Second, as a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, I did't feel compelled to wear much in the way of "nicer" clothing (read, "grownup"). But now I'm starting to come around to it... between client meetings, networking meetings and the fact that my kids aren't playing with finger paints anymore, it's time I stepped up my wardrobe. Except I swear I'll never turn down stay-in-your-pjs-day.
For the first day of school, I scheduled a day for ME. I needed it. If you're a client wondering why I'm not working diligently on your portraits, I PROMISE I will. In fact, I was! I just needed ONE SINGLE DAY to let loose and relax and get my bearings. After today, I'll be back to rushing around, not sleeping and working as much and as hard as I can.
Oh, and if you're a family member wondering where your organized and folded socks are, well, you can keep wondering. haha!
If you're not familiar with StitchFix: it's a clothing delivery service, it's awesome and you will love it. They are a great company and they truly listen to their customers -- they've added maternity (NOT FOR ME!!!!), shoes, plus sizes and the option to EXCHANGE sizes. Read more details HERE.... and if you want to try it out, use my code so I get free clothes (full disclosure, right?).
On with the fashion show!
This was me today. Emerald cardigan, white t-shirt, khaki cargo capris. Comfortable and easy.
Item #2. Papermoon Bardolph sleeveless top with crochet detail. I love it. It fits great. The crochet detail is nice (and goes across the back). The pattern is not really my favorite but it's not BAD. It's not my favorite color, but again, it's not BAD. And it looks good with jeans.
Item #3. Market & Spruce Bri Knit cardigan. I picked this baby up and the moment I touched it, I knew it was love. It is perfect over the blue tank. It's comfy. It's soft. It will match everything I own.
Item #4. 41Hawthorn Queensland Dolman jersey top. Confession: I pulled this out of the box and was SURE it'd be a charity-try-on. In other words, I was thinking "what in the WORLD is the odd-shaped piece of material they call a shirt????" It was practically the shape of a triangle. If I saw it in a store, I NEVER IN A MILLION-KAJILLION YEARS would have tried it on. But guess what? I am glad I did! Such a simple shirt and a strange shape, yet I love the way it looks on me. I love the plum color (more than the blue) and it's comfortable. It would go with skirts, dress pants, jeans.
So, friends, what do you think? What should I keep? What should I send back?
I'm leaning towards all four (obviously not the jeans) but really, when it comes down to game time decisions, I'd probably keep the plum shirt, necklace and cardigan and NOT the tank.
P.S. I am trying really hard to FAIL AT SELFIES. I much prefer taking pictures of other people. See examples A-F above.
P.P.S. ETA: I ended up sending back the jeans and the blue tank. I also scheduled another Fix... for my birthday! :)