Yesterday: Easing into spring with a printed shirt dress from last year — in the archives here and here — and my trusty denim jacket. And a Doodle who refuses to cooperate with my end-of-the-day iPhone selfies because all he can think about is a car ride (he’s totally staring at the van).
Wearing: Viva Vena by Vena Cava dress, Kohl’s denim jacket, Lauren Merkin tote and Brian Atwood flats (both via Hautelook)
Today I’m wearing jeans because I overslept — story of my life — and didn’t have time to shave my legs. I’m hating every sweaty, chafing minute of it and hereby declare that denim in the form of pants shall be banned through the remainder of summer, stubbly legs or not.
For me, comfort is synonymous with crankiness, and I’m much more charming with bare legs in July.
Know what else is charming? A cute printed dress that costs less than takeout.
My Official Blog Photographer ran off and left me this afternoon; something about running flower deliveries or changing the oil in the delivery van… In the interest of keeping our customers happy and our engine from exploding, we’ll grant him a pass.
So before I jet off for a relaxing evening of dinner, drinks and girl talk with my favorite, Anne, I give you a headless camera-propped-precariously-on-a-box-atop-the-design-counter selfie to share this cute printed tunic I scooped up at a local outlet store for about $10 a few months ago. You’ll just have to imagine the rest: my Lucky Brand jeans tucked into the Bucco riding boots I’ve been wearing nonstop since they arrived in the mail from Hautelook, and a little beanie on my head to help disguise my fell-asleep-with-my-hair-wet bedhead. That just about covers it!
Wow, what a great response to last night’s post about my budget experiment! It seems a lot of us are struggling with the same compulsions to shop-til-we-drop, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your words of support and encouragement. It’s always a little intimidating to open up with such personal issues in this space, but I told myself that if it resonated with just one of you and sparked a “hey, I’m dealing with that, too!,” it would be completely worth it. So I’m really glad to read your comments and see that many of you related to my situation.
I’m looking forward to sharing this little journey with all of you over the next several months, and if anyone would like to join in the challenge and needs some support along the way, I’m happy to lend an ear. It’s always easier to take on a diet with a buddy, and spending diets are no different.
In other news, after [not so] patiently waiting for what seems like an eternity, we’ve finally gotten a tiny taste of fall crispness in the air down here! It’s not exactly boots and scarves weather, but I can get away with a sweater without suffering heat stroke. I’ll take what I can get!