So I meant to write this up yesterday but I ended up being busy, busy, busy all day, so I couldn't get to it. I really wanted to post about yesterday's outfit, though, so I'm going to go ahead and do it a day late (and probably way more than a dollar short, 'cause I spent some on new shoes!!!).
Anyway, most of my outfit is either out of the archives or from a recent outlet shopping trip, so I don't have individual pictures of most of the pieces. Here's what I wore yesterday:
The skirt is OLD - I bought it at an Ann Taylor outlet at least five years ago, maybe more. It might be even be pre-Bomber. I've had a variety of gold sweaters that I've worn with it over the years - that bright gold is hard to keep from fading, and after a while it just doesn't look good anymore. The latest iteration is from the Banana Republic outlet in Gaffney, scored on my most recent trip there. I also wore gold oblong hoop earrings from the same trip to the BR outlet, plus an ancient gold chain. The black cami is also from the BR outlet, but not from the same trip - it's at least a year old.
Also, it's hard to see from this picture, but the pattern on the skirt is a lovely embroidered pattern of gold thread and gold sequins. Which sounds way too flashy for everyday wear, but it really isn't. Here's a close-up (and now you all know I didn't iron this before I wore it):
None of this is really important, though. What's important in this picture is my NEW SHOES! I was sort of idly browsing through the shoes at ModCloth about three weeks ago, when I spotted these adorable black patent sandals:
Cute, right? And it's impossible to ever have too many pairs of adorable sandals. Unfortunately, as is often the case with ModCloth, they were sold out of my size. Undeterred, though, I launched a campaign to find them elsewhere. (Okay, okay, actually, I whined to my friend Stylishboots about how much I wanted them, and she found them for me. It's good to have stylish friends.)
And that's when I discovered the INCREDIBLE, AMAZINGLY IMPORTANT detail that ModCloth had left out of its product description. These shoes are not just ordinary adorable black patent sandals. Oh, no. These shoes are "crafted" from "subtly scented bubblegum infused Melflex plastic." BUBBLEGUM INFUSED, people! They're INFUSED. With BUBBLEGUM! Not to mention, subtly SCENTED. I have no idea what this means, or why it would be desirable in a pair of shoes, but when I saw that I knew I had to have them - no self-respecting first grader could EVER resist the lure of bubblegum shoes...
Of course, I haven't actually worn them around any first graders, other than my own, who seems entirely immune to my fashion sense. But I will, people, and THEN we shall see WHO is the queen of first grade fashion.
(And in case anyone is hoping to get themselves some glorious bubblegum infused shoes, they're from Mel Shoes, the Apple Mid Wedge Sandals II.)