Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft. Button-up: Ralph Lauren kidswear via Plato's. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Bandolino via DSW.
I had the outfit picked out, and was legitimately excited about it. I thought the classic sweater with the pretty plaid peeking out would be nice and somewhat interesting. I added my mom's little earrings to continue on that classy route. Then, I went to the bathroom. As I stared at my reflection, my hands began to move all on their own, and without my even realizing it, I pulled my hair basically straight up onto my head for a little bun-thing! What utter silliness! And then, for some reason, I added a bright pink headband. (This may have just been to hold my hair back for my face-washing time, but I didn't take it out that day.)
These two additions really detract, perhaps, from the whole 'classy' thing, but in the end, that's what I needed to get it going. It was really interesting to not only go against conventional wisdom of what will look good, but actually even what I thought would look best. And for some reason, that day, that was really, really satisfying for me.
Here's hoping we can all feel that way about the way we look!