Wednesday, November 4, 2009

gilded lily

black turtleneck~the gap
satin floral skirt~f21
gold brocade coat~f21
leopard print peep toes~aldo
tights~old navy
it's been a few days since i last checked in and i have to confess i missed it. it seems like the kids, the girls in particular, have had a pretty busy schedule. if you're a reader of a cat of impossible color blog, than you know that november is national novel writing month, or NaNoWriMo. the goal is to write a 50,000 page novel in thirty days. in a moment of either sheer optimism or utter delusion i signed up for this crazy project. so if my posting has been lax it's because i've been busy writing "the great american novel" or the "good grief i hope it's not all complete crap" novel.

my job as family chauffeur and new novelist(used in the loosest possible sense of the word) has left me little time and little inspiration for creating outfits. i think since sunday i've alternated between yoga pants and one of d's sweatshirts and jeans/turtleneck/boots. today, i needed to break out of that rut. yes the turtleneck is still there and will be a staple during the cold but i jazzed things up with this cute little skirt from f21. until i started documenting my outfits i never really realized how much stuff i bought from there, but fear not, our fair city is getting its very own h&m(opening tomorrow!) so at least i'll be able to stop typing f21. in my pr campaign to get people to really acknowledge that leopard print is in fact a neutral, i've paired the aldo peeptoes with this floral pattern. i like it. it's kinda funky, no? to top it all off i'm wearing one of my all time favorite f21 purchases. there was one coat left and i noticed a girl trying it on. her friend didn't like it(what the heck was wrong with her?) and she was undecided about the purchase. i literally stalked this poor girl around f21 waiting for her to make up her mind. i saw her put it down and swooped in like a vulture, all is fair in love and fashion, and ran to the register to buy this gem of a coat.

i hope that everyone is having a lovely week!


  1. what a fun and pretty skirt!

  2. So many things I love about this post. I love that you're writing a novel. (Can I read it?) I love this jacket and I love its story. And I love that someone else agrees that leopard print is a neutral!

  3. that skirt is beautiful! i love the draping and the giant flower - sweet!


  4. I love the coat from F21 and the skirt is fab!!

  5. I really love the coat you are wearing! its so feminine and sophisticated... it really completes the look.