When I first saw Angie's blog post about quiet neutrals, I wasn't sure if I could or would try it out. Well lo and behold, an unexpected top came my way on Friday which made me wanna give a whirl today.

My outfit started today with this new top - from my hospital gift shop of all places! It's a linen tunic with a linen-cotton-acrylic blend open knit cropped sweater on top. The two tops are connect by a couple of stitches at the top of each shoulder and at the neckline. It's a creamy-silvery white and like wearing nothing at all...so light and flowy. I saw it on the gift shop mannequin late Friday afternoon and literally walked in and bought it without trying it on. I mentioned in Angie's "pat on your back" blog post today that I was back to emotional shopping and loving it. This is the perfect example.

I paired the top with my white NYDJ straight-leg jeans that I thrifted last week and hacked off to cropped length this morning while having coffee before leaving for work. Yeah I know...kinda crazy. I love how the straight leg results in a wider look on my calf - somewhere between slim and wide. It somehow seems unexpected that way.

I then continued with my quiet neutrals ensemble by adding my sand colored Steve Madden peep-toe sandal booties and my cream/olive/taupe snakeskin Elliott Lucca handbag (a YLF pick about 4 years ago). A grey/silver bangle finish off the neutrals.

And then for a pop of color against the quiet outfit, red lipstick and my red specs.

Happiness factor? Ridiculously high. Why? 'cause I'm having fun with fashion and feeling good

I do apologize for my horrid outfit pic - the lighting in the office is horrendous. As always, all comments/feedback/suggestions for improvement more than welcome.

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