What I Wore: Floral Rust

Well hello there.

This week’s closet challenge from Ma Nouvelle Mode was ‘oversized shirt,’ and I just so happened to have one that I’d been waiting to wear. I tried on about a dozen different belts before settling on this one. And… I dunno. This look turned out ok. I’m satisfied with it, just not thrilled. I think it’s the odd hemline of the shirt on top of the oversized fit.

On the other hand, I’m very thrilled with these rust colored skinnies. The color palette of this outfit in general is happy-making. I feel like autumn incarnate.

This week is going pretty well so far. I’m still sticking to my new workout routine (week 4 going strong!), and pushed myself a bit today. It was an arm strength day, which means I now have jelly arms. It’s not as inconvenient as jelly legs, which makes going up and down the stairs tricky. Also, I’m reading the 2nd Fifty Shades book (my turn on the wait list finally), and find myself just skimming the sex scenes in order to get to the other stuff. Just to clarify, this is an unusual occurrence when I’m reading any type of romance novel. I just don’t find the sex scenes in this series particularly interesting, whereas I do find the non-sexual dynamic between Christian and Ana interesting. *shrug*

What are all of you up to this fine Wednesday? Don’t forget to go enter this month’s group giveaway!

No face for you!
Awkward pose #53, patented.
Dipped hemline in the back.
Sneezing. This is what happens when I don’t wear sunglasses in bright sunshine. Proof!

Colors: Rust, Shades of Tan/Brown/Bronze, Mustard Yellow, Dark Forest Green

Floral Top: Oversized floral top by Blu Pepper, on super sale from Ideeli.
Tank: Nude layering tank from Forever 21.
Jeans: Rust skinny jeans from Target.
Shoes: The Naina faux leather ballet flats from Blowfish Shoes.
Necklace: Pocketwatch necklace from a now-closed Etsy shop.
Ring: From Another World Design.
Shades: Same pair as always, think I got them at Target way back when. Cheapies.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Two Thirty-Five Designs, Transatlantic Blonde, and Ma Nouvelle Mode.


  1. You put together some of the prettiest outfits ever, lady! Also, I gotta check out this challenge… I want so badly to start doing more What I Wore posts, but I constantly buy stuff that’s too tight, too big, or ends up with a stain mysteriously. -_-‘

    I want the second Fifty Shades book so bad. It’s really refreshing that there’s an author writing them who actually knows about the lifestyle.

    1. Aw, thank you Angie. 🙂 Definitely sign up for the challenge newsletter over at Ma Nouvelle Mode – she sends out a new idea every week.

      I liked the 2nd book more than the 1st, for sure. Now I’m on the wait-list for the 3rd!

    1. Oh man, I have about a million things I want to wear with these! I may have gotten them in the mustard yellow, too… 😀

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I actually love this look. The colors are amazing and perfect for fall. You look great and I think the belt is perfect! I am so glad you chose to link up, you look great!! Nice to ‘meet’ you too! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve been subscribing to the closet challenge newsletter for awhile, but this is the first one where time + wardrobe combined nicely for me to link up. I’m so glad you stopped by! 😀