"And what is that, dude?"
"Daylight savings time." *
Yes, we fell behind again today. Darkness comes an hour earlier, and I spent the better part of the day planning and photographing outfits for the coming week.
I found a bit of a flaw in my outfit calendar for this month (other than that it only has 26 outfits) and that is the "all dressed up with no where to go" syndrome. I included looks like these;
From In Her Stilettos, A Closet Fashionista (but I don't remember where she found it) and Lucky Mag.
which are fabulous, but a bit too fabulous to wear to the office and bum around the house or do errands on the weekend. In my life for the past year, I've been pretty consistently overdressed, and this typically hasn't bothered me, but I almost feel like I'm "wasting" the good outfits. As if a time will come when I'll need to be a bit more dressed up, and I'll have used up every possible good outfit in my closet.
This weekend I went back to the thrift store. I'd been back and forth on the real fur collar all week. I saw Justina at ChiChiChic's post and though - YesYesYes! But then I read Jessie Anne O's post and though, no I can't, and then Justina wore another amazing fur and I was feeling swayed again and finally I told myself if it was still there when I went, then I could get it.
It was, I did; I think I have buyers remorse. Too bad you can't return things to the thrift store (well I mean, you can...).
But I also picked up a few other things, a gold braided belt for $1, an open knit dolman sleeve sweater originally from the Loft for $3.50 - which has awesome layering potential and I'm excited to get it washed, and a lace trimmed slip for $0.50 which is too long to wear with anything I wanted to wear it with.
As for today, my outfit was inspired by After Style Comes Fashion. When I saw it, I instantly thought, "I've got everything!" So it was perfect to add to my calendar.
I really didn't deviate too much from Samm's look, since I truly just had everything. I did add some nice broach bling to my top and wore the cut out pumps because I liked how they looked with grey socks. (She didn't include any full shots, so I couldn't copy her shoes if I wanted to.)
While I was taking my photos today a man driving a jeep pulls over and gets out and says "I see you are taking photos, would you mind taking my photo in front of my new car?" This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request, so I oblige and he gets his camera for me. He tells me he used to be a professional photographer, and asks if he could repay the favor and take some photos for me. I think, hey maybe he's an awesome photographer, and hand him my camera. Here's the best one he took:
Top TJMaxx - Blazer Gap - Cords J.Crew - Scarf Raffaello Bettini - Shoes Elle for Kohls - Broach The Cavernous Jewelry Box
*Yes, a little Hocus Pocus for you. I always enjoyed that bit.
You would think with the extra hour I could have gotten this post up at 8 pm when I intended... haha.
Oh, this is a sneak peek of tomorrow; but I need to know, what are your thoughts on three watches? None of which actually work, the batteries are dead.
My photo made it into flickr's Explore, but it's rank is falling and might get dropped, which would make me sad. If you like it, and wanted to give it some love over at flickr, I'd love you!