printed pajamas and puddles

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I don’t know how many of you readers have seen About a Boy with Hugh Grant, but I happen to love that movie. There’s a great scene where the boy finds himself singing out loud at school, “hanging around, nothing to do but frown, rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Now, that song isn’t exactly cheerful (understatement), but that scene is hysterical. Don’t we all want to sing out loud in public sometimes? No? Just me?

Anyway, I swear I’m going somewhere with this.

Rainy days really don’t get me down. I happen to love them. But ever since that movie, I always think of that scene on rainy days. They make me want to cozy up and watch that movie all over again. Too bad that rainy days don’t just happen on the weekends. Thus, I am constantly challenging myself to wear something cozy to work, but still chic so that rainy days never get me down.  I bring a little of home with me when I’m layered up and wearing my pajama trend pants. There’s nothing getting me down about wearing pajamas at work, especially on a rainy day.

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Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)

Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)

Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $50)

Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $25)

Daytime kitten heels: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) This is an outfit that I definitely questioned when I was getting dressed because I kept thinking of the pants as “pajamas.” I had to remind myself to treat them like a printed pant, because that’s exactly what they are despite their more pajama-like feel.  A few people even asked me what material they were and if they were silk. It can be hard not to overthink things when getting dressed, especially when wearing something a bit out of our comfort zone. When trying out new trends, try to keep the rest of your outfit (and thought process) simple. The result will be a good mix between “trendy” and classic. 

2) In terms of styling, I also tend to get stuck on wearing black shoes with a blue outfit. I have no idea why but I seem to have made a mental note at some point that you can’t wear black with blue! Where do we get these rules?! For this outfit, I wore three shades of blue (denim shirt, cardigan, pants) but anchored the look with the black belt and black shoes. I often blog about forgetting rules and wearing what you love. Pajamas at work? Black and blue? Black and brown? Silver and gold? Why not try to break a few of your own “rules?” 

Side note about the pants. Seriously, Ann Taylor Loft final sale. $5. I cannot blog about that sale rack enough. I find serious gems there. 

Anyone else have a rainy day outfit? Are you also loving pajama pants at work?

Thanks for stopping by, lovely readers! Happy Sunday!

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21 thoughts on “printed pajamas and puddles

  1. I could not help but chuckle as I read that you had to remind yourself that the pants were printed pants and not pajamas because I found myself in a similar situation recently. I was gifted the most softest and comfiest floral pants (pajamas?) but they look so good when worn it would be a shame to not wear them out-so I told myself they are printed pants and wore them out :D. I would pick them over leather leggings any day!

    -F

  2. Pingback: fancy floral (suit of armor) | The Fashion Huntress

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