Monday, November 28, 2011

Skippy Says: Room To Grow (OOTD)

Did anyone else struggle with what to wear on Thanksgiving? It's such a delicate balance. On the one hand, I want to look put together and cute. On the other, I want to wear big, comfortable clothes that have room for my belly to expand as I load myself full of mashed potatoes. And this year, I had to have two meals full of mashed potato (and stuffing, and pie) goodness-- an afternoon one with Ryan's family, and an evening one with mine, so the clothes had to be extra roomy. I know, I know, it's amazing I can keep on smiling when I have such tough problems in my life. Good thing this skirt is at least a size too big, even it was feeling tight by the end of the festivities. And the shirt inadvertently ended up being a great choice too-- not only was it loose, but the pattern was interesting enough to distract people so I could snatch up the last piece of pie. Oh yes I did. "Hey, Aunt Lorraine, look at the pretty birdies." Yoink. Skippy: 1; Aunt Lorraine and Pie: 0.

p.s.- Black Friday update coming tomorrow. Spolier alert: It rocked.








Shop:
- San Francisco ThreadShow blouse (not available online)
- Anthropologie skirt (bought on sale circa 2008, no longer available. Buy similar here)
- Hue tights (buy here)
- Fergie booties via DSW (bought on sale, not available online. Buy similar here, here, or here)
- Necklace borrowed from the mom of the little girl I nanny for

46 comments:

  1. Such a pretty blouse and a perfect Thanksgiving outfit! I wore tights and a roomy flannel. Bad blogger!


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  2. Perfect Thanksgiving outfit. You look better than I did (leggings and sweatshirt), LOL! Love the birdie top! Heather

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  3. This outfit is perfect head to toe! Love the birdie pattern :)

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  4. Loving these colors....and those boots...SO cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. Super cute! And I agree, it's hard to dress for Thanksgiving! I ended up going with a loose dress :)

    Happy Monday - can't wait to see what you scored on Black Friday!

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  6. Love your outfit and combination of vibrant colors! I've always picked comfort over looking sleek when it comes to enjoying a feast. In the summer, I love to wear my elastic waist band maxi skirt when I head out for a great meal!!

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  7. Love your outfit and combination of vibrant colors! I've always picked comfort over looking sleek when it comes to enjoying a feast. In the summer, I love to wear my elastic waist band maxi skirt when I head out for a great meal!!

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  8. Comfort over anything. I love love love your blouse. What great colors for you and love the lipstick color too. have a great week. dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  9. Cute look, and perfect for Thanksgiving. I love the print on the blouse :)

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  10. That is a color mix that works surprisingly well! I would've never thought to put those colors together...Hope you had a great holiday!

    http://raviolisandwaterworks.com

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  11. Thanks Hannah! Not a bad blogger- I love flannel!

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  12. Thanks Heather! I almost went that route but last minute put this together :)

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  13. Thanks Annie!! I'm a bit crazy for color :)

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  14. Thanks Megan! I think a loose dress works great- I might do that next year :)

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  15. Thanks!! Comfort is definitely key for me too. Unfortunately elastic waist stuff looks horrible on my 95% of the time :(

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  16. Thanks so much Dawn!! I was definitely drooling over the print and colors on the blouse and could not resist it :)

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  17. Thanks Kim! The print is why I could not resist buying it :)

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  18. Thanks Jaclyn! I definitely did- hope you did too!

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  19. You look so fun and bright! Sounds like the perfect balance for a holiday meal. I'm always struggling for that perfect balance between 'comfy & cute' at family occasions too. Also way to go, Black Friday sales scare the pants off me, I like to just sleep in & let everyone else do the worrying, looking forward to your finds.

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  20. Thanks Loren!! This was my first time ever doing Black Friday, and it really wasn't that bad!

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  21. Lourdes EchagarrugaNovember 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    I am in love with your blouse! It is gorgeous!
    I love how you paired it with the skirt! the colors are brilliant!

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  22. So glad you had a great time and chose the perfect outfit! The prints and colors are so FUN! :)
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  23. I love this blouse - you look great with that vibrant pattern. My mom made Russian potato salad and you can bet I had seconds and thirds of it. My mom makes her dishes low or reduced fat so I didn't feel guilty about my extra helpings. I can't wait to see your Black Friday deals!

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  24. I love your sunny yellow skirt, it's perfect to brighten up the dark fall days (though it looks like it was a pretty clear day when you wore it :P) It also makes me think of the yellow roses I posted on Friday :P And I have to say that I love your boots...I have an affinity for both brown boots and suede boots and these are just incredible!

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  25. The ThreadShow blouse is awesome!! The design and pattern is so adorable on you!! I'm happy you got to stuff your tummy with mashed potatoes!! That's one of my favorite dishes too :) Can't wait to hear your Black Friday fun!!

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  26. Thanks Anna! You talking about alivye? Because if so, that is the shit. I can eat so much of that stuff- so delicious!!

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  27. Thanks so much Ana! Yeah, Thanksgiving ended up being a pretty nice, clear day here :)

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  28. Thanks Sayaka!! My tummy is pretty happy too, though my tights clothes are less than thrilled :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  29. Great colors! And those booties are super cute.

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  30. You mix and match colors so beautifully! I love the bright print of the top with the mustard skirt and the cute tights and boots. I went the comfortable route and wore a cute top, jeggings and boots. After my uncomfy birthday meal back in October, comfort is #1 when serious eating is involved!

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  31. lovely! the birds on a wire are great!
    xx
    Jessica

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  32. You are one of the few who said black friday rocked...my experience was nothing exciting! I love these suede booties Inna, they look awesome with your outfit!

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  33. LOVE that top! Purple and red are such a great color combo! And those birdies are so cute! :)

    Glad you have an awesome Thanksgiving filled with lots of mashed potatoes! And thanks for the cyber Monday alerts!

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  34. Thank you so much Cara! I am definitely with you that on comfort being #1- hubby wanted me to wear a tight little dress i could barely zip up and I nixed that idea really fast :)

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  35. Thanks Bessie! Sorry to hear your black friday wasn't too good :( Did you hit up an anthro at all? that's where I did most (but not all) of my damage

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  36. Thanks Samantha!! And of course, anytime :)

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  37. I absolutely love this color combo! In fact, I have a dress that I recently purchased from ShopKempt with that same print..and you have inspired me to wear it with my mustard cardigan! love!

    -Melina
    thecaffeinatedcloset.blogspot.com

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  38. Aw, thanks so much Melina!! Can't wait to see you rocking that look :)

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