Sometimes there comes along an occasion that calls for something other than princess dresses and flowy caftans.
But it happens.
This particular occasion was my son’s Back To School Night at his school.
I did not want to be remembered as Bohemian Chick by his teachers. I wanted something more firm. Pulled together. Polished.
I have a silly demeanor. A child-like voice. It is easy to be dismissed with those two descriptive traits. Throw in a flowy garment and the unarguably potent power of threes will make any future interaction with school officials one-sided. In regards to people who have influence with my children, I like to make a good first impression since I am dealing with the aforementioned attributes.
This did not, however, mean my hair had to be tame, as well.
One of us was going to have a little fun.
And that is a-okay with me.
My husband would love it if I dressed in button down tops and pencil skirts every day. It is what I wore when I first met him. So, he has good memories of me dressing like this during the beginning of our relationship.
The top was a popback from Anthropologie called the Chambray Lace Buttondown (similar here). The skirt is a few years old. It was also from Anthropologie. It was called The Flounced Hem Skirt. The shoes were from my Modcloth Stylish Surprise package in the spring.
I used to love dressing up every day.
But that was for work.
And that wardrobe is no longer a part of my everyday life.
I can now have a little more play in my everyday.
Speaking of play. How neat is this scrabble ring from UPcycled Works on Etsy? I purchased it at the Del Mar Fair at her booth there. I have a “Q” as well. “Q” is my favorite letter to draw in Scrabble. The “C” is for my husband.
Do you enjoy dressing in multiple styles? Do you do it often? I have to admit it was fun to wear something like this for one night. It brought back many memories. Good ones. And good memories are always… Good.
*I had really wanted to get pictures in before we left for the event. However, the time of day was not the best for pictures. Sorry for the hazy quality. It is as if the sky had some wine, too.