Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Twenty-Seven

Twenty-Seven

Works Cited
dress: loft
yellow sweater: target
belt: mommed
gladiators: steve madden via DSW
bag: uo (very old)

Twenty-Seven

I know I've worn this dress about a million and two times but it is so versatile, comfortable, and it always makes me feel pretty. I'm spending a busy day reuniting with friends, running errands and entertaining Christopher while he assembles Ikea furniture from my perch on the couch :)

Twenty-Seven

I've often worn this dress with brown accessories, but I wanted a bright pop of color today to change things up a little bit. I love this lemon yellow cardigan--it seems to go with a lot of my neutral basics and makes autumnal dresses like this one feel more cheerful and summery.

Although I'm excited to rediscover the rest of my closet, I have kind of loved having a limited wardrobe to work with. I don't agonize about what to wear and I don't second guess myself trying to find the perfect outfit. A bit like Rumsfeld, I think I get dressed with the closet I have not the closet I wish I had or might have in the future. Sometimes this means repetition, but often it means a better outlet for creativity, and I think I'll miss the surprising freedom of limited options when the 30 for 30 is over. Maybe a closet clean-out soon?

28 comments:

Healthy and Homemade said...

I seriously just love this color combo more than words can express!

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Heather J said...

You do look very pretty! Great outfit. Hooray for being almost done.

Shhh said...

I have a yellow cardigan and it's amazing how much stuff it goes with! I like wearing it with a navy skirt and a white top with brown leather sandals.

I'm in the midst of a big wardrobe clearout, it's really freeing.

Clare said...

Ha! Your Rummy reference made me laugh out loud at work. I just love the lemon yellow cardigan with your wardrobe staple dress.

spoozyliciouzz said...

Tania, you´re looking fab in that combination. Best thing yet: your smile!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

This is one of my favorites!

Jilliebeanie said...

lovin' you in yellow! So pretty!

Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, this is probably my favorite of all the 27 outfits you're ve worn so far. I love how the yellow coat matches the dress. Had you worn it before?

Hope you're having a great day!

Miki.

isabeltheconquistador said...

I love the yellow cardigan and the gladiator sandals! It's such a cheerful look.

Rebecca said...

That yellow cardigan always looks nice on you, and I like it combined with the gray dress.

rlutz said...

love how that yellow cardigan excites the neutral dress!

Chaucee said...

I really like the pop of color! It looks nice.

Rosiecat said...

I don't own much in yellow, just a few shirts, I think, but you make a great case for a yellow cardigan! I always feel like brunettes pull off yellow best. It can go either way with redheads or blondes or in my case, both!

Malicious Mallory said...

This is one of my favorites of your 30/30!
Aha I always love it when you wear those sandals because I have them too :)

Jasmine said...

love the yellow with the black! that yellow is such a sweet and summery color :) after finishing my challenge, i definitely miss the limited closet. i'm even going back to my 21 pieces just because i miss them so much! i cleansed out half my closet during my challenge and it felt good!

Eunice said...

you'll be surprised what a close cleanout can do to refresh your wardrobe! :)
love the colour combination you're working here!

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Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the pop of colour.

Diana said...

I love how this dress looks with the lemon yellow cardi. I love simple, versatile and beautiful dresses.

Angeline said...

Love this...that yellow is such a great color, and I love how you mixed the neutrals of the dress and the accessories.

Paige said...

the yellow and the charcoal look so great together!! such a perfect outfit!

-paige

http://thirty-thirtyone.blogspot.com

Jen said...

the pop of yellow is definitely putting a smile on my face :)

LyddieGal said...

I think yellow is the perfect compliment to the grey dress, and it's true that when you've only got a little to work with, you must get creative!

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E said...

Gray and yellow - what a fantastic combo. You do wonderfully with colors.

Hyunju said...

girl, i have the same lemon color cardigan. Such a refreshing color! Can't wait to work with it myself.

kittykatclaws said...

Super cheery outfit!! I love the shoes.

Are you going to announce the Misikko giveaway winner any time soon?

KT said...

Wow. Love this outfit and I'm impressed this isn't something you've put together before for the challenge. So cute. - Katy

megannielsen said...

I love the pop of yellow - its such a cute look! Hope the Ikea assembly goes well - My Chris normally ends up very agitated after putting ikea stuff together!

Danielle said...

The yellow cardigan was deff a good choice

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