modcloth sweater

16. Wear at least two prints.

I think we all know I can get a lot wilder than this with pattern mixing, but again, I had to look professional from the waist up.  (I’m trying to get a job as an online ESL teacher for kids in China, so all the reviews/tests/training sessions are online and I’m on video.)

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with bobbed light purple hair that’s held back on one side with a large black clip.  I’m leaning on a metallic pink cane that I’m holding in my left hand.  I’m standing in front of a blue wall.  I’m wearing a white shirt (actually a dress but only the top is showing) with thin, horizontal black stripes.  It’s tucked into a straight black midi skirt with a white polka dot pattern.  Over the shirt/dress, I have on a bright blue cardigan with ¾ length sleeves.  I’m wearing pink lipstick and black mary jane shoes.  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]

Hey look, it’s my legs!  It got all the way up to sixty-two degrees (I really haven’t gotten the hang of Celsius and have given up trying) and I figured it was high time to pull my sandals out and prove to my parents that it was a good idea to bring them.

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with very short pink hair that’s kind of in a bob.  I am wearing a huge dark orange pullover sweater with a wide neck and a hem that goes down to about mid-thigh.  It’s covering the majority of my dress, but the bottom part of the skirt–burgundy lace and tulle, with a handkerchief hem–is showing.  I also have on dark grey crocheted-looking socks and brown sandals with various straps and buckles.  I am wearing large gold earrings and dark red lipstick.  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]

I wore this outfit before, when I went home to Connecticut for a weekend and it was super cold for just those two days.  But I didn’t photograph it, because I was too busy canning and preserving stuff.  So here I am again, wearing it now that the weather is cooling down!

It didn’t feel like an outfit that should have makeup, so there’ll be a remix post tomorrow instead.

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with short pink hair that’s pulled back into a half-ponytail with a clip.  I’m standing in front of a grey wall and holding a metallic pink cane in my left hand.  I’m wearing a lightweight, long-sleeved bright orange sweater.  Over it, I have on an off-white infinity scarf that’s looped around my neck twice.  I’m wearing tan bootcut pants and light brown hiking boots with black soles and dark red accents.  I do not have any makeup on.  As always, I’m wearing my round black glasses.]


Life motto: if it can’t be sunny, wear something sunny.

Headband- old freebie from Modcloth
Brooch- Erstwilder
Sweater- Target
Dress- Bernie Dexter via Facebook Modcloth BST group
Tights- We Love Colors
Shoes- Bait footwear


Three cosy autumn outfit ideas before I leave for my first vacation in years and years! I’m so excited, Owen and I have never been on holiday together so that’s a bit of a long distance milestone there!  We’re planning on lots of walks in the forest and lots of outfit photos, fingers crossed it’ll be lovely and rainy and I can layer up a bit myself in jumpers and socks. I wish it got as cold in India as I would like it to for my winter coats and capes, but since it doesn’t, this is the kind of cold weather layering I’ve been thinking of for Fall. Just click on the links below to shop!

★ 1 & 2. Pullover and Plaid Shirt both from Addition Elle ★ 3. Tweed Trousers from Elvi ★ 4. Conversation Crew Socks from Anthropologie ★ 5. Leather Kiltie Oxfords from ASOS

★ 6. Either Or Dress from Modcloth ★ 7. Roll Neck Jumper by Alice & You ★ 8. Felt Cap by And Other Stories ★ 9. Scrunchy Socks from Tabbisocks ★ 10. Leather Lace Up Shoes from ASOS

★ 11. Acid Wash Boyfriend tshirt from Simply Be ★ 12. Prim On A Whim Sweater from Modcloth ★ 13. Blush Pleated Midi Skirt from ASOS ★ 14. M45 Knitted Socks from Sockdreams ★ 15. Lace-Up Ballets from ASOS