WIW - seasonally... unconcerned :)

Yes, it's Spring, but here I am in a cowl neck, flannel, and corduroy!

#1 was the first time I felt the rubric truly saved the day. I went down my list and threw on a bright (orange top), dark (pants), structure (gold button cardi), waist detail (buttoning the cardi at waist)... and then realized I needed a tough element, but I was kind of "out of room" as far as clothing went. The pants covered my boots, so I slapped on this DIY leather cuff watch (#2). I'd made it to hold my furbaby photos. The guys at work thought it was pretty cool!

#3 was a trip out for tacos. I wanted something cozy, so I wore my flannel despite the season and brightened it up with the citron jacket and engineer jeans.

#4-5 was my Friday outfit. It was a jeans day, but I wanted to debut this hi-low top I'd purchased over the winter, so I needed a slim leg. Since I haven't bought slim denim yet, I went for my J. Crew cords. Chose the jacket because I liked how the curved hem mirrored that of the top. I felt a little like a ring master from the circus, but who says that's a bad thing? When the guys were discussing which of them was most fashionable on the team (they always comment on one another's ties... pretty fun to watch), they did comment that I had the most personal style. :)

BR gold button cardi - gift card
American Apparel orange cowl - $1 via swap meet
Mossimo pants - $1 via swap meet
Report Marks booties - $30 via Amazon
London Fog handbag - Christmas gift from Mom
Cat Cuff - DIY using scrap materials

Citron utility jacket - $30 DIY project via Ebay
UO flannel shirt - Christmas gift from my sister
Hudson Hendrix Jeans - (can't remember price) via Ebay

UO plaid jacket - $1 via swap meet
Hi-low top - $20 via small strip mall store
Cognac belt - $3 via swap meet
J. Crew matchstick cords - $60? via outlet
80%20 Rina booties - Christmas gift card (original price) $160 via Karmaloop

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  • Kirti replied 9 years ago

    #4 is amazing! I love the jacket and shirt! You also look so great in brights like orange and citron :)

  • Kiwichik replied 9 years ago

    You are always true to your style and these photos are no exception #4 & 5 are my favouites. Love that hi/lo shirt.

  • christieanne replied 9 years ago

    I love #4. Who says ringmaster is a bad thing indeed lol!
    Citron makes everything better (that sounds like a vodka ad I guess) and the DIY bracelet looks interesting - is it parts from a watch? I would like to see more of that one sometime.

  • JennyAnne replied 9 years ago

    Gotta dress for the weather! You look great - I really love the colors in #1.

  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    #4 and #5 look great.

  • harmonica replied 9 years ago

    Love #4, but the others are great too :-) They all look very Rae and that DIY watch is amazing! *love, love, love*

  • rae replied 9 years ago

    Thanks, ladies! 4-5 are my favorites, too. After a hot day today, though, I think I should put more effort into dressing for the warm weather.

    Christieanne, the bracelet is made of a broken watch face, a broken belt, and some rivets I had in my stash. Probably about $3 in parts. :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    These are fabulous Rae! Let's hear it for the rubric!!! #4/5 are absolute KILLER!

  • shevia replied 9 years ago

    Love 4 and 5 and greatly admire your half tuck. The citron jacket is great too!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Your use of color and light neutrals keep the outfits from looking wintery.
    You need to sell those photo cuffs on etsy or something. They look like a creative way to carry photos of grandchildren, friends, furbabies and more. I could see even preteens wanting one.

  • nancylee replied 9 years ago

    Love all of these, Rae. You always look so comfortable and natural in your outfits....which makes them look extra super fashionable. Love the kitty photos!

  • catgirl replied 9 years ago

    Hooray for the rubric! A lot of the usefulness seems to be in helping you FEEL better rather than looking better, since you look fab even without the watch doodad. And how you feel is just as important, right?

    I want that plaid jacket. It's like the Willow & Clay one that everyone here was after at one point.

    Your furbaby photo watch is brilliant! See, you could make a business out of steampunky one-of-a-kind creations.

  • Deborah replied 9 years ago

    4/5 look amazing! That jacket is gorgeous Rae. In fact all these looks are perfect and how good do you look in citron :)

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