Maybe I didn't sleep well last night, I'm not sure. But for the life of me, I couldn't decide what to wear. After rejecting two outfits, I decided to have my kids photo my attempts to get dressed. Here are attempts 3 through 8, which still doesn't capture how I ran errands around town...
The first two attempts were blue and orange. I really want them to work, and the color of my orange sweater is delicious, and a good color for me (I think). But it was too warm for today.
Then I tried teal, red and black - like yesterday, but flipped around (#1). It felt okay, but a little stodgy. I wanted more edge. Or something.
So I decided to try a combination of crisp with grunge - something that's been on my mind for a while now. In my mind, it's my white jeans with a farmer/lumberjack flannel. Here's my attempts with that.
#2-3 White jeans, white lace shell over a tee to create a mixed-media sweatshirt vibe, lumberjack vest. The vest is super thick and puffy. I didn't like the pic on my camera, even though it looks okay to me now as I edit it.
#4 White jeans, white tee, blue and white plaid flannel worn as a jacket. The plaid is nice and soft, but the white is grayer than the white of the jeans, and made the shirt look dirty. Black belt and shoes seemed too contrasty to me.
#5 White jeans, white tee, red multicolor plaid flannel worn as a jacket. The flannel was stiff, and less comfy than the blue.
Finally I was frustrated with myself and pushing time to get out the door, so I asked my kids what they thought. They suggested the blue, but with brown shoes. So that's what I went with (#6-#7). But it was cold outside, so I tossed on my jean jacket. Later, I buttoned up the flannel and tucked it in - I think that looked better under the jacket. But I didn't get a pic of it. While I was indoors, I wore the flannel open like in #6-7. Was it a good choice?
What a saga. I'm glad it's not this difficult to get dressed every day!
Which of these have potential to work? What should I change?