Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Balance

Top: Target
Cardigan: Talbots
Skirt: BR Factory Store
Boots: Frye

I decided to wear this lightweight and summery ikat print top the other day, despite the dropping fall temperatures. In my mind, I wanted to pair it with my mustard yellow cardigan to make it feel more "autumn-y", but at the last minute decided to swap it out with this minty blue cardigan... mostly because I had just worn the mustard cardigan two days prior.

I had originally worn dark grey tights that morning, but after one look in the bathroom mirror, I realized that the outfit felt very imbalanced. The top was so springy and light, and the bottom so dark and heavy. After an almost impossible task of removing my tights in the tiny bathroom stall (gross, don't want to touch the ground with my bare feet), I felt better about my outfit because I balanced out the light top with bare legs.

The challenge I didn't anticipate was walking around in boots sans socks or tights. It's squeaky, uncomfortable, and kind of nasty. I do not recommend trying it out.

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  1. Shame you
    had to balance-out your outfit at work. Yea, those floors, you never
    know….great balance though, with the light top and bottom too! Boots sans socks
    is weird. I woulda just kept the tights on ;).
     

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  2. Cute ikat print! Yes, boots sans socks/tights is not ideal. But at least you look great... love those Frye boots!

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  3. ha!  even with your boots-without-socks issue this is still a great outfit!

    dash dot dotty

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  4. Your hair looks beautiful here - is your hair naturally wavy like that? Mine refuses to hold a curl, so I'm always looking for products that will help so if you have any suggestions.....

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  5. I think you look adorable! Love the minty top and cardi. And I have indeed gone barefoot in my boots before and you are so right - not comfy. :)

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  6. Haha, it's okay. it was a really warm day anyway so bare legs were fine. Now if that happened today, I'd say screw the imbalance. My legs want to be warm :)

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  7. Thanks, Stephanie! The boots are a half-size too big (what happens when I buy on clearance...) so I feel like a clown when I wear them. Okay, it's not that bad, it's mostly in my mind :)

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  8. No, my hair is naturally "poofy" - neither straight or wavy, just thick and not-straight. I used to have the hardest time getting curls to stay, but now I just make sure my hair is completely dry, and I prep it with heat protectant spray (bought the cheapest one at the drug store - tressemme heat styling spray, works just fine), curl, then use a little bit of hairspray. Also make sure you have a good curler that gets really hot. The cheap Conair ones are terrible, but I love my Hot Tools one.

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  9.  Thanks, CC! I hope I never have to go barefoot in boots again :(

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  10. I love the shirt and the slouchy boots!

    I just bought my first pair of Fryes and have a slippery leather sole issue - what did you do about yours?

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  11. Ooooh exciting! Which style did you get? I can't wait to see!

    I almost slipped on the linoleum floor when I wore my new ones to work, but after walking around outside on the sidewalk a bit, the leather sole got scuffed up, which provided better traction. Still not the safest shoes to wear when it's icy though!

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  12.  I got the Jane boots and so far have only worn them around indoors still it's still warm out, but sometimes it's like a slip and slide between the carpet and the wood floors! ;o)

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  13. Your hair always looks so pretty - you'll have to post how you do it someday.  I totally understand about not wanting to touch the ground with bare feet - esp. in the bathroom!

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