Tuesday, February 8, 2011

30 for 30: Two colors

A coworker stopped me in the hallway to say I reminded him of Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. I asked if it was the poofy skirt. He said no, looked at my shoes, and proclaimed that it's the shoes. So here's today's outfit, inadvertently inspired by Alice, according to a guy. (It was a cold day, so I layered the electric blue tights underneath the gray ones. I'm way too chicken to be wearing bright blue tights at work! But it's ok for picture taking).
scarf: American Eagle
cardigan: Old Navy (currently sold here)
belt: J.Crew
dress: Plastic Island
tights: Forever 21
bag: Balenciaga
flats: Miu Miu (similar)

21 comments:

  1. Cute! I love the scarf under the belt look!!

    Does the new Alice wear white shoes?! The Disney Alice wears black shoes.

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  2. I'm afraid to wear many things to work but sometimes i do it, just to see the look on ppl's faces.

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  3. I wore bright purple tights to work today and someone asked me if I was going to a party! Seriously people! haha
    I love that skirt and it looks great with both color tights. And of course I'm LOVING those shoes :)

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  4. I like the bright blue tights too but I don't know that I would wear it to work either (too chicken). And I don't see the resemblance to Alice, your outfit is much more sophisticated :)

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  5. I love the belted scarf look! It looks real good. I think I would prefer the darker tights for work too.

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  6. Hmm...I'm not seeing the Alice thing either, but maybe I am missing something.

    I haven't tried layering tights yet, but I did just discover sweater tights. Wow, they are truly amazing. I actually find myself wanting it to get cold again so I can wear them (it's been in the mid - high 30s here the last few days which feels like a heat wave to me).

    I tried to do the long scarf thing in the same way that you style it last week, and the comment I got from a coworker was "the scarf is bigger than you."

    Oh well, at least I was warm.

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  7. that cold?! oh deer. but you look great with bright blue ones! oh well perhaps next time? yes!

    i love the belted scarf and the skirt! it's so pretty!

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  8. Those gray tights match the whole look of the outfit better than the blue ones. I'm still too chicken to go for noticeable colored tights. You wear them so well! =)

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  9. Well now that you mention it, definitely Alice in Wonderland! Although I personally prefer the gray tights look, I understand the brighter color as well.....and I am too chicken to wear them to work too! hehe

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  10. Love the left one. I'm boring. :) No Alice for me. Don't know what this guy is talking about. :)

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  11. I love this look! The bow flats are the perfect girly touch and I love how you rock your scarves!

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  12. I like this outfit..don't see the resemblance to Alice but I wish I could rock bright tights...but I kinda fear the attention.

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  13. i love this belted scarf look and those bright blue tights are awesome!!

    cute and little
    come check out the color brigade!

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  14. I never thought of layering tights before! Not only are you fashion forward, you also have some great practical tips :) I love the belted scarf look on you - gorgeous!

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  15. love the bows on your flats! and the blue tights are SO cute! :D

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  16. The belted scarf looks fantastic on you...I've tried it before, but I never can make it look right. I may be printing out this picture to hang on my mirror as a morning tutorial for a future outfit :)

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  17. I heart Alice in Wonderland! And i didn't realize you were wearing a dress. I thought it was a skirt.
    lol, I'm too chicken to wear colorful tights at work too. For my blogs it's okay, but I still have this fear that my co workers will throw me weird looks.

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  18. @Michelle - You know, I have no idea. Adding that movie to my to-watch list.

    @I am Khatu - Haha, that sounds like a good blog entry (if you ever run out of things to talk about).

    @Lilly - So brave! Definitely show us a pic sometime.

    @Elle - You're too kind, Elle :) Notice I added the "according to a guy" reference, hehe.

    @JenlovesBal - Makes it look like I'm wearing a completely different top, doesn't it? I like this look too!

    @littlenashua - Yes! Count me in as another lover for sweater/ribbed tights. Truly amazing. Do post a picture of your scarf look (unless somehow I missed it on your blog?) and let the bloggers be the judge. Somehow I have a feeling your coworker was wrong :)

    @patty - I get cold easily, so I jump at the chance to wear as many layers as I can, hehe.

    @Stylepint - I beg to differ, Jess. You're rocking the green tights!

    @Callandra - First one to agree with my coworker. I think the rest of us have no imagination :)

    @Vicky - Either he's delusional or the rest of us have no imagination :)

    @Lisa - respect the shoes, @kileen, @Rosy, @archives - Thank you!

    @Jarucha - I say, never say never until you give it a shot. Try keeping the rest of your outfit neutral and let the bright tights shine.

    @SewPetiteGal - D'oh! Should've credited Vicky for the layering tights trick. I first noticed it on her blog a few weeks back.

    @Tara - There's no right or wrong way. Definitely give it another shot!

    @Lisa - Yes, I've accomplished my goal then! There's only so many ways to wear a dress, so I figured the next best thing is to make it look like I'm wearing something completely different on top.

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  19. I like the left one:) The tights look way better!

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  20. i get cold too but only in the office. elsewhere, it's just really hot where i'm from ;) still loving the belted scarves!

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