Teal long-sleeved tee, Target
Purple moleskin skirt, Boden, shortened by me
Teal tights, Target (yes, I appear to have two pairs …)
Purple peeptoes, Opitz Outlet
Yellow necklace, The Mexican Shop
Navy belt, thrifted
In an ideal world, that belt would’ve been purple. I didn’t want my little trio of colors to become a quartet, but for the most part the belt just appeared to be a dark generic color. So that’s a’ight.
I tried this cardi on two weeks ago and reluctantly passed on it. I was wearing purple and teal that day, and thought it looked phenomenal with those two tones. When I snapped it up as part of the birthday spree, I knew I’d want to wear it just like this for its first outing.
I’ll tell you two secrets about this outfit. The first one is that I used fashion tape to keep my cardigan open, so as to better display my necklace.
The other is that I’m wearing a Bumpit.
My hair is in transition right now. During the winter, I need to wear it up a lot for hat-related-hair-squishing reasons. And while I adore my layered, short cut for the balance it affords my big rectangular head, it can basically only be worn up in two tiny buns at the back of my head. It’s too short for a ponytail or single bun … or anything else, really. And it gets tiresome to do two tiny buns at the back of my head all the time. Not a hairdo that GOES with everything, ya know? So I’ve decided to let it get a bit shaggy in hopes of being able to pony-ify and single-bun-ify it for the remainder of the winter.
But my hair is VERY thick, so it weighs itself down when it gets long. And then I look flat and sad and awful. So I decided to give a Bumpit a whirl to see if it could give me a volume boost during my hairy transition.
But all the other views look pretty decent, don’t you think? A wee bit of a lift in the back, but nothing dramatic. And since my hair is so thick and heavy, I didn’t have to deal with the teasing that they insist you do to keep the contraption in place. Thank goodness.
I might try the large size out just for kicks. No one even noticed I had this puppy on today, or if they did, they were too timid to speak up. Which means I’m tempted to envelope-push!