What I Wore: Mustard & Stripes

This is what I wore yesterday. Yes, it’s still sunny and 80 degrees here – I know, I’m amazed, too. November! This is my perfect weather, though. Not too cold, not too hot, not dreary. If I could just freeze the weather line-up at this I would (with the occasional rainstorm so, you know, we don’t get a drought). It’s going to be a bit of a system shock when we head up to Ohio for Thanksgiving; they’ve already had snow.

I love this dress. I love the color, the fact that’s it’s super-soft-comfy jersey, and -of course- its twirlability. I can’t wear a skirt/dress like this and not twirl. It’s pretty much mandatory. I am skeptical of anyone who wears a dress or skirt this shape and says they haven’t twirled. Highly skeptical.

Sartorial delight aside, it was a pretty tense day yesterday. Aside from the election (of which I will just say that I am proud not only of how the presidential race turned out, but also of the states that legalized marriage for everyone and turned down attempts to curb women’s rights), I also read a book. An exceedingly well-written and heart-wrenching and made-me-cry book. From start to finish in one sitting. Perhaps not the best choice when already tense from awaiting election results, but there you have it. On the other hand, the satisfaction of reading a quality book followed by the satisfaction of a much hoped for political result made for one of the better evenings I’ve had when flying solo. Book review to come later this week.

How are all of you this week?

Colors: Mustard Yellow, Navy Blue, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Brown

Dress: Days of the Chic Dress in Mustard (no longer available) from ModCloth
Cardigan: from Kohl’s last year
Belt: Off a different skirt
Necklace: from Mama’s Nest Designs
Shoes: by GoMax

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Create Hope Inspire, Ma Nouvelle Mode, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


  1. Jeez im jealous of your weather! 80 degrees? Amazing! Loving the mustard and stripes combo, super cute.

    1. It is amazing, I’m definitely soaking it in before heading north for the holidays!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  2. Such a cute twirly dress! Now I want a striped sweater too. And, man, I wish it was still warm here. Sooooo cold.

    1. Aw, thank you! πŸ˜€ And yeah, I love this weather, but I’m kind of dreading that it means we’re building up some cold weather karma…

  3. Hi Amanda, I’m stopping by from Kim’s feature post about you. Nice to meet you fellow Texan! I like your cute dress in this post.

  4. you look fabulous. I love the twirling photo and how you have paired the mustard with stripes. You look great. :o) Thanks for joining up with Wardrobe Weds and I love reading a book from cover to cover in one sitting. Sometimes it must be done!

  5. I am loving mustard yellow right now and I adore this outfit, you look so cute!!! Also, yes to twirling!!! I twirl even if I’m just in a t-shirt and jeans, which is most of the time. πŸ˜›

    1. Thank you! It’s becoming one of my favorites as well. And yeah, Tricia’s necklaces appear regularly over here – love them! πŸ™‚