Alfani petite tunic and petite leggings, Macy's
White House Black Market blazer, thrifted
pearl bracelets & Dr. Scholls Allycats boots, HauteLook
Guess watch, gift from the Mr.
I love color, but this black-and-white outfit is one of my recent favorites. Do you ever put on something that makes you feel so great that you walk differently and hold your head higher? That doesn't happen consistently for me, but this outfit does the trick. All I did was go to the bank and pick up something at the mall, but I felt great the whole time. The only thing that would have made it more awesome was to have a rock star's bank account ... ;)
The Mr. picked out this tunic for me years ago when I enlisted him to help me buy some work clothes. Being all polyester, it's impractical for our climate and doesn't get worn much. The day I wore this it was a little overcast and windy - and anytime it's not blazing hot here, I get excited about wearing "winter" clothing.
In fact, I get CWA, or cool weather anxiety. When it's cool enough to think about wearing my long-sleeved tops, leggings and sweaters, my mind starts to boggle - what should I wear? There might be only a few precious days when I can actually do some light layering and wear things that are too warm normally - I don't want to cop out with a corduroy buttondown and jeans! Problems of life in paradise, right? ; ) To be honest, I'll probably end up making a list of cool-weather outfits so I'm prepared for cooler days. I love a good list.
Those boots are cute, but sadly, they make my feet hurt after a while. The insole is emblazoned with some claim of super comfort, but if there's a memory foam footbed in there, I can't feel it at all. However, no other shoe would have been right with this outfit (see above for proof). I'll just have to start saving my pennies to get a comfortable pair for next fall.
I believe that some of my recent Try-it-out Tuesday outfits haven't really been anything new or different, but this qualifies for three reasons. First, I'm wearing all black and white. Second, I'm sporting a watch. I've seen so many folks wearing a watch and bracelets to great effect, so I thought I'd try it out. Third, this is a very different silhouette for me. When I put this together, I wasn't sure whether I'd like it, but I'm pleasantly surprised.