Yesterday, I stated that when it comes to jewelry and accessories, I'm pretty much a minimalist.
Today I put together an outfit where I hang three different necklaces around my neck at one time.
Maybe I need to check my online dictionary for the definition of "minimalism".
I'm also thinking that I need to check (or double check) my mirror. Just last night, husbandM decided to humor himself with the observation that I have 1) a short torso, 2) thick thighs, but 3) long legs for such a short person. And then he proceeds to ask me how tall I am...as if my height of five feet, three inches had changed in the last ten years! Hmmmm....if only we'd had an outdoor dog....
Getting dressed this morning, I was attracted to these green military pants that I got for a GREAT deal of $10 from the Gap. When I picked them up off of the rack, I had already mentally purchased them simply because they were my size and had an extra 40% off the sale price. Had I taken my head out of the clouds, I would have realized that the waist was a little too big, almost as if they had been stretched out. But "Final Sale" means...it's final. So, this blouse (previously worn here) came in handy to create a billowy effect away from the bulky waistline created by the pants. To top off the blouse (and keep warm), I contemplated several sweaters that would contrast with the green...yellow?...blue/grey stripes?...navy blue?...red? I finally decided to go with this purple one because the cut-away in the front allowed for a nice overall shape that all three pieces created. As far as shoes go, I slipped into some really cute ballet flats, but haunting words from last night robbed me of the pleasure of being closer to the ground...so I added some (apparently much needed) height with wedges, and strutted out the door. Who has short legs now?
This pic makes me think that I won't be wearing this outfit again...
...or maybe just without the sweater.
- Purple Sweater - Willi Smith (purchased from TJ Maxx, c. '09)
- Blouse - Gap
- Military Cargo Pants - Gap (Fall/Winter '10)
- Shoes - Volatile (purchased from DSW, Summer/Fall '09)
- Short Mixed Chain necklace - purchased from TJ Maxx
- Oval Pendant necklace - (don't remember)
- Long Beaded necklace - The Limited (Summer '10)
- Earrings - (don't remember)