Monday, February 28, 2011

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut

This outfit is from a day when I was having trouble getting things a-goin' in the morning.

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!

1 comment:

  1. i agree--your awesome hair was the first thing i noticed about this ensemble...which, when i noticed it next, turns out to be super classic and awesome when paired with a twist (like your pink headband). i love it all. really really. oh, and your nude pointy-toeds? fabulous.