Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Out With a Bang! - Colour Explosion

Today's outfit is a little more conservative than the other outfits this week (yes, I planned them all on Sunday), due to going to a WW at Work registration today at noon. I get my first little group of victims in the new year! I mean, clients, yes, that's what I meant.

However, I am proud that this outfit contains NO neutrals:
All remixed stuff: this skirt is my "mystery" skirt - I got it thrifted in Seattle in autumn 2009, and the only tag is a leaf symbol (previously worn here and here). It's a wool and silk (I can tell by the feel) tweed.

This top has only been worn once (here) because I find the shape challenging. I'm very used to clothes that work with my figure (I'm hourglass) and have a defined waist, so this dropped waist always prompts a few "hmmmm"s when I'm planning around it.
It's a silk blend, so nice and warm. I was very pleased at my solution for what to wear under it. I wanted to bring out the yellow of the flowers in the skirt, but I don't have a yellow cami in that colour, plus just a cami feels a little too bare and open on its own with this. So I layered this tie cardigan (worn here and here) underneath and safety-pinned the ends in the small of my back. Voila! I'm so clever.

Here's a look at the top:
I like the little blue sequins on the sweater.

No pic of the shoes, but they are these ones. I did my photos this morning before work. I walked to work, but didn't want to carry my knapsack, so I wore my clothes with runners - how 80s!

Sweater (The Limited, thrifted), yellow cardi (BCBG Max Azria, consignment), camisole (Smart Set), skirt (unknown brand, thrifted), shoes (Feet First, thrifted), necklace/earrings (Lavishy).

16 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! It's so colorful. The layering of tops is really creative. I nearly bought a top like the blue one but skipped it since it seemed hard to pair up.

    I'm seriously blown away at how much color you've included here.

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  2. Yay colors! That blue is gorgeous on you! And I wear running shoes with my outfits all the time for commuting. It might be a little 80's, but definitely better than blisters :)

    And you're going to be doing WW at Work? We have that program at my office, and I've gone to a few meetings here and there. That's pretty cool that you'll be leading a group!

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  3. You look great in the dropped waist, which because of the silk still shows off that awesome hourglass figure. Colorful awesomeness.

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  4. Love a little detail like the sequins on the sweater.

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  5. Blue is beautiful on you! And I wear shoes my clothes all the time while traveling.

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  6. I love how you put this outfit together and I'm not talking about the safety pins! That skirt is so cute.

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  7. Thanks, Megan! This top was an "I'm not sure" purchase due to the shape, but the more I wear it, the more I like it. The trick with the colours was to go with what matched the flowers on the skirt.

    Anne, thank you! I usually commute in my full-on workout wear (it's often raining) and then change at work, but I didn't want to schlepp around my knapsack. Yes, WW at Work - it's how I started at WW. I like the tightness of the little group.

    Rad, you're too kind, thank you. :)

    Wendy, me too - I'm all about the details.

    Thanks, translation services (?).

    Jen, thank you!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Sheila! I understand totally how hard it is to keep up...
    Matters at hand: so glad there are no neutrals! I am so sick of neutrals this year--so glad to see it! Paula

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  9. Nice to meet you, Paula.
    Thanks so much! Ha, if I wanted oatmeal, I'd eat it.

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  10. I started as a Leader at WW at Work meetings too. I had one that kept getting renewed for a year; one of the women who attended lost 100 pounds! We both cried the day she crossed the mark.

    Honey, that skirt has embellishment but it is still a neutral. Or in our new lingo, it is the cake that the frosting of the rest of the outfit is based on. :)

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  11. Kristen, how awesome is that! I really hope my group(s) have that kind of success. And I'm a total crier - I'd lose it too. :)
    Ha, I love it - green tweed is a neutral in my closet! But yes, you're right, it's the cake in this outfit.

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  12. You look so very pretty :0) in all that color, that somehow is very subtle.
    I am loving your hair today !

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  13. Aw, thanks, Lorena! Yeah, my hair looks so much better in the morning when it hasn't been squished under a hat!

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