Dressed for: Faking It

Already Pretty outfit featuring red crewneck sweater, burgundy pleated skirt, red tights, burgundy bow pumps, bubble necklace

Sweater – thrifted – similar
Skirt – J.Crew (no longer available in this color) – similar features
Tights – Express (no longer available in this color) – similar
Necklace, Gem Pearls
Earrings – courtesy  Silver Speck
Pumps – thrifted – similar

I’m so close to feeling better, but still a little worn-out and ill. Red is both my favorite color overall, and my go-to for days when I need to fake it till I make it. Or till I just about make it. So I piled on the red today!

What outfit or items do you reach for when you’ve gotta fake it?


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12 Responses to “Dressed for: Faking It”

  1. Jen

    I love that necklace! Red is also one of my best feel-good colors. Just followed the link to Etsy and ordered one for myself. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Tracey Jennings

    Close to feeling better and taking photos in the snow.. the life of a dedicated blogger! Love those shoes and the different reds, not something I would have thought of…hope tomorrow you don’t have to fake it and have made it!

  3. Amber of Butane Anvil

    Super reds: take THAT, being sick, KAPOW!

    For those times, I have a few things which are structured enough to give me the appearance of being upright but also comfortable – a blazer with some stretch plus wide-legged pants for ex.

  4. Cléo

    Red too, at least close to my face! Makeup (a bit more carefully than usual), loose hair, that’s it 🙂

  5. Angela

    That color blocking is *phenomenal*! I have a red sweater, and trousers in that purple-y color, and I never would have thought to put them together. I must try it. Thank you for the inspiration!

    When I have to fake it, I wear sky-high heels. I’m already tall, so the extra height gives me that extra boost.

  6. Cristina

    Orange-red next to my face. I have an orange silk scarf that is better than any make up I have ever owned: it makes me look radiant when I’m well, and normal when I’m unwell. And a little bit of lipstick; my skin is very pale otherwise, but the thing that makes me look most ill is when my lips go pale too.
    Then a nice but thick and comfy jumper, so that it feels as if I’m wearing a blanket even though I’m dressed for the office.

  7. Cecelia

    Something soft- my skin gets super sensitive when I’m sick, and BLUE. And a tinted lip balm. Though the glassy eyes are always a dead give away.

    I also have an aromatherapy necklace I’ll put a bit of peppermint oil in to sniff- helps with almost any illness.

  8. Viktoria

    I can´t fake it. I just stay in bed as much as I can until I feel better. Luckily, I work nights, alone, and don´t have to look good for anyone for money.

    I like that outfit on you. Would like it on me, too, so will take inspiration for feel-good days.

  9. Lorena

    I adore those two colors together ! They are unexpected and fabulous.

  10. Dee

    I think for me, more than the clothes, a shower, clean hair and some makeup is how I “fake it”!