Friday, August 26, 2011

The Great Pumpkin

Day 9 of the 21-Day Challenge was to be monochromatic. So put on your sunglasses and hold on tight, because you might need them!

tank — Bay Studio Career (thrifted)
shirt — Liz Wear by Liz Claiborne (thrifted)
pants — Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted)
shoes — Op (thrifted)
belt —(thrifted)

I am very skilled in creating a black monochromatic look, and it's also very easy since more than half my closet is black. However, I thought orange might be a bit more fun and, needless to say, much more colorful. I'm not sure if I pulled it off as well as this woman here, but keep in mind that I had to work with my less than model quality body and the clothes in my closet (as opposed to the model's emaciated statuesque and slender frame and her designer own clothes).

I kind of feel like the Great Pumpkin came a few months early this year — just in time for Labor Day.

My pants have that dopey little flare at the bottom, which I don't particularly care for, so I rolled them up. I'm thinking of cutting them off and hemming them, but that would mean that I'd have to make a decision. 

This was definitely a fun look to put together. It would have been acceptable to wear to workmy office was business casual, and khakis and capris were acceptable summer attire but I'm not sure if I would have been brave enough. But you never know ...

What do you think?

Should my pants be

Should I wear this to work?


  1. I always roll that length of pant too, Kari - I much prefer the rolled look. And I like monochromatic too; it does simplify getting dressed! You did the challenge very well, IMHO.

  2. I like your outfit better than the model's. She looks like she's wearing the standard-issue orange jumpsuit from the Models' Prison. Can't you see that she's reaching into her waistband for her (designer) shiv? On the other hand, they have a bunch of really nice-looking mug shots.

    No need to cut and hem--why not just always roll? It's hard to say without seeing it both ways, but I think I like the way the cuff looks better than the way the shortened version would look sans cuff.

  3. Orange is such a happy color. I'd wear it to work!

  4. Monochromatic can be hard to pull off. Great job!!

  5. You look so much better than the model!

  6. Wow, what a cool outfit! I used to have an all orange outfit when I was younger and I loooved it! Orange jeans, shirt, cardigan and boots! At one point I lost the cardigan and was super upset...

  7. @Patti -- Thanks. I felt so BRIGHT!
    @Sue -- haha -- You are too funny. Now I can't look at the picture of me without thinking that I'm in an orange jumpsuit. :-)
    @Rebecca -- I never thought of orange as being a happy color but it is, isn't it?
    @Kariyah -- Thank you! and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    @Coastalharp -- thank you! I'm getting brave in my old age :-)
    @Vanessa -- Thanks! It's funny what we remember from being a kid, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. I love the look. I say go with the rolled up version. I'd probably switch out the top or at least the tank for maybe a similar shade of brown/khaki as the shoes and belt. Purely personal preference for that though.

    (Also I'm catching up on blog reading today. I'm beyond behind!)


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