you may have noticed that i’ve been writing a lot of posts where i refer to my habit of continuing to dress in spring and summer attire even though we’re in the middle of autumn. i quite liked keiko lynn’s response: she said she wears unseasonable colors as her way of stickin’ it to the man. i have to agree. i’m pretty sure i believe that my outfit can and will dictate the weather that i want. although i did recently try out some fall colors in this post and enjoyed the look for the day. and even yesterday in this post, i wore an ensemble with deep purple, navy, and olive green with all black accessories. it was pretty comfy.
anyway, i wear what i like (obviously), and sometimes this can be quite impractical, i.e. wearing pastels and shorts in the middle of winter. albeit a very temperate california winter in which i believe 60 degrees is freezing. you get the picture.
but some will ask, “you may look great, but are you comfortable?” ah yes, the old adage that one must suffer for fashion!
i have to say, when i get dressed, i do not keep comfort in mind above all else. i usually look at color, proportion, balance, etc. sometimes i don’t check the forecast before i get dressed and i step outside wearing a flouncy mini dress on a particularly windy day. other times, i decide to wear a new pair of heels for a night out on the town without knowing whether or not they will be comfortable because i haven’t ever worn them before. and then i end up walking several blocks with blisters already on my feet, searching for the nearest walgreens for bandaids. oops!
is that suffering for fashion? i don’t know, but today i am not. this is me, bed head and all, ready for a day of catching up on homework and drinking hot cocoa and complaining about poor little me because i don’t feel well and i have too much work to do. it’s my lazy thursday outfit. today i am defiantly impractical yet completely comfortable wearing one of my absolute favorite little mexican frocks with the comfiest pair of merino wool wolford stockings and the most comfortable platforms i have ever worn. it’s not summer anymore, but i don’t mind.
vintage peach embroidered mexican dress, ebay
merino wool stockings, wolford
platform ankle boots, payless