Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Week 6 :: of mint, pink and dissatisfaction

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And so it goes.

Remember yesterday, when I felt flirty and sexy and super model-y?

Yeah, not so much today.

Today is Mint and Pink Day, and I can’t even be bothered coming up with a clever nickname for the colors.  I don’t know if it’s the lack of saturation inherent in pastels or the lighting of an indoor location or the actual pieces of the outfit themselves, but I’m just not feeling this look.

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I was actually thinking of redoing the entire thing but then dinner had to be made and then dishes had to be washed and then the laundry needed to be done, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.  By the time the minutiae of mommyhood released me from their heinous clutches, I was spent and in no mood to concoct a new ensemble, much less go through another photo shoot.

Yes, my friends, you’ve caught me out – this week, I took all my photos in advance.  This is partly because Aly was having so much fun doing it and partly because BF couldn’t come to work early in the morning to fulfill her normal photographer duties.

Surprisingly, I am enjoying this arrangement.  It affords me time to contemplate the story that accompanies the pictures as opposed to the mad rush of trying to be witty in the ten minutes between a.m. photos and the kids’ arrival for first block.

Too bad this ensemble can’t be saved by witty words.

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Should I have done a mint blazer?  Or maybe nixed the blazer idea altogether?  Maybe a pink or mint cardi?  Or maybe a more dramatic pink blazer or cardi or top?

Argh.

At least you get a fabulous peek at my library.  Those are built-in shelves constructed by my brilliant husband the week we moved into this house.  I was nine months pregnant and not to be trifled with so before we’d even unpacked the majority of our boxes, he’d already been hard at work reconfiguring the formal dining room into the library.  The man knows where his priorities are.

I think the only thing I am satisfied with regarding this outfit are the accessories.  I’ve worn these pumps before – my cheapie ones from Target – and they are a classic case of expensive not necessarily being better.  These are actually one of the most comfortable pair of heels I own.  (And I know for comfort – I’ve got wide feet and the beginnings of bunions.)  I also love the earrings and headband – both add that romantic flair without being too saccharine and twee.

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We all have our off days and this one is mine.  Tomorrow is another day…

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Merona at Target
Blazer – F21
Capris – Rewind at Kohl’s
Pumps – Target
Headband – F21
Earrings – F21

ANOTHER DAY

So it’s tomorrow and I’m a lot happier.  Things always look better after a good night’s sleep but I’m happy primarily because I figured out what was wrong with the above outfit: the pinks didn’t go.  Sure, the top and blazer were both technically “pink” but the hue/shade/undertones? were all wrong.  The blazer had a more peach-y cast while the top was more in the fuschia family.

Luckily, I remembered I had this top and switched at the last minute before my carpool came to grab me.  Double lucky that both the new top and blazer come from F21.  (There are reasons to frequent the same shops – their color palettes all go.)

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I bribed asked one of my students to take quick shots of me in front of my class library and, voila!  I no longer feel dissatisfied.

My choice was justified.  I’ve already received a number of compliments about the new outfit and it’s not even 8:30 yet.  Huzzah.  Mission accomplished.

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