pleated polka

Friday, March 28

Nothing says Friday like an outfit, amiright? It's my blog so of course I'm right.

This week was crazy busy, and it was a short one for me! Monday I picked up an odd job, Tuesday Hunter & I went to a Nashville Predators (hockey) game, Wednesday I spent all evening cooking (Indian) for my lunch bunch at work, and tonight I packed up, cleaned my room, and got all ready for my trip!

Oh you wanna talk about what I'm wearing these days? Fine. 
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necklace: H&M, blazer: Target, shirt: from Carina, skirt: H&M, heels: Urban Outfitters

I wore this a few weeks ago to church, and planned on wearing it to work, but the temperature seriously dropped. Have I mentioned I'm ready for sunshine? Initially it seemed like a great idea, and a combination of all my favorite things; but looking back at these pictures I feel like the proportions of the midi skirt + blazer might be a bit weird. 
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Of course I adoreeee this pleated skirt from H&M that I picked up a few weeks ago. As gorg as it is, I found myself wondering if it was worth what I spent and if it fit correctly and blah blah blah but at this point, I think it's too late to return it anyway so the decision has been made. And it is really pretty.
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I picked up this blazer probs a few months ago at my friendly neighborhood Target. I was pumped because it was on clearance, seemed to actually fit me well, etc. But it has sat in my closet stumping me since! I don't know how to explain this weird thing I have with blazers. I think they're adorable on everyone but I have the hardest time wearing them myself. I would love your thoughts on how to style this!
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And if these heels have never made it on my blog...(I don't think they have) I am shocked. These are probably my favorite shoes and I've nearly worn them apart. They have the absolute perfect peep-toe and kinda perforated material.

Also notable in this picture is the weird goosebumpy-ness on my legs. Proof that we went in to church in the mid-60's, and came out in the 40's. Serious!
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Anyone still not believe that I've been wearing my gold chainz non-stop?
So anyway. Might go back to the drawing board with this one. Whole-heartedly love all the pieces, maybe not just all together.
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I feel a little bit like I'm cheating because by the time anyone is reading this, I'll be on my way to Florida! This weekend I'm headed to Pensacola to hang with my brother Sundar and run my first ever half-marathon! I'm ready for some sunshine and fun with my bro. I've been getting excited all evening knowing pretty soon I'll be spending time with some family!

Now I'm signing off 'til next week! Keep up with my adventures over the weekend on Twitter @perfectlypriya//@priyapappu. Until then!

13 comments :

nicole s. said...

you're the sassiest and i love it. those shoes, girl. actual drool. so good.
i might switch out the blazer for a cardigan, or the whole top half to a top with an interesting/maybe lacey or leather cap-sleeve? love the polka dots on that blazer though.

xo nicole
writeslikeagirlblog.com

Emily said...

I know what you mean about blazers - it took me a while to figure out how to work them in to my wardrobe, but now I am hooked. I would wear this one with skinny jeans/trousers, a cute blouse and flats.

The Braided Bandit said...

"It's my blog so of course I'm right!" - haha I love that, and that should be posted on the top of every blog for all internet trolls and haters to see! I love your pleated skirt & have a similar one, but it has since lost its pleats haha. Have a wonderful weekend!
xo Hannah

Alissa said...

I have YET to wear my polka dot blazer! That has got to change, you totally inspired me lady!

Lauren ONeill said...

That blazer is SO cute! The fact that you scored it on clearance is even better. Blazers are tough when it comes to skirts and blazers. I think the proportions are a bit off here only because the blazer and skirt are both long. A cropped blazer or one with a more dramatic waist would help even things out I think. Or a shorter skirt or dress.

In my opinion, blazers work best with tighter skirts or dresses like pencil skirts or with pants. Blazers can look boxy so I'm not sure I'd wear like my pink one with a poofy dress (I have but didn't like the effect it gave to the outfit. Pants are best though in my opinion. Any kind of pants really.

Hope that helps!

Vivienne Z said...

Thank you for your sweet comment Priya, it had me "awww"ing for days on end :) Yes, blogging is so much more work than it initially seems -_- I still haven't gotten back on track yet.

Also, I think this blazer is such a cute, fun piece!

Priya said...

ah- I love the idea of a leather cap-sleeve. now I just need to add one into my closet...thanks Nicole!

Priya said...

I should definitely try it out with some basic jeans. Thanks for your input, Emily!

Priya said...

do you have the same one??

Priya said...

thanks Lauren! agreed, a cropped blazer is a good idea, or something more form-fitting since, you're right, the blazer is boxy!

Danielle Wallace said...

I'd say for the blazer, wear it unbuttoned with a bright colored blouse, skinnies, and flats. Suddenly now I have the urge to search for a polka dot blazer! I love the dainty and vintage-y (ness) of the skirt and heels! Maybe play up the daintiness with a lace blouse? You're adorable as always :)

Lisa said...

I love that blazer! White with black polka dots is perfect. Great outfit x

Jessica @ Here&Now said...

I have to agree, love the pieces on their own, but not necessarily together. I think it is because the blazer is turning your sweet little waist into a box… maybe try belting it? Experimenting in my closet is one of my favorite activities - enjoy!
xx
Here&Now