January 5, 2010

Jewel Tones

     Went to the mall on Saturday with The Fiance.  I ended up finding a great black, white and gray shiny leopard print top on sale at Express for ~$8.50.  I'm pretty happy about that.  I also plan on going back to figure out the sizing for the Reebok Easytone sneakers.  I might end up customizing a pair online so that I have personalized shoes, but I guess it depends on what the ones in-store look like.  If they're cute in-store, I could just get those, but then I wouldn't have a chance to put my name on them.  
    Also, it is really really really cold here.  As I write this (Saturday night) its 19 degrees Fahrenheit.  That's about -7 Degrees Celsius.  That is COLD!!!  So of course going to the mall is an exercise in freezing or sweating.  I could wear my coat into the mall and deal with it while all the stores in the mall have their heat on and sweat up a storm.  OR freeze on the walk from the car to the mall.  I chose the latter, The Fiance did the former.  Guess who was happier?  If you chose me, then you're right!  I did add a fleece scarf that my friend Melanie gave me on my way to and from the car and stashed it in my purse while shopping.  (Hi Melanie!)  It worked out really well.  
    Speaking of Melanie, the necklace I'm wearing in the picture above was also part of her Christmas gift to me.  I knew I wanted to add a necklace to the outfit when I first put it on, but not wanting to overdo the purple, I chose Melanie's necklace that just happens to match my shoes.  I love that the colors in the necklace and outfit are all saturated jewel tones, but work together to make a cute outfit rather clash and make me look like a rainbow.  I think its the gray men's undershirt and gray belt that tie everything together (literally and figuratively) and also balance out all the rich colors.    


Me posing in front of our gas fireplace

The Details:
Purple Cardigan: Hanes Outlet ($5!)
Gray Belt: Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Flats: Target
Gray shirt: Fruit of the Loom
Necklace: gift from Melanie

3 comments:

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love this purple cardi! I can't believe you got it for $5!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

smart idea! i hate the wildly vacillating inside-outside temperatures in the winter!
and what a lovely sweater.

A-C said...

LHdM: I know! That's why I got it in 3 different colors. With different outfits and accessories each one looks different. I'm really quite excited about playing with them in the months to come. Also a GREAT thing I found them before my closet challenge!

WWaNW: thanks! I figured that I could deal with the short walk as long as everything was covered. The scarf just insulated my neck and chin, The Fiance won't admit it, but he's jealous he didn't do the same. :-p

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