Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three Olive Martini

Top: c/o Sears; Skirt: Ann Taylor; Necklace: c/o Lulu*s; Heels: c/o Lulu*s

An outfit I hate, presented to you by me.

No really. I hate it. We took these photos right before work today and when I reviewed them, I was confronted by a special kind of horror. A bad outfit and no time to change. For some reason this all looked okay in the mirror, but it felt totally wrong. And, in my ever-processing brain, I have been pondering why I felt so so bad about myself and my clothes all day. This is what I've determined:

A) I am tired of wearing tights. Flat out tired. Over it. WHEN will it be in the sixties?

A.2) These tights need to go. In the trash. They have a hole in the toe, a million snags, are covered with a layer of lint that shall not be removed. You can't slip on a dingy pair of old, worn tights and feel great all day. It defies the laws of nature.

A.3) Get some new plain black tights.

B) Olive doesn't look good on me. Ben's always said it. I've always argued. But pictures never lie. Trust your complexion in a photograph when you're wearing the color in question. It's what the natural light world, and not your dim bathroom self, sees.

and finally,

C) You can't skip out on laundry and wear the improper undershirt with a totally sheer blouse without looking dumb.

I think this outfit slowed my entire self down town including my energy level, work productivity, and brain function. Curses! I hope you all had a better day in the style department and don't forget to enter the Shoptagr giveaway for $50 to J.Crew here!


  1. I actually love this outfit! You look so sophisticated! But I know how you're feeling, I've definitely had outfits that seem to put me in a disappointed mood all day. Hopefully tomorrow is better :)

    xo www.inventedromance.blogspot.com

  2. well, I never post outfits I don't end up liking at the end of the day.
    Usually I'll unbutton something, take down my hair, and if I'm working inside, off with the tights! The skirt is really cool though, I like the texture a lot.


  3. I think that Olive actually looks really great on you!

  4. Awww, I love this outfit and despite the inward feelings, I think you pulled it off brilliantly! I hear you about the tights though. There is a limit. Don't be too hard on yourself about this outfit. Happy Wednesday!

    A Silver Snapshot

  5. Stop this negative thoughts, this style is just awesome. Love everything you wearing, the olive green looks great on you. xoxo :)

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  6. Your top is so pretty! I love the black detailing on it!


  7. I was actually thinking, this is such a lovely work outfit, cant believe you hate it

    Stella | Electrik Flowers

  8. The skirt is very beautiful with the top, great combination!! you have a beautiful blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and facebook? let us know
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  9. Loving this look so much. The top and skirt goes so well together! xx


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  11. Love your outfit ! It looks really great !!


  12. I am loving this skirt, and that necklace matches very well. xx

  13. Such a sleek outfit! And the backs of those heels - love!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  14. I'm so over wearing tights too! I'm ready for dresses and skirts with bare legs and some sunshine!

  15. Such an elegant outfit! xx


  16. Very nice skirt and heels!

  17. I think you look great, babes! Olive works on you- don't know what you're talking about! :)

    Happy Thursday!


  18. Love this sophisticated look!

    xo Amy

  19. Like most ladies before me said- don't be too harsh on yourself. You've managed to pull it out. You look sophisticated in a transparent shirt – how many women can do that?
    I love the skirt, and the necklace, and the shoes! Almost everything :D
    Kudos to you for pulling off something you don't feel too comfortable in.
    Be happy.
    End of Tenancy Cleaning London

  20. I don't think it's that bad but I know what you mean about just feeling off all day when you don't like your outfit. can't win 'em all ha.
    -- jackie - jade and oak

  21. I really liked the necklace! It isn't bad at all.


  22. I actually love that olive green top on you!


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