Tuesday, December 15, 2009

School Teacher Faux Sweetness

When I bought this grey blouse from Target, I was excited b/c it was the first tie-neck blouse I had ever tried on that looked good on me. But this morning, I spent 20 minutes trying to get it where I did not look matronly. I managed to avoid matronly in the end, but I think I look very "sweet and innocent." Ha!

What I Wore That Looked Sweet & Innocent:

2009-12-15 combo

  • maroon skirt (Lane Bryant)
  • grey striped short-sleeve blouse (Target)
  • blue cashmere sweater (Old Navy)
  • grey open weave tights (Target, I think) *
  • grey patent heels (Steve Madden)
  • rhinestone brooch (Salvation Army) **
  • grey earrings (no clue, they are really old)
  • grey headband (again, I have no idea, maybe Ross)

* these tights died by the end of the day. I am so saddened by that. They were awesome.

** all the jewelry is $0.79 at the Goodwill I frequent, but at this Salvation Army they have a boutique section and this brooch was $10. Yikes! But totally worth it. Isn't it glam and vintage looking?

9 comments:

Honeybunches of Roses said...

love it, love it, love it!!! Hey I think I was in your class, because I looked like student yesterday :)

Dr. Da said...

Those shoes are adorable!

Kelly said...

So sad that those tights died, they are amazing!

Kasmira said...

Aw! You DO look sweet and innocent. The tights are the perfect touch. At least they are forever immortalized on your blog.

Brooke said...

Those tights WERE awesome. Great colors in this outfit!

The Bargainista said...

this outfit has such a "Mad Men" vintage feel...I LOVE IT!! :)

Sheila said...

The shape of that skirt is perfect on you! It really makes your hips look va-va-voom! Great shoes, bummer about the tights.

ArkieStyleErin said...

I LOVE that color combo! You look stunning.

Tina said...

Honeybunches - no kidding! We needed a pic together for sure.

Dr. Da - thanks! They're one of those purchases that I made thinking "oh these are fine, but nothing special" and I wear them all the time. Definitely one of the best purchases I've made in a few years.

Kelly - yeah. I should have had a memorial service for the tights when I threw them away.

Kasmira - Thanks. That's an excellent way to think about it. At least I can look at the blog adn remember how awesome the tights were.

Brooke - thanks!

Barganista - oooooh! Good compliment. I LOVE Mad Men! Thanks!!

Sheila - thanks! I alternately felt va-va-voom and frumpy. Back and forth all day. :)

ArkieStyleErin - thanks!