Golds and Greys, Florals and Stripes

October-12f

There’s not much worse than running into somebody you know and having them ask you, “Are you okay? You don’t look like you feel very well.” Well, golly, gee. Thanks for the compliment!

Fortunately, as I was armed with red lipstick and blush, nobody has been able to tell that I am sick until either A: I open my mouth to speak.  B: I withdraw my arsenal of tissues and obnoxiously blow my nose. or C: Do not respond to text messages or cell phone calls because I have been put under, courtesy of Theraflu.

October-12

Anyway, I guess this nasty sinus cold thing has been going around my group of Canton friends, so it was only a matter of time before I fell prey. Though I have been trying not to sleep the whole day away as there are things to be done around here! I’ve found that dressing up has helped me be more productive, when all I really want to do is cuddle up on bed with a box of tissues, a pot of tea, and a Netflix movie.

October-12e

This particular jacket I found at a local antique mall. It was pretty boxy, so I took it in generously around the waist, which makes the last button stay open and form a nice V shape at my waist. Much more flattering, I think. The last effort at tailoring the jacket was to pair it with a high waist pleated skirt and wrap a belt around it.

October-12b

Outfit Details:

Blouse: thrifted | Jacket: Medina Antique Mall | Brooches: (came with jacket)
Belt: thrifted | Skirt: thrifted | Shoes: Etsy | Hat: Medina Antique Mall

17 Responses

  1. Caitlin says:

    oh my gosh, everything about this outfit is amazing! i love the hat, the jacket, the shoes! swoon :)
    and you look lovely–nobody would ever know that you were sick. feel better!

  2. Stacy B says:

    Beautiful setting for this photo shoot. Great light.

  3. Carys says:

    This is one of the best outfits I’ve ever seen!! I love your shirt and the way you’ve belted it, and your hat is amazing!! Beautiful pictures too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. vee says:

    you look amazing in red lipstick! love that shade on you! :) xo

  5. Amy Morby says:

    so so pretty. that hat is breathtaking!

  6. Chaucee says:

    You did a great job with the jacket – it looks so flattering!
    Ps – I hope you are feeling better. These things always seem to come around this time of year.

  7. danielle says:

    mandi, I love it! So beautiful! That hat is fab!
    I wish I looked better in red lipstick, I think it makes me look crazy, what do you think?

  8. gee says:

    hope you feel better soon!
    that jacket is an amazing find. it is beautiful!!
    xoox

  9. becca says:

    you are just the loveliest. i’m glad i came across your blog today. such a treat. :)

  10. veronika says:

    i love the colors and the patterns of this shirt. gorgeous!

  11. Becca says:

    Love the jacket! Your changes have done wonders I think, since it looks lovely on you!
    Also – I hope you feel better soon!

  12. Jenni says:

    You don’t look sick at all! Just awesome. I love the floral jacket.

  13. Kyla Roma says:

    I love the hat, what a perfect detail! :)

  14. Sue says:

    The hat and shoes are freakin’ awesome!

  15. I’m watching a Netflix movie as i read this entry. yey!
    This is one of the most amazing outfits ever. It is so pretty! gorgeous! love how you put it all together.