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OOTD: “A solemn writer is always a bloody owl”

February 12, 2011

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
Ernest Hemingway

I have felt like a solemn writer lately. It’s amazing how your mood seeps through in posts and tweets, even if you try to hide it. Isn’t it fitting that today’s photo challenge was an image for something you hate? Anyways, to avoid those sneaky hate spirals (that links to an ah-mazing blog post), let’s move on to an OOTD!!!

Today I was attending my cousin’s birthday dinner, so I wanted to dress pretty casual. I had recently received my Yours Clothing order, so I wanted to wear out the AMAZING jeggings and owl shirt I had gotten. These jeggings are my new favorite. They are not as loose in the stomach as Evan’s jeggings are, which make them a perfect fit for me. Many times, the Evan’s jeggings can be pulled up way past my navel, these sat right at or below my navel, which made them much more comfortable to wear. They are also much more closer to the length I need in jeggings. I really can’t adequately describe how much I love them. The tee is a lot longer than I’m used to wearing. I know it makes me look short, but I actually like the shirt a lot. It’s a fun thing to wear that’s outside of my usual (because I hardly wear printed tees or long tees).

The tee actually has some rhinestones on it, which I wasn’t too sure about at first, but now I like them. There aren’t too many of them, so they just draw a bit of attention to the awesome owl print. I put on my Lane Bryant leather jacket and red velvet Evan’s flats to complete the look.

I also really love the sleeves on this top. Probably one of the few tops I own that are a true 3/4 sleeve on my arms! The tee fits closely up top, but then lays loose towards the bottom.

While this isn’t the best photo in the world, it does show another thing I love about these jeggings.. BACK POCKETS! Many times jeggings use thread to imitate pockets. I’m always sticking my cell in my back pocket so I was super excited to see that they were real.

I’ve also been playing around with hair and make up. Although it’s hard to see in this photo, I braided the front of my hair and clipped it to the side. I only pull the braid from the front, but I do it like a French braid in that I pull hair after each time. The key to doing a front braid well is to not do it too tight, because if it’s tight it will pull from the other side and not go well with the rest of your hair that is just down. I also used Sonia Kashuk’s gel eyeliner on my top lids.

This photo shows my make up a little better.

P.S. I promise to stop being a “bloody owl” 🙂

Outfit Details: All links will take you directly to the product.

Top: Your’s Clothing

Jeggings: Your’s Clothing

Leather Jacket: Lane Bryant (No longer on site)

Flats: Evan’s (No longer on site)

21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2011 10:39 pm

    You look adorable =] I hope you are enjoying your weekend =]
    xoxoxo

    • February 13, 2011 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Crystal! I am. I’ve had plenty of time to relax–the perfect kind of weekend! I hope yours is going well 🙂

  2. February 13, 2011 2:17 am

    Doll you are so beautiful! Love the post especially the shirt and red flats!! So cute!

  3. February 13, 2011 5:33 am

    I never wear Evans or Yours Clothing jeggings but my favoriter are from New Look.
    They are so confortable and too not loose to the stomach but i’d like to try those from Yours Clothing.
    I really love your tshirt even if it’s too long for you, you wear it with a short jacket and it’s perfect!!
    I like your outfit! You are so gorgeous!!

    • February 13, 2011 12:02 pm

      I’ve never bought anything from New Look, but I hope to try it out soon. I love these, and really the price is just great. Thanks so much for the compliments. I absolutely LOVE your blog 🙂

  4. February 13, 2011 8:53 am

    That’s a really cute look! And I don’t think the tee makes your look shorter. There is a “balance” so to speak with the leather jacket. 🙂

  5. Amelia Pontes permalink
    February 13, 2011 9:00 am

    I love owls and the tshirt! Oversized and gray always makes me happy. Very cute outfit!

    • February 13, 2011 12:03 pm

      Yeah, I can’t lie. Gray makes me pretty damn happy, even if it is a bit depressing to other people :). Thanks for the comment!

  6. February 13, 2011 9:50 am

    Wow! So many photos today about your outfit! I really like them and I am so so so bloody jealous of your long and luscious eyelashes. Being Asian, I have short and stumpy ones and if I have to get them noticed, I used false eyelashes. I rather have them natural!! I love your makeup today and I think you look really pretty and achieve the casual but put together look!

    • February 13, 2011 12:04 pm

      Thanks so much, D! I do feel blessed about my eyelashes, my eyebrows on the other hand are another story :-p!

  7. February 13, 2011 11:47 am

    What a great top! Love the makeup too : )

  8. February 13, 2011 11:48 am

    Thinking of ordering that great owl top…how do the sizes run there compared to Old Navy Plus or Lane Bryant?

    • February 13, 2011 11:59 am

      I felt they were pretty true to size. Make sure the website is set on American sizing (it’s right above the displayed sizes). I got the US size 24/26, which is what I would get at LB in the same fabric. I typically get a 3X at Old Navy, so I think that would be a 24/26 as well. I hope that helps, if not contact me and I’ll try to be clearer 🙂

  9. February 13, 2011 12:21 pm

    Thanks for the info…is the color you chose for the top light grey or a light blue? It is tough to tell on the site so I cannot decide between the “grey” and the “ice”.
    Thanks!

  10. February 13, 2011 5:46 pm

    I can so relate darling, my moods tend to spill over into my posts too, both my melancholy and joy. You look beautiful, I love the tee and your hair and makeup. simply lovely ❤

  11. Noelle permalink
    September 24, 2017 2:47 pm

    Great blog! Do you happen to remember where you got that Owl shirt?

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