Friday, January 21, 2011

Dressing Under The Influence

Daily Outfit, 1/21/11

The Breakdown:
  • Lightweight turtleneck sweater - Hinge - Nordstrom
  • V-neck tunic - Vertigo Paris - Ross
  • Cropped skinny jeans - Gap
  • Riding boots - Born - Nordstrom
  • Vintage glass-bead necklace - borrowed from my sister
This is not the outfit I planned on wearing today.  I actually didn't really "plan" an outfit at all, but when I woke up this morning, this outfit wasn't even foremost in my mind.  Truthfully, this was probably Plan C or D.  And it looks it.  I thought I was feeling better today.  I was wrong.  Yes, I can breathe a little better, but I am not remotely clear-headed yet.  Between the grogginess of the cold and the fogginess of the cold medicine, dressing myself this morning was a major ordeal.  What follows is a transcript of my dazed inner monologue from this morning:

Me:  I think I'll wear my Flirt skinnies today.

Me 2:  All you wear are Flirt skinnies.  Everyone is going to think you own two pairs of pants.

Me:  Hmm.  I do have more than one pair of those, but you're right, no one will be able to tell the difference from the pictures.

Me 2:  Of course I'm right.

Me:  Maybe I'll wear my Real Straight jeans and blue velvet flats.

Me 2:  It's raining.

Me:  Well, okay, there goes that.

Me 2:  What about your stone-colored skinny jeans?

Me:  Yes.  Yes, that might work.  But what to wear with them?

Me 2:  How about a patterned sleeveless blouse, under a deep-v tunic with a cardigan?

(Pause in the dialogue while I'll get all of this on, taking frequent breaks to rest, because my cold has sapped all of my energy).

Me: Oh my hell.   This looks terrible.  What the hell is the tunic doing?

Me 2: Yeah, you probably should have tried that on at the store and not have removed the tags.

Me: That's really helpful advice.  Sort of like telling someone to close the barn door after all the cows have escaped. 

Me 2:  Also, what the heck is up with your thighs today?

Me:  I don't know.  I think they're planning an attack on Chinese Taipei.  And this tunic does nothing but show them off.

Me 2:  Not good.  Not good at all.  You need to find something else to wear.

Me:  Thanks, Captain Obvious.  But, you're right, this will not work.  Whatever I wear will have to incorporate these pants though.  I'm too tired to put different pants on.

Me 2: How about that turtleneck and tunic that are hanging together?

Me:  Sure.  Why not?  At this point I don't think it matters.  I'll just add a blue necklace and we're out the door.

And so, I ended up in this outfit.  I don't think this is one I ever repeat again, even though I like and wear all of the individual elements.  I just need to not get dressed, ever again, while under the influence of cold medicine and germs.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!