Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bad Colors

I never kept a consistent diary as a girl. I’d write in it a few times and then abandon the journal. Later, I’d take it up again, read the old entries, and rip out the pages, embarrassed at the ramblings of my younger self.

This outfit diary is the most regular record I’ve ever kept. Amazingly, I’m not too terribly ashamed of the early posts. In fact, I find my self of a few years ago amusing. For instance, in August of 2007, I said that I look awful in purple and gray. In October, I continued to dismiss the colors. And, yet, here I am a few years later, wearing purple and gray, head to toe.

Dress, I Heart Ronson. Turtleneck, Mossimo or Merona or some Target “M” brand. Vest, Urban Vibe. Boots, White Mountain. Belt, thrifted. Headband, Forever 21.


I very nearly wore even more gray. I initially planned to wear my wispy To the Max cardigan over the dress. My stylist suggested the denim biker vest instead.

Which do you prefer? Bad girl or good girl?


I like it...
rough (moto vest)
sweet (wispy cardigan)
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22 comments:

Sal said...

Bad girl for sure. And I think you look lovely in purple and gray. Maybe the blonde hair works better with these colors?

Marley said...

Gorgeous as always! You know I love this dress!!

Andie said...

pretty pretty. I actually got this dress from JCP the other day! I was surprised to find it. I think you do a great job with the gray. Both looks are nice- I am partial to the cardigan, though. :)

I was wondering if I could style this dress for the winter- you've shown me that it can be done!!!

Melody said...

I never liked to wear gray when I had red hair. Then when I tried black it worked ok, but now I'm a platinum blonde, too and it works wonderfully. The hair color makes a huge difference. P.S. I am obsessed with peacock feathers. <3

Rosie Red said...

Looks good! And I thought you were your own stylist... did you tell yourself that the moto vest would be best? I agree with your stylist, fwiw!

Becky said...

I love the peacock feather print with the actual feather headband! So cute! And, I def prefer bad girl...we have more fun, right? :)

Milly said...

nice..love it paired up with the vest

Kimberly said...

I like the ruffle-on-ruffle look.

Ashley said...

Really love this outfit!

The Magpie's Daughter said...

Purple and grey is one of my favourite combinations! You look lovely in this layered outfit. :)

Jenna said...

I love the headband!

Kasmira said...

Rosie Red - I sometimes get a little help from my friends. :)

katy said...

i love purple+grey together, and on you it looks great!
I like the vest the best - but if you weren't wearing a turtleneck underneath, i would prefer the cardigan.
That dress is amazing - I need some peacock patterned things in my life!

Ecc3ntricCynic said...

Bad girl for sure. I always like tough stuff paired with girly.

~Hurricane B~ said...

I like both, but prefer the vest. Breaks up the sweetness of the dress. I have to agree with Sal. Maybe the colors just look better with your short and blonde do.

Healthy and Homemade said...

I like your blonde hair with these colors, I used to wear gray and purple all.the.time when I was a blonde. I miss my hair!! =(

PS I want to steal everything you're wearing here, right down to that headband! So jealous!

Tira said...

I bought the shirt from the same collection, in the same pattern of the dress. I love all the color combination possibilities with it.

Londyn said...

I think I like it best rough & sweet -- keep the vest and add the feather headband. FIERCE! ;)

I finally getting the urge to thrift again - you want to make a date?!?!? :)

BekaLoves said...

I have the same dress! I never thought of putting a gray shirt under it.

I like it with the cardigan best but honestly, both are great!

RepublicOfChic said...

Beautiful belt. And your layering (in all your posts) is perfection!

PS. Much admiration from India! :)

RETRO REVA said...

this dress is great! i love wrap dresses- they are so flattering!!
you work this one well! (a sad side-note- i just found that s.k. has stopped blogging! ;( so sad !) i think it would be great to post a tribute to her inspiration. rambling,now..... anyhoo.. great look!

Tara said...

I used to do that with my diary too! I thought I was the only one. I like both outfits, but prefer the cardi. Ultimately I think it depends on the mood.