I hope all of you had a weekend that was as utterly lovely as mine. The sun was shining, I saw a lot of friends including some from far away, I danced, I picniced, I was rejuvenated. I had a really tough time last week so it was good that the weekend was so nice, but I need another day of it to just relax.
I wore this dress on Saturday and I got it a few years ago at a Ross. The cropped denim jacket was purchased at the Fat Girl Flea and the purple cowboy boots you've seen a million times before. The sole accessory is my hammer and shovel necklace which I in my head I think of as my feminist necklace (although if I'm being honest with you I am not very talented with a hammer or a shovel and often use my feminine wiles to get folks to do things for me that involve hammers and shovels. Bad bloomie, bad). Oh and for those of you wondering, my sunglasses are prescription, which is why they're so unexciting. I'll be upgrading to some new and much cuter prescription ones in the next month or two.
Saturday was the first day of the year that I went out with bare legs. No tights, no leggings, just boots. So of course I had to consider the chub-rub factor. For those of you who don't know what chub-rub is, it's the unpleasant sensation of your inner thighs rubbing against one another. In the summer time it is no fun at all. I used to live in Evans comfort shorts, but last year they changed the design and I didn't like the new ones. So this year I'm on a mission to try as many chub-rub solutions as possible, which brings us to the next photo.
This little peek-a-boo photo is to show you my Luvees. I'd seen them around mentioned in various places and then when I saw a mention on Lilli's blog I decided to finally bite the bullet and order them. I'd known about them for ages, but had hesitated because I thought they were horribly overpriced.
I bought both versions that they sell and I have to say I'm not impressed at all. The first style I tried was the thigh coverall and it gets a big, fat NO from me. They're supposed to stay up and all they did was fall down. I liked that they were airy, but it felt very weird going to the bathroom with them on. The fuller coverage ones weren't bad, but they were too stretchy in the waist and they were just too long. As you know I like short skirts and dresses and these kept peeking out and I was not happy. The hunt continues. Please tell me what your favorite solutions are so I can add them to the list.
I had a very special guest photographer who was in from California. Jamie is one of my first readers, best friends and a woman whose clothing often pops up on this blog since I am the lucky beneficiary of many of her hand-me-downs. Aren't we adorable?
P.S. We passed by my version of Mecca. I had to take a photo. I am a New Yorker obsessed.