7.15.2010

An Outfit (Deconstructed) ...


So I'm guessing this is fairly common, but I'm in a bit of a mid-summer clothing rut... (or maybe I'm telling myself it's common so I don't feel like such a sartorial failure.)

Case in point, this week's outfit is literally the first time in seven days that I haven't worn either: A. my black tank dress from Target with a taupe cardigan or B. a black knee length skirt from last summer with the aforementioned taupe cardigan (not counting work clothes, but then again, I rarely count work clothes...)

It's a bad scene friends. Yesterday Audrey asked me if I should (and I quote), "wash some clothes so I can wear a new dress."

See, sad.

I think it's the heat. Right? Yes, It's definitely the heat.




The Details:
  • Striped tunic -- J. Crew
  • Black skinny jeans (that I cut off in a moment of desperation) -- Gap
  • Shoes -- Chie Mihara
  • Necklace (that I broke and then knotted up in yet another act of desperation) -- Martin + Osa
  • Bracelets -- F is for Frank bangle + Gilt gold bracelets

21 comments:

Little Bean Shop said...

it's the heat......unless it's a swimsuit, everything feels uncomfortable. Which explains the clothing rut.

simplesong | suann said...

i love it ... and i love all the breaking + cutting .. i did that the other day too. : )

Simply Mel said...

your fashion acts "of desperation" always turn out to be simply perfect! How do you do it? :)

Macy Dawn said...

Ditto on the summer fashion rut. I find myself sporting around in the same top day in and day out...

On a side note- where are you amazing chairs from? I've had my eye out for similar dinning chairs but I'm not sure what they are called or referred to as.

Lindsey said...

LOVE your style...even in a rut :)

Sherry said...

at 4'11", i cut off my jeans all the time....thank goodness rough edges are cool. it's so much cheaper. adorable outfit on you.

Ana Degenaar said...

I have to agree with you, it is the heat. Ever since we moved to Brazil, I feel like every day I better my fashion faux pas. I love that entire outfit, it's perfection!

molly said...

heat all the way.
pregnancy + heat has me in a horrible rut. i am most definitely looking forward to fall.
cooler weather + regular clothes!

PJ said...

Your sartorial failures would be wins for me! You put outfits together so creatively. Simple... yet lovely :)

holly said...

It's funny how we are so eager for summer weather and inevitably it gets miserably hot and humid and the clothing options become limited. If only I were 5 again and could run around in a bathing suit to SURIVIVE the dog days of summer...

nicole me oh my! said...

I'm feeling the same way! And I have the same tunic - I think I wore it four times last week ... I love it!

Persis Shah said...

i love ur outfit...esp ur sandals...i guess its ok to get stuck in a rut every once in a while =)

just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)

Persis
http://www.onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

I really love that striped tunic!



have a great weekend!



xx
Nikki

Design Fixation said...

I feel the same exact way... it seems like I've worn everything a million times. I'd love to go on a shopping spree, that would help the situation. Must. Win. Lottery.

rikshaw design said...

there are those shoes i should have bought last year!!! darnnit!

agirlandherdot said...

Love your shoes!!! Fabulous :)

stephanie said...

ha! i'm in the same rut - easy black maxi dress, easy romper with cardigan...all. the. time. my husband is probably so tired of my summer rut lol

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I think you are beyond FAB my darlin, I adore your style( and you have plenty of it) and will live vicariously through you with your Chie's( my very fave shoe designer out there).
xo
Melis

Cassi said...

Your get-up is super cute. But I get what you mean. I'm in that same rut. Jeans. Tee. Havianas. Every day. Not to mention pony tails... I was just discussing this with my mother in law ("MILly") this morning, and the more I talk about it, the more I realize it's time for a change. Thanks for making me feel at ease about my rut, and also for inspiring me to get myself out of it. :) Have a fantastic rut-free weekend!

Melissa Blake said...

omg, that baby photo is adorable!!

Stephanie said...

Oh Joslyn, you always look so amazing.