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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: Karl Lagerfeld Disaster

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January

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.

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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!

But...

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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!).

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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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