Perhaps I was a bit too optimistic. It is winter after all.
But I also live in Southern California where we not only have the mildest of winters (60-degree lows, anyone?) but we also have vast amounts of land that lend themselves to microclimates. So it may start out cold in one city in the morning but it’ll inevitably warm up in the afternoon in another city that’s a mere twenty minutes away.
Can you blame me, then, for thinking I could get away with the outfit above when I was creating last weekend? It was a balmy 75ºF when I was doing my photo shoot after all.
Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men…
Today, it’s a blasted 60ºF and change with a chance of rain and there was no way I was gonna go swanning about the halls in stilettos and a flimsy cardi. In anticipation of this weather change, I switched out some key elements et voilà! I present the real OOTD:
Just call me Superman sans telephone booth. (Btw, if people use cellphones anymore and telephone booths are a thing of the past, where would Clark Kent get changed?) Anyhoo…what both outfit iterations have in common is the “fancy” element. Chiffon maxi in look-at-me-now plaid? Check. High heels? Check. Neck bling? Check. That’s a trifecta of fanciness, folks. I think Dolly would be proud.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Lace top – F21/Bejeweled sweatshirt – Old Navy
Cardi – francesca’s/Jacket – H&M
Maxi skirt – F21 (similar)
Pumps – Jessica Simpson/Boots – Vogue @ jcp
Necklace – eBay
:: Linking ::
Fancy Friday @ Substance AND Style