I'm back from India! Once I've gotten over my jetlag and have uploaded my photos I'll post some of the best ones and share some of my thoughts, but for now thank you for all of your comments over the past few weeks - I'm sorry if I haven't responded to all of them. Until then, here's a quick outfit of the day for everyone.
Here's a confession, I felt like an impostor in this outfit. A farce, a fake, it just wasn't me. I'd had a vision of how this outfit would look in my head and when I actually put it on the outfit both didn't look like how I'd envisioned and it wasn't quite me, but I kept it on anyways in order to try something a bit out of my comfort zone.
Truth be told the whole outfit was just too sweet for me. It felt like something that girls who live on the Upper East Side would wear. Also it incorporated a solid button down shirt which usually make me break out in hives so that also added to my discomfort. The only reason I even own that button-down is because it was a hand-me-down and I figured I should keep it in my closet for work related functions.
The skirt is from Lane Bryant and may just be the first article of clothing from that store that you've seen featured on my blog which is kind of hysterical considering it's the store for fatties. Aside from bras I tend to not shop at Lane Bryant, but I passed by it one day and got sucked in by this bright, poppy skirt in the window. I love it the pattern but I never know quite what to wear up top which is where the inspiration for the outfit came from. The hand-me-down button-down is either from Gap or Old Navy and the tank underneath is a hand-me-down as well but from someone else (hi James!).
The tights are from Target, the shoes are Office, the belt is from Peacock's and the headband is from H&M. In my attempt to be more comfortable in the outfit I added my new bad ass earrings from Brookadelphia. I've talked before about them and my concerns about online purchases from them, but I got these in person at the 2009 Bust Craftacular so no ordering issues. A reader told me that he had ordered from them after seeing their products on my blog (with no problems I will add) and when I mentioned that to the owners they actually remembered it since he was their very first ever order from that state. I thought that was kinda cool:)
Ok I'm soon going to bed. Jetlag can be a bitch.