There are several possible reasons for my putting up this post (and yesterday's) so late: 1) I'm super-busy; 2) I've been writing fiction; 3) My kids are sick; 4) I'm afraid of something.
I'm a big fear procrastinator. If I'm not pretty certain about how something's going to work out, I'll often delay, delay, delay. (That's probably why it took me almost twenty years to publish my first novel. I had no idea what would happen if I did. Turns out, it went very well.) I expect the other three reasons are self-explanatory.
Seems that with this project, I may have to add a fifth reason. Let's just call it the Ew! Factor.
The outfit I wore on Tuesday looked like this:
Not bad. Simple. But kind of blah. It's the brown shirt, I think. It's a fairly thin cotton, which is good for layering, but that's about it. Once again, Faded Glory has gone a tad overboard on the trendy detail. You can't see them very well in the picture, but there are decorative seams with a smidge of gathering about three inches from the top of the shirt. They're--I don't know--just not attractive. It helped to put the gray Miley Cyrus/Max Azria tank beneath it. Made the brown less boring, anyway. And I confess that I'm getting a little tired of this pair of jeans. *yawn*
Want to hear something totally bizarre? I bought the same shirt in two more colors--while I was wearing this outfit! Have oodles of things in my closet that need to go back. Waaaay too much poly jersey. Makes my skin tingle in an unpleasant way--plus, I get cold!
Faded Glory LS Brown tee: $7; Faded Glory Jeans: $15; Miley/Max tank: $6 Shoes? I think I was wearing them. Must have been these: (It was a cool day.)
They're comfy. And leather: $30 Total: $58
Here are the shoes I bought on your-alls' advice! They're Dr. Scholl's (again). They have gel inserts built into them that look like they should light up. I like them. I think. They remind me a little too much of shoes my second ex-mother-in-law would have worn. (Lovely, funny woman--didn't like me very much, though.) But, seriously, they're damn comfortable.
You know how much I love the Norma Kamali Athletic Dresses:
The tee beneath the dress is actually a Miley/Max tee. The London phone box is cute. It's the only Miley graphic tee that I've been able to bear. The Walmart juniors' dept is pretty much all Miley, all the time, now.
Don't know why I'm so goofy for these NK Athletic Dresses and Leggings. I do like leggings, and this seems an acceptable way for me to wear them without looking like I'm pretending to be a teenager. Another plus--It's an outfit I don't have to give much thought to. I need at least a couple of those to get through the week!
Link of shame: I posted this on Twitter and Facebook today. If you haven't seen this horrific Ralph Lauren ad or read about their ridiculous response, click here.
Tomorrow: Did you know that in the fashion world, size 6 and over models are considered plus-size? Well, get ready, because my chubby calves and I are going to occasionally model these outfits ourselves. (As long as I can manage to throw some makeup on, too. Or maybe a mask....)
Hope your day is beautiful--We're celebrating my son Bengal's birthday today. He's ten years old!