Today was a remarkably happy and peaceful day. Except for my return to the gym (I'd only run once this week and not gone to the gym in a little over a week, I think). That was more like sweaty and fainty. But the rest of the day was very nice. After a minimal amount of work, I had my weekly French session with my two young tutees. I wanted to look nice, of course, for them, but also because we had...you guessed it... a dinner guest coming over tonight! A friend from my last job. Anyways, so, yeah, I wanted to wear something in which I'd be comfy the whole night, without having to change while waiting for my friend. This is what I came up with:
Since I'd worn my blue jeggings yesterday, I wanted to wear my grey ones (with grey boots) today. Nuts! See how I mix it up?! Hold on to your hats.
The real craziness of my outfit is, of course, the belt. I don't often belt my clothes. I want to be a belter, but it just doesn't come naturally to me. I see Sal and the women of Academichic, who belt and look awesome, but a belt isn't the accessory that comes to mind when I'm trying to figure out how to perfect an outfit. But today, when I spotted this grey leather belt - from Elizabeth Kelly that I won through one of Sal's giveaways - and saw how well it went with my grey palette ... well, I couldn't resist. And I think it worked, too!
I do kinda think that the belt looks like an afterthought, but that might be because I'm not used to it. What are others' thoughts?
Of course, the true test was that my twelve-year-old students told me that they liked it. SCORE!
Striped cardigan: Banana Republic, remixed
Turquoise tunic: American Apparel, remixed
Grey leather belt: Elizabeth Kelly (through etsy.com), remixed
Grey jeggings: HUE, via Lord and Taylor, remixed
Grey boots: Frye Paige Huaraches, by way of endless.com, remixed