I spend entirely too much time thinking about what I’m wearing. Also, what I’m going to wear, what I’m going to pack, and what I’d like to wear. Even what I don’t want to wear. And then, I deconstruct every outfit, before I wear it, after I wear it, while I’m wearing it. It’s exhausting sometimes, and this week specifically, I’ve been consumed (you might have noticed from my outfit posts…).
Of course, when I’m stressed, and not paying as much attention as I should, I still think I can fix my wardrobe problems by adding more things. The Right things – the things I’ve always wanted. Like this Tienda Ho cardigan/top. I’ve been quietly obsessed with Tienda Ho for a couple years, but never got around to adding anything to my wardrobe until this top. I really wanted the Jodi top more, but decided to go with this one because I thought it more practical for me, in general, and it was a bit cheaper.
I love it, and it’s something I’ve wanted for a while; a black open cardigan with short sleeves that I can wear with nearly everything, anytime. Finally, I can get it, after selling some things, and I thought, how wonderful this would be over any of my fitted James Perse dresses in the air conditioning, and I’d love it with my Raquel Allegra skirt and tank top, or with jeans and a t-shirt. It’s a great shape, and open enough that it doesn’t completely engulf me (the relatively open sides help that also), although it’s hard to tell that in photos.
But as I wear it, of course I realize that it is not the panacea I thought it would be. Of course it isn’t! I could have told myself that LOL. I’m glad I have it though, and I know that when I’m in the right mindset (i.e. NOT scattered, stressed, and overly-emotional), I will appreciate it for what it is: just a comfortable, drapey, easy layer, and I will not expect it to shield me, or act as a cloak that disguises me, making me look different, with thinner legs and smaller hips…
Ah! What a fascinating journey this is.
Have a wonderful weekend!! We’ll be in Atlanta next week and a bit of the week after, so probably no outfit posts, but I will have some good shopping posts going up every day, and there’s a BIG SALE COMING you will want to keep your eyes out for, so don’t go anywhere 🙂