Tuesday, November 27, 2012

23: Roadkill

Chambray: H&M | Pants: LC Lauren Conrad | Flats: Me Too Patty (different color) | Bag: F21 (but doesn't it kind of remind you of this Alexander Wang dreamboat?) | Furry stole/scarf/snood: Target | Earrings: F21 | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Target (different color)

When I was, I don't know, much wee-er than I am now, my grandma (yes, that one) spent the better part of a year putting together three giant boxes of dress-up clothes for me for Christmas. Big old vintage dresses, shoes, costume jewelry, scarves, crowns, you name it. And though I was thoroughly unimpressed by girly things for a fair portion of my childhood, it probably still would have gone down in history as one of the greatest gifts ever.

IF.

IF she hadn't put a legit vintage fox fur stole (head attached) at the top of the first box I opened, so when I lifted the lid the first things I saw were two beady eyes. Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like wondering what you've done that's so bad Santa would bring you roadkill for Christmas.

I'm still a little scarred, but after all the stuff of nightmares had been permanently removed, the dress-up box eventually became the stuff of legend (and lots of embarrassing pictures). And I got over my fear of fur. Though I still prefer it headless. And, you know, fake.

 Blazer: The Limited | Sweater: Target | Pants: aaaaaancient | Shoes: Nine West Booboo | Earrings: F21 | Bag: Forever21

I ended up wearing a modified version of my batsuit to my bar fitness interview. Besides the fact that I look like I'm having an awkward prom pic with myself, the pantalones were wholly unforgiving of the extended Thanksgiving I've been having the last few days. Methinks I need to rekindle my frenemyship with Mr. Elliptical like yesterday.

I had some doubts about wearing a lace skirt to an interview-type situation, even though it's much more subtle in person than in direct camera flash. In the end, I was so much more comfortable in the skirt that I just went for it. Which one would you have worn?

 Blazer: The Limited | Sweater: Target | Skirt: F21 | Shoes: Nine West Booboo | Earrings: F21 | Bag: F21

 pleated poppy

39 comments

  1. Love that first outfit - the pleather, the denim, the 'roadkill'! It's all perfect! And I would have gone with the lace skirt too - conservative but still 'you'. Hope you were declared fit! :)

    Life etc

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    1. I knew it was a bad sign when I put on the pants, looked in the mirror, and started humming "Walk the Line." There is such a thing as too much black! ;)

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  2. I love the first outfit, too! New follower to your sweet blog...found you from Shanna's party. Hope you will stop over for a visit! Angie @ Swede Dreams

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  3. You look fantastic! Great pieces and I really love how you mixed different high/lo (and those "low" certainly look mighty high in price!)
    Newest follower from TPP :)

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    1. So happy to have you!! I couldn't beliiiiiieve how close this bag was to the big guns version. I was so excited!

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  4. love the first outfit especially the shoes, the bows are perfect!

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  5. love the first pair of shoes. i think i need them! xo annalizbeth

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    1. You so do! 6pm still has them in silver, and sometimes the nude ones pop up on eBay. I'll send you positive Jedi shopping vibes!

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  6. Love your outfits, especially the first one. Gorgeous.

    ~FringeGirl

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  7. You look great! I love all of your outfits but the first one is my absolute fave!

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    1. I think it's my favorite too. It's just a little too hard to feel totally myself in formal interview mode!

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  8. I love the lace skirt, you look great!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I was so glad I went with it, I felt a million times better.

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  9. Girl, you are stunning!! I love your style and so glad you linked up today! Looking forward to seeing and reading more! And I would have been scarred too if I saw that fox fur with a HEAD! lol!

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    1. You're too sweet! I thought it was hilarious that I hopped over to your blog and the first thing I saw was your FOX sweater! Luckily yours was much cuter than the roadkill and not at all scary.

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  10. That first outfit is ADORABLE. Visiting from WIWW.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for taking the time to stop by.

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  11. Love your classy style! you look great!

    Lindsey
    thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  12. My grandmother had a similar fox fur WITH head attached and those beady eyes! Sooo creepy as wee little one. After years of therapy, I can safely say I thoroughly appreciate your first look. Just gorgeous, I'm going to pin you:) Love your bar looks too and love the one you went with!

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    1. Does hers have the legs too?! I was like, WTF is this a mutant rabbits foot?! and AHHHHHALWEIAW;LD I feel so famous now!! Pin pin pin!! haha

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  13. I would've gone with the skirt for sure! It looks more professional IMHO. You look adorable as always. I like the leather pants too! It's something I would like to wear, because it would make me feel like I was the cool Sandy, but I'm scerred.

    ~Michelle @ liveworkstyle.wordpress.com

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    1. DON'T BE SCARED! Seriously these are so comfy. I was Sandy in my sorority's recruitment skit AND at my grandparent's 50th anniversary party, so I feel kind of like an expert in the field of leather leg things. These pass the test.

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  14. OMG - I love that first outfit, I think I have everything to replicate it! Love the skirt, I think it would be great for an interview!

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  15. Love both of these outfits and so glad you got over your fear of fur because it looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was traumatic but I think I've moved on :)

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  16. love that first outfit! those pants look awesome on you... i bought them but had to return them because they didnt fit me well.

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    1. I hate when that happens. I had a pair of liquid leggings (too shiny) and a pair from F21 that I ended up returning before I found these. Don't give up!! They're worth it once you find them.

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  17. That was a big IF for sure - but what a great thought! I consider all of these pieces wardrobe staples and you are so chic putting them all together, pretty lady!
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    Here&Now

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    1. We share a brain! All those "wardrobe staples" lists that have white button downs and bootcut jeans, I'm always like... where's the jean shirts and the leather pants, fool?!

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  18. Sam, there is nothing better than a sentimental value item of grandma, looks glamourisish :-D (I have no clue how to spell this word) :-D

    I like the the skirt outfit better for that interview, the entire black outfit looks like you are going to a funeral ;-)

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. I don't know in what universe "glamourisish" is a word, but it's a universe I want to live in! ;) Hahahaha you make me laugh. And I felt the same way about all black! I was like damn, law school sucks sometimes, but I'm not dead yet!

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  19. Has anyone ever told you how pretty you are? Seriously stop it.

    I think if I had that fake notrealfoxhead fur, I would just take it off every second I got and nap. Which would be a great way to get through work every day...

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    1. Giiiiirrrrllll you make me blush. Seriously stop it ;) Thanks to you I now consider this scarf a survival item (because pillows are survival items... #firstworldproblems) and will use that excuse to wear it everywhere I go. Your fault!

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  20. frenemyship is the best word ever, and just so you know , I'm stealing it! LOL.

    You look fantastic and that lace skirt is awesome.

    xo,
    Alyssa

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