- Coat: Banana Republic Factory
- Dress: Baja, via Beacon’s Closet
- Tights: Target
- Flats: Banana Republic
I actually wore this exact outfit, plus my new big green bag, when I was in New York a couple of weeks ago. To be precise, I wore this on March 17. While in midtown. Apparently, my head was so engaged in archival research that I neglected to realize that March 17 was St. Patrick’s Day and, well, let’s just say I was far from the only person wearing green and orange when I emerged from the subway on 5th Ave and 53rd. I received a lot of compliments on my outfit while wending my way towards the Museum of Modern Art, though, along with quite a few high fives from undergrads.
Angie, from You Look Fab, once posted about occasionally “surrendering the waistline”, that is, eschewing a nipped midsection in favor of purposefully drapey, flowy, or boxy silhouettes. One of my personal style goals for this pregnancy is to not become overly dependent on belting (at least until the end :), but to continue experimenting with silhouettes, even ones that are outside of my usual repertoire. I was tempted to belt this dress over the bump, but in the end I decided to be okay with letting the coat provide a hint of structure while I went waistless underneath. (I think this will be such a fun, mod dress post-preggers, though. Don’t you?)
Finally, my shoes. I love these embellished ballet flats, and every time I where them, I tell my husband that I feel like I have stars on my toes. I used to be so afraid of stud embellishments — probably because of bad seventh grade memories that involved a Bedazzler — but here I love them and they’re proving to be a great everyday flat.
So…happy belated St. Patrick’s Day, all. And here’s to you, New York, for letting me and my color seem at home for one day.