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

My Outfit Monday: Karl Lagerfeld Disaster



I went to the Macy's One-Day Sale this weekend, hoping to blow through my $50 gift card. I was kind of disappointed. The savings did not inspire me, which only affirms my suspicion that the best sales at department stores happen on unadvertised dates. I did scoop up one thing, though --  a black sleeveless turtleneck from crazy Uncle Karl Lagerfeld's collection for Macy's Impulse designer store. Here I am, posing in the cool lounge where our high school journalists work, pretending not to be an old lady.


Sleeveless, you say? That's not sleeveless! Hold on, we'll get to that in a moment. I paired my new top with a bunch of my Christmas gifts. Nine West suede pumps and an argyle skirt from my mom, and a leopard Betsey Johnson Betseyville bag from my boyfriend's sister. Score!

Now, back to that top.

I bought it because it had the neckline I've been obsessed with since seeing it on a Stella McCartney dress this season. Here it is on Kate Winslet. It's like a reverse muscle shirt, and I love it, but I hadn't seen it mimicked too much in the realm of affordable clothing, which we obviously require. The Karl Lagerfeld shirt was marked down from $69 to $14. Score, again!



Behind me, you'll notice a sign issuing some sage journalism advice to the kiddos. I did not follow the advice to aim high. I bought this shirt without fully thinking it through. If I wear it without a layer beneath, it's a one-way ticket to Boobville Bra City. And when I looked for something with sleeves to layer it with, I found only black in my closet, rendering the whole thing pointless.

This has taught me two things:

1) I have too much black.

2) I have very poor planning skills.

Somewhere, Uncle Karl is blotting himself with rice paper, aghast.

I did, however, plan my accessories. I've been really into mixing odd bunches of bracelets, combining different textures and metals. These are from Forever 21 and Target, with a Kenneth Cole for Avon watch (Christmas gift from my boyfriend's mom!).


The good thing about my Karl Lagerfeld shirt disaster is that it gave me a good distraction for a while today on Twitter. I'm actually really stressed out right now, so what I tend to do when I have a million things on my plate is to shut down, not do any of them and instead make fake Karl Lagerfeld quotes online all morning. If you need a Karl nut-factor refresher, here's video proof.

I hope your day is more productive and and well-planned than mine! Or, maybe not. In the spirit of Karl Lagerfeld, it's OK when nothing makes sense.

Deal Diva Stephanie

[Last modified: Monday, January 9, 2012 11:52am]


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