Have you entered the giveaway for a customized birdnest necklace yet? You should!still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats still being molly - maternity style: green ruffle dress, black leggings, tweed blazer, leopard flats{{Dress: LOFT (old, similar here)
{{Blazer: Ann Taylor (old, similar here)
{{Belt: Target
{{Shoes: Target
{{Clutch: Glow Kouture c/o

Last week, on Friday, when I was driving home from Greenville, SC, it was snowing and icing and freezing rain and sleeting and it was COLD AND GROSS. Yesterday, when I wore this frock? 74 degrees, sunny, slight breeze coming out of the northwest. WHAT?! Bananas, I tell you.

Oh January, you silly, silly month. Or could it just be North Carolina? Oh North Carolina, you silly, silly state.

Let’s talk BLAZERS for a moment, mmkay? Does this outfit NEED a blazer? Certainly not. I mean, it’s not NECESSARY to the outfit, but a lesson I learned a few years ago (the hard way) told me to always carry a “completer jacket” with me at all times. So, whether it be a blazer, or denim jacket, or cardigan, or whathaveyou, 99% of my outfits have to have that “completer” piece. What am I talking about, you say?

So, this one time, a few years ago, I worked for a radio station here in the area. Well, I was part on-air stuff, part-marketing, part-designer, part-photographer, part-content developer, part-you-name-it. I did a little bit of everything there.

But one of my jobs was to, specifically, cover local events and live broadcasts.

Well, Tanger Outlets was opening up their newest location in Mebane, NC – not too far from where we live and our radio station was going to be covering the grand opening and doing a full-day live broadcast from Tanger. We were taking contest winners shopping, giving away prizes, the whole nine yards.

I soon learned that I’d be covering the broadcast AND the ribbon cutting ceremony with none other than celebrity guest STACY LONDON of What Not to Wear.

I LOVE What Not to Wear. I LOVE Stacy London – she is easily one of my style icons. I LOVE HER. So, needless to say, I was SO excited that I was not only going to BE at the event where she was, but I was going to get to INTERVIEW her and talk to her and schmooze with her and get a picture with her.

Well, long, rambling story somewhat short, I get introduced to Stacy and we’re talking and chatting about the day and whatnot and she says, “Honey, I have to ask, WHERE is your completer jacket?

I am immediately mortified. I’m wearing jeans, sneakers, and my “I <3 WCHL” work tee. I was also wearing a headband with a bow on it. I mean, this was my work outfit for the day, but I knew I felt like I wasn’t dressed for the occasion and I knew I should have had SOMETHING to make the outfit a little more “complete” at an event like that – ESPECIALLY one where I’d be meeting THE Stacy London.

I bumbled and stumbled and ummmed and I said, “I don’t have one here. This is my work tee.” She said, “Don’t worry girl, but you know, ANY outfit, even a work tee, could use a completer jacket.”

Hahaha.

We laughed it off and talked for a while longer and she was SO nice and so awesome and I got my picture with her. But I knew, in my heart of hearts, that I TOTALLY wish I had been wearing something different when meeting THE Stacy London.

And from that day forward, I always have my “completer jacket.” And you know, a “completer jacket” doesn’t have to be an actual JACKET – it can be a statement necklace, or a great pair of earrings, or SOMETHING that ties the whole look together – even if it IS a work tee and jeans.

So yeah, that’s my story of the time I met Stacy London.

And here’s my picture with her – me in my work tee and all:

What about you? Do you have that piece that “completes” your looks? Have you ever had an awkward celebrity encounter? Do tell! Please tell me I’m not alone. :)

Linking up today with The Pleated Poppy, Wardrobe Wednesday, and Random Wednesday with Shanna.


“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” {1 Peter 4:10}

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