Monday, June 3, 2013

Really People!

The last time you saw my red-and-white-polka-dot skirt I had paired it with black. Black tank, black blazer, black bracelet, black shoes.  Given that Minnie Mouse is traditionally black and white and red all over, I had expected to get a few Disney-esque comments when I left the house that day. Surprisingly, if anyone noticed my similarities to Ms. Mouse, they didn't mention it. I thought had safely passed the mouse test.

This time I went a little wild with my outfit choices. White, bright blue, denim and gold were brought into the mix. Bright blue and red is a bold combo for me, but I was really pleased with how it went together. (A few days later I saw that Sally McGraw of Already Pretty had outfits featuring red and turquoise and red and cobalt on her colour pairing inspiration board on Pinterest. I felt a little less bold, but much more confident about my colour choices after that.)

I felt so good about my appearance that I tucked in my tank. When wearing this pencilish skirt previously I had left my shirt loose in a vain attempt to disguise my belly.  

Yep, I felt pretty darn good about my outfit. 

I fielded Minnie Mouse comments all day.

Really people. Minnie Mouse wishes she looked so good. Or she would if she wasn't, you know, fictional.

I'm linking up with Patti and the not-at-all-mousey crew for Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Head on over and check it out! 


  1. Well, nothing mousey here! You look fabulous, love that skirt. Thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday xoxo

  2. Hello Laurie,
    you make me say WOW!
    I love your outfit completely. The skirt is fantastic and you find perfect partners for it.
    I agree with Patti, you look fabulous!
    Have a great week!

  3. Thanks Patti. I'm now on the lookout for a Minnie Mouse graphic tee to wear with the skirt. The idea of intentionally going Ms Mouse just makes me laugh.

  4. Hi Sabine. Thanks! The more I wear this skirt the more I like it. Now I'm on the lookout for colourful pencil skirts when I'm at the thrift stores. So far no luck, but I'm having fun trying.

  5. What Minnie Mouse!? She would have NOT sported a denim jacket. You look grand, girl! Really great combos ... you're going to have a spiffy summer. And you're my hero for tucking. I try so hard to tuck! I'm working on it.

  6. You look so cute! I love this outfit on you. For me, the colour combination is not bold, but one really has to play with what's in their comfort zone. Having said that, I encourage you to wear these colors together more often.

    Have you thought about having your blog on Bloglovin'? I follow most blogs through bloglovin' but your blog does not come up as an option.

    Sue xo

  7. I don't think denim is allowed in Disneyland, but I bet Minnie wishes it was. That's a fab and fun outfit! I love the red spotted skirt with the jacket.

    I also wore blue denim and red to Visible Monday - maybe we're trend-setters!

  8. Thanks Jan! I couldn't believe it when I got Minnie Mouse comments. Even my boss had something to say, and that normally only happens when we're testing the dress code.

    I'm learning to tuck and to belt. At this rate I may actually learn to dress myself before I'm 50. (I am a very slow learner when it comes to dressing myself. I won't tell you how old I was before I conquered tying my shoes.)

  9. Thanks Val. I strive to be a trend setter like you. Your red and denim outfit was perfect!

  10. Thanks Sue! I'm truly a wuss when it comes to wearing colour. I stress over it. How silly is that? I look at your outfits with admiration and envy. Take me shopping, would ya?

    Thanks for the suggestion about Bloglovin. I know it's something I should look into. I'm rather lazy when it comes to blog maintenance stuff. I'd rather be writing my posts or reading yours when I have "blog time". I will get to it someday. Thanks for taking the trouble to find me!


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