My loss wasn't monetary in nature, it was comfort-based. I'd been feeling pretty darn good about my fashion choices lately, but yesterday I pushed it too far and felt so ridiculous in my ensemble that I could barely concentrate on my staging work. I felt like I was in a costume. It was bad.
My problem was combining too many trends all at once. I recently just bought a pair of over the knee riding boots. I love them, and they do look very now. Problem was, I should have just worn them with a skinny jean and a t-shirt so they could take center stage. Unfortunately, I chose to combine them with two looks that also would have been better served on their own.
I wore a flannel shirt (borrowed from JD) with a very sparkly statement necklace. The classic high/low trend. It's all over Pinterest and has actually been getting on my nerves lately. But I ignored my better instincts and attempted to rock my high/low flannel and sparkle with over the knee boots. You see now how the fashion stage was starting to get crowded.
Then, I foolishly dipped a toe in the leggings as pants movement. I normally don't do this, but I thought they would better feature my new boots, so I wore a heavy legging instead of a skinny jean. And these leggings don't even fit well - they have a weird thick waistband and kind of come up high on me so I look a little like Tweedle Dee in them. I felt so uncomfortable because my flannel shirt was just long enough to cover my backside, but if I raised my arms even a little, anyone around me saw a bit more than they had bargained for. I raise my arms a lot. My apologies.
So, word to the wise, if you're planning to rock a fashion trend, let it be a solo act. This outfit sounded cute, and may have even looked the part for all I know, but the impact of each piece would have been greater if it had just been worn alone. Lesson learned.
I'm wearing this today:
No major trends to speak of here. Just keeping the stripe simple with low boots and a little short-sleeved sweater topper. I may throw on a leopard scarf if it feels chilly, but Jenna Lyons of J.Crew fame stated that she considers leopard a neutral, so no trend over application will occur today. Whew.
gratitude: business opportunities, fun dinner conversations in bad restaurants, flat areas for running, driving the kids to school
thanks and love.