I’ve moved on from the negative comments of a couple of days ago, but am FLOORED by all the positivity my response inspired in you yesterday. I tried to respond to everyone who left a comment, but if I didn’t, please know that I appreciated them all, more than you can know; I can’t say enough how honored I am to have such a supportive and beautiful community.
Now on to this outfit, which is what I wore to my step-son’s bar mitzvah this past Saturday. I know, right? Neon yellow? lime green? whatever you want to call this color (it’s brighter IRL than it is on Nordstrom’s website), it’s definitely a color. And WAY outside my comfort zone! But I like it.
I’ll be honest, though, and admit that I didn’t buy it myself. In fact, I might have been coerced into trying it by my father (who is always trying to get me into color) and then pushed over the edge by the fact that Leo likes it. You see, we were all wandering around the mall in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday after we arrived in Florida for the weekend festivities, but before any events, and found this sweater in the sale section at the back of the Eileen Fisher store AFTER my father wanted me to try a similar color sweater on at Ralph Lauren.
This sweater was on sale and then an extra $25 off because I got an email coupon, so my father bought it for me and I wore it on Saturday. No, I wouldn’t have even tried it on if I was by myself, and certainly wouldn’t have bought it, but the power of outside influence is strong, and once I tried it on in front of my audience, there was no turning back…
Anyway, I do like it, very much, and was pleased to wear it on Saturday. I will wear it with black, or gray, only, to avoid any allusion to color-blocking, but it’s a great layer for wearing with dresses specifically, since it’s a little shorter and sheer, so my shape is still visible through the linen. I’m wearing a small, and you can see how it sort of “tents” out in the back – I would say that it runs big, as I’ve found with most Eileen Fisher, but I’d be careful not to go too small for fear of losing the interesting shape.
When I alluded to writing about stepping out of our comfort zones on Monday, this is what I was talking about, sartorially, anyway. I absolutely believe in sticking with what works, generally, but even more than that, I want to try new things, and have fun with my clothing. I forget that sometimes, as we all do, and it’s nice when loved ones gently ease us back in. So thanks daddy 🙂 and Leo. I love you both so much.
Tomorrow I’ll write more about the other Bar Mitzvah weekend events, and what I packed and wore, what I packed and didn’t wear, and what didn’t work AT ALL…