Inspiration Monday: Olivia Wilde

Today’s Inspiration Monday post couldn’t have been more perfect in regards to what I “needed” to wear today.  I spent all weekend working at my husband’s new shop taking down ceiling tiles, painting the drop ceiling grid, and otherwise working really hard to get the space ready for him to move into by the end of the month.  Today, once I finally got out of bed (I slept in–I couldn’t even move this morning), I needed to put something on that was comfortable, easy to wear, and didn’t hurt my sore feet… yet I didn’t want to look like a total schlep at work either.  I’d set this out last night knowing it would work together nicely, and it did.

The Inspiration
Today’s inspiration was Oliva Wilde in a great striped maxi, moto jacket, and Chucks.

My Take
When I revisited this look Sunday evening while taking a break from being up on my ladder, I knew right away what I wanted to wear.  Well, mostly, at least.  I knew I was going to wear my black maxi, which I cut a slit in myself for Dup-A-Look 3,  and my striped denim Chucks from GAP (back when they carried Converse).  When we got home, I rummaged through the piles of clean laundry I haven’t had time to put away and noticed this black and oatmeal striped sweater I got from Discovery recently.  I decided to add that on top of my maxi dress (partially for warmth, but also because without something on top of it, the dress isn’t work-friendly).  I opted to go with black nylons today because they seem to lessen to obviousness of the slit (which I actually safety pinned about 4″ down for work… I think it got higher when I washed the dress!).  Hair and makeup are simple.  I added a denim moto for a little warmth–it was only in the upper 60’s when I left the house this afternoon.

Please ignore the fact that I look like a zombie.  I felt like one.  Minus the desire to eat brains… I just wanted caffeine.

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4 comments for “Inspiration Monday: Olivia Wilde

  1. March 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    it sounds like you worked hard this weekend! and you don’t look any worse for the wear today, in fact, you look beautiful! i love your deep slit skirt!

    • Rachel Jay
      March 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

      Oh you’re my new BFF! <3 LOL Thank you so much for the complement 🙂 You made my day!

  2. meagan
    March 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Wow-this is super cute. I love, love, love how you have the slit in your skirt pinned and I love those striped converse.
    -Meagan
    http://www.brassinpocketblog.com

    • Rachel Jay
      March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM

      Aww thanks! 🙂 I really liked the pinned slit too, and next time I wear the dress may really embellish it with pins to add some interest. One was all I could find in my tired rush though, so that’s all I had yesterday.

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