2010-01-09

The Learning Curve

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Sometimes I make mistakes. One time I nearly ran into someone with my plow truck and I had the button pressed down on the two-way, so when I said a very bad word, everyone heard. One time, I listened to a whole Nickleback song before I realized what was happening and I changed the station. Another time, I wore a perfectly lovely outfit and ruined it by adding tights, knee highs and boots. I like my grey-ish tights, my knee highs and my thrifted Cole Haan boots, but not so much with this outfit. In my defence I spent most of the day inside with just the tights on (and my skirt is black not purple like the pictures show) but in these pictures I've got it piled on and it's not so flattering. If either the skirt was shorter, the tights were simply black, the knee-highs weren't there or the boots taller it wouldn't have looked so bad. But as it stands now, it cuts my leg line up in 3 awkward places and I did myself no favours. However, the rest of the outfit was quite nice so, believing in second chances, I gave myself a re-do the following day.

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Sweater? BCBG, Winners
Wide leg black denim? Ralph Lauren, Winners
Booties? Zara
Ring? gifted
Necklaces? Cuba and thrifted
Bracelets? Cuba and thrifted
Belt? thrifted

Ahhhhh...much better. I was originally inspired to wear these necklaces together like this again after hosting a little dinner. My brother and his lovely wife are here from Holland and I wanted to impress them with a healthy and homecooked meal (check!) and with a nice little centrepiece (check!).

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I wound these necklaces through some red carnations (yes, cheap and chic) and I was once again struck by how well turquoise blue pops against red. The simplicity with the burst of colour works and I'm glad I gave this outfit a second chance.

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And then, because I'm scandalous, I wore my v-neck backwards for a little sexy back. Though technically, if I wore the v-neck frontwards my cleavage would have been a lot more scandalous. But that's not going to happen, my mom reads my blog....

25 comments :

caffeinerd said...

Love both looks---those necklaces are GORGEOUS! And I'm actually diggin' the high socks with boots...something I've been wanting to try.

Dylana said...

Those boots in the first pic are amazing!

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Kyla said...

Um, that is a super hot shirt. And until I read your last sentence, I thought I was the only one being a prude thinking that it would be much more scandalous worn frontwards.

I do really love the tights+socks+boots combo very much. I think it would look awesome with an over-sized sweater dress or something equally as comfy.

kater said...

"One time, I listened to a whole Nickleback song before I realized what was happening and I changed the station."

I loled so hard :D That happens to me all the time, and then I go, WTF WHY am I listening to this?

And I think you are always just the cutest, btw.

Fashion Therapist said...

I love how you wore it backwards - genius. I also love the combo of wearing the necklaces together...it takes your outfit to a whole other level.

Chelsea said...

the necklaces together are just gorgeous, and wearing the v-neck backwards is just brilliant! way to take an outfit you weren't completely satisfied with and make it into something that felt awesome :)

Elizabeth Edith said...

I love all the necklaces at once!

Gerard said...

I saw this and thought of you.
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Julia said...

Wonderful! I don't hate the first outfit, but the second is better, but your boots in the first one are pretty stellar, I have to say. Oh and I'm totally copying your centerpiece. I went to a vegan restaurant in Prague once that served the bill in a little treasure box, and I thought it was really cool, but it had no practical application to my life until just now, when I've seen your flowers in that cute little box. Thanks!

xx

Lisa said...

I love the second outfit - so chic! And I have never thought of wearing a shirt backwards before! Such a great idea!! I will have to give that a try!
And I really like your hair in these pictures! The little braid is super cute!

piglet said...

I love the layered necklaces! And the gray tights!

Kathryn said...

before I read I saw the first picture and I liked the tights, socks, boots combo, but the second outfit clearly has the super-chic figure flattery going on. That shirt is HOTTTTTT, and I think the open back is way sexier than wearing it frontwards would ever be!

briannelee said...

I laughed outloud when I read this "One time, I listened to a whole Nickleback song before I realized what was happening and I changed the station." Sometimes this happens to me too ;)

I love the 2nd outfit! I love the bright necklaces w/ the dark top and how you wore the shirt backwards for a different look.

Eyeliah said...

haha, I've almost listened to some Nickleback too (but I am from Alberta). I like that low back.

Second Skin said...

I actually like the first look. Perhaps You are just a bit to critical of yourself here! I don't know, I like it. I really like your redo too. The jumble of necklaces is so gorgeous. And that V Back. . . goodness girl, I am on the look out for a deep v now! We SHOULD go thrifting together!

Christen said...

I definitely like the second look better but I honestly didn't think the first one was that bad. I do think it would have looked better had the boots been a little higher. But the necklaces are beyond amazing!!!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

LOVE the necklaces together and the pants are fabulous!

hellojellogoodbyepudding said...

I really like all the necklaces.

Clare said...

STUNNING. I love everything here, and I'm totally going against you and LOVING the boots and socks. You look flippin' amazing in both of these outfits.

Also, I got my FIRST repeat word verification today! My computer is set to auto-complete, so it will show me which words I've written already. "Caput" = 2x

Academichic said...

Sooo much goodness in one little post - the necklaces worn all together like that are awesome, your braid is too cute, I actually like the boots/tights/socks combo, and the Vneck back is stunning. Fabulosity Overload!!

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The Village Idiot said...

sexy shirt :)
i actually like the look of the knee highs and boots with the skirt! :)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I loveee the sexy back! :)

alexandra said...

best. post. ever. first of all you are hilarious! second of all, i love BOTH outfits! i think you rock the boots/knee-highs/tights so well, and the second 'fit is hot tamale! keep it up, lady!

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