Outfit details: Blouse: H&M (2009), Shorts: J. Crew, Shoes: J. Crew (last year), Bag: H&M (last year), Sunglasses: H&M
I resisted shorts for a long time. I've worn them here and there, but for the most part you'll find that (and I think most of my posts over the last handful of years illustrate this) I usually reach for a skirt or dress over shorts (which is, I've noticed, one of many words that gets really weird the more times you type or say it).
But it's hot out, so I give up.
There is also this thing that happens, all too often, when I cannot anticipate the garment that will become my favorite, or go-to, or whatever fashion-y buzz-word works best. I try to guess sometimes and end up with doubles of this or that thing, only to have it fade into the obscure regions of a closet or dresser. Of all the things I could have bought, and I decided to buy two of that sorry little thing.
The problem is that when you don't bother to think ahead in this manner, you end up with a blouse like this one. It fits the bill just about perfectly, does exactly what it ought to, and of course there is only one. The solitary item, languishing on it's own lonely hanger, being worn into the obliteration of seams all because I do not have the gift of foresight.
So I try not to wear it too often. Only when I'm in deep agitation about what to wear, as it will soothe my silly little dressing-up portion of my soul in just the right way.
Or, the other solution, is eat some cake.
Since the bakery I work it is closed for a long weekend, today I took my day off to be the piggiest thing since the last time I worked, and get myself two pieces of cake. The one I'm digging into is 'Avalone'--a vanilla genoise with a pomegranate mousse, and a blackberry and wine puree mousse. It's a new favorite, with the old favorite--a Savarina--lurking in the background waiting to be second dessert.
No work till Thursday also means I can paint my nails and rather than try to decide which color to go with, I decided it was best to try several.
Pictures taken by John.