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My Outfit Monday: Walking the line




You know how you occasionally wake up on a Monday morning just ready to take on the world? That rare instance when you roll out of bed so well-rested and face so aglow that even the phrase "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" is a grave understatement?

Yeeeah, that definitely wasn't me this morning.

But I was feeling mighty fine last week when I threw on this ensemble, so let's take a trip back in time, shall we?

I actually first debuted this outfit while visiting a friend last month out west, where I spoke to journalism boot camp students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.(How presumptuous of my friend to assume that I would be sober at 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon during a Vegas vacation, but that's a story for another time).

I've had the black and white mottled print sheath dress ($19.99 at Ross) for a few months but hadn't yet found an event formal enough to wear it. In this case, I figured it would walk the perfect line between professional adult and Sin City adventure.

It was a bit nippy outside, so I pulled on some black fleece footless leggings (about $8 at JCPenney), knee-high boots (about $22 at Dots) and a jade infinity scarf ($4.97 at Walmart). I felt confident and chic.

Fast forward to last Monday. The non-morning person in me woke up feeling like a million bucks and I needed a "power suit" to match.

On went this tried-and-true outfit, along with some green accessories, a black sweater and -- in an attempt to turn that day's hair "don't" into a hair "do"-- a trendy top knot.

What do you guys think: Is this outfit a good example of mixing and matching? Does it pass for business casual or is it best left for weekend wear?

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:47pm]


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