You know -
I always have the best intentions.
The best ideas.
I'll be standing in a store (it could be Old Navy, it could be Anthropologie) and I will see something I like. Perhaps something I could afford. And something that works with a particular skirt or pair of pants.
As my fingers touch the fabric of the garment (at this point it must be a top of some sort) I picture the accessories that might complement it - or the bag it would highlight or the shoes with chickens on them that will match it's dusty hue.
I'll make outfits in my head. And I will conjure more than one, because I'm thrifty like that.
All this will occur in a mere flash of a moment. And will occur to justify the purchase of both a $5.99 tank top as well as a $78.00 white blouse with french cuffs and interesting detailing that I could wear with ANYTHING - I'm only saying.
Something magical and awful happens when the garment enters my home.
Yes, I do wear the garment -
Yes, it usually matches what I thought it would match,
but more often than not, I lose track of the myriad of outfits that I had envisioned whilst standing in Old Navy.
Say la vee.
Today, for Deb, who is heroic in her stamina, we are blogging outfits.
I am in the middle of putting away the woolens and as things pass through my hands and into the attic I am remembering all the outfits I thought I'd wear. Somehow though, I continued to gravitate to the same combinations.
I suppose I'll sort into piles for storage and charity.
This one's a keeper though -
It's a skirt that belonged to K's mom. I don't know how she happened to give it to me but she smiles when I wear it -
It's woven and very heavy and, I realize now, could be 30 years old.
Replacing it in my closet is this great anthro skirt - it's only 3 or 4 years old and kind of tough to match a top to -
I usually wear a black tee with it.
This is my new favorite outfit.
Old Navy cargos, tank and $10 bag. People have been stopping me in the street to ask about the bag! The cardi is J Crew, and also 3 or 4 years old - I remember being very nervous buying it because it was $40 - but now that I think about it, I wear it like a spring coat, nearly every day.
And what am I wearing today?
I'm not crazy about this outfit...
Not especially flattering - but comfortable...and I am on my way to have my hair cut so I will have to change the top anyway.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all.