Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dressing Up

"New Floral Scarf Revisited"--Monday, 1/30/17

When I wore this recently, I warned you that you'd be seeing more of this scarf soon.  And so it begins.

This time with red and true beige as the focus and navy as a support act.

Dark red dress (Kohls), $5.76/wear
Beige dress length cardigan (thrifted, Kohls), $1.31/wear
Navy tights
Navy ankle boots by Seychelles, $7.78/wear
Red/pink/navy/beige floral scarf (Lands End), $6.00/wear

Outfit total: $20.85/wear

I still haven't gotten to pattern mixing (I'm thinking polka dots or stripes as obvious first choices) but I'm loving the versatility of this color combination.

If I were a little braver, I might try wearing it with both pink and red in one outfit, but despite thinking it looks cute on others, I can't quite reconcile myself to that.

Would you wear pink and red together?

"Bundled Up Barbie"--Tuesday, 1/31/17

In this post from August 2015, dresses you can wear "now and in the fall" are featured.  You know, or in the winter if you go with leggings and a warm cardigan.

From bridgetteraes.com

I was originally going to wear this with my cream Skyrim cardigan, but I discovered that with a sleeveless dress, the cardigan is hella itchy on the arms (I've not noticed before because I always wear that cardigan with a long-sleeved barrier), so I substituted dark blue.

Sleeveless pink dress (Target), $5.00/wear
Dark blue boyfriend cardigan (thrifted, Laura Scott), $1.50/wear
Black leggings
Tall black boots by Fitzwell, $2.28/wear
Black/pink/blue striped scarf (Target), $2.40/wear

Outfit total: $11.18/wear

This scarf is actually a little bit itchy too--it's something about those metallic fibers, I think, and it makes me a bit hesitant to wear it--but it wasn't too bad with the high necked dress and cardigan underneath it.  It helped that I decided to wear it loose instead of tied around the neck.

For something a little different today, I present a couple of ring-necked ducks photographed at the DNR exhibit at the state fair.

In other news...The Economist recently published a special report on lifelong education that is worth reading in its entirety.  But this tidbit seemed relevant to me and at least a couple of my readers (i.e., over half of them, hah).

Over the past five years, demand for data analysts has grown by 372%; within that segment, demand for data-visualization skills has shot up by 2,574%.

I'm sure on the data viz side, that's from a low base, but still, I'll take it as a good sign.

And for an extra daily dose of cuteness in these trying times, check out this animal tweet off.


Tam said...

Data analysis is where it's AT.

Sally said...