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Well, I’ve survived the first day of class. So far, so good but it’s hard to believe that summer is over and the term has begun. Today’s a non-teaching day so I’m working from home which clearly means it’s time to go through my closet and figure out what to wear for the rest of the week.
As I was going through my closet, I came upon three pieces that I have trouble styling and, therefore, hardly wear. I need your help interweb.
Despite starring in an ill-fated drunk-drunketty-drunk night at A-Dubs’ Steeltown apartment, I hardly ever wear this wrap dress. I like the silhouette of it — and it’s fairly flattering. And I like the pattern. But for some reason I can’t completely get behind it.
Dress: gifted, Nygard
This has been my go-to conference dress this last year. It’s comfortable as it’s jersey and easily presentable. Yet each time I wear it, I hate it more. Both this dress and the previous one tend to make me feel matronly and boring. I’m prepared to give to Goodwill but want to redeem it if possible. Part of the problem, I think, is the color scheme. I find it really difficult to style blue, black, and white and just end up piling on more black or white.
I love this skirt. I like that it’s poofy & floaty. I LOVE the pattern and the grey & blue. But what the heck do I wear on top? I’ve tried it with black, white, and grey which work to varying degrees but seem a little blah. The black and white often seem too harsh in comparison to the relatively delicate colors of the skirt. I feel like there’s a more adventurous, awesome outfit ready to be made with this skirt but I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is.
Skirt: Old Navy
At what point do you just decide that an article of clothing won’t work for you — no matter how much you like it — and give it up?