Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pangs Of Guilt

I feel as if the Summer days are numbered.  The mornings and nights are getting chillier and chillier and the midday temperatures have been dropping by a degree or two each day this week.  A tiny part of my insides are screaming, "Nooooo"!  There are so many Summer outfits that I still want to wear before I have to start wearing Fall outfits.  But, in the words of Doris Day, "Que sera, sera"!

I have already said that, for a couple of weeks now, on the weekend, I have been selecting about six outfits for the coming work week.  Up until this week, this has been working quite well and making the task of getting dressed in the mornings simpler.  This week, though, things have fallen apart.  I did select six or seven outfits this past weekend for this work week, but I think that I selected too many "business-y" outfits (certainly more than I needed for the work week) and I certainly didn't factor in the progressive cooling weather.  That's the bad news.

The good news is that, because things have been falling apart this week, I was presented with an opportunity to wear my new old lime green plaid dress and my gathering-dust Fluevogs.  Yay!

Yesterday, more or less on a whim, I purchased two indigo blue striped chambray shirts.  As soon as I left the store, I had pangs of guilt and thought that I ought not to have purchased them.  I tried them on last night, with some hopes I think that I wouldn't like them or that they wouldn't fit right so that I could return them and assuage my feelings of guilt.  That didn't happen.  They did fit okay and I did like them (particularly when I instantly constructed two all denim outfits around them).  The feelings of guilt are still there.  I am hoping that, with time, the guilt will fade, particularly as a shopping prohibition is just around the corner.

jacket: JCrew, from my closet
sweater: Zara, from my closet
dress: vintage, from Sally Jane Vintage on Etsy
pin: ?, from Trove
socks: ?, from my sock drawer
shoes: Fluevog, from my closet
bag: Jeanne Lottie, from my accessories collection

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