Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I'm Wearing: Haywire

It all started with a phone call right after I got up this morning. My boss called and said his son had the flu and would not be able to pick he and his wife from the airport. His other son had appointments scheduled that he could not break on such short notice. So who does that leave? Me, I guess. He asked me to go to his house (about a 35 minute drive from my house) get his car, and drive it the rest of the way (another 40 minutes) to Detroit Metro. That isn't on the spot at all, right?

So I start getting around, which included a complete change from the business look I was going to wear today, into a comfy jeans ensemble. In the process of getting around, the necklace I was going to wear with this outfit got caught in my hair and when I tried to pull it free, the necklace busted.  Well I will just put it back together quickly I thought to myself, but in the process I lost one of the pieces. This made me launch into a Clark Griswold-worthy rant. I go to my closet and pull out one of the shoes I have on, but for the life of me could not find the other. This caused me to be throwing shoes about like a kid tearing open a Christmas present - stuff was flying everywhere. Needless to say, I finally found it and headed out the door for my long drive in the pouring rain.

Do you ever have those mornings? I am not a morning person to begin with, so little snags are not greeted with a smile and kindness. I sound like such a nice person right now, so I think we will just move on to the photos of the outfit.

The back of the shirt is all lace, which makes for a pretty outfit detail.

This belt was a pretty cool thrift store find. I have a serious belt addiction.

Cardigan and Lace Tank Top: Maurices, Skinny Jeans: Express, Belt and Clip-on earrings: Salvation Army, Handbag: Ooh La La, Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target via Garage Sale (Thanks, Mom!)

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  1. Hey Kassi...

    That Cardi and Bag are to die for..

    love them



    Also, love the lace and the shoes..and basically the whole outfit.
    Glad you survived your morning :)

  3. The details in your outfit are awesome! I love that belt, its so unique. Great thrift find! The lace back is gorgeous. :)
    Haha, and I'm sorry you had such a rough morning. I am not a morning person at all either.

  4. Oh hun, what a morning! At least you look good! Love the lace back detail of the cardi and that belt is amazing! Hope your day gets better.xx

  5. Love the outfit you are wearing! ESP the shoes!! SO lovely!! <3

  6. What a stressful way to start the day. I've definitely had those mornings where one little change throws everything off. I'm impressed you managed to look so chic and composed in the pics despite it all. Love the bag and shoes.

  7. Your mommy always finds you the nicest things! how cute is that! I am loving the shoes, so gorgeous! And the belt obviously is my favorite, great thrift find! You look beautiful besides the fact what you had to go through...
    Good luck!

  8. Looooove those shoes and the lace back on your top is pretty!


  9. those shoes are so gorgeous. You look feminine chic, I like the lacy back cardi, it's pretty and sassy, looks great with skinny jeans. The belt is perfect with the outfit.


  10. Cool cardigan!

  11. the back of that shirt is just stunning!

  12. That belt/shoe/bag combo is perfection - I love this casual chic look... and I can totally relate to those mornings - when it rains, it pours!


  13. Aww, you poor thing, this sounds really like a horrific morning! You look fabulous, though :)
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  14. I really love this outfit. You're the hottest chauffeur I know!

  15. Love your cardi and belt, casual chic!

  16. awww the back details is so cool! love the lace!! you look so pretty :)
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

  17. I had one of those mornings today actually... And so I ended up just throwing on jeans, a tee, and a cardigan... Nothing special. But then this kind of ruined my plan of taking pics and getting a new post up tonight. Eh - or maybe I will just post the lazy look? HA!

    Despite your morning you look fabulous (as usual). I love the lace in the back of the cardigan. And that belt was an awesome find!

    - Justine

  18. Great outfit! Love your shoes and the lace detail on the cardigan. Yep, mornings pretty much suck. That's why coffee is the best invention ever :)

  19. Yikes! Glad you finally found shoes 2 because those are SO cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  20. What an awesome outfit! I'm pretty sure I have one of those mornings at least twice a week. I may or may not lay out clothes the night before because otherwise I tend to look like a what not to wear disaster/look like I got dressed in the dark...

  21. I loved this look from the front already, but that lace detail on the back just takes it to a whole new level! Such a fun, unexpected detail.

  22. wow this is so nice!! love your lace cardigan, so pretty & that big belt also! stylish look ♥

    xoxo, Izzaura

  23. Oh, yeah, I'd have been pretty ticked had my boss done that to me! I mean, doesn't he have any friends? Or hello??? He's the boss and has loads of money, so take a cab already! lol

    All that being said, I think you look perfect for your crazy day! I love the belt and the lacy back on your sweater!

  24. Lovely look!!!
    The lace trimming and shoes made the look!!!
    Love, love, love the shoes!!!
    Have a happy friday!


  26. Your Outfit is amazing ! Totally love it.. Visit my site if you want to. Regards, Liz

  27. That belt totally makes that outfit! Gorgeous! And yes, I am the same way in the morning. The smallest little things can mess up my day!


  28. Love the statement belt and shoes! x

  29. I LOVE the back of that cardi, super cute!! The shoes are fun too!

  30. What a crazy morning and such a hassle to do that HUGE favor for your boss. Hopefully he will think about that when he is giving out Christmas bonuses!
    I have crazy morning like those almost every other day with the kids. Makes you want to just go back to bed and call it quits.
    Your outfit came out great though. Love the shoes. They were worth the hassle to find.

  31. That cardigan is something else, really hot.

  32. I really love your belt. I think it was the perfect addition to this outfit.
    Sounds like a stressful day, but at least you looked cute!
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  33. your cardi is sooo pretty! love this look! :)

  34. If it makes you feel any better... yes, I have mornings like that AND no, you don't want to mess with me when I do. I am not much fun. The good news, after I finally get to work, settle in, and down the first cup of coffee my mood tends to improve. I am generally upbeat.

    As for your look... cute. I really like the shoes! Glad you found them both. Hee Hee

  35. Sorry you had a rough morning. You look great tho.

  36. Wow, if my boss ever asked me to pick them up I'd be screwed because I'm horrible at finding my way around, especially downtown by the airport!

    I hope your day got better (it could only go up from there, right?)!

  37. LMFAOOOO Kassi! Girl, I hate those kind of mornings! It starts off bad and progressively gets even more chaotic. Then your room or the entire house looks as if a hurricane hit it (when there was once order). Well I must say you looked good despite it all. Sorry I'm just getting to your blog...there were sooooo many S blogs. HAHAHA I'm finally on T! I think I need to cut my list down. HAHAHA That belt, shoes and bag are just gorgeous! :D

  38. Thats so not right, totally taking advantage of your good nature.
    The back of your cardi is beautiful, shoes are divine

  39. Cute look! I love your shoes :) Thanks for entering my giveaway!

  40. I hate mornings like that but thankfully your outfit is super cute! :)


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