I am sitting here at my desk reflecting on the day. It is rare when high school kids comment on my look….but several of them did today.
“Mrs. L, do you have a meeting or something today? You’re all dressed up.” This said by a football player who normally notices nothing but the sandwich on his plate.
“Mrs. L, you look different today. Are you dressed up for something special?”
In order to understand the comments, I must begin at the beginning. It all started with this other comment:
I bet you have great legs..c’mon, let’s see um!
My new blogging friend was sweetly giving me encouragement after I confessed to not being as confident in skirts as I am in trousers and jeans.
This morning, though, I was determined one way or another to wear a skirt. First I narrowed it down to three that were good for today’s weather and activities. One was denim, one was brown corduroy, and one was a black pinstripe.
Four years ago, I ran into Marshall’s seeking an outfit for a particular occasion. I left with a silk black pinstripe suit. The jacket is a boyfriend cut style and the skirt a long black pencil with a khaki brown pinstripe. I wore it as a suit for that occasion and never wore it as a suit again. I distinctly remember looking in the mirror and singing “I’m so stuffy I could cry.” ( Country & Western for those of you who don’t know)
That is the day the jacket and skirt were broken up and it was bliss for all parties concerned. The jacket has been my favorite jacket since then…I wore it last week on the MIX IT UP entry; but I think I have worn the skirt a whopping four times. I know the last time I wore it was over a year ago. Yet, when I tried it on today, I thought, WHY DO I NOT WEAR THIS SKIRT MORE???
And with the all the comments I received, I know I will wear it more. It is interesting that my students consider a skirt dressing up. Sometimes I think my pants are more dressed up.
But I did toss in some fun accessories. Gold was the answer to this outfit with a couple of wonderful vintage finds.
The total look was
TAHARI skirt from Marshall’s
Lane Bryant Black Knit Shirt
Liz Claiborne Shirt Jacket
Necklace, Ring from Resale Shop
Bracelets were gifts
Belt from Stein Mart
Shoes by Nicole
Separating this jacket from the skirt was the right move!
|Gigi rocked her own skirt today and showed more
leg than I!
SPECIAL NOTE: I AM PLANNING A DAY TO TAKE OFF THE MASK AND HALT THE HEADLESS HORSEMEN PICTURES!