Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm Back!!


Hi All,

I took a bit of an unannounced break because things were really crazy around here...but now I am back and I have a ton of outfits in my get ready!!  To recap the past few weeks: D and I went to FL for Thanksgiving to be with my family and we had a great time and did some great summery things like swimming and boating...but in the winter:) We got back and as soon as we were unpacked it was time to celebrate all my fellow MOT (members of the Tribe) I hope you had a wonderful Chanukkah:) School has been a bit crazy and I was asked to lead an event at school which was a bit time consuming...but it's over now and it was very successful so I am really happy! I have break coming up from school - Friday is my last day until the end of expect to see some cool changes around here as I will have a TON of time to devote to blogging:)

This outfit was definitely an experiment for me with all of the mix-and-match colors going on. You might have noticed lately that I have tried mixing my chambray shirts with denim for a more monochromatic look, but this time I decided to have a color contrast and I went for the tan skirt. Blue and orange are almost opposites on the color wheel, so they tend to go really well together. I layered this burnt orange v-neck sweater over my button-down and cinched it with a brown braided leather belt to give it more shape (I used Elaine's "twisty belt" technique again...if you haven't tried it, you definitely have to!! For a bit more excitement, I added this colorful silk scarf tied as a necktie and a navy knitted beret. I chose leggings since it's getting cooler and these moccasin booties seriously feel like slippers, so every chance I get, I'm puttin' these baby's on!!


 White Undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)

Button-down: J.CREW

Sweater: J.CREW

Skirt: GAP

Belt: LOFT

Leggings: Target

Beret: H&M

Moccasins: J.CREW

Scarf (as Necktie): Century 21

What have you been up to for the past few weeks??


Jen B said...

What a great sweater! I recently tied my scarf as a necktie but I don't think it was as noticeable because I didn't have a collared top. Just discovered your blog and bookmarking it.

Modesty is Pretty said...

Hey pretty girl I'm sure glad you're back! I was worrying you wouldn't come back. I love your sweater being that(I've said this too many times, orange is my fave color). You look as pretty as always and can't wait to see what else you have for us. Take care. =)

Modesty is Pretty said...

Just a suggestion, since blogger has made it better for us to control/monitor our reader's comments why don't you take away that annoying word verification? I love commenting but sometimes those word verifications are hard to type. =P lazy girl here.

Modestly Fashioned said...

@JenB - thanks so much! I am a big fan of the scarf necktie:) glad to see someone else who likes it!

@Modesty is Pretty - thanks shey:) i needed a bit of a break but now i am so glad to be back:) and in terms of the word verification, i was getting a bunch of spam comments and this has really stopped i think i need to keep it to keep the spam comments away...sorry!

Elaine said...

Yay!! You're awesome :D

Love the orange and blue together!

MeowAndMwah said...

Glad to have you back!

I love that sweater - the color is great!