On Fridays, when Justin gets out of work earlier than usual, we like to go out to lunch together. One of our favorite places is an Indian restaurant - I believe it's the only one in the nearest town, and it's without a doubt the best Indian I've tried. (I sometimes think, 'can food get any better than that?' There is something so satisfying about Indian cuisine on so many levels - taste, visual presence with colors and all, variety of textures, and of course, of course the heavenly wonderful smells!) I typically choose to wear something bright and colorful in honor of this culture, but yesterday, I felt like breaking the familiar mold.
I enjoy this new field jacket so much - I think I wore it every day since I bought it, and it goes perfectly with everything, from casual to dressed up, many shapes and colors. I am so pleased with the light and color balance on these photos, Justin did an amazing job to show off the true colors. I think this is a fantastic warm sand hue - very easy on the eye, neutral, and yet somehow not boring, quite opposite - it's warm, attractive, inviting and flattering. And I love how it works with blue - so unassumingly beautiful.
I'm on the lookout for a perfect denim dress. I think I know exactly what I want to find and will recognize it the minute I see it. In the meantime, I thought pairing my old denim shirt with my old denim skirt will do the trick - it's not the same, but it's close enough to satisfy my denim dress cravings. Denim skirts are not my favorite cup of tea, and this little number was my first one ever. I bought it over a year ago as an experiment to add something very basic to my wardrobe. I probably wore it no more than twice, and essentially it was in a pile of things to donate. I'm glad that I didn't because that day this skirt was exactly what I needed. I like that it's stretchy - it holds its shape really well, and it's easy to wear (getting in and out of a car is challenging in narrow pencil skirts, unless they are stretchy, and I drive regularly, so it's a huge plus). Not completely crazy about blingy blings on it, but as usual, trying to look on the bright side of things, and they do make the skirt stand out.
Paired with this necklace, the blingy blings especially make sense.
I do remember about a promised post dedicated to my jewelry collection. Honestly, I've tried to photograph my necklaces, but was not happy with the result. To really show their beauty, I need to ask Justin to do the job, and we just don't have enough time for that at this point. I'll keep it in mind though, as something to do in the future.
What do you think of neutral colors and casual outfits?
Are they always and necessarily boring and predictable?
Do you ever feel like "a girl next door", or a flair of enigma is your trusted best friend?
Field jacket - Old Navy (available also in green)
Denim shirt - Lane Bryant (old)
Skirt and jasper ring - Chico's (old)
Necklace - Chico's (recent)
Purse - Fossil (way old, well-loved)
Tights - Hue
Boots - Born