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Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 15]

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Pinterest Parallels

I pinned this outfit a year ago and had all the pieces to recreate it….except for the shoes. It occurred to me when I finally wore it that I could have worn my leopard flats but, look, I finally have brown flats so I was going to wear them!

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Sweater – Forever 21 (similar) | Shirt – J. Crew (similar) | Pants – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Dr. Scholl’s (same) | Watch – Nixon c/o Shopbop (same)

Also, I know everyone was gushing about the weather in Chicago being abnormally warm for the first part of November but, I have to say, I was enjoying it, too. I mean, I wore this outfit with just my trench coat and was perfectly fine! Even with flats and exposed feet. Crazy, right? This time last year it was boots all the time.

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Also, funny story about this plaid shirt. See, originally I got it in a size 2 as a gift. That size always felt a little bit tight across the shoulders and in the armpits, though, so after a few months I sold it on eBay and bought it in a size 4.

Then I was wearing it at work about a month ago. I went to the gym on my lunch break and when I put the shirt back on afterward I realized I had hulked-out of it and there was literally a shredded hole under one arm! Not on seam, either. A legit shredded hole just in the fabric.

I guess there is a downside to weight lifting.

Anyway, I loved that shirt so much (clearly since I’d already bought it myself once) that I immediately took to eBay again. However, this time I couldn’t find it in a 4….so I bought a 6. And it still fits! I probably paid too much for a used shirt, but, hey, when you like something you like something.

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4 replies on “Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 15]

  1. Erin

    I love this look, and I completely understand about re-finding something you love! I’ll confess I just did it with a pair of navy velvet Mary Janes for my 18-month-old daughter. She wore the original shoes for Christmas last year and I loved them so much I found them on ebay (and way over paid) to have them in her size for this year. Also, I’m loving the combo of plaid, navy and red! I have a pair of red pants I never know how to wear, I’ll have to recreate this look!

  2. Emily @ Out and About

    I know it was a pain to have to rebuy the shirt in a larger size, but I think it’s really cool that you hulked out of the previous shirt! Power to you (literally!)

    This is such a great holiday look! Love the red paired with the blue and plaid!

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