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what I wore wednesday — #5

November 2, 2011

[Welcome to the latest installment of Chasing Maybes, a self-imposed challenge to live beyond my comfortable little sphere.  Join me on my experiential ramble through Trivial Pursuit categories.  While in October I’ve been chasing adventures related to history, today I take a brief digression and link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  Devised as an accountability strategy to get stay-at-home and work-at-home mothers out of their yoga pants and into cute clothes, this project challenges my fear and loathing of self-portraits.  It is also a valuable lesson in perspective.  Oh, and it is kind of fun.]

I sunk to new What I Wore Wednesday lows this past week, as you’ll see by my paltry photo.  In my defense, I was both sick and traveling for much of the time, and my clothing choices were not at the top of my consciousness.  Still, I’ve committed myself to this project at least through the month of November, and I promise to get it together next week.  Really.

So, I bought this dress in anticipation of both fall/winter in Texas (it only gets cold for a short period, and this dress is knit but could sustain a cute jacket, tights, and boots for colder weather), and I love it.  I won’t apologize for the fact that I bought it from the unfortunately moniker-ed Dress Barn (a store website I first visited because of this post by Meg at Whatever, by the way).  While I have found Dress Barn to be hit or miss, I’ve bought two of my favorite dresses there.  Thanks, Meg.

Anyhoo, I wore this dress to a Saturday night party during my husband’s high school reunion weekend:

with my handsome -- and apparently giddy -- husband

[UPDATE — With Steve’s approval, I replaced the previous (awkwardly cropped) snapshot with this, the original.  Isn’t he cute?]

Obviously, this isn’t a full-length shot, but I wore the dress with closed-toe black platform wedges and gold jewelry.  It was incredibly comfortable, wrinkle-free, and easy to style.  I think it’s a winner.

I’ll be back at the end of the week to wrap up October’s History category.  Until then, I wish you a beautiful and wrinkle-free Wednesday.  Thanks for showing up.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    November 2, 2011 10:59 am

    If you’re embarrassed by me, why don’t you just say so! Or perhaps you are jealous of how awesome my outfit was on Saturday. I just realized I’ve never used the word “outfit” before, nor have I used “awesome” to describe what I was wearing.

    • November 2, 2011 1:09 pm

      Never — not for one day — have I been embarrassed by you or any of your outfits. Of course, I do shop for all of your clothes myself, so…
      With your defensive blessing, I will replace the awkwardly cropped photo with your happy face ASAP.

  2. Kris permalink
    November 2, 2011 1:14 pm

    I thought his expression made the photo, honestly and actually allowed us to see a glimpse of two things 1) what a joyous goof Steve can be and 2) what Finn will look like in another 20 yrs. xo

  3. November 2, 2011 1:19 pm

    You are so right! I actually love his expression, too — I just always get nervous about posting pictures without permission. At Steve’s reunion, someone brought film taken of the students when they were in kindergarten (Steve went to that school from K to 10th grade). Other than hair color and clothing style, it could have been Finn in those old movies! Hope you are doing well, Kris :).

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