Friday, April 8, 2011

Frankly, My Dear...

Blouse: Old Navy
Jeans and jacket: LOFT
Shoes: TOMS
Earrings: Brian Moody
Bracelet: Gift from aunt

So y'all remember the little Southern belle in my head that I talked about yesterday, right? The one who tells me that I'm being tacky when I mix patterns or wear colors that aren't matchy-matchy? That one. Let's call her Scarlett (because really, what other name is there for a Southern belle?). I ignored her yesterday when I wore stripes with florals, and felt totally empowered by the experience. So today, I went kind of nuts and wore lots of things that Scarlett has been calling tacky all these years.

I wore denim pants with a denim jacket. I wore a patterned shirt and patterned shoes, but in different patterns. I wore giant earrings. I wore all of this to work, which is where Scarlett usually insists I dress up a little more. And I loved it. And you know, the real Scarlett wore a dress made out of curtains and had a 17-inch waist (what's antebellum for redonkulous?), so I hardly think a little pattern mixing is worth noticing. Like Rhett Butler, I'm leaving the Scarlett in my head to mourn her bad decision-making skills alone. Frankly, my dear, and so on.

And of course, by "the real Scarlett," I mean the heroine of a classic piece of American literature. I know that's fiction, y'all. No one has a 17-inch waist.


  1. Love it! You look adorable. Thankfully my Southern belle is more grandmotherly than Scarlett - like, I think she actually may be my grandmother. Funny how some things stay with you. (I never liked Scarlett anyway, so glad I don't have her talking in my head.) I'm also glad I'm not the only one with a resident Southern belle. :) Happy Friday!

  2. Oh LOVE. And here's the best part--if I saw you on the street, I would 100% know you're a Southern girl in this, in the very best of ways. It's something about the combination of shapes that still manages to look tailored. Adorable!

  3. Oh girl, that is such a high compliment! I always want to be obviously a Southerner (in this way - not because of the giant confederate flag on my back or anything!). Thank you!


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