An Outfit in September 2011

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wardrobe oxygen 2
black and white with blue
wardrobe oxygen 1

Silky striped tee – c/o Ann Taylor
Ponte knit skirtHalogen (last seen here)
BootiesMiss Sixty “Jaiden”
Silver cuff

I haven't been able to find this cuff for over a week, and it has been so frustrating! I have had it since 1997, and wear it at least once a week. This morning while Emerson was playing in the living room, I asked my husband if he had seen the bracelet. Nope. So on a whim, I ask Emerson. “Mommy's bracelet?” Yes Emerson, have you seen Mommy's big shiny bracelet? “I keep it safe!” and she walks over to her toy fridge, opens it up, and pulls out my bracelet. “Here you go Mommy!”

Lesson learned from the day – when it comes to fashion and accessories, ask the child before you ask the husband.  She loves baubles and bling as much as her mother.

I thought this skirt was a goner after the hurricane.  It was hanging by one clip on a hanger with three other skirts, a piece of the skylight frame snagged it and yanked it to the ground where it was covered with the gross muddy drywall-filled rain and teeny shards of glass.  I threw it in with the rest of the laundry, figuring if it can't be saved, it at least would make for some great dusting rags.  I washed it on gentle, and then had to go back and spot treat the drywall mud (rain and drywall dust together make a stain that looks like chalk but is harder to get out than grease).   Washed again.  Let air dry.  Realized the two holes I saw were actually busted seams and not tears to the fabric.  Rejoiced, fixed, and ironed the whole thing.  Hooray, another piece saved from the drama of Irene!

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  1. LOL and it’s on SALE!! And AT just put all their sale 50% off so the top is probably around $20 πŸ™‚ Thanks again for the mention on your blog; you always give me great inspiration as well and I look forward to your upcoming ensembles!

  2. Allie, give me that top!!  I love this color combination.  I will be stealing ALL of your looks.  *winks* but don’t worry I always credit the source. LOL.  This is cute, cute, cute.  I love the color of the skirt with the crisp stripes of that sailor top.  Perfection!!

  3. The finding and saving goddesses are shining on you, Allie! Love that Ann Taylor blouse – and on sale too.  : >

  4. Ooh thanks for the great feedback! When I originally tried on this skirt it was with the orange a-line I wore yesterday and I really liked them together. I tried it on in the store with a pencil skirt that was far more fitted than this one and that too was nice because of the contrast. I tried it with my yellow pencil which was too heavy/lumpy and I felt this one better replicated the look of the skinny pencil at the store (but I agree, missed the mark). I too think it would look awesome with some heavyweight straight pants and a great belt, get that contrast of the really lightweight flowy fabric and a sturdy fabric on the bottom.

    This skirt is tough lately, it’s not lined so it can’t go with a lot of fabrics like denim because it’s so visible tucked in. It may do better this winter where I can wear untucked sweaters and tights with it. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great ideas!

  5. Aww, I really wanted to love this outfit but for me it feels a teensy bit frumpy?  I think because the skirt is quite square the horizontal stripes of the top don’t work with it as well as they could.  Would love to see the skirt paired with a shirt (perhaps the denim from earlier in the week?) and the top with a skirt with a less square shape (perhaps an A-line, don’t you have a red one or is that patterned?) or some trousers with a fabu belt.

  6. So glad you were able to save another skirt! A hides my jewelry all the time too. I had to assess my earring storage because so many had gone missing. Got to love those sticky 2 year-old hands!

  7. Thank you! Ann Taylor said this shirt is navy, and online it really looks blue but IRL it’s really hard to tell, even when against black. So I am going to say it’s black and white and will rock it as such! πŸ™‚

  8. So happy that your Friday started with a recovered cuff and a salvaged skirt!  πŸ™‚  Very cute outfit!  I’m a big fan of cobalt against black and white. 

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