blazer, Liz Claiborne (thrifted); top, J. Crew (thrifted); pants, Joie (thrifted); shoes, Tommy Hilfiger (via consignment)
blazer, Liz Claiborne (thrifted); top, J. Crew (thrifted); pants, Joie (thrifted); shoes, Tommy Hilfiger (via consignment)

At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I think I reached my stress limit last week. Between a crazy work week (always happens before a holiday, amirite), dealing with 3 sick family members, and trying to get everyone ready for our overseas vacation, I just about lost my mind. Consequently, most of the week was a blur. Every morning, I grabbed whatever was on the hanger (thankfully, I’d had time the previous weekend to set out my outfits) and ran out the door. It worked out ok until I got to this outfit … which didn’t. Work as planned, that is.

making do
making do

I’d originally picked a different blazer – my Smythe one to be exact. When I put it on, the proportions felt wrong. I switched it for this Liz Clairborne number, which is similar but has a less severe shoulder line. And the proceeded to dither for 5 minutes (which was 4 1/2 minutes longer than I had) over which shoes to wear. I tried to be less predictable. I really did, you guys. But my brain just wasn’t cooperating and I gave up. Navy flats it was. But cargo skinnies are kinda unpredictable, right? Sort of? Maybe. Sigh. Thank goodness it was a Friday. Fridays are a gimme; it is known.

Hope you’re having a fab Monday — just think, it’s probably nothing like my last Friday 😉

better luck next time
better luck next time

14 Comments on The Struggle Bus

  1. I actually don’t mind this outfit! I thought it was a weekend one with the cargo pants, but I could see Friday as well. They’re not pieces that I would have thought to throw together myself, but together they give off sort of a funky polished vibe.

    I hope everyone at your place starts feeling better soon.

  2. Completely relate. Right now I’m on the Express Bus to Stressville, but hopefully this will be over soon.

    Oh, and I love the dress and flats! Those flats…

  3. Have a good time on your vacation!

    These days most of my outfits are boring repeat ones, thanks to my super-early wake-up call and long commute. I barely have the energy to put anything new together or accessorize!

  4. Total sympathy on the work week. On top of everything I just got lectured by the lady who runs the place where I bought my wedding dress because I stalled on setting up an appointment for alterations. Apparently “most brides are right on top of that.” 😩😩