Wow, a weird face. But a clear shot of the upper half. Upon reflection, I think that I could've used a lighter bottom piece. (Not that I don't love these pants, I do. I completely adore them.)
Cue lighting . . .
Cardigan: New York & Co. Dress: Ann Taylor Loft. Pants: Ann Taylor Loft. Booties: Payless.
Surprise: it's no blouse! It's a tucked-in dress! WOW! So I don't know that this outfit is really incredible or groundbreaking or anything, but it is definitely comfortable and colorful . . . and makes use of a dress that I would otherwise only wear on Sundays! Yay 30 for 30, forcing me to wear my things in different ways! I think the great beauty of this challenge is that it gives us our own closets back.
I, for one, appreciate that.
Note: I love the song that inspired this post title. You may think, 'which version?' but the answer is that I love Mariah's interpretation, the Phil Collins original, as well as the most recent Postal Service imagining. I think it says so much for a single song if it can be reinterpreted by many very different musical groups and always be interesting and beautiful. That means it's well-written, I think.
Second note: The traveling soldier that I love has arrived at his fob now. Yesterday, actually, and I got to talk to him earlier today! It only took a week. Also, that means I have lived through a week of deployment, and I am DANG proud!