I had a serious blogger breakdown yesterday. After a project went really, really wrong at work, I was in a particularly sour mood. I changed into pajamas and ate a can of pringles and questioned everything in my life from my jean size to my career path. It wasn't pretty. I even considered taking the day (or weekend) off from Take One, Pass It On because I decided I was too large for all of my clothes and wasn't a proper person to blog outfits if I didn't even know how to dress my own body.
Fast forward to today - and I'm feeling much better. I squeezed into these purple jeans again and we hit up a chili cookoff in NLR. It's been quite cold, so I layered up. The outfit I created today feels much more me, much better proportion-wise, and I felt more like my confident and cute self. I'm typing all of this as a confession - this blog is about me figuring out how to dress the body I have now, for the life I have now. It doesn't always come easy. Everything doesn't always fit right. I'm still learning how to graduate from Juniors to Women's. I refuse to throw out anything from a drawer of denim that ranges from size 0 to size 10 and I'm still 95% sure I could fit into my suits I bought at the Limited three years ago if I just quit eating so much bread. I say all of this because I know that there has to be a group of us girls in our 20s and 30s just trying to get it right. Long gone are the days of mini skirts from Wet Seal and platform flip flops, but we're still a few years yet from Coldwater Creek and Talbot's (or better yet, full on mumus). Every day and every outfit is an experiment for me - and I thank you guys for letting me show you my fashion science projects and giving me feedback on them. Sometimes I can be a little hot mess - but I like to think of it as a work in progress.
This is actually how I looked most of the day - I don't go outside if it's under 40 degrees. Layers necessary. Also, what kind of idiot wears a coat to a chili cook off? This one. Work in progress.
Coat, The Limited.
Sweater, Old Navy.
Button Tunic, XXI.