2011-06-24

Captain Obvious

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Skirt? Ralph Lauren, thrifted Sequin vest? Thrifted Necklace? Archives Vintage (I got mine in Texas at a pop up shop but through the miracle of the Internet you can get one here) Cross body bag? Thrifted Shoes? Coach

For some reason, people always feel the need to point out the obvious when I am wearing this necklace. 'You're wearing a horse around your neck.'
'Yes, it appears I am.'
What I really want to say is 'Now that I've got your attention, can I just point out to you how hard it is to tuck a wool sequin vest into a snug waistband? Also, I love my little cross body bag but it doesn't even hold a pair of sunglasses. It does hold lip gloss though, which is good, because I am absolutely addicted to lip gloss. And these shoes? I bought them in a terribly selfish moment of 'I had a bad week so I deserve something new' and now I feel the need to wear them a lot to make them worth the investment but I also feel a twinge of guilt every time I do wear them...'
But I would never say all that to someone; I would just blog it instead. I save my cuss words for real life and my clothing ramblings for the blog. It's about balance.


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42 comments :

Santina said...

I wouldn't feel too guilty about those shoes. They're amazing, and in such a neutral color, you can wear them with almost anything. I bet they'd look really cute with a little pair of socks!

Santina

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Super pretty outfit! And I love that necklace!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

That's too funny - why yes I am! I agree that all the thrifted items in the outfit more than make up for the fancy shoes!

XO
Lenore

Between Laundry Days said...

I save my cuss words for both worlds, dammit!

Also, I LOVE this outfit. So Yen, so lovely.

Oh, and did you know you have a horse on your necklace? Neat!

those tricks said...

Gosh you look super fab.
I think you may be the premiere pulling-off-sequins wearer of the internet.
Gold star!!
+ nice necklace Lisa.
I need to get my hands on one of your tiny animal items soon.

sugarhoneybaby said...

Beautiful outfit!:)

.Candy. said...

I am in love with that top! I have to say I'm even more in love with the way you styled it! I would never have thought of trying this during the day, but it totally worked! I also like the fact that you paired it with a blue, lightweight skirt. It balanced out perfectly!

Can I also agree on your splurging principle? I do have days when I feel too stressed out that I have the craving to splurge? Then I feel guilty and feel the need to make it worthwhile by wearing it lots of times...just to get my justification fix...haha!

I love your blog! It's just so real!

♥☺

http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

Natbeesfashion said...

great shoes! Fantastic look :-)

x

T. said...

You're wearing a horse around your neck!!!
You're also wearing a great outfit!

Linda (little tin soldier) said...

I love this outfit and I am going to copy it after the remix. I have a sequined vest in my closet that has been languishing for years. Well, not really for years, but that sounds more interesting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

CessOviedo said...

The shoes are great no need for selfish guilt they are worthy! That sequined top is just amazing, people should say; you are wearing a cute horse instead, love it!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Frannie Pantz said...

I agree (on the cuss words IRL). Every girl needs a new pair of shoes. As for the obvious comments, my friend and I prefer to use a blank stare to said commenter and utter the phrase "are you sure?" Like, duh!! I love your sequined top!

Sal said...

I love knowing the details of this outfit so intimately. Hope the tucked top didn't cause too much discomfort - looks smashing.

Morgan said...

you look awesome. i love the gold and blue together!

Firesparx said...

LOVE the sequin top! It's listed as a vest though, did you sew it up as a top then? I can't tell by photos! The shoes were definitely worth the splurg

Stella said...

You know, I have a bunch of sequins in my closet, but I'm still too chicken to wear them. I will gaze at your sequined outfits lovingly and longingly instead!

Camille said...

hahahaha, I love your blog and your writing. You always make me laugh with your sassy ways. That bold sequin top with the Ralph Lauren skirt it such a fantastic combination. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

♥ Camille
http://www.thedeweydecimals.com

Blythe and Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness. That skirt and top are probably the best thrifting finds EVER! So gorgeous and they look amazing together!

-Charlotte

newpetite said...

Q in my mind when I first saw your outfit - how hard it must have been to tuck the top!?! Is that top heavy and slides down when you wear it? Asking this coz I saw something similar in my thrift store here and was immediately drawn to it. But when I tried it on it just felt too heavy and would not stay in place!!

Those shoes are amazing.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

well i for one would never ask you about the horse around your neck. i'd be too busy patting you on the back for the aplomb, courage, and hard work it must have taken to tuck a top like that into a high-waisted skirt. bravo, my friend, bravo.

briannelee said...

I want that necklace!!!!

Sorcha said...

That vest is so beautiful!

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

Please may I? said...

Looking fab. I adore the vest. Infect you have inspired me to wear my simlar pink version tomorrow. I won't be blending into the background in that!

X x

myedit said...

Firesparx- It is a vest, it zips up so I just wear it backwards...
Newpetite-It's actually not too heavy, it's just a lot of bulk to tuck into a waistband.

LyddieGal said...

This is so lovely - as always, you are the queen of vintage sequins, and you always look glamorous in them.

Chic on the Cheap

Sweet Laundry said...

Save a little, spend a little. It makes the world go round. And everyone deserves to treat themselves to something new when they're having a bad day. Especially a brand new pair of shoes :)

Loren said...

This top is awesome. It's pattern reminds me of a fish (a really CHIC fish). There was that book about the rainbow fish with the shiny glittery scales and every time he met another fish he would trade them one of this glitter scales. Until finally all the fish has one glitter scale and he was a rainbow of different colors.
This shirt is a little like that fish at the beginning of the story. Maybe you are destined to give everyone you meet an urge to wear more sequins.
You look very pretty is what I'm trying to say.

Healthy and Homemade said...

I love those shoes!

Alex said...

Eep. I must have one of those necklaces. I have a Bambi one and it gets exactly the same comments from people. Do they think we get dressed with our eyes closed or something? Chances are if I've got something on, I do indeed know that I'm wearing it.

Terri said...

Oh, I like the horse! As for the top and keeping it tucked in, perhaps a bit of elastic around the hem or a drawstring thru the hem would help.

kelsey williams said...

LOVE this outfit. and your tuck in looks perfect. :)

Bridget said...

The necklace is great! Don't you just love obvious statements like that... =P

WendyB said...

Those sequins are beautiful. And I would never have thought to pair it with blue, but it works perfectly.

megannielsen said...

I totallllly think a bad week deserves new shoes :) I support your retail therapy!!

Meanwhile, I unfortunately have no idea how hard it is to tuck in sequins - i wish i did - but i'm not as good at thrifting as you!!

Audrey said...

Loving your blog and your story Yen!!!!
I have a BS in finance and was a banker but like you, I could not leave the landscaping/gardening behind. I especially like teaching kids to garden and I love my boots!!!.
In my "spare time", I make jewelry
I also love when I make a real find at the thrift store.
You look awesome. Liking that sequined top very much and I love the purple and yellow outfit too :)

New follower of your blog,
Audrey
aka AudreyGardenLady

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

That necklace is fantastic!

I recently filled out a questionnaire about my shopping habits and learned that I am a "cryer buyer". Meaning I shop to improve my mood. But I don't like to think it's all as cut and dried as that...

D+I+A said...

So lovely..the shoes are great, as is the vest, but my favorite is the horse!

Veronica on the Verge said...

i'm sure the shoes were worth it. they look so effing cute.
and i love that vest. i want it!

archivesvintage said...

i am so happy to see you wearing a horse around your neck! :) whenever i wear one of those necklaces, i tend to pair it with casual garments - jeans and tees. would have never thought sequins!

Closet Full of Happiness said...

you never cease to inspire with your AWESOME outfits! love the gold sequins and denim skirt together. Plus those shoes will probably outlast a lot of things in your closet so it's def an investment :)

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

Great outfit.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I approve this outfit for you to wear to my wedding.

:)