I’ll be honest: I mostly posted this outfit because I was having a Very Good Hair Day in these pics. You guys know my stance on VGHDs — shout them out from the rooftops or, as the case may be, all over one’s blog. Consider it SHOUTED.
The outfit was ok too. At least 8/10, solid effort. I kinda got lazy with my choice of footwear, but it was mostly practicality-driven. I knew I’d have to stand a fair bit that day, and these CK wedges are, bar none, my most comfortable non-flats.
It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of pants, and have struggled in the past with my lack of desire to wear them. I simply don’t get as excited about pants outfits as I do about dresses or skirts. Add in my minimalist experiment, and the struggle is all the more real: how to to make a pants outfit interesting? Well, this attempt turned out ok. One bright piece, a simple print, a little bit of sparkle. Definitely makes black anything but boring, right?
I haven’t worn these Loft pants nearly as much as I thought I would, and they’re now a little loose (and oddly itchy — how have I not noticed that before?) so I don’t think I’ll be wearing them much going forward. It’s a shame, particularly as these are an example of a very intentional (as opposed to impulsive) purchase. Has that ever happened to you — finding that you’re not wearing an item nearly as often as you anticipated you would?
Yup, another new dress. Sorrynotsorry. Did I mention that this dress was still selling on the Nordstrom website (for over $70) when I thrifted it? It cost me $14. Yup, definitely not sorry. The print is, admittedly, a bit … um, vivid, shall we say? … but the silhouette is lovely and not remotely twee. So I think it passes the rules, even though it’s not very minimalist. I did get a ton of compliments on it when I wore it, so I’m guessing there’ll be someone out there who will be happy to take it off my hands if and when I decided to pass it on. Hashtag: thinking ahead.
For the time being, I’m happy to have it in my rotation. I kept the accessories to a minimum this time to compensate for the wild print, and I think the result is pretty good. I’m excited to try different styling options too, so I think it’s safe to say that you haven’t seen the last of this dress.