Tuesday, February 21, 2012

an outfit post.

whatttt?  yes, my first official outfit post here on a spot of whimsy.  the inspiration for the outfit and thus the post came a few weeks ago when i tweeted that i was debating a cropped leather jacket at h&m and feared i couldn't pull it off.  with a little encouragement from jill and sarah and a bit of a whim, i bought the jacket, knowing i'd have to go home and put outfits together i actually felt comfortable wearing out of the house before i could justify it.

the problem is that i generally run pretty preppy/classic in the style department, i'm cautious in picking up trends and when i buy something the goal is always to have it for years.  i still have some pieces from high school, for crying out loud.  so a cropped leather jacket is a major departure from the norm, as silly as that might sound.  but i was still drawn to it, and i really liked sarah's idea to pair it with a girly dress to balance out the look.

of course, i turned to pinterest for inspiration, and it offered up the goods: 

 {1,2,3,4,5,6}

side note: am in love with that oscar de la renta sjp is wearing above.  i just want to twirl around and around in that skirt. 

anyway, last saturday, i had plans to attend the chicago premiere of the joffrey ballet's new documentary, joffrey: mavericks of dance, followed by some wine at bin 36 with 2 bestiesa great night out in a great city, and a great opportunity for the debut of the jacket (now i'm just being melodramatic).  so, here's what i put together (and try to ignore the camera - c was out of town for the weekend so i had to get creative, as well as the mess behind me from the explosion that is c's closet as he gave himself about 15 minutes to pack for his trip):   



jacket: h&m (similar); dress: h&m winter 2011; necklaces: ann taylor & ann taylor loft, years ago; shoes: toms; tights: commando.

xo. di.

*all images belong to me except as sourced above

8 comments:

  1. Ohh so fun! You look gorgeous, love the outfit!

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  2. Your outfit is pure perfection with those Toms! Love it! I am not brave enough to do an outfit post ever!!!

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! I love a good juxtaposition of leather and girly :)

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  4. You are definitely pulling it off :)

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  5. Ahh, you look so cute! Love the dress, and adore the jacket!

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  6. wow, thank you ALL so much for the positive feedback on this post. it means so much to me. my readers are the best xoxo

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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