Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New(ish) things aka Outfit #9


All remixed except socks
Tee: New York & Co.
Dress (worn as skirt): Ann Taylor
Belt: Target
Scarf: Covered Ladies Design via Etsy
Earrings: Turkey
Boots: Target
Knee Socks: Target

I love this outfit. I feel like a rockstar in it and yet it's the kind of thing I never would've worn before my days of reading style and fashion blogs. Let's count the things I wouldn't have done just a couple years ago, shall we?

1. Knee socks with boots. I've been seeing this all over the blogs these days (like here and here) and just had to try it. I kinda dig it and wish I had an additional pair of knee socks. Am I allowed to buy those during the 30x30?

2. Belts. Seriously, I just started wearing belts at about this time last year. I thought I couldn't wear them and they just made me look boxy. I know, right? I was clearly insane. Good thing I've moved on from those days.

3. Mixing neutrals. There are three shades of brown, a little black, and grey in my socks. It took me a long time to get to this point, but man, do I love mixing neutrals these days.

4. Scarves. This is appropriate because this is one of the first scarves I bought. It was super cheap from Etsy, and even though it's meant to cover my head, it works just as well for wrapping around my neck. I'm generally slow to jump on trends, and scarves were no exception. Of course, once I jumped on that bandwagon, I realized how much fun they can be - perfect for a pop of color or a little visual interest. Oh, and also good for keeping warm in cold offices.

5. Pattern mixing. I will admit that I am not a pro at this, not like other bloggers, but I am learning and learning to love it.

6. Admitting to a love for all things animal print. It's true. I love it and I've loved it for a long time, like before it was the print for fall. Now I can admit it proudly.

I will say that I've been wearing dresses as skirts since high school, so at least in that area, I was ahead of the game.

Check out the other remixers!


  1. You know what? I think having a fashion blog helps everyone step their game up a little. You learn to TRY things, which helps you figure out stuff you really like (like me and pattern mixing, haha!!).

    I love the different patterns you put together here- they really work well together!!


  2. Ahhhh!!! Lady, not only do you look AMAZING, but I think I could have written this exact same post because those are ALL things I never would have done before blogging and I know do proudly! Except for the knee socks. I really want to try that but haven't yet.

    Seriously, you look awesome and I LOVE THIS!!!

  3. Suze is right. I know I'm another person that fashion blogging has affected for the positive, and my husband couldn't be happier about it. LOVE this outfit. I can't think of a thing I would change.
    No Guilt Fashion

  4. you know it's a successful 30x30 day when you start your post with "i love this outfit." i love when that happens!! great look - and i adore the socks/boots look. it's a new favorite of mine.

  5. That top is perfection! I love love love love (did I say LOVE?) it!

  6. I love the print mixing! The top and scarf look great together.

  7. Great outfit!! I agree with Suze as well! I just started my own blog and I already see myself trying new things!

    Oh, and those boots are fab!


  8. Great outfit - I agree with you about mixing neutrals - I resisted it for a long time, but now I love it. Also, well done with the pattern mix!

  9. You've done a great job pattern mixing here and I love your leopard top!

    Chic on the Cheap

  10. offcourse, I love the socks. The remixing is going great!

  11. I'm with you like on all of these points! I might cheat on some socks too! I mean it's for warmth right :)

  12. I love this outfit! There are so many great elements. I have those Target boots, aren't they wonderful!!! I wear them multiple times a week.

  13. you've just gave me an idea for a new post, called Things I Wouldn't Have Done Before I Had My Blog. (I will link it back to yours, of course).

    loved your tee!

    um beijo

  14. i love how you made that dress work as a skirt!!! would never know ;)

  15. I came to see your remixes, but I love this list of things you have learned!
    The Auspicious Life

  16. I'm with you like on all of these points! I might cheat on some socks too! I mean it's for warmth right :)


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