I hate to be a broken record (actually, not really. I repeat myself constantly. It’s totally charming) but, gah, this heat. I’m pretty sure that, scientifically speaking, three straight months of 100 degree weather melts your brain, making it impossible to work the energy to perform even the most basic tasks. This is not helped by the neutral rut that most of my clothes seem to be in. Not, obviously, there’s nothing wrong with a wardrobe heavily based on neutrals but, as I’m firmly on Team Color, this, coupled with the heat, makes it difficult to dress myself every morning. So, undermining my own shopping ban (which has been an abject failure this July. The fact that no one I know is in town this month and the resulting social boredom this has produced has strongly contributed to this failure), I did some shopping to see about perking things up a bit.
Here are two outfits based around the spoils of that trip:
Top: Old Navy
The purchase of this shirt — while not exactly a bright color — was inspired by two Anthro shirts that I love, owned by A-Dubs and my youngest sister, respectively. This was, unsurprisingly, cheaper. I like the ruffle and the purple-y pink color; plus, it’s made out of super soft cotton which is pleasing. It decidedly perked up a trip to the dentist and a trip out to the vet.
Top and skirt: Old Navy
Man, this post really highlights the most picturesque parts of my house. The black stuff on the tank is lace so it’s not as solid black in person. This skirt, which I bought earlier in the summer, has become a rather unexpected workhorse. I was sceptical about this length on me and, while I’m still not entirely sold, it’s so easy and breezy that I can’t stop wearing it. I think my hippie vet liked it when she saw me YET AGAIN today. (Not to worry, mini FR is fine — just a touch high maintenance right now).
Anyone got any big weekend plans? How about awesome, awesome work-accomplishing plans like me?