Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rainbow Bright

I've had this rainbow colored tiered skirt longer than almost anything else in my wardrobe. I wore it a few times, back when prairie skirts were the thing, but mostly it's just been sitting in the back of my closet, awaiting an occasion appropriate for an extremely bright colored, extremely voluminous skirt.

Sadly, that occasion never came, and finally I decided I was tired of waiting. I would just wear it to work. I've been lowering my standards for appropriate occasions a lot lately.

Way back when, I used to wear this skirt with a lime green top or a sky-blue T-shirt, both of which are long gone. However, I recently acquired this never-worn short-sleeve sweater, which happened to be just the right pastel purple to seamlessly continue the rainbow gradient.

I finished off the look with my glittery neutral sandals. Which were a mistake, considering the temperature didn't rise above 60 degrees until afternoon. I spent most of the day in my sneakers, only daring to put on the sandals when I was forced to leave my office to visit the bathroom.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Twinkle Toes

It's been a crazy couple of weeks for the Unfashionista, and it's not getting any saner any sooner. So I'll make this post quick and easy.

Here are some amazingly jewel-bedecked shoes I bought last January, which I held in reserve for a while, first waiting for a special occasion at which to wear them, then after I'd grown tired of waiting for that, waiting again for the weather to cool down so I could wear them at work with pants (I felt like they were too blingy for daytime AND a short skirt).

Ta-da! Here they are, spicing up my boring office-appropriate outfit!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


In keeping with the food theme that I seem to have going on with my outfits these days, today's is inspired by ice cream. I started with the pink dress and pistachio green cardigan, and that got my creative (and digestive) juices flowing! I couldn't help but associate it with spumoni—that pistachio and strawberry layered ice cream that's a close but more colorful relative of Neapolitan.

I couldn't remember whether spumoni comes with chocolate or vanilla as the third layer, so I consulted Google Images, which verified that it can go either or both ways—so I added brown jewelry and white sandals.

Buon appetito!