Thursday, July 15, 2010
Cat Days of Summer
First, let me say how impressed and pleased I was about the interesting discussion from yesterday's post. This blogging community is clearly made of some very thoughtful and respectful folks. Why is it that some people believe that interests in clothes and style make you an airhead?
I know the phrase is supposed to be dog days of summer, but I don't have any dogs. I do know that when it's hot during the day, the kitties just lay around, all depressed and hot. Not that I am depressed on hot, but it's midway through July, meaning I have 6 weeks to be spectacularly productive, but little inspiration to do anything else. Like put attention into my appearance. I am at a weird point where, despite some occasional online browsing, I am pretty darn satisfied with my clothing collection. So it's not just boredom with my existing clothes, but rather just boredom with hot weather that doesn't allow for many layering and other remixing options.
I decided that I can use these days to practice outfits to wear on days I go to school but don't have to teach in the early fall, when it will still be nice out. This is my non-existent lunch meeting outfit. If I had a meeting with a colleague today, I'd be brining this- height and a little edge, but the all important blazer like piece. I can imagine this with the office blazer and a pair of dark wash jeans in the fall. Yep, I'm gonna knock their socks off this upcoming semester.
Anyone else feeling a summer style rut at all? Or does your enthusiasm for light fabrics and warmth have the opposite effect?
Tshirt: Scrapbook, from Macy's
Shorts: pants from Junior's section of Dillards, shortened by me
Sandal: Tahari via DSW
p.s. Style Underdog, this one's for you: