Church clothes are usually easy: many are drycleanable, which means they're hanging all neat and tidy in the closet. This week, I had fresh, new clothes. That helped. But I didn't have shoes to co-ordinate with the cute print skirt and black linen shirt I planned to wear. The gladiator sandals were--oh, I don't know--too bondage-ish for church and looked dumb with flowers. There went ten minutes I didn't have.
I went with a paler option: coral, tan and ivory skirt, plain ivory shirt and bronze sandals. Worked pretty well.
Sorry about the photo. I put a jacket (which I didn't wear) behind the scoop-neck top so it wouldn't get lost on the door. How cute is the skirt?! I love the color combination and the hand of the fabric is quite soft and the copper/tan color has a bit of sheen to it.
Shoes: Went with these. The fit is just as sloppy as the pewter pair.
They aren't as shiny as they look here. I'm not much of a photographer anyway--but I'm even worse when I'm taking pics on the fly when I'm already late.
Went with the bronze version of the matching disc/earring set. Cute. But I still can't bring myself to wear a perfectly matched earring/necklace combo. Ew. So I was light on jewelry, but I think the outfit came off well.
Total: White Stag Cotton Scoopneck shirt: (I think it was $8 not on sale); George skirt: $7 (clearance from $16) Earrings: $7 (partial) Shoes: $7 (clearance) All: $29
This was my first Sunday at church since the beginning of the project. I can't tell you what a hard time I got from two of my good friends there--each of them has a wonderful sense of style. They're excited about the project, but teased me to no end about not getting my hair cut and colored at Wal-Mart. (I've already explained why I won't do this in The Completely Arbitrary Rules post....and I'm NOT changing my mind! : )
And now for the gutter-cleaning portion of the program.
I have a House date with my sweetie starting now, so let me explain it this way:
House on slab.
Flooding child's room.
5:45 meeting in town for which I have to be dressed.
Here I am about to go and do my thing. (Branda, this picture is for you.) And there was no way I was going to pose for this picture with the shower cap on. The hood covered it fully when I was out-of-doors. Small mercies....
Picked up the raincoat at Sam's after church. Black, single-breasted trench. Just what I needed! $29.95. (Why WM doesn't have raincoats, I don't know. I learned today that they no longer carry slips. Weird.)
Bought the boots a week ago--$22. Worth it. Charming if a couple inches too short to be cool.
I'm sure the shower cap came from Wal-Mart. Definitely.