This week’s MNG by MANGO challenge was to take photos in front of a local landmark, in an outfit inspired by that landmark. My city is chock-full of landmarks, but I chose a functional one that I pass by almost every day, in honor of Nick’s mom who is a librarian. I wore a houndstooth jacket with “scholarly” elbow pads, plus a print scarf to accentuate my deep teal blouse.
Both the jacket and skirt from this set are so easy to pair, and thus have become quick favorites for me. The jacket fits slim but not perfectly. See it again on Kelly. Although the elbow patches hit my short arms at the perfect place, the sleeves are slightly roomy and too long. As much as I hate too-long sleeves, I can’t bring myself to pay $25 to alter an H&M; non-classic blazer, so I have them safety pinned up for now (tsk tsk, I know).
Here’s another variation I’d wear with this Fall outfit, replacing the orange wool skirt with my cheapy H&M; mustard pants. Which color combination do you like better?