one of my favorite things to do when i’m getting dressed is to mix patterns and colors. sometimes it works out, sometimes it does not work out and i look ridiculous, but it’s still my favorite.
anyway, i am going to tell you the story behind my new favorite skirt. because things like this make me happy and i have a few free minutes and spending them talking about this skirt seems like a much better use of time than doing all the laundry right now. ;)
i was out shopping ALL BY MYSELF! last friday night for a quick couple of hours because our family was having our family photos taken the following morning bright and early (christmas card season is upon us!) and in a sense of panic as i started realizing i was about to dress (and hopefully somewhat coordinate) seven bodies within a matter of 12 hours, i got all sorts of nervous. throw in that post partum bit where a lot of my warddrobe still fits a tad bit awkwardly, and i was like, “hi josh. here’s a bottle! be back soon!”
i actually haven’t been shopping in a physical store for ages. it’s so much easier to do it all online these days for me, even if it means having to order 3 different sizes and try them all on here at home and send back what doesn’t fit. breaking away and treating myself to walking around a physical store felt like the biggest luxury. even if i was running around frantically and could only hit a few stores within the same few blocks radius.
i popped into h&m (probably the first time in who knows how many years) and spotted this yellow fringed pencil skirt all the way across the room as i walked through the front entrance. i couldn’t take my eyes off it for even a second as i honed in and moved directly to it. a few things i should note. first of all, it’s a pencil skirt so this is a terrible choice for my body at the moment since a looser sort of fit would be much more flattering, but i did not care in the slightest. the color and fringe outweighed the fact that it was a pencil skirt. and everything about it, even the fitted shape, made me happy. if i’ve learned anything in my lifetime with getting dressed each day, it’s that ya just gotta feel good in whatever it is you’re wearing. and when i put on this skirt, i felt good. and happy. but mostly, i felt like myself and that’s the best feeling of all. and so i bought it and came straight home and planned everyone else’s outfits for our family pictures around this skirt.
probably gonna be a lot of naomi wearing this skirt from here on out. i hope everyone is okay with yellow and fringe and repeat skirt wearing in the months to come.
outfit details for those interested:
3. brown leather boots (old, by frye, but similar here and on sale!)