Friday, July 16, 2010
I struggled with adding dresses to my 30 items. On one hand, they are a complete outfit in themselves. On the other, it's more difficult (for me, at least) to restyle them in different ways. Take this dress for instance. I've shown it on the blog once before, and all I did was change necklaces and shoes.
In college, my friends and I were really into those "would you rather..." questions. My friend Abby even had a whole book of them. A common WYR question that I've actually put some thought into is "Would you rather be a guy or a girl?" And although I'm not your typical girly girl, I am proud to be a girl all the way. All summer I've been telling my male coworkers "Gosh, it's nice and cool in this 97 degree heat when I'm wearing a skirt and sleeveless shell." So as superficial as it may sound, one of the reasons I love being a girl is the fact that I get to wear skirts.
One thing about this dress--it's a bit shorter than I would typically wear to work (or recommend that others would). So I wear it sparingly. I would definitely not wear this to a meeting. But on a sit-at-your-desk day, it's okay. The covered up top balances it out, and closed-toe shoes add a little more of a polished look.
Found this ring in my jewelry drawer. It's from Claire's, or the Icing, or one of those little mall shops full of shiny things. I bought it probably 6-7 years ago. Isn't it fun?
Do you stick to a hard-and-fast knee-length rule for skirts or do you push the limits a little?