Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 17]

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter · Pinterest Parallels · Style Imitating Art

When I got my new camel blazer for Christmas I knew the exact outfit I wanted to recreate using it. It was this one from Damsel in Dior. Turns out this outfit also kind of works for this week’s Style Imitating Art challenge from Animated Cardigan.


Blazer – The Limited (similar) | Shirt- Le Tote (same) | Scarf – gift (similar) | Pants – Vince Camuto (similar) | Shoes – Sam Edelman (same)

I know the original SIA photograph that Jess chose is all black and white, but I think the stripes on my shirt echo the trees and the tan jacket just alludes to nature.

In other news, I spent all of Friday and Saturday working at for a local half marathon and a good chunk of Sunday answering post-race emails. Our race shirt manufacturer missed our deadline and, as such, some of our shirts were stuck in transit and didn’t arrive in time for the race. Most people were understanding but there are always those who have to be rude or difficult about things, right?

Anyway, it just reinforces the life lesson that you should try your hardest to be nice to people. Why default to rude when it’s just as easy to be nice, you know?

I fully admit that I am not always the nicest person. Sometimes Jason has to say “Be nice” when I’m getting testy. So even I can stand a reminder now and then. No one is perfect.

Admittedly, even this outfit isn’t perfect. In the interest of full disclosure, I barely wore the blazer all day. After months of being cold our office is finally warm! So, I suppose, that my outfit ended up being a great interpretation of this week’s SIA choice after all.


6 replies on “Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 17]

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    We were discussing how many angry emails we anticipated you all would be getting when the email went out on Friday about the shirts. I wonder if one of the disgruntled emails you responded to came from the woman who called me a not-nice name during the race 😛 People are the worst sometimes.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Considering the rudest person so far is someone who finished after the time cut-off and didn’t get her stuff because we had already packed everything up, I doubt it’s the same person. We should go out for brunch some time so I can share some stories. They are doozies.

  2. Emily @ Out and About

    Yikes on the folks who were so rude. Geez, it’s just a race shirt. Not like all of us runners don’t have overflowing drawers already full of race shirts, right? Sorry to hear you had to deal with that. =(

    Can you please show me how you tied your scarf like that? I’m in need of some new methods!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I wish I could help on the scarf tying but this one is actually an infinity scarf! However, I have turned other non-infinity scarves into infinity ones as a way to wear them differently.

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