My Outfit Monday: Staples to the rescue
Of all the Mondays that ever Mondayed, this is by far the most Mondayest.
It's the day after the Emmy Awards, a fun cultural event in which I like to participate but one that always leaves me dragging at work. Too much excitement for a Sunday night, I guess.
So today's outfit was inspired by a category of clothing I like to call Things I Don't Have to Think About. That means pieces that reliably make you feel good, and fit, and do what they can to help you look nice and also stay comfortable. Because, honestly, I just wanted to wear jeggings today.
The skirt is a Loft staple purchased a couple of years ago for about $12 at the Loft Outlet in Ellenton. It has a scalloped edge. I play favorites with it very often.
I wanted to wear a green shirt to pay homage to one of last night's exciting red carpet trends. But I discovered I don't actually own any green shirts, which is odd and something that on another day of the week I might be compelled to remedy. So this sheer, long-sleeve red/purple flower number from J. Crew Factory made the cut. The pattern is super forgiving, so much so that I spilled coffee on one of the sleeves in the morning (UGH, MONDAY) and you can't even see it. I like that the long sleeves class up the joint but are thin enough that I can continue to survive in today's 90-degree heat.
For me, a shoe I don't have to think about is a neutral shoe with a fun detail. Notice how these are not heels, partly because I have shin splits from too much Zumba, and partly because I had to park on the roof of our parking garage last week and it struck fear into my heart. These lace-up pointy-toe flats are from Charlotte Russe, scored on clearance for $9 earlier in the summer. The white-and-cream earrings were 25 cents at a thrift store. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go read some Emmys recaps through half-closed eyelids.