song of the day: 'star spangled banner' by francis scott key (happy veteran's day!!!!)
while i was taking these pictures, a lady walked by and yelled over to me 'be sure to check yourself for ticks! i walked my dogs in that grass and got home and was crawling with ticks.' i said 'thanks!' very strange.
i really only wore this for the second half of my day. earlier, i was wearing a denim shirt over a dress. i took pics of it but as the day went on, i was increasingly uncomfortable in it. for one thing, it was really windy and i was having to hold the skirt down all the time, plus it just didn't feel like me. merl talked about such things on her blog yesterday, and while reading it, i realized that i was trying too hard to venture out of my comfort zone. i mean, yeah, there are times that we need to branch out and try something new, but it still has to feel right. and yesterday i couldn't wait to get the heck out of that dress! the minute i put this outfit on, i was comfortable and more confident. it really is funny how clothing is way more than just a covering for our bodies, but that it can affect our moods and the way we carry ourselves.
cardigan-thrifted ann taylor