Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Hump Day Hue: Camel of a Different Stripe

Navy Linen Blouse (Steinmart); Skirt (Focus 2000, Steinmart); Belt (Ralph Lauren, Macy's); Shoes (Candies, Kohls); Bag (Dooney & Bourke)
When I slipped on these navy, white, and camel striped pumps, I was reminded of a memorable gaffe by an incredibly smart engineer I used to work with, who referred to a novel problem as "a camel of a different stripe."  Huh?  This man, despite his high IQ, managed to mangle multiple idioms on a monthly basis.  This delighted me no end, though I'm fairly certain he mixed metaphors on purpose.  In a meeting he once declared a topic as "a whole different kettle of wax."  When we neared the end of the discussion, I couldn't resist asking whether we'd covered the "whole ball of fish."  Of course, he took my good natured ribbing with a smile and retorted that working with me was more fun than a "barrel of worms."  I think I'd have preferred being compared to a "can of monkeys...."

Anyway, another Hump Day brings another way to wear camel.  I don't think I've ever paired this skirt with the same thing twice!  See other looks here and here.  It's the perfect neutral to take a wardrobe over the hump from summer to fall.  Is camel a staple in your closet?

Happy Hump Day!

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!

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