Daily Outfit: 12/5/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring purple boyfriend cardigan, teal tunic, purple leggings, Miz Mooz Shelley boots, long silver necklace, pyramid stud earrings

Cardigan, thrifted – similar
Tunic, not sure – similar style
Leggings, via Amazonsimilar
Boots, Miz Mooz Shelley
Necklace, Patina – similar
Pyramid stud earrings, Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar

Well. I think it took me until about 1 p.m. to feel fully awake. So since I got dressed far earlier than 1 p.m., I reached for a relaxed, cozy, leggings-based ensemble. I loaded on the jewel tones to keep things lush and lovely. But really, there’s nothing like jersey, cotton, and a warm cardigan to help a gal ease into the day.

And yes, I have very purple legs.

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  • lol at the purple legs comment. That’s my favorite part of your ensemble. Very cute.

  • Anne

    Sally, I like your idea of color blocking with jewel tones. It is so much less Sesame Street than color blocking with primary or neon colors. I bought my first pair of leggings today. Now I just need to line up a few tops that cover my butt.

  • I love that you’re so colorful, but everything goes together so well!!

  • Eleanorjane

    You look a bit like a superhero in the tights and boots (in a good way!) 🙂

  • Very nice color combo, Sal – you look great, and ready for anything. I’ve got bright blue legs today, so we are leg-sisters : >

  • Color tights are something new to me this year but I have had so much fun with them so far. Still have unworn pair of mustard color ones – any ideas how to pair?


    • Sal

      Mustard looks great with gray, maybe try a gray skirt for your bottom half.

  • Bubu

    love the jewel tones!

  • M

    Love the purple!!!

    Finding your blog and reading through it has inspired me to wear way more colors the past year and purple is one of my favorites!

  • LaChina

    I really like it. Just this weekend I decided to try color blocking and this gives me some ideas.

  • yep, it’s true – I totally went for leggings (sheer, lightweight wool ones) and a slip under my skirt to keep me warm and cozy all day (with a hoodie sweater under my leather jacket and fuzzy cabled gloves).

    in other news, came up against the brains/beauty binary again today! A paper I’ve written on the hegemony of culture in McQueen’s fashion was accepted to a major international conference in Paris next summer (yes!). It’s the big times. Yet, when I applied for travel reimbursement, the head of my program sends me an email to ask for more information. Am I *sure* that I got in, he asks. sigh. I fwded on the acceptance email. Yep, there’s nothing quite like getting a phd when the head of your program introduces you based on marital status and date of your last haircut instead of the quality of your research, eh?

    • Sal

      First, CONGRATS SARAH! Amazing! Second, how incredibly frustrating. Will you be out from under this person’s supervision soon, I hope? Bleh.

      • thanks! As to the latter – not until I finish my phd! That’s motivation for you, eh? (But I don’t expect to be teaching next year – and while that means I’m on my own as far as finding some kind of funding, it does mean I’ll have less contact with this person. Silver linings, eh?)

  • Anat

    I think this is such an amazing look, it’s so chic that I had a moment of disonance reading your description about this being a comfy ensemble. The boots and necklace just “make” this outfit, you look great!!

    By the by, I am on the lookout for quality leggings, which brands would you recommend?

    • Sal

      Old Navy leggings seem to hold up pretty well. Target ones are OK, but mine are starting to sag at the knees!

  • Anonymous

    once again – great boots:)

  • Robert

    That’s really a great combination! Those purple leggings was a great choice of color…

  • LOVE all of the jewel tones together! You look amazing!

  • Love all the berry/jewel tones! And even better that you’re secretly super comfortable!

  • These colors together are great. I love it when solids are combined like this.

  • Liane

    Holy toledo! I love this outfit. I’m always drawn to jewel tones, and you are pulling them off spectacularly. I adore this. Great great great.

  • As always, I LOVE your colours, Sal. This outfit looks totally comfy and cosy! Sarah xxx

  • Great job mixing jewel tones! You look great.