Monday, March 1, 2010

always rushing

I am becoming an avoider when it comes to my job.  Like if I somehow take longer to get ready or take a few extra minutes to dry my hair I can somehow excuse myself from the first ten minutes of work.  Not gonna happen but I can dream, right?  And because I can't actually ignore my work obligations, I just end up rushing instead.  Go, go, go.  I spent this weekend with my friend Katie in Charlotte so I did some laundry when I got home but didn't actually lay out an outfit.  Really... I need to just get my life together and start doing this because at 5:30am in the dark I'm not at my best (or inclined to care) when it comes to choosing an outfit.

Anyway... today was another rushed day and even though this outfit really didn't photograph well at all, it was fun.  Colorful and my coworkers were really heavy on the compliments.  It's the color (hot pinkish if you can't tell. ha.)... Spring is going to come sooner or later.  (Hopefully sooner.) 

The only eyes-open picture Paul was able to get.  What a day! 

Scarf accent is actually red-orange but I desperately needed some Spring in my life, I ran with it. The purple/green/red-orange color palette is one of my favs. 

Can this count as pattern mixing?  I love the basket-weavey look of the dress fabric. 

Belt detail.  Love the tough leather.

Materials and Sources:
  • Tunic/dress: French Connection (via Marshalls)
  • Black pants: Target (Mossimo?)
  • Belt: Gap (yearrrsss ago)
  • Scarf: Echo (gift from Mom)
  • Shoes: Linea Paolo
  • Necklace: Francesca's Collection
I love this dress as... you know, a dress, but it's on the thin and short side for work so I belted it and wore it more like a tunic.  It was one of those "nothing fits" mornings and if I wasn't going to be cheery in spirit, I could at least be cheerful in dress code.  Got the shoes this weekend in Charlotte in continuation of building a black wardrobe - they're so comfy.  Linea Paolo used to be my absolute fav brand for shoes and I still love them comfort-wise but it's been a while since they've had something I really loved.

New 'Building Blacks' post coming later on! For now... yoga!


Sidewalk Chalk said...

If you were rushing this morning, you cannot tell with this outfit. I love that you wore it as the tunic and the colors are absolutely gorgeous on you! Your details with the scarf, necklace and belt are very chic.
Hope you had a great time in Charlotte!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Liz said...

I love the scarf and the little "A" necklace! Glad you found some comfy flats :)

alltumbledown said...

thirding the scarf love... it looks fantastic, especially against the shirt. what a wonderful look!

Anonymous said...

the color combo from the scarf to dress/tunic is really nice!

I'm an avoider as well ... it helped me to plan to have a quiet 10-15 minutes every morning when I get to work to have a cup of coffee and chill. It's nice to ease into the workday.

Bird on Your Shirt

LJ said...

LOVE the outfit! I would like to see those pants up close...they are so cute/comfy-looking for work!

Elaine said...

YOu look amazing here! I love the hot pink on you and the floral scarf. That belt is gorge too! I still can't believe you're building a black wardrobe. I need to build a color wardrobe!!! We need to trade... ;)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love the look of the scarf and the red top together--so cheerful!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous colors. i love how you are so good at wearing a scarf yet still showcasing a necklace. :) i must learn from you.

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