Yesterday Suz posted a fab transitional outfit in two incarnations and I was immediately inspired to wear some version of the second, more heavily layered, iteration.

I decided to go more literal with my version, sporting a periwinkle pencil skirt in place of the cool quilted denim pencil skirt. Kept the white top although mine is a lightweight sweater. And instead of the navy topper/booties I chose charcoal, and went with a moto instead of a cardigan because that's more me. For my scarf I stuck with the idea of animal print but a very different kind -- fish! I couldn't get it to stay with the method that Suz used, so I made up my own which I'm calling a Split Muffler (I can post about how to do that later if anyone's interested). Cherry pink lipgloss to add a little sweetness, and giant crystal studs for an extra dose of glam. The striped clutch felt fun with all the other stripes and lines in the outfit (sweater, skirt, jacket). Lastly, hair up in honor of Suz's impish pixie ^^
Newer: jacket, sweater, scarf (S/S), earrings
Older: skirt, booties, clutch

Didn't feel too happy with the outfit sans topper, although I did include a photo of that because it was quite warm at work and I had to spend part of the day without the jacket. Not sure if it was me feeling uncomfortable with dark footwear on bare legs, or if it just felt a little too hard (though it was perfectly find with the jacket on), or something else entirely. The colors here make me very happy though. One of the tends I've been into this year is pairing pastels when wearing black. Today the dark was charcoal, which makes for a softer overall look anyway, but I quite like how the more typically springy mint and periwinkle look with the fall-weighted dark charcoals.

Thanks for the great inspiration, Suz! Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

UPDATE: Split Muffler how-to can be found here!

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