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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.


Jen said...

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

Emma ... said...

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


Jessica said...

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.

Ali said...

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

quirkyfashion said...

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!

Robin said...

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

betz said...

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


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

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

Happy Thoughts!

wonderfelle said...

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 :)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

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!

Eyeliah said...

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!

Adela said...

i love your earrings!


Natasha said...

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.

Jessica said...

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

megara said...

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


Diya said...

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

jack bespoke said...

great coat, love the color


Elaine said...

Gorgeous! Loving the colors! Especially the teal!!


WildBirdVintage said...

I really like the close up shot, cute!

Pia said...

love all your colorful layers :)

Meggstatus said...

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.