The fact of the matter is, sometimes, the outfits I come up with in my head just outstrip the reality of my life. For instance, the other day, while I was rifling through my closet, putting away some clean laundry, I came across my Joie Fanny Lace Top which I'd bought on deep discount at Nordstrom Rack, nearly two years ago. I hadn't worn it in ages, and I was seized with a sudden desire to put it on - put it on right now!
I thought, "Oooh, I bet that'd be fun with my red Minnies!" Which was followed by, "Oooh, how amazing would that combo be with the Citrus Lime Bubble Necklace?" Fortunately, Dea provided me sound counsel (we've got what amounts to a virtual shopaholics support group of two going...) and reminded me that I have a lot of pretty necklaces already (which circumvented a spontaneous trip to the mall). Then, the weather here in San Diego got all cold and windy and rainy, which meant that if I wanted to wear this outfit, I'd really need a jacket or coat. So, back into my closet I went, and I surfaced with this Forever 21 faux leather would-be-Rick-Owens jacket that I'd bought last year. After all that, there was nothing for it but a pair of fierce black heels, and here you go.
I'm ready for the after-school pick-up:
Necklace: J. Crew Necklace (similar here); Lanvin (detachable chains from the shoes, linked together to work like a necklace; similar here and here)
And then, you know, I start to realize that maybe it's all a little too much, but guess what? I go pick up Rowan from school dressed like this anyway. It's not 'til we get home, and everyone's settled in with an after school snack and their favorite cartoons on, that I sit down at my
dining table workstation and start typing away at a report, only to realize...you know? This isn't the most comfortable thing to be wearing at the moment. So, I go back to my closet and change.
Off comes the jacket, the day-glow pants (which are the best red pants ever!), the designer stilettos, the layered necklaces and on go a comfy cardigan, broken-in jeans, another of my pretty necklaces, and my ubiquitous leopard print flats -- I keep on the black lace top:
Top: Joie Fanny Lace Top
And that's a wrap. ^_-