Today was another day where I had to go to the Boston Public Library and finally get my hands on a resource I've been looking for for a couple of years now. I thought I'd dress in accordance to the cooler weather and my mood. Grey for all!
Love me, love my cat, people. Anyway, this is the skirt that I first experimented with in tucking in this particular tunic way back in March. Since this skirt (also bought only for work) has a high, defined waist, I really like the look of the tucked-in tunic with this one. I like this skirt a fair amount - a work colleague last year also had it and we had to coordinate when (not) to wear it. It also has an awesome feature:
Pockets! Who doesn't love pockets in a skirt/dress?
Anyways, while I was doing my daily morning blog-reading, I learned that the internet was wearing purple for Spirit Day today, so I thought I'd join in with the only purple garment I have that isn't a cocktail dress:
The color is a little off, but this cardigan is a rich, dark eggplant-y purple. It also came in very handy for today's cool weather - I wore it under my oft-seen green corduroy blazer in the late evening...
So, folks, I was a little down today. First off, I discovered this blog this morning, set in Philadelphia, where I lived for nine happy years. I miss Philly each and every day that I live in New England, people. I know that a lot of people rag on Philly for being a dump, but you know when you just connect with a place? I did with Philly at age 18 and would go back to live there in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, though, my husband isn't the biggest fan of Philly, so...here we are. Sigh. I do, though, have to plan a big research trip there relatively soon, so yay!
Another reason for my dark and grey mood is that I'm having some negative body-image issues again. Sad face. While, yes, I've been indulging in some treats this week, I've also been working out regularly since coming back to the States - more than when I worked full-time, that's for damn sure. Anyway, now that I'm more into running than I used to, I'm getting more muscular. And brawny. And...well, now I have bigger thighs. And a bigger butt. And my clothes fit weird. And it makes me feel crappy, although I know I shouldn't. Boooooo.
But what makes you feel better when you're a little melancholy?
Flower-shaped jewelry! You'll remember my flower ring from Sparta that I bought in August. The lily-shaped earrings are also from Greece, a gift from my mother-in-law from a now-defunct boutique in central Athens. Cute, no? I quite enjoyed putting together these thematically similar pieces and thought they added a little zip to my outfit.
All right, folks. Happy hump day! See you on the other side!
Purple cardigan: Lord and Taylor, remixed
Grey tunic top: American Apparel, remixed
Grey plaid skirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Grey tights: Gap, remixed
Grey booties: Aldo, remixed
Silver ring: From Christidis, a jewelry store in Sparta
Silver earrings: gift from my mother-in-law, from Archipelago, a store in Athens (now closed, I believe)