Today's outfit took inspiration from my casual lounging wear. Last night, upon returning home from dinner, I changed into PJ pants and a long-sleeved shirt that I basically only wear around the house (it had also been hiding in my parents' house for months and months, so I was recently reunited with said shirt). Loving how the shirt looked and exulting in being able to wear it again, I decided to indeed wear it again today, outside of the house, with a bright contrasting color. This is the result:
Despite the minimal waist-definition of this outfit, I was super-comfy (albeit cold) today (don't worry: I added a sweater, gloves, scarf, and heavy down jacket. It didn't help.). The shirt is from India, a gift from a severely unsuitable ex-boyfriend (well, one of them). He gave it to me when we first got together, my first year of grad school. He had recently returned from a sort of reunion tour of India (he had been sent to school there as a child) and had amassed a lot of clothes/jewelry/handicrafts to keep and to give to friends. I never knew if this shirt was actually his or one of his unworn souvenirs, but I loved it immediately and wore it all through my summer in India later that year, as a beach cover-up in Greece a few years later, and, in more recent years, as a home-relegated top (some of the stitches are unravelling). What I love about this shirt is the simplicity: it's just an off-white tunic, with red stitching at all of the borders and a lovely simple neckline.
When I paired it with the colorful corduroy leggings and the shell necklace, I felt like a sort of cool, hippie artist - a sculptress, perhaps? Too bad I'm not at all creative in the visual arts realm.
... I don't know, though, if my cool alter-ego would've approved of the boots. Surely she would've lived in a WARMER climate and gone barefoot. Hmmm...
White tunic: gift from ex-boyfriend, from India
Teal corduroy leggings: HUE, by way of Lord and Taylor, remixed
Grey boots: Frye Paige Huarache, by way of endless.com, remixed