The real epiphany was a really silly one. I think I saw another blogger post an outfit with a blazer over a vest. Even though EVERY man's outfit that involves a vest archetypically also includes a jacket, I had never thought of putting them both on myself simultaneously! So I tried it out, with the following results.
Blazer: Forever 21. Tunic & flower: Forever 21. Vest: Gap. Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft. Shoes: Thrifted Chinese Laundry.
I really, really enjoyed wearing this outfit. It was truly comfortable (the warmth of layers and plain comfy-ness of the tunic contributed to this) and I felt really cute in it. On an ordinary day, I don't know what more you can ask of your clothes! I originally bought this tunic for work when I was a Starbucks partner, but hadn't worn it outside that context until this day. Thank goodness I pulled it out again!
I felt like the little flower on the lapel was appropriately boutonniere-like, but I'm glad it ended up in my hair.
Okay, that's two posts in one day. Let's throw me a party, shall we?