I have Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s outfits all on tap. Not today’s, I’ll probably snap that photo later (or, rather, have C snap that photo). However, I can’t believe I’m already 1/3 of the way through the challenge (10 days) and still have plenty of combinations I can use. 🙂
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Jewelry: Lia Sophia
So, hm. Not loving this outfit. I feel like I look a bit like a librarian. Okay, let’s be fair: I frequently look like a librarian. But, in this outfit, I feel like I look like a MARMISH librarian. I think part of the problem is the skirt – that style skirt, as much as I want it to look good on me, is just not flattering. I do better with swingy, A-line styles and dropped waists. Oh well. I got compliments again on this outfit, though frankly I don’t know why. I’m regretting putting this skirt in with 30 for 30 because I know I won’t want to wear it again … we’ll see. Maybe I’ll come up with something to jazz it up.
Jewelry: Lia Sophia
You know, I don’t know why I don’t buy pants at Express more often. I mean, OK, yes I do: they’re kind of expensive. But really, folks? You can get good deals on sales, and they’re worth every penny. The pants left? Black pants? I’ve had those for almost 6 years. I bought them with a jacket for my grandfather’s funeral in June 2005. I accidentally donated the suit jacket last summer (I meant to put another one in the bag, it was a fast and furious closet purge … I was pissed when I got home and realized that the jacket I wanted gone was still in my closet), which is a bummer, but these pants are still awesome.
Earrings: Twinkle Studio
Necklace: Lia Sophia
So, yeah. On my way home, C texted me that he was in the park with Finnegan, and the “polar bear puppy” was there (he’s a Great Pyrenees mix, about 6 mos, and he looks like A FLUFFY POLAR BEAR AND I LOVE HIM … *ahem*), plus a NEW shepherd mix puppy (4mos.). “I’ll be right there,” I texted back. Because, DUH. Puppies. Anyway, there was no way I was wearing anything but Mud Jeans to the park, and I knew I wouldn’t feel like getting dressed for a photo shoot, so this is the lovely picture you get instead.
By the way, I don’t regret this decision for a second. Polar Bear Puppy had already left (*sadface*), but the new puppy was there, and he looked like a little lion cub but with still-floppy ears and a shepherd face. He was a little adorable monster and I wanted to steal him. I got puppy kisses, and was a giant pile of goo.
But, anyway, enough of my borderline creepy-dog-lady ramblings. To address the clothes – another piece of clothing that was worth every penny is that Benetton jacket I’m wearing. I LOVE THAT JACKET. I can’t remember if I first saw it in NYC, left it on the rack because of the price tag, and then when I spotted it in the store in Philadelphia immediately bought it because I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about it, or if I first saw it in Philadelphia and then bought it in NYC … it doesn’t really matter, I suppose. I have had this jacket for four years and it has been such a versatile purchase. As you can see from my wardrobe, I have a lot of NY&Co., because it’s affordable, but most of the pieces that I’ve had for more than a couple years are from other stores. The NY&Co. stuff just doesn’t last the same way.
Enough rambling on about clothes. I’ll have a “real” post this weekend. Oh, and yes, I’ll also post today’s outfit. 🙂