These shots are from Monday, day one of a challenge from my boss to actually get dressed (as in, blog-worthy outfits) for a full week. I made it three days, called in on the fourth, and then didn't take pictures on the fifth, so I was almost successful. Between personal drama, a lax office dress code and a lack of fucks to give lately, I've been having a hard time coming up with reasons to be fabulous and challenges, whether self-imposed or otherwise, seem to be the best motivators. Last year I used Valentine's Day as an excuse to style one dress four ways (1//2//3//4); this year I tried to work red into every outfit of the week.
I picked up this top last weekend during a really successful pick-me-up trip to the thrift store. It's a petite Talbots top with a size small label; I don't see how a petite lady could wear this top at all. It's kind of huge, even on my non-petite frame and ample bust. At any rate, it cost $2 and fulfills all of my buffalo-plaid needs. I unconsciously associate this pattern with grungey woodsmen so the combat boots were an obvious choice for footwear, and then to glam it up enough for work I added a bold black necklace under the collar (just so you know, necklaces under the collar are all the rage these days). Ben said the effect was reminiscent of a lumberjack's wife... just what I was going for.