Anyhow, enough of that business.
I'm not quite sure why, but nothing I've put on this week has been exciting to me. I was sick Monday and Tuesday, and I just haven't felt the urge to pick out something super and shiny. My outfit for work today was the first outfit I had actually put thought into this week. I wore my favorite wool dress pants. They're from the Gap, but I'm pretty sure I got them in a bag of hand me downs from my aunt. They're so worn that the lining has ripped out of them...but I refuse to let them die. The red belt that I put with my shirt was bought at Target a few years ago. I bought it while I wasn't even there myself - a friend of mine was at Target and knew I had been wanting a red belt. She described them to me and then we settled on this one. That's right...shopping via cell phone. Happened once, surely will happen again. Here's the outfit I picked out for today. It was our Christmas luncheon for the entire building, so I felt I should be a bit festive.
Our work Christmas lunch for the admin staff is tomorrow, so all week I've been trying to think of something I could pair with that black blazer to bring it back to life. I went through both of my closets, sifting through shirts and tank tops until I found a pile I deemed suitable. For whatever reason, I didn't end up happy with anything I put with it. Not to mention the fact that it was cutting off the circulation in my arms was making me incredibly angry. Like I said, I finally got it to loosen up a bit, but I'm afraid that it's going to be too tight still to wear for an entire day. My first choice was to put it with a sweater I bought at Old Navy earlier this fall. I absolutely adore this sweater - the detail on the front is amazing. I met a friend of a friend one night while I had it on, and she said something along the lines of, "don't be offended if I stab you and steal your sweater." Weird way to be complimented, but hey...it is a pretty great sweater.
Next, I thought I'd try a few striped shirts with it. For whatever reason, I was really feeling the striped shirts under the blazer look. The first one I went with was a black and grey striped tank top - I bought it at Target awhile ago in an extra large so that it would be long enough to wear with leggings. I thought it looked best tucked into the jeans and paired with, of course, the black chunky necklace.