Daily Outfit: 4/13/10

Black cropped jacket, CK via Opitz Outlet
Floral dress, Liberty of London for Target
Black ribbon as sash, no idea
Black pumps, Tsubo Acrea
Black flower brooch, I think I stole it from my gran
Black bracelet, Karin Jacobson

This outfit was totally not the plan. I packed my bag last night, hoping to bike to work today, and was foiled by thunderstorms. (I’m a wimp when it comes to rain-biking.) But I wanted to save my pre-packed outfit for a day when I actually COULD bike.

Then I thought I should wear tall boots since it’s wet out AND it’s that time in the leg-shaving cycle. So I put this together planning to wear it with boots … but it looked atrocious. I’m still being pretty cautious with my heels right now, and since my Acreas have proven themselves protruding-disc-safe, I reached for ’em.

I do love that the Liberty prints are often outlined in black, which means you can do tons of black accents. But I’d rather have gone for color …

Aaaaaaand I feel like I should probably give you all a quarter for listening to that incredibly detailed yet decidedly dull outfit tale.

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  • La Historiadora de Moda

    Well, for being an outfit that wasn't planned, it sure is cute. I love the black ribbon as a belt!

    We had a very similar color scheme going on today, by the way.

  • Kelly

    It's not dull! Plus I know I do similar ramblings. I think it's fun to know how an outfit comes to be "born"!

  • Ali

    What a cute print on your dress!!

  • Clare

    I'm totally with you on how awesome it is that the Liberty prints are outlined in black. It gives a distinct depth to the pattern.

    And I LOVE how you and La Historiadora de Moda totally matched today!

  • eek

    I love hearing how outfits come together – keep on spilling!

    Great dress! Now I am kind of wishing I had gotten some of the LoL dresses…too much to buy too little $$!

  • Poppy Buxom

    Love the outfit! And the last time you wore them, you inspired me to buy my own pair of black Acrea mary janes. OMG I love them so much. So thanks!

  • Elle

    I love it! Love the ribbon belt, and I love the black accessories with the dress. I totally fell for the Liberty for Talbots things.

  • Jane W.

    Oh, yum from head to toe! Love the whole thing.LOVE.

  • A-C

    I really like how the cropped jacket hits just at the same spot as the ribbon. Also, you're making me want a pair of these shoes.

  • cwhf

    I love this so much that I am totally riffing on this outfit tomorrow. Same dress with a cropped swingy black sweater and a belt.

  • the cheap chick

    See, I like hearing the details of how an outfit comes together – even what you might consider the boring bits. It's an interesting insight on how someone starts their day!

    Plus, I totally WANT all the Liberty of London prints at Target. WANT.

  • Ecc3ntricCynic

    Sometimes spur of the moment things can work out in your favor. I think my favorite part of this outfit is how it shows that yellow and black can work together. I still have minor fears about pairing the two, but when I see such a cute outfit it goes into a mental bank about how to pair things up.

    I love the LOL prints! I wish it went better for my wardrobe.

  • Jean

    Dull? Hardly!!!!
    Cute, springtime outfit, Sal. And that cropped jacket is simply perfection.


  • Make Do Style

    Lovely Liberty print dress, gorgeous pattern and looks great with black – very chic and 1950s vibe xx

  • futurelint

    That happens to me all the time! I'll have an outfit all planned and then it has to adapt and evolve at the last minute! I do love that yellow Liberty print on you!

  • orchidsinbuttonholes

    The print on that dress is fantastic! I just love it. But I love, more than that, how you styled it with the black ribbon belt and the cropped jacket. This is one of my favorite looks of yours!

  • WendyB

    I wish you were around last night to advise when I kept switching between boots and shoes. I thought they both looked atrocious. I ultimately went with the shoes. No pictures will be shared.

  • Lorena

    YAY for Liberty of London @ Target !!!

  • adventuremeg

    Gray/yellow (what the academichic ladies call "grellow") is one combination I want to try more this spring. The dress looked fabulous, and I thought the black accents let the dress take center stage. They were the jazz hands to your dress's "ta da!"

  • Sarah O.

    I love this black sweater/ Liberty of London combination!

  • The Budget Babe

    i love that dress and i love it even more on YOU!!

  • KrissyBell

    I just got the bag of the same fabric. So cute, but not too cutesy.

  • Chelsea

    I just love the black accents… especially with the belt tied in the front đŸ™‚

    And dull or not, I enjoy your outfit-deciding story!

  • The Waves

    Love the Liberty dress on you, and the outfit definitely doesn't look like something you just threw together, it is super-stylish!

  • Sheila

    Ooh, I love that dress.

    Bummer about the biking – weather happens!

    All the black accessories are perfect with this, by the way, but I can't wait to see how you pull colour into it. I'm thinking turquoise??

  • Audi

    Love this outfit — simple, yet visually arresting. Yellow is lovely on you, too.