

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  15. love your outfit! how cute are you? this is so chic. and i love that last coat. i want it!

    freshbrownies.blogspot.com

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  16. I like the ruffled trench... I don't think ruffles like that are going out of style or anything.

    btw I would love it if you stopped by my new blog
    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  17. Gorgeous! Loving the colors! Especially the teal!!

    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  18. I really like the close up shot, cute!

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  19. love all your colorful layers :)

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  20. I used to LOVE snow days (especially ones that fell upon a night when I had been out too late). I'm glad you used it as a free day, that's what they are for! This blouse is fantastic.

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