OOTD: Feeling Fresh

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Happy Saturday! I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Sometimes you just want to wear a dress. And sometimes you just want to wear a nightgown. Anthro gave me the best of both worlds with their Hanging Hibiscus Chemise. As I noted in my review it's too pretty to just wear around the house. So I made up my mind to wear it around town for a day thanks to the help of some leggings, some warm socks and a nice, thick sweater. Normally I wouldn't advocate wearing sleepwear outside the house. But this one is close enough to a dress that few people notice the difference.


All in all the experiment worked out very well I'd say. I grabbed the chemise on sale making this outfit quite the steal. I played with both the grey and the brown tones in the chemise by mixing grey, black and brown into this look. (And one chunky gold necklace). I think Anthropologie is catching on to our little loungewear as weekendwear game, as their latest releases seem more dresslike than ever. I previously wore the sweater as part of this OOTD set.

I got my hair cut and treated this week and it has made such a difference! I was edited my last OOTD when I realized that things had gotten out of control on top of my head. I'm wary these days about cutting my hair because I'm still working to grow it out. But my stylist was wonderful and chopped off less than an inch while adding back the layers I needed around my face. Feeling a bit better about how things looked from the neck up, I decided this look was the right one to showcase NARS's Zambeze Matte Lipstick. I love this color so much! It pops up my plum lips to a deeper red. Attention-grabbing but at a snap rather than a boom.


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In this outfit:
Sweater: J.Crew Lofty Alpaca Shawl Collar Sweater (similar here, here and here)
Dress: Hanging Hibiscus Chemise (sorta similar here, here and here)
Leggings: Express Sexy Stretch Leggings ($25) in black
Socks: Falke Striggings Over the Knee Socks ($29) in grey
Boots: J.Crew Brewster Boots extended calf from 2008 (similar here, here and here)
Necklace: J.Crew Crystal Donut Necklace (similar here, here and here)
Earrings: Anthropologie (similar here, here and here)
Lips: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick ($25) in Zambeze