Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two days, two outfits, two new scarves

I didn't get a chance to post my daily outfit yesterday because after I got my ear tube inserted at the hospital I went out for burgers with my husband. Last night Prince was in town giving a concert and I wanted to go but I didn't think it would be the best place for me right after regaining my hearing. I'm regretting it though since apparently His Purpleness was in fine form.

Both of these outfits were built around new scarves that I got on Tuesday.

November 30

Scarf: Alexander McQueen (gift from husband)
Dress: Shabby Apple (bought from knitter in Toronto)
Shoes: Fluevog Wherever Tav (no longer available)

This dress is very, very blue. Almost electric blue. I like the length and style of the dress, but the fabric wrinkles very quickly. The sleeve length is also perfect for covering my upper arm tattoos so I don't need to wear a sweater or a jacket.

When I got home from work I had a package waiting for me with an All Saints scarf in it. After I opened it my husband said "I bought you something today for Christmas but I'm going to give it to you today" and he handed me this awesome Alexander McQueen scarf.

I've never seen the skulls in this blue colour before so I was quite thrilled. He's a very good present buyer.

I bought these Fluevogs on sale earlier this year but this is the first time I've worn them. They look black but are actually navy and brown. I'm uber-scared that the tassels are going to fall off so I should probably get some super glue and make sure they are fastened on good and permanently.

As I said earlier, I had to go to the hospital to get a tube put in my right ear. While I was there my ENT suggested coming in another day to get cortisone injected into my sinuses (I suffer from sinus polyps and usually have no sense of smell and taste). I had this done before in 2001 and it isn't the most pleasant procedure but I'm willing to give it a try if it means I can taste my turkey at Christmas.

December 1

Today I wore my new All Saints scarf. I found this on one of those websites that sell designer/brand clothing and make up for less than retail - and its usually older stock. This scarf is in the 7 Deadly Sins print that hasn't been available for a few years so I was very excited to find it.

Scarf: All Saints (
Sweater: Pretty Things Boutique (local store)
Dress: Anthropologie (Charlotte NC)
Underskirt: Value Village
Shoes: Franco Sarto (Charlotte NC)

I bought this dress and the shoes in 2009 in Charlotte, NC when I was on a trip sponsored by the US State Department. We went to 5 cities and in most places we were taken to an historic building or location to learn something about the city. In Charlotte, we were dropped off at a mall for 3 hours. Kind of odd, but who am I to complain. I scored some pretty good stuff and it was better than looking at the construction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Here's the scarf so you can see the pattern. Not your typical bureaucratic fare.

A few months ago I wore a sweater with skulls on it to work. One of my staff was being picked up by her boyfriend and she asked me if I wanted to go see her new chihuahua so I went outside with her to the car. The next day she told me that she had this conversation with her boyfriend:

Boyfriend: Was that your boss?
Staff: Yep.
BF: But...she was wearing a sweater with skulls on it?
S: Yep.

I guess he found that odd. It was casual Friday but that didn't seem to make a difference to him.

Do you try to break the workplace barriers with your clothing choices?


  1. Love both scarves! I love it when people incorporate "different" patterns into their wardrobe. I think both of the scarves are subtle and appropriate for work.

    Thanks for joining our fashion challenge. No problem if you don't think you can do one day, maybe try a different neutral in the form of a metallic or repeat another. Anyway Look forward to seeing your outfits.

  2. Hi Megan, i just found another Canadian Fashion Blogger, so pleased! I lived in your fair province, in Darmouth actually from 87 to 90, i really love NS, so special - I like your outfits Megan, you looks like you are having fun!