Good morning everybody! This week will feature a few outfits chosen via the question, "What can I tolerate to wear for 11+ hours of meetings, driving around, sessions, and hauling stuff, that is temperature-adjustable and washable (or mostly so)?" Similar to travel-wear needs, I'm balancing the demands of the day with resistance to that grotty schleppy feeling, you know the one.
|sunglasses: Ray Ban, last worn here|
peacock scarf: street vendor, Progreso, Mexico, a gift from my mother, last worn here
bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction, also worn here
sweater: Shana K, Becky's (South Padre Island, TX), worn here
striped tank top: Joe Fresh
khaki skirt: Sarah Spencer, Winners (2002 or older)
shorty cowboy boots: Premiere Collection Rudy2, WalM*rt (men's, clearance, $15)
I was so lucky to get home a couple of hours earlier than expected on this day of brilliant fall sunshine - I didn't even mind so much that it was due to a no-show. It being my last commitment of the day, having time to sit still in the warmth while waiting, the minimal resulting documentation, plus getting home in time for naturally-lit, non-rushed and easy photos helped offset the internal grumbling about better uses of my time and mileage - though I am incredibly privileged that both of the latter are covered anyway. As many others have noted, the shortening days are fast closing our window of low-effort photography lighting.
This skirt is an old, oft-worn favourite, and I love everything about it, from its elastic-cord drawstring with silver dingle-dangles (awesome to fiddle with), grommet-vents at the knees, its all-season wearability and washer-dryer-ness, to its sail-like flapping sound. It has a similar magic and travel-happiness to my red shoes, but I am sad that it is finally showing signs of wear - fading and seam-puckering. Now I try and save it for when I really, really need it.
|leather & silver teardrops necklace: Gabii (TX, near border to Progreso)|
My ratty boots are another of those items which just work so well that I end up wearing them into the ground for years. Inexpensive, low-heeled, entirely comfortable, sufficiently stylin' to finish off many an outfit - and particularly, zero concerns about weather-and-wear-damage means that you'll be seeing them a lot starting now, including in my next post. Also as with my red shoes, I went back and got a back-up pair at an even steeper markdown.
Too bad about that piece of my soul I handed over by engaging in commerce at the place-beginning-with-W I would really rather avoid altogether - whenever I even think about it, I need to take a restorative page out of Helga and G's post-mall-shopping recovery strategy book! I kind of hate and feel apologetic about how much I love these crappy vinyl boots from poisoned source.
All righty - Monday's outfit done. I am missing visiting y'all and am so looking forward to catching up everybody else's posts, which will equal many, many glorious hours of zoned-out bliss, can hardly wait! Thanks for coming by!