Friday, March 5, 2010

Grown-Up Attire

Grown-Up Attire

Grown-Up Attire

Works Cited
pink sweater: anthro (on loan from sister)
black button-up: erin featherstone for target
gray skirt: thrifted
black belt: j crew
tights: leggs
maryjanes: dansko

This afternoon, I'm a commentator on a conference panel so I wanted to feel like myself, but a little more grown up. Because the weather is (finally) warming up, I took advantage of the last opportunities to wear my thick wool skirts (this one I thrifted for $2--amazing!). I love the way the button-up black top and black belt look with the gray, but I wanted a little bit of color, too. To spice up the neutral palette of gray and black I added this quirky embellished coral sweater at the very end and I love the way it turned out. Not too buttoned-up, not too out-there. Just right for scary public speaking!

Sweater Detail

And check out this awesome Essie nail polish I won from a giveaway over at S.S. Dobbs. I think it may be the holy grail perfect light pink polish I've been looking for forever.

Stay tuned for a very exciting giveaway coming up next week! xoxo.

35 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I like the coral-y pink with the gray!
Pale pink polish can be difficult to get right, so congratulations :)

eek said...

So pretty! Love your color combination!

caffeinerd said...

Love the nail polish! Looks like the perfect amount of you + grown-up-ness ;)...gorgeous cardigan. P.S. I'm getting excited for thrifting!

Julia said...

That looks great! I like the pink with the black/gray. Very pretty!

Elaine said...

Nice! Love the skirt. and I love the pop of coral!

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myedit said...

I love that's it's getting a teeny bit warmer but it's like 'ah! have to wear my winter favourite before it's too late!' Haha, the pressure...
I have to say... I cannot get enough of your dansko maryjanes. My taste in shoes occasionally runs to the unfuctional side of things but these are so fantastic. Yes, I've made up outfits in my head with your shoes.

perfectionishuman said...

At first glance I thought the cardigan had little flowers attached to it! I also left you something at my blog :) x
http://perfectionishuman.blogspot.com/

Sal said...

You have a seriously nice sister to loan out that darling cardi.

Monique said...

Love the cardigan. Very nice pop of color.

Jenny said...

You look great. I love the Unexpected Treasures cardigan with that outfit. Knock 'em dead!

futurelint said...

Nice find on the $2 skirt! I love the cardigan - the studs and square buttons are so sweet! Good luck on the panel... it sounds intimidating!

spoozyliciouzz said...

The coral cardigan just pimps the whole outfit...and i gotta admit, the skirt´s fit to the waist is just incredibly good. Well done, Nerd!!

catherine_sr. said...

I love the cardigan and I think peach with gray is a wonderful combo!
the renegade bean

Caroline said...

I love the cardigan. A great way to add color.

I'm really enjoying your blog ... it seems like accessible fashion ... like things I would wear. Thanks for your inspiration!

Jenny said...

Very nice~ I hope your panel talk went well!

Lexie said...

i looove that cardigan. and esse nailpolish is the BEST! i really want their new coraly pink color .. i think the shade is called tart deco?

Larysse Tavares said...

I loved the cardigan. I bet you are going to be great at the conference. ;)

P.S.: Didn't you got a weird e-mail yesterday? Ha ha :P

athenista said...

perfect fun-functional balance! cuuuuuute cardi

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Coral is your color! You look so pulled-together and chic!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

tastymoog said...

A lady in my office wore this cardi the other day, with jeans, though. It looks way cute with a polished skirt + button down.

You pull off Danskos really well. I think I'm too short to wear them (plus, my feet are kind of large for my height).

Girl from the North Country said...

I love that cardigan, its the best color!

Emily Kennedy said...

Nicely done! Well played Miss Grown-Up!

!Tb0n3! said...

$2 wool skirt?!! That's awesome. I'm still looking for the perfect nude color nail polish, I might have to try this one!

coleenpq said...

$2 for the skirt!? I need to look harder the next time I go thrifting...

tess said...

love your cardigan!

just found your blog and I love it. you have a great sense of style. cannot wait to see more. would you like to trade links?

Chloe said...

I love the colour scheme

Kaitlyn and Daniel said...

just found your blog. I love your sweater!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Hey love your panel discussant outfit. I bet you were the most cheerfully dress on the panel. How did your comments go? I always get nervous but end up doing all right.

Clare said...

That cardi is great! VERY grown-up. :)

janiejaner said...

Hey, congrats on the Essie win--polish looks perfect. Glad SSDobbs introduced me to your blog.

J said...

awesome sweater/cardigan! it really brightens up the outfit :)

piglet said...

That cardigan is just the cutest thing!

FashionJazz said...

Classy chic!! Luv ur cardi! Hope u are having a lovely wknd! xx

molly YEH! said...

ahhh love that cardigan. and i'm still pining after your danskos.

Sarah S. Dobbs said...

ahhhh thanks for the shout out girl! The polish looks great and your cardi is darling!!

xx

S.S. DOBBS

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