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Nov

19

Outfit of the Day – November 19, 2012

I’m going to try something new here. Namely, a bit of OOTD fun. Well, fun for me. Maybe not so much for you.

Why not so much fun for you? Because they’re almost all going to be bad self-pics taken in mirrors with my decrepit mobile. I don’t have the patience for setting up a tripod and staging shots…also, I live alone and don’t really like other people taking photos of me.

So why do it? Mostly to see how often I wear the same outfits. I suspect it’s more often than I think.

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The details:

  • Gray shirt: Old Navy, last year
  • Khaki skirt: Old Navy, several years ago
  • Beige and Brown Belt: OneStopPlus.com
  • Gray Tights: Hue from Macy’s
  • Brown Boots: Loft by Ann Taylor
  • Gold Necklace: Macy’s

The parts you can’t see:

  • Gold Seiko men’s chronograph
  • Black “Harden the Fuck Up” wristband
  • Gray wool hat
  • Khaki short trench: Target, several years ago
  • Gray wool bag with brown leather straps

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Nov

19

Taste Changing

I don’t think we really notice when our style tastes start to change. At least, not until they’ve changed enough that the schanges actually jump out at us one day.

For me, that day was today. As I was killing some time between meetings this morning — seriously people, half an hour between meetings is not enough time to effectively dive into a new task and be productive — I found myself perusing the Ann Taylor site looking for shirts. I’m not sure when I became the sort of person who shops Ann Taylor for wardrobe basics, but the realization that I’ve become exactly that kind of slapped me in the face today.

Ann Taylor is quite a distance from the cobbled together, quirky thrift store looks that I was so fond of in my late-twenties. And I’m not really sure exactly what happened, but somewhere along the way, my tastes grew up. I’m not so sure I can say the same for the rest of me.

I did at least avoid buying any silk blouses. Since that was a working wardrobe staple for my mother when I was a kid, I think I wouldn’t be able to look at myself in the mirror if I started wearing the same…at least not for another 10-15 years.

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