Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Outfit Post: Purple & Gray Fusion

As I've griped and griped and griped about, our Summer was kinda lame over here in my neck of the woods: lots of cloudy days in July, which is rare and unwelcome. 

In contrast, one of the Aces up Oregon's sleeve is the month of September which is well-known for its beauty and warm temperatures. Predictably, last week Oregon played that card and was hovering around 95-100 degrees.
FANTASTICO! 

So, for the FIRST TIME ALL SUMMER, I wore one of my favorite purple skirts and a grey top to take in the very late, very b*tchy Sun.

Oh, and you also get to peep progress on my apartment but I thankfully stuffed away the WNBA infiltrated lunch cooler which I can't seem to get rid of before The Boy and I took these shots on our way out the door.
Let's talk about the top for a second: I have a few of these, (2) in Grey (with different sleeves) and (1) in black (photographed here for instance). I am pretty much obsessed with it because it's cotton, easy to wear and wash and can be utilized as a dress or a top. People always ask me where they're from... well, here's a secret: They're all Old Navy XXL t-shirts (I'm a genius). I recommend grabbing a few for yourself, I never tire of them and knew the second I had the idea while in the store that I wouldn't regret it.
And the rest of my outfit was formally sponsored by the letter "B":
My Skirt- Buffalo Exchange. Shoes- BCBG. Bag- Betseyville by Betsey Johnson
By the way... if I don't get some brunette in my hair soon, I'm going to cut it off. Just hating the blonde, too much, too much...
And say hi to Reggie (the horse)!
{Hi Reggie!}

Enjoy the hump day!
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22 comments:

Megan said...

i love that color combo!!!!

i think its genius to buy those old navy shirts in extra large sizes. i do the same when i shop alot of times. my boyfriend always ask why i buy stuff so big and i told him i just prefer it...im not into tight things (i think my body thanks me for that!). :)

i think you and i should switch hair now. im missing being blonde and you're missing being brunette :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Giiirrrrllll-look at you workin' that mini skirt! I love it! I'd never be so daring myself, but you are pulling it off with ease! And I'm with you on putting some brunette in; I plan on doing the same in the very near future.

Erika said...

Ah, you look gorg, Caitlin! I LOVE that purple skirt. But even more...I love your leopard print bag. Cuteness! :)

Rose said...

What a cute little outfit & apartment! xx

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Tangled In Texas said...

So cute! You put together the most creative stuff.

Let's trade houses and you can come experience all our hot sun and over 100 temps that we've had for *71* days. We beat the record! So glad that tomorrow's high is mid 80s.

I would love to see some brunette in your hair. It'll be perfect for fall!

Tina said...

ohhh i love this outfit! god i hate you and your skinny legs able to wear a skirt that comes up to your ass! lol you look fabulous girl! and so does you apartment!! i LOVE it!! can not WAIT to really see it!

Mandee said...

cute apartment! Can't wait to see more!

Kim's Vanity said...

You DO NOT have a white horse coming out of your wall! I LOVE THAT!!! Where did you find such an awesome decor piece? I love the style you have in your place =)

In Love with San Diego said...

You're so pretty!!! I've never been to Oregon, but it sounds like September may be a good time to visit.

Love the blog! I'm following!

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inHERshoes said...

well of course, hello reggie! i love that you named the horse! you have to let me know when you find a dog like the one in friends! omg, yes. cloudy july is so not cool and i cannot believe that today i wore pants at work. i haven't worn pants in like two months (even in cloudy july because i vowed to pretend like it was really summer!) and it hit me that today might be the first day of fall! gggaahhhh!!! i love the color combos of your outfit and that i got to peek at your crib!

Megan said...

aghhh i know i already commented but i wanted to tell you that your comments on my post yesterday were SOO sweet and i am very lucky to have met you on here :) and i cant believe you remember lionel the lion in chicago hahaha! i think he misses me and needs to be introduced to you next time you're out there :)

have a great day!!!

Vivek Nanda said...

You loook so sexy lady :)
Purple skirt is awesome !!

J said...

love the outfit! you look great! love that wall with reggie the horse! hehe.

Jessica Wray said...

I can relate to the absence of the sun this summer... I'm from Seattle. But last week when it was hot and wonderful of course I was out of town {in search of sun}. I was in San Diego and it was windy and not so hot, go figure.


cute outfit!

Bonnie said...

Haaaahaha. "Hump day" makes me laugh every time.
I luuurrve your bag! Animal print. Rawwrrr.

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Dirt On The Rocks said...

You always look gorgeous! I love that you scouted larger sizes for these off the shoulder tops. That's just genius!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Yay for wearing your favorite skirt and top, but whoa first time since the beginning of summer? Hope your glorious September weather last longer than usual then!

Raven said...

I have missed you so! I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! seriously, since you live so close, I may just drive to Portland and steal if from you. but that would mean my legs would have to look as good as yours and um, no.

but you look great!

Heather said...

cute cute cute!
Xx

Ocean Dreams said...

Ha I love your XXL idea!! I've getting my shirts in larger sizes to show my shoulder too and it's such a great look! you look hot girl! ;)

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

You look so hot. i could never pull this off and you make it look so easy!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Is it weird that I am reading your old post? No?! Yeah, I didn't think so either...Hands down, for some reason purple/gray are my favorite colors for the Fall. I am in love with your skirt!!! I haven't clicked on the Old Navy link yet, but I never seen tshirts like those there or online, did you cut them?

xo SARMIN