8.3.10

One hit, Two misses

I bought these extra wide sailor pants like 3 years ago and have just saved them all this time.  So happy that they make sense to me again.  Thank you for taking a look at my closet yesterday!  It feels pretty nice to get dressed in it with all the things organized.  Saturday morning I had a hell of a time getting dressed.  Nothing seemed to fit right, every thing seemed disjointed and contrived.  Thats when I knew I had to get organized.  I included a couple pics of outfits I TRIED to put together Saturday to wear.  Both very different, both just not right.   The first with the shirt dress and vest would have been great if it was just a bit longer, or with some pants under, but I really wanted it to look like a dress, so I added a pencil skirt that looked sort of weird peeking out.  Then the second outfit I tried, I was really trying to wear the purple Corset Belt that I found at Beacon's Closet, which would be Ideal lover a dress, but I thought I would try it over a blouse and the pencil skirt but that was all too tight looking so I added the trousers which ended up looking strange to me as well.  So I just said, "screw it, I have to clean my closet out."  Getting dressed is usually very easy and quick for me resulting in a comfortable feel and look, but even my husband said these outfits were no good.  As I look at them now I don't think they are too bad, but whatever.  They got me motivated so thats fine.

COMMENT OF THE DAY:  This is so funny to me, mostly since my legs only started seeing the light of day last summer!  They were my secret problem area for 29 freaking years.  So seriously thank you.  This is huge for me! Can we still be friends?

chrissi said...

Hi there. I have to say that I adore your blog. I found it a few months ago and just adore your writing, your pictures, your whole look and vibe.
There is just one thing that keeps me from adoring your perfectly and that is the fact that you seriously (don't mean to sound creepy) have perfect legs. PERFECT! If they were just a little pastier or lumpier I think we could really be friends.
I'm trying to work on it, because you really are so clearly amazing in just about every way.
;)

41 comments:

crowdedcloset said...

really lovin this white sweater! and the scarf shape is very unique. Love how you paired it.

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

The Book of Right-On said...

Love the sailor trousers! and the little red shoes in the last photos, very cute...
It was great fun looking at your closet! was going to spring clean mine this weekend, big work to be done!!

Margaux from BoRO Xx

Charmalade said...

I love that purple corset belt! It's so unique, and makes me want to have a corset belt, a thought that never crossed my mind before. Oh, damn.

Toast with Charmalade

amanda said...

i adore the sailor pants with the sweater. adore it so very much i may actually steal that look. hope you don't mind.

Juliette said...

My favorite is the last outfit, that shirt is gorgeous! Love the color.

WhereForArtThouRomeo

:D

Amanda said...

I love those sailor pants. Flat front trousers are so flattering. Are they real naval surplus?

Kimberellie said...

I would not say that the outfits are no good. Perhaps though, they are not as YOU as usual? I really like the last one. The pleated pants rock! And as for what you are wearing today: totally awesome!

I have been having the same outfit problems lately too. Ever since buying 48 articles of clothing (!!!) over three days I have been feeling sort of overwhelmed. You are right, I think, about it being about the lack of organization!

ps. I am currently wearing really wide leg pants too. Wasn't going to take a pic because I felt like my outfit was a little "too casual" but I think you have inspired me to!

heart: Kimberellie-

purplestinkindogtoy.blogspot.com

The Closet of Kim said...

I really love your today outfit. You manage to make so stylish look so comfy. That sweater looks like you could just cuddle in to it.

tywo said...

The dress shirt!!! Oh my, very lovely.
I love all your outfits!

Jenn said...

I really love the first outfit. It definitely looks like something I could put together

Senorita Fashionista said...

Awe, those wide legged jeans look great on you! I really like the first look I think it would have been perfect with some short leggings!
xoxo Jolie

!Tb0n3! said...

I love the wide legged jeans!

kate said...

Love the look for today. Those pants look as if they were made for you. And I can't believe how well organized your closet is! It makes me want to go home and clean mine out immedietely!

www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

JoAnna Duncan said...

Love the relaxed chic look of the sailor pants & white top - perfect!

tess said...

wow you look amazing in those pants, well you look amazing in anything, but totally in awe of the wideleg

San said...

I really like all three of your outfits.

ilfashion said...

I love that first look! the pants are suuuuper cute w/ that top!

chrissi said...

Hi there. I have to say that I adore your blog. I found it a few months ago and just adore your writing, your pictures, your whole look and vibe.

There is just one thing that keeps me from adoring your perfectly and that is the fact that you seriously (don't mean to sound creepy) have perfect legs. PERFECT! If they were just a little pastier or lumpier I think we could really be friends.

I'm trying to work on it, because you really are so clearly amazing in just about every way.

;)

chrissi said...

How many times can I use the word "adore" in one comment? Plenty, apparently.

Celine said...

All three outfits are amazing and I want to wear all the clothes :)

flnw.blogspot.com

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I'm really in love with your first look -- so slouchy, comfy and so utterly chic.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Desiree said...

I love how you can wear slouchy sweaters and still look so feminine.

Mel said...

Oh those pants are divine! The sweater really adds a nice casual, chic feel!

Corie said...

oooo...I love the sailor pants! Cute!

After reading your blog yesterday, I totally cleaned out my closet and reorganized everything. I was up until like 1 am cleaning out my closet! I was soooo tired this morning. But, at least it's done!

FashionTheorist said...

I'm really intrigued that you find an organized closet a prerequisite to getting dressed in a way you're happy with. I've recently started to feel the same way myself, after a lifetime of considering organization something that happened to other people, and have consequently started on a massive reorganization project of my own. I'm glad someone else feels this way: it's very comforting!

Brianna said...

These jeans and sweater look uber comfy, the shirt and vest so fun and the crazy wide belt is just plain amazing! How can a girl choose????

Clare said...

The sailor pants are so great, and I ADORE the outfit you put together with them. Stunning!

Leproust Vintage said...

The sailor pants look absolutely adorable on you! Don't you love it when you find something that you have had forever and reinvent it?

I need you to come organize my closet! Yours looks SO incredible!

LyddieGal said...

I really like your look with the blouse and corset belt - I think you are tall enough to pull it off and look quite adorable.

SAUVAGE said...

love the outfit with the corset; but I agree, sometimes it takes a style-block to get you motivated!

Jessica said...

Love those sailor pants! They are so very comfy and casual and SPRINGY.

princesspolitico said...

you are completely owning those wide legged trouser jeans! i've been trying to find a pair...

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Megan H said...

Umm...I neeeeed this white sweater & the tube scarf! LOVE your style as always. xoxo Mamie Girls

Varpu said...

I was about to say exactly the same words as the previous commenter :D
x

Karen Beth said...

I love those pants so much... the sweater too. Could you let us / me know what brand they are and if they might still be available somewhere? Thanks!

msred5@yahoo.com

barefootandvintage said...

those trousers are adorable. the whole outfit screams sophisticated comfort. makes me wanna head to the hamptoms!

care to join me?

;)

http://barefootandvintage.wordpress.com

Carey said...

ok ok so I know I just said you were nailing it with the white socks, I think white just looks fantastic on you in general! You work so well with incredible prints, so brave and lovely, but you in white = my heaven. p.s. love the honesty about frustration with getting dressed. Yesterday I had a once-in-a-month lucky day and got on a high horse about how getting dressed is like some Rorschach inkblot experience. After today (I look like some warped lovechild of a 9-to-5 character and Alice in Wonderland), I'm thinking I need to clean up shop and start over. As always, thanks for the honesty :)

-Carey @ C+C

Carey said...

ok ok so I know I just said you were nailing it with the white socks, I think white just looks fantastic on you in general! You work so well with incredible prints, so brave and lovely, but you in white = my heaven. p.s. love the honesty about frustration with getting dressed. Yesterday I had a once-in-a-month lucky day and got on a high horse about how getting dressed is like some Rorschach inkblot experience. After today (I look like some warped lovechild of a 9-to-5 character and Alice in Wonderland), I'm thinking I need to clean up shop and start over. As always, thanks for the honesty :)

-Carey @ C+C

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Jamie said...

love the wide leg pants look. I have a white pair and now i totally want to bust them out.
super cute blog.

http://workyourcloset.blogspot.com

Tanvi said...

Like your style! Very cool. Love the white outfit in this post :)

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