Sunday, November 7, 2010

Playful in Pink!





1...2...3...Draw! Bang Bang!!

Being Goofy:)


Occasion:

A lot of my fellow classmates are very musically inclined, whether it be vocally or instrumentally or both, so on Wednesday of last week, we had a 'Musical Lunch'. We all sat in a big circle in our school's big lecture hall and sang songs (in Hebrew) while some people provided musical accompaniment. The school ordered lunch for us and I decided to bring my flute in for the jam session:) We got an email telling us that we would be doing this 'picnic style' (i.e. eating and singing while sitting on the floor) and that we should dress accordingly. Since I normally wear more structured pencil-style skirt that don't lend well to sitting cross-legged on the floor, I knew that I needed to find a more appropriate skirt that would allow me to sit comfortably while still remaining modest. I haven't worn this skirt in approximately 2 years (as it has been way too small for me) but since January of last year I have lost over 40 lbs and now this skirt - which used to be a favorite of mine - now fits again! It's like shopping in my own closet because clothes that used to be too small for me that i was hesitant to get rid of and therefore kept, are now fitting again - and I am sooo glad that I decided to keep them (I just wish I had kept more!). Back to the outfit...

This corduroy skirt is different from most of my others in that this one is loose and flowy, not pencil cut. I have had this pink sweater in my closet for months and it's just been hanging there waiting for me to have some inspiration. Well I finally dug it out, clipped off the tags, and paired it with this bright multi-colored pink scarf tied as a bandit bandana. I added my moccasins to give it a more 'Wild Wild West' feel, and there you go - a pretty simple outfit as far I'm concerned, but one that I think is playful and flirty:) I even got a bit goofy in the photoshoot as you can see!

Outfit:

Sweater: Banana Republic

Skirt: H&M

Tights: Century 21 (Hue)

Scarf: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Minnetonka


Don't ya love when you can go shopping in your own closet? Do you get rid of clothes that don't fit, or hang on to them?

11 comments:

Modesty is Pretty said...

Woow! 40 lbs way to go! You are a very beautiful girl regardless of what the scale says but it takes a lot to loose 40 pounds, I lost 20 a few years ago (for health reasons). I love this outfit and I just can't get enough of your mocs, I wish I could figure out a way to wear them, those and the cowboy boots, I love the way they look on others but everytime I try them on me I don't like them. Anyways, you look great and the skirt is very nice too!

Chaviva said...

I love this outfit because of its simplicity!

Emily said...

Found you on Kendi Everyday and am loving your blog. I'm promoting modesty as well... take a look: www.simple-subtle-style.com.

Nora said...

Love the skirt and the scarf. Pink isn't my colour but I may do something like this in green ASAP.

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

you're too cute! are you doing the 30 for 30?
i love your outfits, they are fun and young, you look great!

aliza chana said...

Ally, you look AMAZING! 40 lbs. is awesome, and you look awesome regardless! I'm absolutely loving your blog, and the way that you write, pair clothing, and make dressing in a tzniut way look so fashionable and hip! :) I hope that you are doing well, and it sounds like you are enjoying your learning and life in general! :) Really like the blog, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to read and see your awesome outfits.

Aliza :)

Ilona said...

I love the scarf! Together with the moccasins it turns a simple sweater and skirt into a fancy outfit. After already trying your 'scarf-tie' I think that's something I'll keep in mind to spice up some items of my own wardrobe.

Rediscovering old clothes that suddenly fit again is great! My own weight changes quite often, so I keep all the clothes I still like because no matter if they got too small or too big at the moment, I know someday they will be just right again.

Kendra Thaler said...

Cute outfit! Pink is my fav color :) I was so intrigued that you were singing in Hebrew. Do you speak Hebrew fluently??

Modestly Fashioned said...

@Modesty is Pretty - thanks! I also want to get a pair of cowboy boots, but I am not sure that I can pull them off:)

@Chaviva - thanks! sometimes simplicity is just the key to a great outfit:)

@Emily - thanks so much! I will definitely check out your blog:)

@Nora - I did something similar in green too...it was actually the same sweater just in mint green:)
http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/2010/10/go-green.html

@Christa - I am not actually doing the 30 for 30 this time around, but i will definitely do it next time:)

@Aliza - thanks so much for your kind words:) it really means a lot...also really good to hear from you!

@Ilona - thanks:) thats awesome to hear that you did the scarf-tie...let me know if you try this one and how it goes:)

@Kendra - I don't speak hebrew fluently, but I speak enough to converse, learn songs, and decipher biblical and rabbinic texts:)

David said...

Its all in the eyes!

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Kendra Thaler said...

Wow thats awesome! Such a beautiful language :)