When in Real Life an Outfit Doesn't Work.

Well today is the perfect example of when an outfit we whip up in our minds - thinking it will be cute and turn out great - doesn't translate good or cute in real life. I still have a few outfits not posted from The Common Threads Challenge and this is one of them, featuring my Infamous Ochre/Dark Mustard Chenille Cardigan. First of all, let me say something good about this outfit, I love all the Fall colors together. The sort of ombre effect caused between the nude, tan and mustard is great and mixing it in with merlot, yellow, grey and black worked out nicely - as far as a a color combination goes. 

But I would lie if I say that I like this outfit, especially after I saw myself in these photos. The layering is all wrong and bulky. I guess that is why this thick chenille cardigan didn't come with a belt. Because belting it makes it so bulky and adds pounds to my frame, even-though the belt I chose is super cute and trendy. Plus, I thought my Tie Dye Tan+Ivory Scoop-Neck Tee I have underneath would show and once I belted the cardigan, it didn't show so much. I think the Yellow/Black/Grey Blanket Scarf goes great with the Ochre Cardigan but again not in this particular outfit. Also, I pictured these Merlot/Burgundy Desert Booties with this look and nahh they didn't work so much. Overall I felt and looked a lot older in this look. I didn't feel like myself and I felt frumpy. But you win some and you loose some, I life to keep it real on the blog and post some of my not-so-great outfits, too, like this one. Sorry, not sorry!

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  1. Love those burgundy booties. found you on style nudge link up party

  2. I understand where you were going with this look & I applaud you for putting it up anyway! I often have the opposite problem where I like outfits IRL but then they don't look great in photos!


  3. I wrote a post about the important of making fashion oops early on my blog. Everyone flops at fashion sometimes, but it always helps us later on. :) That being said, I would love to see the scarf and cardigan in an outfit later. Those colors make a unique color combination that would be fun to play with.


  4. Been there Ada ! luckily there is always another day, another try..

  5. I think the outfit would have looked fabulous without the belt. I was just talking about the chunky cardigan issue with my daughter. She doesn't like them because she thinks they add extra lbs. and wants me to buy her thin cardigans for Xmas. I said "That's what it style now! I can't find any thin cardigans. They are all chunky!"

  6. I agree with Amy that the belt would've changed it up. I still adore the color palette and mixture of textures!


  7. Ada, i do love all of the colors in this look, very Fall. the scarf is lovely on you!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  8. Thanks for sharing your outfit autopsy. Its when I see the pic that I often think why did I wear that! Or it needs a belt or different tights etc



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