OOTD: I can keep it!

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I am about to embark on a new budget. The goal is to pay down all my debt…well, it’s going to take awhile. But to keep myself from going crazy in can’t-buy-this-or-that hell I’ve also allowed myself a small spending budget. My criteria for keeping clothing items is pretty simple: I have to be able to think of three ways to wear it.

And then there are items like the Winged Victory Top ($68, review here) which I wanted for no other reason than just to have a really pretty top. For a bit I was disappointed with myself — when in the world would I wear this top? Me and strapless aren’t exactly friends. Life is so hard, etc.

So I called up a couple of gal pals and explained that we needed to have a ladies’ night ASAP, and that it had to include dancing. My friends, being the lovely ladies that they are, were in! And so I have not only a reason to wear this top, but a reason to shake it in the photos too!

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Best of all? I can shake it for day too.

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Necklace: Finishing Touch Necklace (similar here, here and here)
Sweater: J.Crew Melanie Cardigan (similar here and here)
Top: Winged Victory Top ($68)
Skirt: Limited Bias-Cut Pencil Skirt ($70)
Tights: Uniqlo (similar here and here)
Shoes: Nine West (similar here, here and here)


  1. November 9, 2009 / 6:58 pm

    Love it Roxy – you're so cute and I love the day to night look!

  2. November 9, 2009 / 7:02 pm

    I must ask if the subway sign in the back is vintage or a reproduction? If vintage, where did you snag it from? Thanks. Also, great styling with the top.

  3. November 9, 2009 / 7:02 pm

    I want this top now thanks to you. I never would have given it a second look if you had not tried it on!

  4. November 9, 2009 / 7:07 pm

    Thank you Kim! I am about to say this over on your blog but I LURRRVE your OOTD today.JenLynn – it's a reproduction that I bought from Pottery Barn a few years ago. I think it's called something straightforward like the Subway Sign. Then I had it mounted. Have I mentioned that I heart text art? It's the copy editor/page designer in me. :)Tien – that is such a lovely compliment. Thank you so much!

  5. November 9, 2009 / 7:18 pm

    That's a wonderful outfit AND a really good budgeting criteria to stick to! I think I shall use the same for the Cascading Leaves dress. With three reasonable and different ways to wear it, it shall be MINE! 😀

  6. Anonymous
    November 9, 2009 / 8:07 pm

    wait…is that top seriously already sold out online?

  7. November 9, 2009 / 8:19 pm

    Wow. I think it is sold out online. *jawdrop* Anthropologie, time to fire up the inventory PO!

  8. November 9, 2009 / 8:27 pm

    love, love, LOVE! Very cute + very danceable!Since you've put yourself on a budget (good for you girl!) you should host a Naked Lady party. If you haven't heard of it, it's where a group of girls get together and bring all of their clothes that don't fit or that they no longer wear (essentially anything headed to Goodwill) and swap them over cocktails and snacks! Read more here: <a href="http://tiny.cc/5sqfPhttp://tiny.cc/5sqfP<br />Oh my, wouldn't it be swell if all of your readers could get together and host an *all Anthropologie* naked lady party? Wow. I am now lost in my own fantasy of this actually happening.

  9. November 9, 2009 / 8:37 pm

    i really like how you styled that top!!!

  10. November 9, 2009 / 8:41 pm

    Good rule to follow- I think I should try that. I have bought pretty tops that are still hanging unworn in my closet. I still secretly love that they are there…

  11. November 9, 2009 / 10:07 pm

    what a nice outfit. the top is very flattering! it is something i would not try on either due to my hatred of strapless bras..

  12. November 9, 2009 / 10:19 pm

    @ Roxy-cute cute cute!I'm glad you started posting your ootd! Awesome blog as always!

  13. November 9, 2009 / 10:20 pm

    @ darling houese-that is a fun idea!

  14. November 9, 2009 / 10:31 pm

    Very cute and fun top!

  15. November 10, 2009 / 12:20 am

    i also love that top! but i can't believe it's ALREADY sold out! I've noticed that with a lot of products lately actually (esp the shoes)…it's driving me nuts, i'm like wait, i can't buy them until my next paycheck in a week! and they're gone! grr!

  16. November 10, 2009 / 12:43 am

    Eeeek! You are too pretty for words, especially in that top. I'm glad you're keeping it, it looks perfect on you!

  17. November 10, 2009 / 12:44 am

    Eeeek! You are too pretty for words, especially in that top. I'm glad you're keeping it, it looks perfect on you!

  18. November 10, 2009 / 1:36 am

    Very cute! I've been thinking about that top too!!! Great idea on the 3 ways to wear it rule! I'm gona try to incorporate that into my shopping criteria! Thanks!

  19. November 10, 2009 / 2:01 am

    Oh my goodness, you are too cute! I love your outfits–and your new shopping rule. 🙂

  20. November 10, 2009 / 7:28 am

    I love that outfit on you! You look so confident in it too! I might have to go and pick up that top now.

  21. November 10, 2009 / 7:00 pm

    the darling house – what a great idea! I will have to look into this further…

  22. Sharon from CA
    November 11, 2009 / 4:24 pm

    Hi! I recently found your blog and like you, I am a huge fan of Anthropologie. I've been shopping there for quite some time now. I love this top on you. The sash on the top is the perfect compliment to your outfit.

  23. November 11, 2009 / 4:50 pm

    Sharon, thank you and welcome to the community!

  24. November 11, 2009 / 10:04 pm

    Hello Roxy, I randomly found your blog last week and im hooked already! We just got the winged victory top here in some San Diego Anthropologies, and they already raised it $10 in price. Its $78 here. Keep up the good work I love your blog and outfit ideas!

  25. November 12, 2009 / 2:19 am

    Hi Natalye, welcome!! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. I can't believe they raised the price of the top…sigh.

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