Back to Classics: Mustard, cream + printed silk

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J.Crew pencil skirt, waist altered (same style in cotton, on sale), vintage Hermes scarf c/o LXR&CO; (invite)
LOFT blouse, H&M; blazer (also worn here), Prada tote (review), J.Crew pumps (mid-heel version)

Weekday mornings are tough for me – I sleep like a drugged rhino and barely make it out the door in time. In exchange for a few extra minutes of snooze, I’ve been reaching for the same trusty pairings week after week. An old favorite combo is red with neutrals plus a leopard accent (shown here and here), and joining the ranks is mustard and cream with printed silk. The soft colors here serve as the perfect backdrop for a bright print, and the smooth silk adds luxury to a basic outfit.
mustard skirt hermes scarf2I just finished my semi-annual switcheroo of seasonal pieces between my closet and under-bed storage compartments. This skirt in a heavier weight wool was packed away for fall, and I plan on substituting a pleated A-line one in it’s place for repeat pairings this season.

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Trying out yellow nails, which I thought would be more disastrous against my skin tone. These little colorful Sally Hansen polishes allow for experimentation without breaking the bank.
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I’ve enjoyed all the comfy travel shoe suggestions (read each one of them – thank you!) and would appreciate any links on styling a square scarf with a blazer. I’ve kept it safe with just a basic drape (felt this was a bit too cowgirl for work), and would love to expand my scarf-tying repertoire. mustard skirt hermes scarf

What are your fail-proof pairings when crunched for time in the morning?
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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    may I know the exactly size of these Prada tote u were wearing in this blog ? Is the wide of 33cm or 35cm long ?

    Posted 7.10.14 Reply
  2. Sophia wrote:

    This outfit is lovely. The bold yellow and blue works really well. I still haven't mastered the art of wearing scarves although I have a few stashed in my drawer. Anyways, love the classy outfit!

    Posted 7.3.13 Reply

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