I can’t recall which popular style blogger recently asked if her readers’ style was getting bolder or simpler, but these days I fall into the latter category.
It’s not that I don’t have plenty of accessories or prints to mix, it’s just that I feel like keeping things simple is working better for me. I actually loved what I had on yesterday, a secondhand black Loft dress with a secondhand striped blazer, but of course the camera battery died before a single pic could be obtained. Last year I would have freaked, this year it was, “Oh, well, another day, another outfit, a recharged battery.”
The Deets: Banana Republic cardi (clearance); Issac Mizrahi for Target wool dress ($5 GoodWill);
Frye boots (eBay); Vintage pin (in our family forever);
Stretch bangles from the tangles of bracelets I’ve had for 20-30 years)
One of the better pics of me not smiling where I don’t think I look too much like Mr. Ed
I’ll tell you a silly clearance purchase story about this sweater. I liked the color and the crop, but what I was mad for was the large safety pin that came with, as the closure. It looked like those huge metal pins on the kilt skirts we were all wore in the 80s. So basically, I bought a huge safety pin that I’ve never worn with this sweater or anything else. Uh, yeah, I am definitely trying to analyze my deepest, weirdest motivations when making a purchase these days, and believe me, I got weird in th’ shopping bag.
I love Jane Eyre, so maybe I was trying to dress like a modern day English governess? One that is freezing all the time? (And likes wild, sexy tights? lol)