Thursday, January 14, 2010

Unworn No More

Though I'm not particularly fond of the way any of the outfit pictures from yesterday turned out (by no fault of the photographers - I'm a hard subject), I am proud to say I wore two items from my 'unworns' pile!  It was as if this army green shirt dress and blazer were made for each other.  The look leans a bit more toward business formal than I'm used to, but it's good to change things up every now and then. 

I may have been subconsciously influenced by Veronica on Better Off Ted, having watched two episodes the night before.  I love that show and hope it doesn't get cancelled.  Veronica wears the most beautiful suits.  I'm not really into suits for myself, but if I were, I'd want to have a collection just like hers.

This may sound strange, but many blazers and fitted jackets have tendancy to stress me out.  I love this particular blazer, and it fits really well, but even the slightest arm restriction and I get all tense and uncomfortable.  Am I alone, or do others feel this way about blazers?  For this reason, I changed into a less constricting wrap sweater when I got home.  Relief!

I love the flower pin that came with the jacket and thought it would be a shame to only wear it on the blazer.  So I put it in my hair. 

Both outfits were slightly more on the classy/conservative side than I would normally wear, but I think I pulled it off as best as I could.

Pearls:  Gift from Mom & Dad-in-law (from China)
Dress:  F21, thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Blazer:  Banana Republic, thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Tights:  ?
Shoes:  Oh Deer!  via
Wrap Sweater:  Banana Republic, thrifted

Still tryin' to figure out where that darn spell check button is....grr.


Chelsea said...

I hate the arm restriction feeling from blazers/jackets! Seriously, drives me nuts. I'm a bit broader, so I run into this problem all too often. You are not alone!

nonhousewife said...

Found you on weardrobe...Oooh, LOOOVE the green suit outfit! And the lavender with the green, too.

Bug said...

Both outfits are very cute. I like the dressy dressy style on you. And your choice of tights are nice.

Leproust Vintage said...

oh my gosh! I am the exact same way with blazers and fitted jackets! The restrictions kill me!

Those heels look so great with the color palette of this outfit!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

Gorgeous blazer!

Kate said...

Very cute look (both of them) and love the shoes! I cannot believe you didn't post a close up of them! Adorable!

piglet said...

Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one!
Blazers drive me crazy, I find them so uncomfortable.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look so cute! The blazer is just lovely, so I'm glad that it fits you well. I have broad shoulders so I tend to feel restricted when wearing them to, but I usually pony up and wear them to conferences. Luckily I've found a couple that fit me well.

D said...

looking very classic and pretty. are those heels camo? omg, how cute!