So here goes...This is what I wore today. It's so embarrassingly identical to last Friday, I didn't even bother with a picture.
Wearing Today-04/10/09 by HeidiGblog featuring J Crew cardigans
Sure, I swapped a navy tank for tee and Target pearls for Silpada pearls. Oooooh, green bag instead of white. I know, I know. I was cracking up today when I read Posey Ford's blog, where she had 2 totally fab outfits and one of the commenters referred to other bloggers being "in a rut". Clearly that was me today, and often. I guess I like what I like. But honestly, today I was being lazy. And, seriously, it was this or a sweatshirt because I am still kinda wiped from yesterday, so I guess I chose the better option. Should have opted for different jewelry or different shoes. I did put on the magenta Pumas for the afternoon walk. They worked quite well.
But truthfully, even though it can seem boring, and doesn't photograph as well as a lot of color, I really do love my neutrals - navy, gray, tan. And I get as many compliments (if not occasionally more) when I wear them, compared to bright colors. I think the key is making sure I don't wear just them 100% of the time, add pops of color more often (thinking I need some more colorful shoes), and try some better underlayers. I wear camis, tanks, and tees so often, I need to add some more colorful options. So question... what colors do you like with putty? Other than tea rose. I love tea rose, and I like how it looks on me, but I have had many years' experience of liking that color, buying it, and then never actually wearing it. So I just don't start out by buying it. I was looking at the boyfriend vneck tee in tropical aqua today at JC but I'm not sure that is my color (and the kids were with me, so it was a bit of an ADD-type trip). So wish there was a better blue - like Pacific Blue. Or a yellow. Or a (rich) orange. Maybe I should look at the boyfriend crewneck.
Climbing a wee bit out of my rut... I did get the cotton cashmere bouquet cardi in putty today, so I have another tan cardi. And I got the short sleeve broadcloth shirt in lavender sweet lavender. Both of which go completely against the Lenten shopping ban, and it's eeeeek, Good Friday, so possibly the worst day to break Lent. I think I may need to extend the ban. Since the JCA outing, it's been too easy to imagine breaking it, so I need to refocus.
I am going to salvage this post the only way I know how... here's a pic of Lucy from the River. I love this because you can see my legs and feet beneath her (yes, I wore the boots the *entire* time). Her favorite place to sit is on my lap. 99% of the time, if I sit down in the vicinity and she's not asleep, she comes over to climb in my lap. So I got the closeup because she was sitting right there on my lap.
Thoughts, suggestions, scoldings?