Tried to give this outfit a little more flair and dimension by adding the denim vest, but I think it might have looked better without it… My Trouvé leather jacketwould have looked great with it but it was a little too warm.
I’ll get the mistake out of the way. I don’t think today’s outfit worked in the least. I started with just the lace skirt (Anne Taylor, $79.50 but I got it on sale for $50ish), brown shirt ($78, Free People) and boots, with bare legs, but it was freezing cold, so I added the leggings and the jacket. I think the look is too random with all the separate pieces. Plus, all the brown is too dark for the cream-colored skirt. (You can’t see it with the jacket, but the shirt has pretty lace on the sleeves. Not exactly lace. But it’s pretty…)
Okay, that headline is a little dramatic (what can I say? I’m a Leo). I’m not really banned from wearing the shorts – I just have to wait until Sunday. Paul and the kids bought me an outfit for Mother’s Day — lace shorts ($78) and slouchy but pretty T-shirt ($58) — which I picked out and tried on. When we left the store, Paul took the bag and hid it away. (Darn him!)
I had an interesting talk with a friend about women and our bodies earlier this week. I was fretting again that posting pictures of my daily outfits is narcissistic. She was pointing out that in our society, the media, etc., we are conditioned to want to be thin, pretty, stylish, young. And yet we are not supposed to show the effort involved. We’re not supposed to be vain, and it’s supposed to look effortless. They’re conflicting messages. I think she had a good point. And if I think about it too much, it will scramble my brain, so I’m going to stop worrying about the whole narcissist thing and just have fun with my fashion journey.