LBD, a little casually (Pin to Post)

Merry Christmas Y'all! Since today is Boxing Day, and I am still in recovery from all the Holiday craziness, I'm posting an outfit that I wore last week. I think this is what I wore the day of our office Christmas Lunch.

I'm cycling through my pins, finding lots of inspiration. The well always dries up midway through the season, when I don't have a new pieces to inspire me. Seriously, how did people SURVIVE without Pinterest? Although, that's not entirely true. I do have a pair of high-waisted jeans that I got from Wet Seal sitting in my closet waiting for me to break them out... 

So, about this outift... It looks waaaay different on me. Cardigan doesn't look as long (even though it is a long boyfriend cardigan), and lets call a spade a spade... Boobs. Mine really change the look of this ensemble. This is the first time that I have noticed just how different having some curves can make an outfit look (aside from the whole, just being chubbier in general, thing). I can see how designing for "ample" body types could be challenging for some designers. There's a lot more to take into consideration! 

The blogger from whom I pulled inspiration from blogs here. I really like her style. It might be a challenge to make her looks work for me, since I am quite a bit curvier, but gosh-dang-it if I am not going to give it a try! I just today pinned an outfit of hers that requires a plaid scarf... I was already on the hunt for one. Well, not really on the hunt. The idea of one was tickling my Id, though. Now, however, I am on the hunt. And FWIW, I tried to buy one from the Bay, but they didn't have it. So, eBay it is... never lets me down.

I digress.

I wore black boots instead of brown, even though I do have brown boots. Its just that they are such a dark brown, and hers are a cognac, that I don't think mine would work with this palette of grey and black. 

On another note, notice anything different about today's pics?
That's right! No mirror-selfie! I missed out on a few great outfits last week, because every time I went into the bathroom at work to take a pic, there was someone in there, and I simply cannot take an outfit pic when someone is in their... part of me is a little embarrassed about the inherently narcissistic element of personal-style blogging. ESPECIALLY at work... so anyway, I have this suction cup phone holder jobbie that I use in the car, and I don't know why it took forever to occur to me that I could use it to hold my phone and allow me to take outfit pics without the phone in the way. I don't know if I love the shots, to be honest, because I don't feel like they are the most flattering, but maybe it was just this outfit in particular.

On Me:
Dress (Target)
Necklace (Ardene)
Earrings (eBay)
Cardigan (Old Navy)
Tights (Ricki's)
Boots (Torrid)
I really need new black boots. I think something less slouchy this time, more of a polished leather. But with a heel. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I can find wide-calve boots when I put my mind to it, but they are always flat! And how about my new earrings? You like? I like. You know what I like better? That I paid less than $5 for them... Yes, I know I am taking money out of the North American economy when I do that, but honestly, even the ones that are sold here are not made here, so really, how much harm am I doing?
Just thought I would show a little close-up of the new hair, all curled. I'm really digging this shorter cut; it makes things so much quicker and easier. I just need some extensions for those days when I want long Rapunzel hair...

Items as worn in previous posts:
Dress // Boots

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