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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: Don't let these khakis and flowers and weird shoes overwhelm you



mom1224photo.jpgI may have promised, at one time or another, never to show you guys another "bathroom shot" again.

Well, I lied.

It's Christmas Eve, and the office is sparse. But it's My Outfit Monday! THE SHOW MUST GO ON. 

So here I am, in the illustrious third floor ladies room at the Times. Pretty fancy, huh?

Yea, whatever, right? Let's dissect the duds.

I'd like to tell you I was going for a festive holiday theme, but that too, would be a fib. In reality, my thought process this morning went something like: MUST-GET-OUT-THE-DOOR-ON-TIME.

I almost did, too.

Anyway, back to the outfit. We'll start with the very exciting khakis. I got them a couple years back at Old Navy for about $15, and ... well, what else is there to say?

Plenty. Like how forgiving they are, and how comfy and ... OK, maybe my first instinct was right. 

Moving up, we have what I like to call my "Flowers on the vine" blouse.

I love this shirt, a twist on a simple white button-up, because I get away with wearing a lot of color, but not in a pattern that overwhelms my frame. Plus, it's thin enough to layer under a cardigan or sweater.

I wish I could tell you where I bought it, but I can't remember. :(

So let's move on to an item some of you probably WISH you could forget: the shoes.

mom1224shoesphoto-1.jpgWay back in September 2011, I blogged about my quest to find "sensible" shoes for a work assignment. I ended up finding these weird-looking green shoes for $12 at Revolve Clothing Exchange. 

Many of you guys HATED them. And your comments were hilarious. ("grandpa shoe," "too sensible," "really not a fan," ... )

I still find them quirky and endearing, though, so they stay in my closet.

And even though I don't wear them often, every once in a while I dust them off. They seemed especially perfect this morning, when I was looking for something sturdy and simple to put on my feet.

-Deal Diva Kameel

[Last modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 11:22am]


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