Confession: I started a notebook with my outfits in it. Before you ask, no, this isn’t my attempt at becoming Cher Horowitz. It was initially a way to keep myself organized, to make sure I wasn’t wearing all my favorite pieces at once, and then having to scramble on the Friday before laundry, to put together a solid ensemble for work. But then I got in the habit, bought a gold glitter notebook, and things got serious (only half kidding haha). In all honesty though, it’s been nice to keep everything straight, and to know what I wore last week, and before that. It’s not that wearing an outfit more than once is passé —personally, I think it’s a telling sign of a great look, when you want to wear it multiple times — it’s that I feel like I’m utilizing each part of my wardrobe. And that I’m aware of the under-worn pieces.
This Loft blouse is probably one of my favorite things I own at the moment (stay tuned for next week, when you’ll get the same blouse in a different pattern, styled very differently too), but it’s not exactly work appropriate, which is pretty devastating. While this skirt definitely is a go for any nine to five (and similar styles have been for the past half a century), no amount of calf-grazing hemlines really compensate for the revealing back of this blouse. So, sometimes you show up at your sister’s door with Panera bagels as a bribe, and she’s a pal and takes pictures of an outfit you might not wear in the foreseeable future.
I do really love this combo though. I feel like I should be going for cocktails (I don’t drink) with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company (I work for a nonprofit) in DC (I live in Texas). Either that or like an empowered starlet from the 50s, it’s up for grabs.
Practicality aside, inspiration aside, golden notebook aside, one thing is for sure: it’s good to be back on Collared Cashmere.