This morning my new coworker was wearing a sailboat cardigan. She's only been in the office for a little over a week, but seems to be pretty fashionable. (Most of my other coworkers are strictly L.L. Bean catalog shoppers).
Since I usually spend my commute reading blogs, when I get to work my mind is still in Outfit Comment Mode, and I usually survey what she is wearing as I say good morning. I think she's noticed that I might spend a bit longer staring at her clothes than a normal person, and I also think she might be creeped out. I make no excuses for myself. I told her I loved the cardigan and then immediately went to my desk and googled 'sailboat cardigan' and the exact one she was wearing came up. It's from Talbots and is on sale for $40. I then went into a small comma as I imagined all the cute ways I would wear the sailboat cardigan -- specifically with those items still in my Urban Outfitters cart.
Scalloped shorts, striped top, yellow flats, starfish ring... I think I started to drool a little.
She came into my office and I quickly closed the window, I definitely did not want her to know I was searching for her cardigan! She'd probably leave the office and get a restraining order or something.
When I got home to write this post, the page for the cardigan disappeared!
(otherwise, there would be a link.)
In blogging world though, it is perfectly okay to see someone wearing something awesome and then let it inspire you; like yesterday, Marie at The Joy of Fashion was wearing a great look with eggplant and turquoise. The color combo was delightful and unexpected, and wouldn't you know - I have those colors hanging on my bookshelf!
Top Gap - Skirt Thrifted - Sandals Onex - Ring American Eagle - Earrings Kohls - Belt Nine West
The eggplant wrap top is actually one of the first things I ever blogged about. I still have no idea why I bought a size large. Probably because it was the only one left and I tried it on with my dressing room goggles.
Do you ever do that -- like an item so much that you convince yourself it fits when you try it on? Good thing it's a wrap top and I have lots of belts. And safety pins.
The turquoise skirt was thrifted a couple months ago for $7, and I have yet to wear it. It's a bit long, but I let the belt fix that problem too. Its silk and another dry clean only item. Which means I didn't wash it. But I turned it inside out and attacked it with the steamer, so that's good enough, right?
Yesterday I wore this teal printed dress, that I haven't worn since 2008. My Mother told me it looked Matronly. What do you think? Is this dress Closet-Worthy?
Dress Express - Cammi TJMaxx - Belt TJMaxx - Earrings Kohls - Sandals Frye