My ideal temperature is 72 degrees, but 71 degrees is my favorite temperature to get dressed for, because that means I can wear sandals and something cozy at the same time. It was 71 degrees this morning and I felt like I was back in LA (ah the good ol’ days).
Is anyone else obsessing over clothes for the fall and winter months? I’ve been shamefully agonizing over the price point vs. pure perfection of those jesse kamm ranger pants. Damn it, they are too cute. I bet the waist to hip ratio won’t suit me so I’d probably have to return them anyway. At least then, I could get them off my mind. I’ll have to work an extra shift this month to justify it. We’ll see..
I’m also obsessing over the elizabeth suzann harper tunic in linen gauze. I was excited to see it in a lighter weight fabric. I think the original version in cotton twill would have swallowed me up and would be harder to layer. But honestly, even though they look so cute, I’m hesitant to buy it… will it make me look like one of those new age-y kumbaya types? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am actually one of those new age-y kumbaya types, but I’m not sure I want my clothes to scream that I am. I tend to overthink these things.
The other day I overheard one of my supervisors talk about how she bought 3 pairs of ballet flats at Walmart for $3. This stirred up all kinds of mixed feelings for me. First I doubted myself: like oh my god, here is this person that is making way more money than me spending way less than me. Am I crazy for routinely spending 100x more than that for similar shoes? What am I doing? Then I thought, well she’s supporting terrible labor practices and I would never wear such poorly designed shoes anyway. And it’s not like I’d spend thousands of dollars on hand bags like a lot of people do, so it’s OK. That whole thought process feels toxic though, doesn’t it? I have to just remind myself to stop comparing and just do me.
[outfit: muji oversized sweater, elizabeth suzann tilda pants in midweight linen, SAS relax sandals]