- Mustard, black and white striped shirt: Wild Heart Western by Groopdealz.
- Seamless extra long tank: J Bella by Groopdealz.
- Mustard pencil skirt: The Mogan, 2012
- Black patterned tights
- Black boots: 6pm, Christmas gift, 2011
- Necklace: Improv by lia sophia
- Earrings: Twix by lia sophia
I took two weeks off from writing and sharing What I Wore Sunday both in this place and on Instagram. Two weeks ago, I took the photos, but fell asleep before I blogged. Last week, well, you all know what I wore.
The time off wasn’t necessary; I don’t feel bogged down by this particular series on the blog. I was talking with my husband this morning about a friend’s daughter and how she liked to dress nicely and had an interest in fashion; I said I loved that about her. He raised an eyebrow at me as if to say, “NO WAY.” I do like fashion, dressing nice, and generally feeling good not only in my own skin but in the clothes I put on top of my skin. Feeling good in both feels great.
The two week break gave me time to reflect on where I started — this time last year.
First Sunday of November, 2012
And where I am today.
Last Sunday of October, 2013
A year ago, I said I would never write this series here on the blog. I was just going to share some collage pictures on Instagram. Why? It felt safer. I didn’t have to put words to my pictures; I just had to share my outfits. After talking with friends and making the decision to start the series here on the blog, I didn’t quite know how or what to write every week once I took the leap of faith to share it here in January of this year. For awhile, I wrote only about the clothes. And that was fine, but it evolved along the way into a place to share stories — sometimes about clothes, sometimes about being a wife or mother or friend, sometimes about life as it happens. The posts here became less about “I like this dress” and “gee, aren’t these shoes swell,” and more about doing what I do: taking photos and writing words.
And now, after a two week break after a year of consistently sharing my Sunday outfits, I feel ready and willing to continue. I enjoy having made the shift away from iPhone only photos to using my camera. Though that meant today’s photos weren’t taken until late afternoon, thus I don’t look as “fresh” in either face or clothes wrinkles due to a full day of Sunday School, church, lunch, the last soccer game of the season, trying to find a pumpkin patch that still had pumpkins, and failing. Sometimes it’s a challenge to get the photos taken, to get the post written — like two weeks ago when I fell asleep before I could blog. Sometimes other things are more important on a Sunday — like the half marathon last weekend.
For now, know that I plan on continuing this series. It makes me happy to share one of the outfits that I put together. (And because I’m asked so much, yes, I dress like this five days out of seven on average. Yes, I was that girl in high school who wore skirts and dresses while everyone else wore sweatpants.) I plan on writing stories as I have been instead of talking specifically about clothes (unless the story is about clothes) or rambling on about writing — or not writing — like in this post.
And, more over, I reserve the right to miss a week when life calls for me to be elsewhere, doing other things. It’s okay. I promise.