Thursday, May 19, 2011

WWD:Pick a Pocket

Today was picture day at the office, and rather than wear the DORKY ivory turtleneck I sported 6 years ago when I started, I thought I'd shake things up with this little number.


I have always hated turtlenecks, so I am surprised that I even owned one, for one thing, and secondly, that I WORE IT TO HAVE A PHOTO MADE. Blech.



Two things that this outfit has going for it that the other didn't? 1 - it's not a turtleneck, and b) it has POCKETS.



When I got to the photography studio, he snapped the pics and then we went to review them. I am always more critical of myself in photos (I know, I know - strange that I do this on a daily basis then, you might think, but I have the control here). So we were browsing the photos, and the photog and his assistant were telling me what I nice smile I had, yada yada, but I was nit-picking through them, and at one point the assistant said, "Maybe you should button your sweater all the way up so you can't see the red," and I was all "bitch PLEASE," that red is HOT, and it's the one thing I'm sure of - that color looks GOOD on me.


Let's not even talk about the fact that it looks good with the turqwaaaz necklathe too.


Well, I can't help it - it DO look good.


I love this dress, and don't wear it enough. Scored it on clearance at a local boutique that is sadly no longer in existence, and am so glad I did. This is the first time I thought to wear it wif the leopard, and melikes. And I LOVE mixing red and poyple together. It's like they shouldn't go, but they do. Kind of like orange and pink, or peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.

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And the little slip peeking out at the bottom is possibly a vintage slip that me mum got for me a looooong time ago. I like it because a) it helps hide my crotchless black binder, and 2) it's cute. Duh. Anypanty, I hope you have a glorious weekend. Catch ya on the flip side!


Cardi: Express, so old my Grandma fell off her dinosaur
Dress: Local boutique, now defunked
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Macy's
Bracelet: F21


Merci!
Shan

9 comments:

Danielle Grigsby said...

Vewy cute. I like things that don't seem like they should go together. Like me and my husband. : )

Kristin said...

i love this outfit!! and the photographer was crazy trying to tell you to button the cardi up. just plain crazy!

406 Olivia said...

I'da straight pimp-slapped that photog assistant for even daring to question my style! Hello! Style blogger!
Love the dress, mama.

xoxo,
~Olivia

oomph. said...

red hawt! and paired with my fave leopard! and the addition of turquoise? brilliant. i'm sure you looked fabulous in your pictures...

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MerciBlahBlah said...

Thanks ladieth!

Corks + Caftans said...

"turqwaaaz necklathe"

Hahahahahahaha.

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viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

love the colour of your necklace :)

Peetzi Jen said...

LOVE this outfit!! And you know how I feel about turqwaaazz!