Open to Interpretation

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 πŸ™‚

  • 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 πŸ™‚

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

    love that sweater with the stripes peeking out. great interpretation πŸ™‚

  • 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 πŸ™‚

  • 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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