Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Granny Chic

Well ladies and gentleman - I am outside my comfort zone today. It isn't often you will see me in clothes that are not tailored closer to my body. A maxi skirt with a poncho is asking a lot of me. I know you might be giggling - but it really is. I was super comfy all day though which makes me think I should dress like this more often.

My boss told me I look like a "little old granny" which was super nice - exactly what I was going for (not). Do I look like a granny to you? Apparently I didn't look like a grandma to some dudes at the grocery store who smiled as they passed by and one even said "You're pretty." Thanks, random dude. Do you guys ever have those awkward encounters?

Anyway, on to the outfit. I love this jade green maxi skirt. It is super comfy and the color is gorgeous. I picked up this terracotta colored poncho at the Goodwill and this is the first time I've pulled it out to wear it. I paired it with a basic long sleeve t-shirt, cognac boots and my favorite necklace of the moment - this green three-stone beauty.

  Skirt: Macy's, Poncho: Goodwill, Top: Simply Vera Wang via Kohl's (gift), 
Boots: The Shoe Dept., Necklace: Arden B (gift)

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How do you like this look?


45 comments:

  1. Well you might feel uncomfortable, but you LOOK great! As you know, I love maxis styled for fall & winter, so this look is right up my alley! I think the poncho is a great choice to layer over the dress, and the statement necklace looks perf!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my word, we really DID have the same idea for today! Haha
    That's so funny. Fashionable minds think alike ;)
    I love flowy skirts! Yours is fabulous too. Love that shade of green and how you emphasized it with that beautiful necklace ♥

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  3. great color combo, love the flow of this dress

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  4. haha that is super awkward! but you don't look like a granny. that necklace is so pretty! A granny wouldn't wear that...or at least my granny wouldn't.

    A Southern Drawl

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  5. LOVE it! You're the kind of gal who could make a plastic bag look good (that's me trying to be more original than paper bag!) but this looks particularly amazing on you! I love the deep green colour with the poncho!

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  6. What a beautiful shawl. Looks great with the maxi.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  7. It's stylish, not grannyish. Nice colors.

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  8. I get that Grandma comment sometimes when I wear long dresses and bows etc. I always just say it's 'Grandma Chic'. The colour of that skirt is lovely, and I love how the necklace subtly accents the skirt. Love love love the necklace <3

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  9. This is so cute! I wear grandma chic stuff all the time, I swear so much of my vintage clothes is from an old ladies closet haha
    But this is wonderful and I love the colors :)

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  10. I think you look great! I've had the awkward encounter before, but I was secretly happy that at least SOMEONE thought I was pretty. LOL!

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  11. i would totally wear this!
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  12. I think it's more gypsy! Gypsy's were sexy but all the way covered. I think. HAHAHA
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  13. Kassi, this look is awesome. It's very boho chic, but on a winterized scale. I think I could see Nicole Richie pull something off like this, she'd probably have one of those crowns on which I think would become slightly bit of an overkill. I like this, and I think you did an awesome job going outside of your comfort zone.

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  15. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great color and that poncho is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your necklace rocks! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  16. You dont look like a granny at all! I think it looks really nice..
    I totally relate to what you said.. I always wear well fitted clothes.. and something like this would definitely be out of my comfort zone!

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  17. Hi sweety, thanks so much for your kind b-day wishes, I really appreciate it :)
    I couldn't comment earlier because my internet was down, still sorta is.
    I love the rich green and brown combo, and this boho-granny-chic outfit. I think its something unique and different and you pull it off with style!

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  19. I really love this outfit Kassi - it looks so comfy - but the boots & that gorgeous necklace dress it up a bit. And what a cute poncho :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  20. The skirt is a gorgeous color but I agree, it really isn't your style. "Grandma" is just a little harsh though. What do men know anyway?

    Speaking of guys, isn't it fun when one says something like that, especially when it is so random? I guess you can take it as awkward? I choose to take it as a compliment... you should, too. You are "pretty"... deep down in your soul.

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  21. I'd say more boho and less granny - I'm digging this look on you! You make quite a gorgeous flower child :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  22. You look gorgeous! I love the color of the skirt!

    xoxo, Oana

    http://genefalsesiprajiturele.blogspot.com

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  23. I love that maxi skirt, I love maxi everything.

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  24. Love your blog. Great photos. Love the Granny chic post. Follow each other on both, GFC and Bloglovin??

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  25. Not granny at all! I think it's a cute look and I love the color of that maxi skirt.

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  26. so nice! love the skirt! funny title :D check out my new post xoxo

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  27. far from granny, vintage chic your boss meant? The Poncho is really pretty. Looks great with the green maxi and matching necklace. Green and brown is such a lovely color combo!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  28. love the skirt! beautiful color!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  29. Very fun to see you outside your comfort zone...you work it! That maxi is a stunning colour, I'd love one just like it. And I can see why that's your fav necklace, really neat statement piece!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  30. What a gorgeous color combo!!! You look fantastic! Xo Lori
    http://lorilynn-alittlesliceofspecial.blogspot.com/

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  31. This is totally working for you lady - and it looks super comfy!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  32. I like this "looser fit" look on you! Especially that skirt!

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  33. awesome <3

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  34. Oooooh, I want that necklace! Love the cognac and teal together!

    With Class & Sass,
    ~Khalilah~

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  35. I've never seen a granny looking like that!! I think the necklace gives it an interesting detail. Awkward encounters make for funny stories :)

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  36. Pretty you! No way you look like a grandma! Your boss needs glasses! The skirt is such a nice color green, and it looks very chic with the poncho! And, oh, yes, I am drooling over that pretty necklace!
    Good luck!

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Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)