Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wear to Work: Speckles + Double Burgundy

oxblood tights and oxfords urban outfitters burgundy patent leather oxfords she was gone with the wind tiny dalmatians
H&M speckled dotted cropped cardigan // H&M yellow lace cami //
H&M eggplant purple origami pleat skirt // Forever 21 burgundy tights //
Urban Outfitters patent leather oxblood oxfords (on sale) // Jewelmint Calypso necklace (c/o) //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

Last weekend, autumn came out to play much to my bare legs' dismay. Thus before heading out into the brisk cooler morning, I threw on my pair of trusty thicker burgundy tights from last season and matched them with my new oxfords in the same shade. This lengthens the legs modestly since they're flats, but are a twist to the classic black-on-black trick. The eggplant shade on this skirt is an elegant jewel tone for the colder months, and the origami pleat in the front adds a subtle detail that makes it less "ho-hum pencil skirt." Pairing it with the ever-popular burgundy/oxblood makes for a fall-appropriate palette while further extending the illusion of longer legs. By the way, scored the skirt and dotted cardigan for $5 each during an H&M sale a few months ago - thrifty work wardrobe win!

I wore this look under my white coat for clinical class on Monday (10/20) and to meet my Med 1 mentee, who is really sweet and fashionable too. Meanwhile, my nightly read (Dan Brown's Inferno) turned into an engrossing page-turner and I had a roarin' time kicking off Halloween festivities at "Dr. Gatsby's" mansion. This amazing scene was complete with an octagonal open foyer, mini spiral staircase, rope bridge to a fully furnished treehouse, turning bookshelves, fireman's pole, rooftop access, and med students/residents/doctors decked out in 1920's suits and flapper dresses. The eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg presided over the dance floor, and we were all beautiful little fools for a night.

P.S. I love, love, love Ohio's fall foliage. Can't ever get over it.

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♥ Tanachi ♥ October 27, 2013 at 8:09 AM   said...

lovely look, I like the colors <3 playing with colors in autumn is great!

Unknown October 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM   said...

Lovely outfit!! Love the purple and burgundy together!

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Alice Gu October 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM   said...

I adore this outfit!!! and those freakin sick shoes angie! I've been putting your blog photos in my inspirational fashion collage more and more these days. So glad to see that medschool is making you even better as a blogger :) I have been really conservative with my style under the white coat, but who says we can't push the limit a little ;) definitely inspired to wear colored tights under skirts now.

Pinkoolaid October 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM   said...

love this burgundy color <3

Unknown October 27, 2013 at 5:11 PM   said...

As i mentioned on Twitter, I freaking love the burgundy tights but now I'm also pining after those gorgeous oxfords! :) You must be the most stylish person at work :)

I have to read Inferno!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} October 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM   said...

I love this outfit because I love purple! I'm going to have to try mixing purples!!
Sincerely, Sara

Jo - Lost in the Haze October 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM   said...

Your skirt is such a gorgeous shape! And I love those shoes so much <3

Lost in the Haze

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