Outfit Of The Days (Fancier Follies)

Oh, nothing new for this week. I wish I had some exciting updates, but I don’t–aside from the fact that I was knocked silly for the past few days, feeling as if someone used my entire lower-body as a punching bag. Crippling, crappy-ling pain, woohoo. 
And I know ya’ll are likely wondering–whatcha doing, Chloe? Have you been training for a marathon?  Moonlighting as a roller derby roller girl? Getting in shape to partake in next year’s Lumberjack Days? Still trying to teach Petunia how to do the Dougie and the Stanky Leg? (Come on girl! It’s useless! Give it up! Everyone knows that chihuahuas lack natural rhythm!)
Oh no; no no. It’s just arthritis, and there ain’t no party like a watch-Chloe-get-out-of-bed-in-the-morning-and-walk-like-a-drunk-penguin-for-2-hours-straight party. Heyyyy. Ho.
Here are some outfits from the days where my body wasn’t giving me the middle finger, thank you.
Fur: H&M (similar here + take 25% off with code “MACYSFF”) (similar here) (similar here, on sale)
Blouse: Forever 21 (buy it here + take 10% off on orders of $100+ with code “TENOFF”) (similar here)
Pants: The LImited (similar here) (similar here)
Collar Necklace: F21 (similar here for $21) (similar here)
Fringe Bangles: F21 (buy them here)
Gold Braided Bracelet: t+j designs (buy it here)
Watch: Michael Michael Kors Runway Rosegold Watch (buy it here + take 25% off with code “MACYSFF”) (similar here for under $150)
Bag: Chloe Paraty in Rosewood (similar here) (similar here by DKNY) (and here, too)

I have  been pretty excited over the re-emergence of drop-waist dresses for Spring 2012–it might even be one of my favorite upcoming trends. Isn’t it interesting how closely the fashion industry mimics the entertainment industry, though?  We all know that the recent abundance of pleated skirts, mid-length dresses, kitten heels,  and bow blouses were fueled by one Don + Betty Draper; no doubt the flapper dress trend is being pushed by The Great Gatsby (and Mr. Luhrman totally trying his darn hardest to ruin it). This country is foolishly-obsessed with that book, I think (and…I’m probably the most foolishly-obsessed fool of all).
Drop-waist dresses are surprisingly flattering; their looser shapes wear well on almost all body types. And in spite of visually elongating the torso, the illusion doesn’t necessarily make the wearer look short and stumpy. It’s kind of fascinating how that works, actually.  Magical!

Cardigan: J Crew Perfect Mix-Tape Cardigan in Bronzed Twig (similar here) (similar here in olive)
Dress: Darling Embroidered Drop Waist Dress (buy it here) (similar here) (similar here)
Necklace: Ann Taylor (buy it here) (similar here + take 30% off)
Wrap Bracelet: Old F21 (similar here)
Black + Gold Bracelet: F21 (similar here)
Ring: Banana Republic (similar here) (love this for $24, too)
Earrings: Kendra Scott Darby Earrings in Tigers Eye (buy them here!)
Shoes: J Crew Mona Pumps in Wild Berry (buy them here) (similar here) (similar here for $60)


And last but certainly not least–I had never really experimented with lip color prior to this year, but I am now having fun with it. I have never been a fan of my mouth (I find it to be oddly shaped and wide), so I have always believed that slapping a bold color on top would only draw more attention to its weirdness. Maybe it does, but it is also kind of fascinating how different a bright red lip (+ a startled chihuahua) made this outfit look:

Top: Old Anthropologie/Weston Wear (similar here in “red topaz”) (and at Old Navy)
Skirt: J Crew Felted Wool Mini (buy it here) (similar at WHBM + take 10% off with code “9525”)
Belt: J Crew (buy it here)
Shoes: Old Lela Rose for Payless (similar at WHBM) (and by Sam Edelman)
Lipstick: Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Blazing Red (buy it at Sephora)

(Currently listening)
Codes And Keys (Yeasayer Remix) by Death Cab For Cutie on Grooveshark

  • hs

    Feel better soon, Chloe. That dress looks stunning on you – what is the actual color in your opinion, in person? I was hoping it was not a nude, beige or tan as those don't look good on me. The website describes it as mustard, but it's hard for me to tell. Also, did you find it to be incredibly short?

  • CoffeeBreakCrn

    Aww, sorry to hear that you were not feeling well. Regardless, you look GREAT!! I loveee all your outfits. and AM loving those pink shoes! Have to get one now. =) Hope you feel better soon!

  • Annabelle

    Sorry you've had a bad health week — I have too but in my case it was 100% my own stupid fault! (Who knew overshopping was so hazardous?) Hope you feel better soon.

    I loooove drop waists, even when they're not in style, so knowing they're coming back is AWESOME. That outfit is great, and I love the feathery bag.

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    sorry to hear you were in pain. =( you look gorgeous in all of your pics. i may be one of the only people who looks AWFUL in drop waists…i have slope-y shoulders and knobby knees so it is just not a good look for me…ha ha! that does not sound attractive at all…

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • A Bigger Closet

    Sorry to read you weren't feeling well Chloe. At least you pulled together some amazing outfits when you did bitch slap the pain away. LOVE the drop dress on you – it's so flattering and pretty!

  • Rebecca

    I'm not excited about Baz Luhrmann's take on Gatsby, but my shorty pants torso is happy about dropped waist dresses.

  • Robin

    You are SOOOOO glamorous! The platinum hair and the red lips make you look like Gwen Stefani. Sorry you are feeling crappy; I have arthritis too, so I empathize. Also, I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I think you freaking hilarious…thanks for making me laugh and inspiring some outfits as well!

  • JenlovesBal

    Your hair is perfection Chloe!

  • Mrs Spanglish

    Loooove all 3 but the last one is my fave! you look lovely as usual and I'm sorry to hear about your arthritis!

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)

    I love that first blouse Chloe and was so shocked it was F21! You have such an amazing eye for putting outfits together and accessorizing :) The lip colour looks amazing on you! I know it's difficult to get used to but honestly keep wearing it and soon you'll be a bold lip queen!

  • Beautygirl24

    I don't know how you do it Chloe, but every outfit you put on makes me love fashion even more! You are definitely rockin the mona suede pumps, and are inspiring me with the color combos. I typically wear mine with neutrals, but maybe I should be more bold. I hope you feel better asap!

  • brooke

    ahhhhh! i'm obsessed with those mona pumps. they look fabulous on you. and look #3 is amazing (i'm on a black + white kick lately)- looks great with the bold red lip color!

    hope you feel better soon!

  • contrary kiwi

    That lip colour in your last look is great. It allows your face to not get overpowered by your bold outfit (awesome outfit, btw). Don't be afraid of it!

    Drop waist dresses look aaaaaaaawful on me. You complain about having a short inseam – 29" – but I'm an inch shorter than you and my inseam is….*drumroll* 26"! I cannot afford to let my waist drop even a little or I look like my legs start at my knees xD

    I do love that dress though. It's so pretty!

  • Lexi

    I absolutely love your style! The fur, the drop-waist dress, the hot pink pumps – amazing!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  • RosaLovesDC

    Oh the ASOS dress is divine! Love this style on you and that red lipstick, looks so good on you. I was afraid to try red lipstick do so long, but now, I can't get enough of it.

  • roxy

    Sorry you have not been feeling well! Is the snow bringing it on? Because if it is, I suggest you send it East to me!! Your hair is looking fab girl. I love all three outfits of course but I think the first has a little something extra special. Great to see you back doing OOTDs.

  • Veronika

    love love love that blazer and the unexpected pink shoes in the second outfit. I hope you feel better this week!

  • The Little Dust Princess

    You look amazing in every colour. I'm jealous! I especially love #3 :D Sorry you hear about your week. Hope it's better now!

  • TaraMixandMatch

    Wow…that last outfit is especially gorgeous, love, love, love it!

  • Pip

    Sorry that you felt so bad this week. :( You look great in all these photos, especially the last one! That is my favorite! The red lips are great and I love the print shirt under the striped blazer and the leopard clutch mixed in. Hope you have a much better week this week, Chloe!

  • Rose

    Love the drop-waist dress!

  • Mel

    I have been venturing into the world of lip color myself. It is great how quickly a colored lip can instantly elevate an outfit just that much more!


  • Mary Ann

    Ooo, I'm really loving the last set of pics. I'm not a fan of my mouth either, but the red lips look great on you – keep it up! ;-)

  • jas

    each of these looks are absolutely STUNNING!


  • yuni.k

    i love you in that dusty rose color! so lovely with your skin tone! and that bold lip color totally makes the outfit! love this post!

  • Michelle

    Sorry to hear that you were not feeling well!

    I will have to keep an eye out for drop-waist dresses. It looks so cute on you with the cardigan. And that feather clutch is great!

    The lip color looks great on you!

  • Natasha xoxo

    I always look forwrad to your OOTD posts Chloe! Especially love the last one. I would've never thought of pairing stripes and floral..it looks great!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog
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  • TheChambrayCountess

    That drop-waist dress is awesome on you! Love all the outfits, as always :)

  • Shannon

    that first outfit…that mauve color is absolutely gorgeous on you! super pretty!

    and i am loving a bold lip color! it takes a look to another level!

  • CC

    I'm so drooling over your Chloe bag! :D love it! :) Really like your blog, keep it going :)

  • Sethrin

    Awesome and jealousy-inducing as usual, just LOVE your outfits. Always. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Stacey

    You look great in all of these outfits and that dress is amazing!!

    I hope you feel better soon!



  • alison*elle

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling so shitty this past week :( Hope you're feeling better now!

    Love all these outfits, especially the second! That dropped waist dress looks great on you. The Great Gatsby is my favourite book too… I really wonder how the movie is going to turn out.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Gretchen

    You are so adorable! :)
    I love that dress…gorgeous.

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