They can’t all be winners

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

I mentioned in my August shopping summary that I ordered a blue pleated skirt from American Eagle Outfitters. Well, that puppy costs me $7 and this is the result.


Vest – Express (similar) | Shirt – Express (similar) | Skirt – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Booties – Liz Claiborne via DSW (similar) | Necklace – NYC jewelry store (similar)

Let’s just say that, yes, there are still some items from American Eagle that are designed for teenagers with no hips. But, since it would cost me more to ship it back then I paid for it, I’ll keep it around for a bit and see if It grows on me. Or if shrink in it, is more like it.

As for the vest, I’ve had it a a number of years and I think it’s about time for it to go. It’s too short on me and just cuts me off at a weird spot.

Also, Chewie was NOT interested in playing nicely with the camera. Just in case you thought he was a good dog who listened nicely. He couldn’t have you think that. Nope.


So, yeah, just one of those days. At least it’s Friday!

6 replies on “They can’t all be winners

  1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    Hee hee, I love how you insert dog-related humor into your posts (“that puppy costs me $7”) 🙂

    I like the IDEA of this outfit — the booties with the tights are especially cute — but I get what you’re saying about fit and proportions. Perhaps a long, loose-fitting tank or sweater over the skirt would play with proportions in an interesting way?

  2. Darlene

    I like the combination of the blue with the houndstooth. Never would have thought of it myself. I have a cobalt blue pencil skirt and houndstooth blazer that I will be putting together now, thanks to you.

  3. Sara

    You’re right in that this outfit is no good – but the skirt is such a pretty (and flattering for you) color that it’s totally worth keeping.

    My suggestion would be to pair the skirt with more “adult” and classic items – no fishnets and booties. Instead, what about solid black (flats, tights, turtleneck/top) and either gemstone or silver jewelry? Other than the vest itself, I think that the problem with the outfit is that you’ve cut yourself off twice in unflattering ways. The skirt falls straight out from your hips, making you look wider than you are, and then the booties cover up your ankles so you don’t see the slimmest parts of your legs either. Either one of those on its own probably wouldn’t matter nearly as much.

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