6 + 19 + 27 + Gap belt + Ann Klein watch
According to the local 6 p.m. news, this was the fourth of the past five days that reached 100 degrees or more. Truth be told, it didn't feel that bad in this outfit. I didn't even toss on a coverup walking out this morning.
This outfit began as one of those desperate measures. Last year, I challenged myself to not spend any money on clothes for six months (Jan. 1 - June 30, 2009). I allowed myself gift cards and Christmas money. Both of these items were purchased using those parameters, the top with a gift card and the skirt with Christmas money. I don't remember what exactly made me try the two together--I usually try to avoid too much black/dark in one outfit--but I did it, loved it, and have continued doing it.
This is the perfect throw on and go outfit, which was perfect this morning when I woke up 30 minutes late. The loose fit is super-forgiving, and for winter it's easy to add tights, booties, and a cardigan. It's always good to have outfits like that on hand (and to include them in your limited wardrobe when you sign up for a 30-for-30 challenge). While I usually wear this without the belt, I really like it with the belt, since I love color.
Speaking of waking up late, I realized this morning that I could wake up 20-30 minutes later than I do and still make it to work on time, if I just rush a little. Ten minute shower, 5-10 minutes to get dressed, 5 minutes for hair, 5 minutes for makeup. That's 30 minutes and then out the door. This new knowledge could be dangerous.
How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning?