{For Fashion's Sake} Saturday: Week Kaleidoscope

1.08.2011

I was putting on my make-up in the bathroom when my dad walked by. He stopped and I could feel him looking at me. 
I figured he was momentarily baffled by my "wild" tights, and would get a good look and then continue on his way, but he kept his place in the doorway. 
Finally I turned to him, expecting him to ask me the meaning of my tights...but as I made eye contact, I could see him calculating, so I waited.

"That kaleidoscope of colors wouldn't work, except for the fact that your 
green is pretty solid."

My eyebrows raised as I knodded my head. 
He was correct. My 65 year old father, just calculated the piecings of my ensemble, and at first it did not make sense to him, but his inner fashionisto came out 
and the puzzle eventually fit. 
He's amazing. I love my dad, especially when he uses kaleidescope and me in the same sentence <3

The Breakdown:
Nerd Glasses: Buffalo Exchange $Christmas gift from Marcus
Bangly Necklace: Forever21 $6
Orange Cardigan: Anthropologie $borrowed from sister
Green Dress: Dillard's Outlet $Gift from Ma Nielson ($24)
Navy Undershirt: GAP sale rack $4
Patterned Tights: Urban Outfitters $Christmas Gift from Reachel
Grey MaddenGirl Heels: Macy's Sale $9
Overcoat: J.Crew Outlets $110 (best purchase of my life!)

22 comments

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

hahah - your dad is amazing. that is so cute!
love this outfit too - every single piece of it.

happy saturday!

Irene said...

that's fun! sometimes men don't know how to express themselves about fashion!
my boyfriend, when I asked him if he liked a colourful 80's-style skirt I just bought, said "yes, it's sort of.. exotic." we still laugh at that!

Kesia Marie said...

I absolutely adore that cardigan. :)

Cambriaaaa said...

oh man, love those shoes!!

Lindsey N. said...

How awesome is your dad?!

I love those tights. I would take a lot of courage for me to wear them but I love them on you!

Lindsey Soup

Elaine said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the dress, love the tights.

www.clothedmuch.com

Shalyn said...

LOVE THE WHOLE OUTFIT, especially the tights and cardigan! And overcoat...and neckalace. Oh, I just love it all!

brooke said...

I love those shoes! SO cute! AND on sale! Amazing!
Brooke, www.snowingLove-bd.blogspot.com

kylee said...

i am in absolute love with your tights.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

that so sounds like something my dad would say. he always says the funniest things which are inevitably followed by me running to the nearest computer and facebooking his words verbatim via status update.

Tessa said...

I am in LOVE with those tights. Adorable. I have to agree with you dad, your green dress does pull everything together!

-Tessa
www.totallytessa.com

Rachel said...

Very insightful comment from your dad--mine definitely wouldn't be able to come up with something like that!
Love the tight particularly.

Brittney said...

love. times a hundred million. love everything. you look beautiful. and kaleidoscopic. yes, that's a compliment.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

amylou said...

haha that made me laugh so hard! Your dad is awesome!!!!!

Lynn said...

you are just such a cutie! love the glasses too. how cool is your dad, what a triumph of a remark. so spot on! ♥

heidiluxe said...

i love the gray overcoat on top. it sharpens every other color. really nice!

anna p of just me. said...

i LOVE the outfit!
and go dad!

Reachel Bagley, Stylist said...

You look so darling in your pretty little tights!

Reachel Bagley, Stylist said...

You look so darling in your pretty little tights!

heidiluxe said...

i love the gray overcoat on top. it sharpens every other color. really nice!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

that so sounds like something my dad would say. he always says the funniest things which are inevitably followed by me running to the nearest computer and facebooking his words verbatim via status update.

brooke said...

I love those shoes! SO cute! AND on sale! Amazing!
Brooke, www.snowingLove-bd.blogspot.com

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