Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More Stripes, More Brights and More Tights

Daily Outfit

I loved today’s outfit, but it also made me sad:




I love it because it has stripes (!) and an awesomely bright (!) skirt but this continuous wearing of tights is wearing on me (heh, see what I did there).  Seriously though, I am sooooo tired of wearing tights and boots.  I mixed it up a little today and wore tights and sandals, but that just made my toes cold.  I need the weather to warm up so that I can wear my skirts and tops as they were intended – with cute sandals and no tights.

I really do love this outfit though.  This top amuses me with its stripes and more stripes and dolman sleeves (via Ross), and the vintage skirt is the perfect skirt for me with its fabulous poppy color, its longer length and its pleats (thrifted via Santa Fe Goodwill).  I paired them with some black Spanx tights (Nordstrom) out of necessity and wedge sandals (Kensie via Macys) because I want to wear sandals, darn it.  And I added the black belt (Fossil via Macys) to tie in the dreaded tights.

In addition to being tired of the cold, I am also tired of the rain.  I know that rain is what keeps Oregon green, but I’m tired of it.  It didn’t rain on my way in this morning (thank goodness), but it had rained previously and I had to contend with the resultant puddles.  I did pretty well with them until right before I got to work when I hit a small, but apparently deep, puddle that somehow managed to shoot water right up my skirt.  It didn’t hit my skirt at all, but my inside thigh got drenched from high thigh to knee.  Imagine a munchkin with a water pistol aiming up your skirt – that’s what it felt like.

So, to recap, I love the outfit, I am so over tights and cold and rain, and the puddles in Oregon have amazing aim.

Happy Wednesday, and thank you all for your kind words and input on yesterday’s post.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you reading and commenting on my blog – it means a lot to me.

Gracey