Thursday, March 3, 2011
Top: American Eagle (gift from aunt)
Cardigan: Apt. 9 via Kohl's
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Boots: Nine West
Earrings: gift from SIL
Sunnies: Puerto Rico
I guess it was really just a matter of time before I referenced Lionel Richie songs in the titles of my posts. This song reminds me of my mom because she liked it - or at least, I remember her singing along to it when I was a kid. Lionel Richie reminds me of when I was in Vietnam back in 2007 because I can't even tell you how many times people chose to sing "Hello" either to us or for karaoke. Lionel Richie, you are well loved in Vietnam.
But this post isn't about Lionel Richie. It's about the fact that I'm mixing three patterns. Three! A (subtle) floral, an animal print, and whatever is going on on my scarf (damask?). I might not wear a lot of color, but I apparently sometimes layer on some patterns in various shades of brown.
B told me this morning that he didn't like my scarf with the cardigan. I told him that this is what I call a "Style Blogger Outfit" which basically means I've broken enough rules of style and fashion in a single outfit that no one else but a style blogger will appreciate it. Monochromatic outfit? Check. Ladylike silhouettes with chunky boots? Check. Crazy mixed patterns? Check.
And then two of my students said that I dress really well, so maybe I was wrong.
On a different note: mil gracias for all your wonderful comments yesterday. I'm always nervous about the heavier posts and am surprised when they're well received.