Thursday, January 14, 2010

Unworn No More

Though I'm not particularly fond of the way any of the outfit pictures from yesterday turned out (by no fault of the photographers - I'm a hard subject), I am proud to say I wore two items from my 'unworns' pile!  It was as if this army green shirt dress and blazer were made for each other.  The look leans a bit more toward business formal than I'm used to, but it's good to change things up every now and then. 



I may have been subconsciously influenced by Veronica on Better Off Ted, having watched two episodes the night before.  I love that show and hope it doesn't get cancelled.  Veronica wears the most beautiful suits.  I'm not really into suits for myself, but if I were, I'd want to have a collection just like hers.




This may sound strange, but many blazers and fitted jackets have tendancy to stress me out.  I love this particular blazer, and it fits really well, but even the slightest arm restriction and I get all tense and uncomfortable.  Am I alone, or do others feel this way about blazers?  For this reason, I changed into a less constricting wrap sweater when I got home.  Relief!




I love the flower pin that came with the jacket and thought it would be a shame to only wear it on the blazer.  So I put it in my hair. 



Both outfits were slightly more on the classy/conservative side than I would normally wear, but I think I pulled it off as best as I could.


Pearls:  Gift from Mom & Dad-in-law (from China)
Dress:  F21, thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Blazer:  Banana Republic, thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Tights:  ?
Shoes:  Oh Deer!  via Amazon.com
Wrap Sweater:  Banana Republic, thrifted


Still tryin' to figure out where that darn spell check button is....grr.

9 comments:

Chelsea said...

I hate the arm restriction feeling from blazers/jackets! Seriously, drives me nuts. I'm a bit broader, so I run into this problem all too often. You are not alone!

nonhousewife said...

Found you on weardrobe...Oooh, LOOOVE the green suit outfit! And the lavender with the green, too.

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Bug said...

Both outfits are very cute. I like the dressy dressy style on you. And your choice of tights are nice.

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Leproust Vintage said...

oh my gosh! I am the exact same way with blazers and fitted jackets! The restrictions kill me!

Those heels look so great with the color palette of this outfit!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Gorgeous blazer!

Kate said...

Very cute look (both of them) and love the shoes! I cannot believe you didn't post a close up of them! Adorable!

piglet said...

Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one!
Blazers drive me crazy, I find them so uncomfortable.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look so cute! The blazer is just lovely, so I'm glad that it fits you well. I have broad shoulders so I tend to feel restricted when wearing them to, but I usually pony up and wear them to conferences. Luckily I've found a couple that fit me well.

D said...

looking very classic and pretty. are those heels camo? omg, how cute!