Thursday, October 4, 2012

Best Catch

Blouse - Simply Vera, thrifted
Skinnies - Joe's Jeans, thrifted
Happy Free Boots - Trippen 
Belt - blogger swap with Lynne

I started out the afternoon with a good appointment with my therapist. I don't always get everything out, but today the ultimate resolution was - I'm doing better. My in-laws were super nice and bought me lunch this afternoon, consisting of the best fried catfish, crinkle fries and a salad. Followed by lemon pie. Yummy.

I wanted something comfortable for today, so I tossed on this Simply Vera top. I've always admired the Simply Vera pieces for their elegance and often beautiful prints. However she usually skews a little too girly and a little too high priced for me. I found two Simply Vera pieces while thrifting that were brand new, one of which was this top. Paired with a monochrome bottom half lets the blouse be the centerpiece.

I may tack up the neckline as it's a little low/droopy for my everyday comfort, but otherwise this piece is a high quality jersey with colors and a print that fit perfectly into my developing style.


Just a last heads up - if you are interested in a particular Obi Belt or set of Buttonflowers let me know by tomorrow evening. All MMD stock will go to the Fall Festival this weekend, and stock will not be replenished until Christmas season.

19 comments:

  1. I like the Simply Vera collection too - very nice classic pieces that work well in just about any wardrobe! This blouse you have is no exception! I love the color. I understand maybe wanting to pin it up a bit too.

    Sigh, I know I said I had my eye on another obi, but I think I'm just going to have to put it off right now. I hope you are able to sell TONS at the fall festival! I am very excited for you!

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    1. No prob! I'll still do them on request and will be making more around Christmas. ;) There's always more ties to make into belts.

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  2. Oh I have a lot of Simply Vera pieces and I find them all very comfortable and pretty. But they are typically not very "simple" or "edgy", I agree. That sure was nice of your parents in law to bring you lunch! And I am glad to hear that the therapist appointment went well!

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  3. Lovely silhouette to this outfit - I know just what you mean re: dropping too low at the front. A pet peeve of mine.

    Hope you sell lots at the festival. And a random thought, what does catfish taste like? I have never had any -guess I am missing out?!

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    1. It's a mild fresh water fish. I'd say it's similar to trout, if you've had that. It's milder than cod. It has a fine texture. Here in the US South, it's typically battered in a cornmeal batter, which is a sort of 'gritty' texture as opposed to the smoother batter of English-style fry ups.

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  4. The soles of those boots look interesting!

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  5. My boss scores the occasional Vera Wang piece on sale, and always looks sensational, as you do in this really beautiful top. I'd pair it with a pencil skirt and shooties for the office. I would not have passed this by had it been magically bestowed by the Thrift Fairy :)

    WendyB's comment made me grin; they are super edgy boots. We will need their profile shots as well when you wear them :P

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  6. Sounds like a successful day. And that fried catfish was probably to die for! I love the neutrals in this outfit - that printed top is super pretty!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  7. I like the quasi-military look about this outfit a lot! Futuristic quasi-military, with those Trippens. :) Definitely another bad-ass from the future look.

    Also: Mmm, catfish. Not so easy to get over here, but good stuff.

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  8. If you like the neckline but just feel overexposed, try a bandeau under it. You can pin it to your bra. I show mine in my post: http://lawyerdoll.blogspot.com/2012/09/greek-goddess-in-less-than-perfect-world.html The blouse drape is lovely, as is the pattern and color.

    The soles of those boots remind me of the Japanese sandals, worn with split-toe socks. I don't remember what either is called, though. Awesome!

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    1. Geta sandals with tabi socks! that's the original reason I was drawn to the boots. They're actually supremely comfortable too.

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  9. Your new blouse is really terrific, in print and cut and drape. Very versatile with one of your cool skirts too. Always loving the boots!

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  10. i've never been to a therapist. but it's so helpful. ooh and you had me at fried catfish.

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  11. Great top - and a really cute outfit!

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  12. Those boots! I think we need close ups of those- they look really cool.

    I love how well this outfit fits you, and I feel like it has a steampunk/Firefly/western feel to it that is wonderful and subtle. I think that top is awesome and those pants fit you like a glove.

    Fried catfish always makes everything better, right? :-)

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  13. Glad you're making progress with your therapy sessions. It's always encouraging when you notice you're doing a little bit better. :)

    I love crinkle fries! They are second only to waffle fries. Mmm...

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  14. Gorgeous print! Altogether wonderful look in this palette with your stupendous boots. :)

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  15. What a fabulous top! I love the print.

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  16. Lovely look. Your boots work so awesome with this monochromatic yet fun-print outfit. I love that top, so pretty and unique. I, too, have seen some great Simply Vera things over at Kohl's but haven't purchased any thus far, except a pair of flats and jewelry, no clothes.

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