Hooray for WIWW! It’s rainy and chilly and dreary still, and I’m holding on to wearing dark colors for as long as possible! Also, I love love love wearing dresses when it rains because then there’s no dealing with soggy pant bottoms and slushy dirt stains.
I’m in love with this dress. It’s baggy but it has an elastic waist so there’s nothing nipping and tucking all day, it’s long enough to wear to work, and it’s navy blue. I own 5 navy blue dresses, I’m just drawn to them. For a very very very long time I refused to even put on a dress, and now here I am saying I’m drawn to a particular kind. Weird. This one in particular I stumbled upon completely by accident. I brought a whole mess of clothes with me into the dressing room, and per usual absolutely none of them fit. The previous clothes-tryer-on-er had left this little number behind and I thought why not!, even though on a hanger it looked completely shapeless and awful. Well, it ended up being the only clothing I bought at the store that day and it taught me that even if something looks awful it’s worth giving it a try! And it has POCKETS!
I’m going to refer to my beige cover up as a duster, though I have no idea if that’s what they’re still called these days. Does anyone else remember a time when sweater dusters were so super popular and everyone had to have one? And it basically just looked like we were all wearing fancy bathrobes all the time? I do. And it was approximately 15 years ago. But per usual, I digress- basically I have these dusters to cover up my butt in case I want to wear a dress to work but it’s a little too tight in the tookus. It’s not the case with this dress, but it does work well to break up all the blue.
Today I had lots of student appointments, which meant lots of hours sitting at my desk, which meant super uncomfortable but still super cute shoes! Yeah! On the downside, they waxed the floors last night so whenever I did actually have to get up I had to maneuver newly shined floors in 5 inch stilettos. Yowza.
Also, these herringbone pattern tights/ stockings/ nylons/ whatever you kids are calling them these days were a random find when we were clearing out the closet at my Aunt’s house. I love me some pattern nylons- it’s the best way to secretly look a little trashy. Which is always ok in my book.
So here’s the run down of where everything came from:
- Dress: Banana Republic Outlet (within the past year)
- Duster: TJ Maxx (within the past year)
- Shoes: 9 West Outlet (within the past year)
- Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet (within the past year)
- Nylons: Amazing surprise find at my Aunt’s house
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