25 March 2014

an old standby & a new dress.

old navy honeycomb sweater   ·   loft button-down {thrifted}
our world boutique necklace   ·   talbots skirt {thrifted}

i feel like i just wore this outfit... and maybe i did since this sweater + necklace combination is really similar to what i wore here, but i'm trying not to worry about when i last wore something and making sure "enough time" has passed before wearing it again (like i talked about here) and i'm just putting outfits together with clothes i really like... and this sweater is definitely at the top of the list!  i also really wanted to wear this necklace.

however, i had a moment of, "ugh, really?" when i got to work and noticed in the harsh fluorescent lighting that the navy sweater and navy pattern of the skirt didn't match exactly.  i'm also not always a fan of leaving sweaters untucked with a full skirt, but that annoyance soon went away after receiving a few compliments on the skirt and necklace.  i have a hard time writing that but feedback from others throughout the day helped get me out of my head about minor aspects of the outfit i was unhappy with, allowing me to focus less on the slightly different shades of navy (i know, i know) and more on what i needed to accomplish today.  do you feel that receiving compliments from others also helps you in that same way?

get the look:  exact sweater / similar button-down / exact necklace / similar skirt / similar wedges

and just for fun & because i'm pretty excited about it (i look way happier in this picture than the one up above!), here's a quick outfit i put together with the gap stripe sateen fit & flare dress i received in the mail today.  i'm 5'5"-ish and ordered the "tall" but there's about a 2" hem i'll still probably let out when it comes time to wear it with bare legs just for a bit more length.  i can't imagine where it would have fallen if i'd ordered the regular sizing.  why do stores have to make dresses so short?!  maybe that's just me!  i'll share more about this dress in my one in, one out post around this time next week but suffice it to say, i'll happily find a dress in my closet to get rid of that this one can replace!

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