No St. Patrick’s Day Pinching Here

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

Chicago tends to celebrate St. Patrick’s day on the weekend before. Dyeing the river green, tons of drunk people, a parade, and I’m sure some other stuff. I spent my weekend celebrating Pi Day (3-14-15) by running a Pi Day 5K and then eating pie. I also got out on my bike for the first time this year and rode 35 miles.

And then fell and scraped up my elbow. Oh well. There were more highs than lows this weekend, even if I wasn’t celebrating like the rest of the city.

So, instead, I’m wearing my green today!

green-pants-letote-sweater-1Sweater – Le Tote (same) | Pants – Express (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – c/o fibi & clo (same)

green-pants-letote-sweater-3When I first pulled this top out of my Le Tote box I just laughed. It looked so TINY! And short. And I already have a short torso so I can’t imagine how short it would be on someone other than me. I thought, there’s no way I’m wearing this.

But then I thought, wait, what if I layer it over a black tank top? The black accents on the sides would probably make it look like the tank was part of the design of the sweater. And, you know what, I think it works. In fact, I’m actually thinking I might keep this sweater since it’s currently on sale for $23.

What do you think? Or does that just make you want to pinch some reality back into me since you can’t pinch me for not wearing green?


10 replies on “No St. Patrick’s Day Pinching Here

  1. Kandi

    I honestly didn’t even notice that it was a short sweater with a tank under it. It flows nicely.

  2. Chris

    I think the sweater looks fine with that cami underneath.

    You rode 35 miles on the FIRST DAY? WOW!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Hahah, I know, right? I’d been on ,my bike on the trainer a few times for about 45 minutes to an hour but definitely not 35 miles worth! The weather was just so nice that we kept going.

  3. Emily @ Out and About

    So sorry to hear about your fall and scraping your elbow! That is the worst.

    The sweater layered over the tank looks perfect! I would never have realized it was two separate pieces had you not pointed it out. It goes perfectly with the side detailing! Actually, at some point I would love to hear your thoughts on layering long shirts under short shirts where the only visible “layer” is the bottom band around your waist/hips (your outfit today is an exception since the tank matches the sides). I’m talking, say, all-black sweater with just a layered band of red at the bottom. Yay or nay?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I think depending on where the color hits and how tight it is then it’s okay. For example, if it’s tight and hitting below your hipbone it might make you look wider. If it’s looser and maybe a bit longer then it’s fine. For example, I’ve worn a black sweater with a gold colored top underneath and it looked fine mostly because of the length and material of the gold top.

  4. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    I totally thought the black band at the bottom was part of the sweater — I had to reread your post a couple of times to make sure I read correctly that it was a separate tank top! My favorite detail is the green pendant — so perfect! 🙂

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