My style has evolved so much over my adulthood, but especially over the past few years. Since making the decision that three children was a good place to stop (geez, if we kept going on like we were, who knows what kind of madness would ensue!), my body has stayed the same size and weight. I feel comfortable in my skin and I feel confident that I can maintain it through healthy eating and exercise. And because of this, I have been able to get rid of the stuff that didn’t fit right and replace it with stuff I really love and hope to wear for a long time.
But something interesting also happened when I made this purge. I no longer wanted the super trendy stuff. I just wanted the basics, but the good basics. I wanted a white shirt with the perfect drape and material that I could wear out to a fancy dinner with my lovie or with jeans and boots for a friend date. I wanted that one shirt to carry me through so many different scenarios that I would wear it to death, until the armpits were stained and it split with holes from so much love. I do wear my clothes until they are literally falling apart.
And the same goes for my shoes. Which is where these come in- my favorite favorite best clogs that were cracked in half in the car accident last summer that totaled our car but left us all thankfully unscathed. Despite the crack, I still wear them. I love them, after all! And they don’t wobble or seem to be getting worse, so I will just pretend they are not damaged until they throw me floundering onto the ground once they finally give out.
Here is an outfit idea for Thanksgiving (though if you are a slob while eating like I am, you might consider a bib- that gravy is tough to get out of a nice silky white shirt). A flowy, sheer white shirt, gray skinnies with ankle zips, and nice cognac colored clogs. A faux fur stole adds warmth and a bit of vintage fanciness. And a tip for what to wear under those sheer white shirts? Skip the white camisole and slip on a nude one instead- it won’t show through like white will! I have found perfection in Madewell’s perfect racerback tank- it is silky smooth, like wearing a second skin, plus they are on sale right now and you can’t beat that! How about you? Are you getting dressed up or down for Thanksgiving this year?