Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Homage to the Frilled Lizard

     I love ruffles. Ruffles of fabric, I mean, not the potato chips...though I love those too. I have a ton of tops whose plackets, necklines, or collars are adorned with ruffles, frills, or flounces. But did that stop me from buying yet another similar top from Forever 21?

Actually, it did.

Just kidding! Of course it didn't. Why have 15 ruffled tops when you can have 16...or 20? I teamed it with a light grey pencil skirt and a delicate cardigan that just happened to be the exact same shade of cream (don't you love it when that happens?), and I was good to go:
Lace frilled-neck top (F21, recent), gold-buttoned cardigan (anatelier Japan), grey pencil skirt (H&M), gold-tone charm bracelet (anemone Japan)
      This ensemble was preceeded a day or so before by a super girly flounced-collar cardigan, which was my very first Anthropologie purchase. And with it I wore an uber girly delustered/powder satin blush-colored skirt and a totally (I'm running out of synonyms here...) girly floral shirt. The pattern of the shirt is beautiful, reminiscent of something that would grace a gown belonging to Queen Elizabeth I or Marie Antoinette. In fact, I love it so much that I used a photo of it to create a header (one of many; it seems that I like to change the header often) for this blog!
Crochet flounced-collar cardigan (Leifsdottir/Anthro), powder satin skirt (Rope Picnic Japan), floral t-shirt (Zara), accessories by mayglobe Japan
      The outfit was sooooo feminine that I almost didn't go through with wearing it, but I thought it went together too perfectly to pass up. In the end, I'm glad I didn't wimp out, because I felt like a floaty princess all day...even though I was suffering through Saturday, the busiest/crappiest day of my work week. It's amazing that something so simple as clothes can completely change your mood or mindset!


  1. I love both outfits! Sometimes I wish had more feminine, ruffle-filled items for my work wardrobe. Maybe I'll just check out Forever21 and do a little ruffle shopping before bed :)

  2. Thanks, Cath! I don't know why I tend to dress so feminine at work; on my days off I usually favor jeans and boots! Maybe it's some subconscious reaction to the fact that I work in an office where 90% of my coworkers are guys? I wonder...

  3. Beautiful!! I am your newest follower!! Love your style!

  4. Thanks WobiSobi! You're my first follower, much appreciated!

  5. GREAT style! Love your blog!