Friday, March 25, 2011

What's black & blue & pink all over?

Me! Well, not me, but my outfit is. =)

Black shirt: Old Navy
Tank: Express
Black Cardi: Target
Skirt: The Limited
Scarf: No idea... I think it might be my sister's. =)
Pink Flip Flops: Bealls
Pink Flower Ring, Earrings & Flower Clip: http://www.etsy.com/shop/flapperfashions
Necklace (I took it off right when I got home from work): Also swiped from my sis

When this outfit first popped into my head, it was just the blue bubble skirt and the black shirt.  I knew I wanted to try doing something bright like Leah of Little Red Purse recently posted about, but I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to go with it. I decided I wanted to accent with hot pink, but was still missing something. I knew that the shirt wasn't office appropriate (it's more of a tank) and I really wanted a zebra printed or black & white cardi like Daphne and Ashley recently wore, but I had nothing like that in my closet.


Then my eyes happened across this zebra printed scarf! I remembered that Meredith of Yours, Mine & Ours often wears scarves as belts and even posted a little tutorial about it.  Could I pull it off, I wondered... Well, I don't know if I did, but I certainly tried. =) 



I doubled up the necklace. I thought it toughened up the look a bit. I don't know...


Has anyone ever seen the "Man Hands" episode of Seinfeld? 'Nuff said! =)
I really like how the zebra print makes the outfit have just a bit more of the '80s vibe. That's what I was looking for when I was putting it together.


I took this picture this morning at work before I knew whether or not I'd have a photographer available later in the day... By photographer, I meant my husband or my sister. =)

I should say . . . my husband is not a fan of this look. When I told him that it looked like a tame version of something you'd see in the '80s, he gave me a look. And said, "And there was nothing good about the clothes in the '80s!" Ha. Oh, well, I dared to wear it anyways.


10 comments:

Taylor said...

Oh, shoot - forget what your husband has said, I think you look cute! Love the black, pink, blue, and especially the zebra print!

Grace:) said...

Tiff! This is even cuter than you described it! I love the zebra scarf as a belt, and the hot pink touches you put in there.. Adorable! :)

Daphne said...

Love this colorful outfit. The pink ring is so cute.

Michelle's Style File said...

Love the title. Cute outfit!

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Michelle
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Tara said...

Oh, please, there were tons of things good with the clothes in the 80s, in moderation, of course.

Bright colors? Good! A little lace? Great! Crazy accessories? Of course!

So, your husband is officially out voted...and you look great :)

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Little Lovables said...

Looks fun and festive! maybe not flip flops for work, but for hanging out, sure!

Imogen said...

I really like your skirt. I have wanted a skirt in that colour for ages, think I'm probably going to have to make one.

From Lissa..with Love! said...

Fab outfit! I want your skirt and your scarf! Love 'em! :o)

suzanne said...

i like the scarf! i always have a hard time belting my scarves . . . i'm so unimaginative with them.

and i can't wait to see your maxi dress lookbook! go find your tailor! :)

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Kish said...

The blue skirt is electric! And the printed scarf-turned-belt add just the right contrast. Oh, and the pink touches are perfect...especially the ring (I want it)!