I mentioned yesterday that we are getting summer weather this week, right? Almost 90 on Thursday (!), which means I need to go dust off some of my summer clothes. But of course my first instinct was buy new clothes which led me to a little online browsing. I've confessed at least a hundred times that I am addicted to black leggings - which I know makes fashionista's everywhere cringe. But seriously, I live in Portland, it rains here almost everyday for 9 months out of the year, so we get a free-pass in my book (and i've never proclaimed to be a fashionista, especially if it means forgoing leggings). But come the warmer months I trade in my leggings-uniform for my maxi dress-uniform. Same idea of comfort and ease of wear. Having three kids and my office being my dining room, I just don't need to dress up. And I am just not the kind of gal to wear short dresses or skirts very often where I can't sit cross legged in the grass with my little ones, or sit on the floor and cut fabric. I also like to the added bonus of hiding the transparency of my 9-months of rain legs - not that I'd ever get tan even if we had 9 months of sun. But it doesn't mean I don't like to look nice, or at least feel "dressed" on a daily basis. And, I will give in to fashionista's that leggings are not very accommodating to dressing up too much, but maxi dresses are. You can switch out flat sandals for heals, your jean jacket for a pretty a scarf, add some nice jewelry, and voila, you are dressed up. Which is good for me because it seems the warmer months are the ones I need to dress up in more often. So I love them and I am so excited it is getting to be that time of year again to wear them.
I started collecting the "high" look and then I noticed the prices of everything on this list I decided I should probably make a more affordable/realistic list. And you know, I can kind of like the "low" look better. Though I think I'd have to splurge on the Byredo fragrance.