1.20.2012

3 Types of Outfits




{Wearing: ShopRuche Blazer, Club Monaco Blouse, American Apparel Skirt, Aldo Pumps, Zara Bag, Vintage Brooches}

Photos by Cara

There are three types of outfits you will see on my blog in the winter.
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Outfits #1: I wear these outfits when I'm outside for longer than 20 minutes. You will be able to spot these outfits because I am really bundled up. There will be a scarf and toque involved (if you haven't noticed, I haven't been outside for longer than 20 minutes yet. It's cold and I'm a wimp)

Outfits #2: I wear these outfits when I am outside anywhere between 2 and 20 minutes. If I know I will be parking my car and might have to walk a few minutes to my location, I wear these outfits. You will be able to spot these outfits because they are practical but not extremely warm. They usually involve a winter coat layered on top but for photos the winter coat is removed.

Outfits #3: I wear these outfits when I will be running from the car to my destination and will be outside for under a minute. You will be able to spot these outfits because you probably thought "how the heck has she not frozen her butt off!?". A skirt with no tights is a prime example of outfit #3. Taking photos of these outfits usually risks hypothermia but I do it, because I love all of you very much.

This outfit, is an outfit #2. It was warm enough (with a winter coat layered on top) for a 10 minute walk to the restaurant but there was a scarf and toque in my humongous bag that would have quickly turned it into an outfit #1 if necessary. Taking my coat off for the photos and the fact that it's a really thin blouse made it temporarily feel like an outfit #3 which made me want to dive into my bag and turn it into an outfit #1. I have this down to a science ;)

14 comments:

  1. Adorable look! I love you little pins you added!


    http://www.mythriftychic.com

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  2. ah it is true, sometimes we just have to get out there and snap some shots and sometimes we can wear "real" outfits...the things we do for our blogs!
    I love this outfit, that pretty striped Club Monaco top is perfect with the girly skirt and bright blazer...and of course I love your signature brooches!
    Happy Friday!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  3. I have definitely risked hypothermia for a few shots too... I love how you've got each outfit down to a science. That photo of you laughing is too cute, Melissa :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. love this outfit!
    I follow u!
    Hug from Barcelona
    xx
    www.themidniteblues.blogspot.com

    follow each other?

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  5. You are hilarious. But so true. I also base my outfits on how long I will be outside too. Hey. Winter's cold.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  6. Wow I love how you styled this blue blazer! The broaches add such a cute touch!

    http://dawn2dark.blogspot.com/

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  7. Cobalt is such a pretty color on you. Have a great weekend.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  8. i love that colorful blazer with the black and white outfit.

    also, you're far braver than i am - this year i've turned into a wimp and i just can't make myself go without tights!

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  9. I hear you on the 3 outfits thing. Sometimes I even plan which sweater I should wear under a coat or jacket that looks nice but which I know isn't super warm.

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  10. haha, your breakdown of the 3 types of outfits is quite insightful. I'm generally number 3, 1 minute or 30 minutes outside, highly unpractical. You always look amazing in blue.

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the flowy skirt on you! <3

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  12. too cute! and being from the states, and the Southern part for that matter, I love that you call it a toque!
    xx
    www.myhereandnowlife.blogspot.com

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  13. Haha - I hate that it's getting so cold lately that most of my outfits are #1s! Love your blue blazer...and just wanted to let you know, I gave you a shout out on my blog today - my outfit was inspired by you...so thanks for the inspiration Melissa :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  14. I love the brooches,they add such a vintage,feminine vibe to an outfit! :*

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