It's a great festival and parade, with tons of personality. Finally, this year, I remembered to take a folding chair, which made it even better.
After the previous day's shorts fiasco--and faced with no clean shorts at all--I settled on a skirt I'd bought at WM on Thursday.
Here's the ensemble:
This marbled (better word for it than heathered) gray tee is one of my favorite new purchases--despite the fact that it bears a Miley Cyrus/Maxx Azria label. Unfortunately, I could only get it in small, when I'm more comfortable in a medium. The shoulders were fine, but my cleavage looked a little, uh, squeezed. And not in a good way.
The skirt is dark indigo denim, which I like a lot. It's a ten, and stretchy, so it's on the biggish side. Will wash and try to shrink it a bit.
Now, I had to tuck in this shirt. It still feels strange to be doing that again. Back in the late eighties, when I was a skinny thing, one of my favorite looks was a fine cashmere sweater tucked into gray flannels pants. Sadly, the whole childbearing thing ruined most tuck-in possibilities.
Both on Saturday and Sunday, I kept hoping that I had already purchased a darling pair of black flat sandals and just hidden them away to surprise myself. Alas, I hadn't. Had to go with the pewter/silver sandals I wore on Thursday. They didn't match the black belt, but I just had to relax my standards. They're getting looser and looser--Soon they'll be like clown shoes on my feet, darn it. Plus, I'm vehemently opposed to wearing open shoes to fairs and festivals. Ew!
Details: Miley tee: $8; Faded Glory Skirt $5 (clearance); Belt: $8; Earrings (silvertone--from the black leather necklace set); shoes--$7 (clearance) Total: About $20-$23.
I'm kind of shy about posting hundreds of random picutres of myself on the web. But I thought I'd give you a peek at what it looked like in, yes, the Wal-Mart dressing room. (The boy and I went there on a recon mission in the afternoon, of course) I confess that I felt VERY uneasy about having my outfit so matched-up.
I had to look pretty closely at the picture to see what happened to my left leg!
Next Post: Dress-up Day & Gutter maintenance in the rain. Good times!