October 28, 2012

Exercising Opposites

I am not entirely sure about this outfit.  I really the combination of opposite colors -- that deep, grape-y violet and mustard yellow -- and I like the silhouette, but I don't think it wore as well as it looked.

Occasion: a Friday (ie. short day) of lectures

The dress is a slight a-line and would be fine on its own, except that it hits me about two inches higher on the leg than I feel comfortable with for school or professionally.  I've worn a black skirt under it as an extender before, but I wanted more color this time.  This yellow skirt,'s so full.  I know petticoats worked that way, but all that fairly stiff material (almost like denim) under a much lighter-weight, narrower dress was just awkward.

Such a cheeseball face, but it shows off that lovely necklace a bit better, and the interesting texture that the tone-on-tone stripes add.  I really do like these colors together, so I'm sure I'll give this pairing another shot at some point.

Now, while we're on the subject of cheeseball...

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Dress: H&M | Skirt: thrifted | Shoes: Target | Necklace: a gift from the mister



  1. How funny - I have a post about opposing colors written [in my head], so I guess we're all on the same wavelength!

    You know I love this dress [duh, I have it too!] and that necklace is simply beautiful. But you're right - the yellow skirt is too full to wear under the dress. Maybe if it was a little less full, or a little shorter?

    But anyway, you're my favorite cheeseball!

  2. Love that dress! I have it in two colors, and a shirt like it. Are you for wearing fun leggings with it? That's typically what I do, especially when the weather is a bit cooler.

  3. hannah -- i also have it in another color (which i'm torn about, as it's a color i don't usually wear), and two of the shirts in the same style. =) LOVE the shirts -- they suit the same aesthetic as a button-down, but without the inevitable gaping at the chest.

    i do wear leggings or tights when it gets cooler, but it's still unbelievably warm and un-fall-like here by san francisco, so none of that yet.

  4. I am a huge fan of all things mustard yellow- especially with blues and purples. I echo Hannah- what about leggings with the dress?