Friday, May 01, 2009

Colonel Mustard

Blouse, Merona. Sweater, Body Central. Belt, H&M. Skirt, my USMC service uniform (embellished). Sandals, Delicious. Cuff, Pangaea.

This outfit is for Oh Honey No’s Clue Challenge.


It was me. Colonel Mustard. In the hallway. With the sword.

I never was a Colonel, only a Captain. The leaves on my belt look a little like Lieutenant Colonel insignia, though. (But they’d be silver. Gold leaves are for Majors.) My skirt (and hat and sword, below) are genuine USMC items. I’m probably courting some military discipline with my irreverent treatment.


Yeah, these semi-cheesecake shots will land me in the brig, for sure.

39 comments:

Posing as: said...

This outfit is super cute. I've been browsing your site for months, but have never posted til now. Thumbs up!!

Candycane said...

Georgeous - love the cheesecake poses :)

I'm also doing the cluedo challenge - drop by and say hi :D

bekster said...

Are those "ketchup" shoes?

Honeybunches of Roses said...

This is my favorite look by far.
You always have great style but I'm in love with the skirt and color combo.

Londyn said...

Oh love love love this. You look fabulous! You are one of the few people that really looks good in yellow :)

Camille said...

Another great color combo. Love love the red shoes or as Rachel Zoe would say "I die."

nic said...

You look FABULOUS - I always think you look great, but today you look really stunning!

My Shenanigans said...

Love the pic with the sword!

Kari said...

It's awesome to see you playing along too. The red shoes are so fun with the mustard and olive.

How fun to be able to refashion your military ensemble for everyday wear. :)

Rebecca said...

I love those colours. I saw someone wearing them with week and made a note of it as I wouldn't have thought they would work so well.

L said...

That is an awesome outfit!!!

Elena said...

A little off topic. I was just wondering if you ever mix two prints in the same outfit?

Amy said...

Hi Kasmira!

I've been lurking for a bit on your blog...I love this outfit! And I love the random cute poses too :)

I also had a question about posing. You seem to really have a handle on how to pose in the most flattering way, any way you could share some tips?

Thanks!
Amy

Kasmira said...

Elena - you can find past examples of pattern mixing under the "pattern mix" tag:

http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/search/label/pattern%20mix

Amy - I've been intending to do a post on flattering poses for, um, about 2 years now! I still intend to...

Cecília said...

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I usually folow your blog and now I created my own.

the url is
http://nurmisur.wordpress.com/

I added yours to my blogroll but if for some reason you don't wish to be there feel free to tell me.

Of course I would enjoy your visit. :)

Cecília

chic said...

Oh, you sure upped the ante with that sword! I did Mrs. White, but had no where near that an exciting of a prop! Looks great! S.

Shoshana said...

maybe some discipline is in order, but they ought to be proud - flawless outfit!

Adele said...

Nothing like a little discipline to liven up the action!! ;-D

Jeannie said...

I LOVE this outfit! Something about it makes it looks so 40s chic. Especially in the pictures with the hat- you look like one of the Andrews sisters or something! )In a good way) :-)

Ally said...

I really like you in mustard - it makes your skin all glowy :)

Kirstie P. said...

super cute outfit. u know, those pics of you with the sword and hat, they remind me of a WWII era pin-ip girl, or perhaps some Korean War era propaganda for the homefront, like Rosie the Riveter. I approve. :-)

Emily said...

I. Love. This outfit. Seriously, I wish I could duplicate it.

GeminiJulia said...

After seeing this post I realized I'm unintentionally dressed a la Prof. Plum. This was one of my favorite games as a kid & I might just have to do this challenge!

Navy64 said...

You've OUTDONE yourself, Kasmira. This is TRULY a "well-put-together" outfit...from TOP-2-BOTTOM! --- Your COLOR and FABRIC choices are STUNNING (a visual feast, to say the least:) --- The toned-down (and perfectly chosen) accessories also highten this ensemble's overall apppeal. I have to say, the HEM of that skirt is both UNIQUE and a SUPERB exclamation point to an already STELLAR outfit! --- No question about it...you hit a grand-slam with this one, sister. Well Done!!!

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ohhoneyno said...

thank you for playing along, kasmira! you put my colonel mustard to shame ;) and that sword is the perfect touch, ahem.

J said...

pin up girl def. you may not land in the brig, but you may end up on a pin-up site of some kind.

Dilma Fernandes Franco said...

wow great blog..i just loved it..u r very autentic and sweet. Cumpliments..God bless ya. Nina from Brazil

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Vanessa said...

Irreverence aside, I think the hat really makes the outfit! -- even if it does land you in the brig. Fabulous, indeed!

thesciencegirl said...

This outfit is PERFECT. I am so into yellow right now, and I love your tops.

Gervy said...

You do look stunning in this! I love mustard too but find it's not available in the shops very often -it was around last season and I stupidly failed to buy anything in it.

Ethan said...

Kasmira,

My wife reads your blog all the time (but not mine, for some reason...). It's the only thing on the internet I think she ever goes back to time and time again.

She said she loved your Col. Mustard look and was hoping you would at some point do all of the different characters from Clue in your own sensible fashion.

(She's way too shy to have said this herself, which is why I'm saying it...)

From a writer's perspective, I think your blog is wonderfully done. It is such a unique and great idea and it looks like you really have fun with it.

~Hurricane B~ said...

I love this outfit, yellow looks so freaking great on you. I never would have pictured you being miltary, but now that I think about it. Your probally where a tough and fiesty lil Captain. My hubby is enlisted...when he gets out. I will be trying to do some stuff with his bdu's=)

Jael Paris said...

That you are an ex-Marine (is there such a thing?) fashion maven makes you double plus awesome.

Kasmira said...

Jael Paris - the preferred term is "former Marine," because once a Marine, always a Marine!

Kevin said...

I just wanted to take the time to say that I think that you look VERY Sexy and classy in that outfit. I especially love the lace that you added to the hem of your skirt. I also love the fact that you found a new use for your military uniform skirt.

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