Thursday, January 13, 2011

How I wore it: return of dinner guests

Hi all! Although it's technically Thursday morning, we had dinner guests over who didn't leave till 11:30, not understanding that some of us needed to take outfit pictures and post on our blogs, preferably while it was still Wednesday. Well, it didn't happen, but let's just pretend it's still Wednesday, shall we?

As you probably know, the Northeast was hit by a "weather bomb" today. It was pretty rad. But it also prevented me from working out, unless you count climbing over snowbanks to get to Whole Foods as "exercise," which, hey... Because of said walking in the snow, I put on my contacts so that my glasses wouldn't ice over, and stayed like that for the rest of the day. I rather liked the outfit I put together for the dinner, although it didn't photograph so well:

Ignore what I'm doing with my legs

Although it's hard to tell, the tight tunic I'm wearing is the grey version of this "dress." I bought four of these tunics (I will continue to call them so, as they barely cover my ass, unlike the way dresses should) from American Apparel (while I still shopped there) while still in grad school in Philly and I wore them constantly. But now? I don't think I've worn the grey one in three years. Weird. Although you can't see it, it has turquoise stitching on the sides, so it made a good excuse to wear my big ol' turquoise pendant. I also kept the look low-key with jeans and flats. And, it being winter, my favorite cardigan of my husband's (I wear it more than he does). 

While this outfit looks rather shapeless in the picture, I liked the juxtaposition of oversized sweater over tight top. As I moved, the look was quite nice and I'd like to think that I sexified my usual jeans + long shirt look a little with the very nature of my long shirt. 

Most importantly, I was comfortable and felt sassy. Who could ask for anything more?

Turquoise pendant: Macy's, remixed
Grey cardigan: husband's from H&M, remixed
Grey tunic "dress:" American Apparel
Pinstriped jeans: Gap, remixed
Mustard flats: Nine West by way of DSW, remixed


  1. I love this outfit. It looks so comfy, almost as if you could have fallen asleep on the couch while waiting for said guests to leave.

    This has to be one of my favs.

  2. Aww, thanks! I practically did fall asleep while waiting for them to leave. HOW MANY TIMES DOES ONE HAVE TO YAWN?!

  3. I love this outfit - you look chic and comfy which is the best combination, in my opinion. I really think that a dress should cover one's ass, but then again, I don't work for American Apparel.

  4. Chalkdust--you have dinner guests more often than any one I know. DH & will be right over!

  5. Aww, thanks, Allison! And I'm totally in agreement with the whole "dress hem should be BELOW my butt" philosophy.

    Terri - you're welcome any time!