Anyway, that was a tangent wasn't it? Hey I'm working from home now, there's no one here to talk to. It's so quiet. So now I am just blurting it out here. You're Welcome! (Or maybe not! LOL)
SO as I was saying, back to the dinner and drinks scenario. I needed an outfit that would go from sushi to beach bar. It was in the back of my mind all day. I had no idea what to wear. I stood in my closet and nothing felt right, but I kept coming back to the Toulouse Stripe Cap Sleeve T-shirt dress from French Connection that I found at TJMaxx. When I saw this dress there I thought it would be the perfect outfit to wear around town. In my mind I thought Farmer's Market and walking around a historic district antique shopping and sitting outside a chic coffee bar having coffee while people watching. Sounds so ideallic - except, I NEVER do any of these things, but I had to get it, because I would love to do these things, so in case the opportunity comes up, I'd be ready! Right? (Yes that is how my crazy mind works when it comes to clothes - I picture where I am going to wear it and the idea of it makes me buy it. so sad.)
WOW - OK another tangent. ANYWAY, so I saw this cute French Connection dress at TJMaxx and it was only $19.99 if I remember correctly and it retails for $78 at French Connection - SCORE!
This is a picture of the dress from the French Connection website. This is how this dress is supposed to fit. See where I got the image of the whole Farmer's Market/Historic District/Coffee thing? Totally fits right?
Yeah except, I'm a bit on the curvy side. OK, OK, I totally have an hourglass shape. Now don't get me wrong when I say that, because I LOVE my body shape. I wouldn't want any other shape. Granted you won't see me out there in a bikini or anything (Thanks to kids & stretch marks) but clothed it's still pretty banging' if I do say so myself. (How conceited does that sound? Yuck! But hey, it's about embracing what you have and loving it and knowing how to voice it. If I sat here telling you all the things I wished I could change about my body, you'd probably be like, hey girl get it together and focus on the positive. So that is what I am doing here. don't judge - join!)
I think this post is going to go down as the longest ranting post ever! Why stop now! ha!ha! Oh all right, so anyway, I put the dress on with some wedge sandals and it was like - Bangarang! (Yes that is a little Skrillex reference, so what!) Needless to say, I had to take the wedge sandals off, it was just a little too much HEY LOOK AT ME! And believe it or not, while I love showing you all my outfits, in real life, I hate being looked at. I know, it makes zero sense at all. But I prefer to just meld in with the crowd and be a little hidden in the real world. So I definitely had to take the outfit down a notch and so I switched to flat sandals. And yes believe it or not, shoes can make that much of a difference in changing a look! Try it out yourself and see!
So now that we went through ALL THAT to get to this, here is what I wore last night.
Horrible pic - but Instagram fixes everything and makes it look so artsy. :)
The accessories are from H&M and the shoes are from Payless Shoes last summer. So there you have it, what I wore last night. Aren't you glad you read all this? Hope you have a great weekend!