Friday, January 25, 2013

Color Pop

Today is Friday.  The weather in NYC has been especially cold, though the sunny days have made up for it a little.  The current temperature is 16 degrees, which is about the warmest its been in three days.  I needed a break from charcoal, black, black, black, and more charcoal.  It is hard to feel fashionable in earmuffs, snowboarding gloves, long undies, wool socks, and your warmest coat.  Cue jewel tones.

You know, economic distress has its perks.  I remember going to a mall at the end of 2008, and it seemed like everything was on super-duper clearance.  I got a great dress from Ann Taylor for $59 and this amazing top from Banana Republic.  I am pretty sure it was marked down to $11.99.  100% silk, too.  Over the years I have realized just how versatile this blouse is.  I don't see such ridiculous sales any more.

Top - Banana Republic silk blouse, fuschia.  Size Medium Petite
Skirt - JCrew Number 2 pencil skirt in Super 120s, Deep Lagoon.  Size 8
Legs - Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight base layer, black (
Cardigan - Lauren Ralph Lauren Open Front Merino Cardigan
Boots - La Canadienne Paulina, black (

 I think this outfit could stand an accessory like a belt or maybe a bracelet.  Accessorizing is not my strong suit...


  1. I have that exact skirt! Hellooo JCrew after-Christmas sale! I tried wearing it with tights a couple days ago but the skirt kept sticking to them. I'll have to find some tights made out of a different material.

    I have a feeling you and I could put together a few identical outfits if we tried.

    1. Oh, JCrew Christmas sale. I love you.