- Plaid dress – thrifted
- Chartreuse shirt – Target
- Plaid scarf – Chelsie and Sarah
- Black belt – thrifted
- Purple hat – Khol’s
- Leggings – Target
- Black flats – Naturalizer
- Ginko leaf necklace – self-made
I didn’t end up taking any photos of myself that I liked, but by the time I got home and took said photos, it was already 7pm. The choice was between taking more pictures and eating my big salad (in a big bowl), and salads always win.
This look was partially inspired by ellenitza’s take on mixing plaids,* but I like the way she did it much better. This dress is a source of consternation because it’s about 2 sizes too big. That works out fine in the bust and hips, but I drown in the waist. If I knew how to sew (and had a sewing machine) I would take the side seams in, but since I don’t I keep trying to belt it. The problem with belting is that I think it makes the plaid go all wonky. I like the results more the last time I wore it – the cardigan over the dress definitely helps detract from any wonky lines.
Alright, whining’s over. I’m off to go play for the day in another museum I used to work for. The anticipated highlight of my day? Pulling a stuffed polar bear that’s been mounted on wheels down a long hallway. Always slightly awkward, always absolutely hilarious, and always a little trepidation that the bear will come to life a la Night at the Museum. I hope that doesn’t happen, though. This isn’t the outfit I want to go out on a bang (or a bear) with. Remember me in poofy skirts!
*I think I’m going to try this look again, and more shamelessly steal from ellenzita’s example. You know, imitation, flattery, blah blah blah. I can do better.