Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gracey and the Crazy Bird Scarf

Daily Outfit, 2/17/11

This outfit is the result of several events that transpired this morning.  The first thing that happened is that I wanted to get my weekly red in today.  So, I wore a red tunic with black skinnies and a grey "military-inspired” jacket.  The jacket was too short for the length of the tunic, so I decided to try a grey cardigan.  That didn’t work either and I realized it was the tunic’s fault.  That darn tunic made me look plump (not saying I'm not, but I don't always want to look it), so that was out. 

Then I thought I’d wear a red shoe – that’s a nice pop of color, right?  But what to wear it with?  All black?  Black and grey?  Bright blue?  So many questions.  And then my eye went to my beloved crazy bird scarf, that thrifted fashion miracle, and I knew I had to wear it.  The result was this outfit, which I rather like.  The jeans (Gap) fit well and look good with the red shoes (BC Footwear “Swear”).  The button down is a thrifted men’s button-down, the sweater is from Old Navy, the earrings were gifted (Thanks, Mom!) and the crazy bird scarf is crazy awesome. 

I like to imagine that the designer of this scarf had an affinity for birds and synchronized swimming and a dream to combine the two.  The end result is a scarf patterned with birds engaged in synchronized perching.  I actually think I might have bought the scarf because it was so crazy and different.  Do you guys ever do that?  Think “Holy crackers, that’s insane – I have to have it?”

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thursday; the weekend is nearly here, thank goodness. 

As always, thank you for reading!


And a special thank you to Fergita Pepita for taking my outfit photos for me.  All that indecision was making me late for work so I had to take them at work instead of beforehand.