Open to Interpretation

December 8, 2011

Freckles in April OTI

One of my rules to live by is always smell the milk before you pour it on to your cereal (not true. I actually rarely do this. Bart is the one who suffers from milk-paranoia in our family. Also, this is two days in a row where I’ve talked about cereal. How sad is my life?).

My other rule that I actually follow is that when Kayla asks me to do something, I do it (especially right now, a week after she agreed to not only do half the $5 gift guide, but also formatted all the pictures for me).

A few weeks ago, she asked if I’d participate in the first public round of Open to Interpretation, a series she’s been doing with Erica and Amy for a while, where they choose a picture and then put together an outfit that’s based (however loosely) on that picture. It’s good times.

This is the picture they picked for this time:

And. . . .here is what I wore (I know, the excitement is just about to kill you, right here sitting at your computer): 

Sweater: Old Navy, Striped Shirt: Old Navy,
Jeans: Target, Necklace: gift, Shoes: Landen

I couldn’t look at the camera, because there was a little child sitting on my bed making me laugh.

Sadly, both of my red pants were in the hamper, so I had to make do with regular jeans (more lies! I don’t own any red pants).

Both the shirt and the sweater are things that I wear very infrequently and don’t really like, but together? I was actually quite a fan. The best part of the outfit for me, though, was the necklace from my in-laws (they bought one for each of the daughter and daughters-in-law in Venice last year) – the picture doesn’t make it very visible, but in real life, I thought it really kept the whole thing from being too blah.

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  • Reply megan December 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    the outfit looks a lot cuter on you than the red pants one anyway. but where oh where is your hat? I know, I love those necklaces!

  • Reply Kendra December 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love your take on the outfit! Very fashionable. I saw on your profile that you're a history undergrad and master's in library science. We're on the same wave length! I got my undergrad in history as well but never made it to the masters but it is my dream to be a school librarian one day 🙂

  • Reply Erica December 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for participating! You look fantastic in that shirt/sweater combo. And I'm dying over your hair – can I have it?!?!

    North Meets South

  • Reply Kayla December 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I love it! You're right about combining the two shirts- vair lovely together. And your hair is looking fabbity fab these days.

    Freckles in April

  • Reply Ana from Sweet Serendipity December 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Love your interpretation. Super cute!!

  • Reply preethi December 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    You look adorable, as always. I especially love those pants!

  • Reply Janelle December 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Little children are much better look at than cameras. Maybe I should have employed some in my photo shoot, because I look grumpy. Very much unlike you, as you look fantastic.

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife December 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    The parentheticals in this post made me giggle.

    You are adorable, by the way! I love your interpretation!

  • Reply Shalini December 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    You're so cute! You should start a fashion blog, for serious.

  • Reply Faith December 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    This is so cute and comfy looking!

  • Reply Rachel Marie December 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I really like your take on this look! Very cute and simple. Also, I like you…Your writing style and teensy fibs amuse me ^_^

  • Reply Merrick December 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    For a split second, I totally fell for your "pants in the hamper" joke.

    Very cute 🙂

  • Reply LatteLove December 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    love that sweater with the stripes peeking out. great interpretation 🙂

  • Reply Jenny December 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I like your outfit better. I don't like red pants and I don't like the length on them either. You look much cuter!

  • Reply threadsandbuttons December 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I love you happy face in this photo, so sweet. Also, GREAT interpretation of this outfit. You look lovely while still comfortable 🙂

  • Reply Packrat December 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    You look really cute – groomed, clean, and classy.

    The other girl looks like she walked through a thrift store putting on whatever she could find as she walked by. Sorry. If she is going to a football game, okay, fine. But, if that girl came in to apply for a job looking like that, I'd really think twice about even looking at her resume. I'm old and really "out-of-it". I admit it. (You don't have to post this.)

  • Reply Jillian December 18, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Super cute! I love stripes…my husband always jokes that I'm a pirate

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