August 5, 2010
Tank: Banana Republic
Skirt: Hinge (Nordstrom)
Belt: Forever 21
Necklace: J. Crew
Shoes: Dolce Vita (Nordstrom Rack)
Bag: Treesje (Nordstrom)
It’s easy for me to slip into a routine of wearing jeans and a t-shirt, especially now that I'm no longer working. It’s been liberating to wear things that I couldn’t to the office but it was time to bring out something a little fancier than jeans. After all, in less than a month, I will be living on the beach with nothing but my most causal clothes in my closet. Knowing this, I have tried to avoid buying things that are just going to be put in storage in month; I’ve mostly been successful but there are times when I just can’t help myself. I don’t think anyone would say these shoes are appropriate for life in a beach town with dirt and cobblestone roads but a girl can only hold out for so long. I convinced myself that it would be okay to buy them if I wore them a lot in the next month, so I wore them the very next day.
I chose this outfit around the shoes and it came together quickly. It was quite hot so for an afternoon of errands, a simple skirt and tank with only a necklace seemed perfect. I love the pastel ribbons of this necklace paired with the black tank, and they perfectly match the colors in the skirt. I needed a big bag to lug around my necessities for the day and this one has room to spare.
When I returned home, my boyfriend’s younger brother, with whom we live, and I chatted about our days and when I revealed that I had just returned from a doctor’s appointment, his response was “that’s what you wore to a doctor’s appointment?!” I thought that was hilarious and immediately knew it would be the title of this post. It made me realize that I very rarely dress with function in mind unless I am hiking or surfing, etc. I am totally an emotional dresser, so when I woke up feeling slightly stressed about the day ahead I decided a cute skirt and huge wedges would make it all better. Do you consider your plans for the day when getting dressed or is it all about how you feel?