Kit & Ace Mulberry pants
Everlane cropped cashmere sweater | size small
James Perse fleece bomber jacket | a little more than a year old
Vince perforated sneakers | couple years old
Kara small dry bag
To be honest, this outfit was rather scary. I felt exposed: my hips, the “extra” bits that stick out if I’m not wearing spanx, and my saddlebags on full view. There was no way to hide them in this outfit, save keeping my arm or bag stuck up tight against my right hip, something I’m quite adept at (see evidence above and below).
It was so scary, actually, that I didn’t wear it. I love these pants so much, and wore them quite a bit in warmer weather with a shirt tucked in, nothing over, and felt great. Now, though, not so much. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’m feeling squishy after the holidays. I didn’t stop exercising, but I was rather lenient on my sugar/wheat/corn intake from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, and as a result I’m feeling sluggish and heavy.
So even though I was on my way out the door wearing this cropped jacket, at the last minute I exchanged it for my Everlane cardigan, which is long, and REALLY big on me. Instantly, I felt a sigh of relief; I was comfortable then – me – but also, completely covered up and hidden from view. Is that what I wanted really? Did I subconsciously want to disappear? To go unnoticed?
I don’t know. I don’t think so. But there it is. There was nothing wrong with this outfit. In fact, it’s quite a bit more flattering on me than what I ended up wearing. It was warm, and ridiculously comfortable, and I loved the look of the super-high waist.
I felt better covered up in this instance. Of course, the other day, in my James Perse hooded dress, I was absolutely NOT covered up (but, I was wearing Spanx, which always makes me feel more secure), and felt great. What a difference the day makes…
Just some (too) deep thoughts for Monday morning…