Wednesday, November 7, 2012

If Waldo wore pencil skirts

Oh, who am I kidding? I'd knock over Waldo in a heartbeat and take his precious striped shirts. I know Waldo typically wears a red striped shirt, but I think he probably has a few blue ones in his closet for off days.

Skirt: J.Crew // Top: American Apparel // Sunnies: Cole Haan // Shoes: Cole Haan // Purse: Kate Spade // Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft // Bracelets: family heirloom, Derng

It's a good thing I can claim my brother is a rugby player.  I think that gives me a quasi-rational for having a large influx of striped shirts in my closet.  I honestly don't know how I would get dressed in the morning if it wasn't for stripes, polka dots, and a million-and-one black t-shirts.  

I scored that wool pencil skirt from J.Crew over the summer and I've been biding my time until the weather cooled down to actually wear it.  The hubs thought I was insane for buying a wool skirt when it was over 100 degrees out, but I think I got it for $50 and that was just too good of a deal to pass up.

Of course these photos are two weeks old and were taken when it was still daylight when we got home from work.  The first couple of weeks of daylights savings always throw me for a loop, but I should be excited because it means that my constant fear of acquiring unwanted UV rays is significantly diminished.  I liked this outfit so much that I wore the same shirt and skirt yesterday for election day, but I switched out the brown Cole Haans for my favorite patent red pair.  It wasn't until after I got dressed that the hubs told me I looked like an American Flag.  Gotta equally represent the red and the blue in a bi-partisan way!  I gladly swapped out the big necklace for my "I VOTED" sticker.  

How are you adjusting to the time change?  Anyone stay up too late last night watching election returns and/or speeches?  


  1. I am so in love with this outfit! I need pencil skirts like woah in my wardrobe - and I freaking love stripes. Sorry, got a little carried away.


  2. Way cuter than Waldo!! And I am still trying to adjust to the time change...I hate that it's dark by 6:15...drives me nuts and makes me sleepy. :)

  3. So cute! Im totally going to try this look. Love stripes

  4. I love the bracelets with the watch. Every time I see a picture with that I think it looks great. It is definitely on my list of things to try. :)