Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Back to School
How do you like the outfit I chose to wear on my first day of school today? Am I over accessorized? Perhaps I thought it was going to snow or something. Well, I did picture myself walking down a New York street as I made my selections. Although, I don't think it's quite that cold there yet.
Ha! People who know me would know that I can never be over accessorized. I'm lucky if I am -ized at all. Today, I really pushed the limits. I wore earrings that matched my sweater that matched my toenails. And, yes, you could see my toenails because I was indeed wearing a sweater and sandals. It's still hot as dos jalapenos in Los Angeles so sandals are quite appropriate, perhaps the sweater isn't but I dress for the office temperature not the street.
Okay so I'm not really starting school either but it kind of feels like it since I took such a long blogging break. I used to love going back to school when I was a kid. I looked forward to the commercials every year and I anxiously awaited whatever catalogue I could get my hands on. I preferred Spiegels but I was equally gleeful to study the JCPenny's catalogue and in a desparate fit I'd even fantasize over the odd color spectrum of the Sears catalogue. I would write down everything I wanted and run a tally. Hmmm, perhaps the Accountant in me existed long before I realized my calling.
People who know me now probably would be shocked to know that I would spend all my babysitting money on Jordache jeans and prairie blouses (think Blair on the Facts of Life), on mongramed sweaters and boat shoes. Yes, I admit it. I was a preppie. Well, until I got rebellious and poked the second hole in my ear and had my friend cut out and die a blonde rat tail on the back of my head. Ah, those were the days. Somewhere along the way I lost that thrill. I have too many other things to pull my attention these days. I'm just glad to leave the house clothed. I buy multi pairs of slacks that are exactly alike in style and color even. Come to think of it, I do it with sweaters too. I've created the equivalent of a sweatsuit but for the office. Screw fashion or accessories, I just want to get out the door on time and be comfortable in what I am wearing. I'm losing my train of thought just thinking about all of this.
Recently, I found a site that can help me to relive my more fashionable memories. It's called Polyvore. It's amazing the creative compilations that people are putting together. I like the idea of creating color schematics to inspire me in other creative endeavours. It is actually a shopping site but watch out for some of the prices. Yikes! That chunky fun sweater dress above will set you back twenty-five hundred dollars.
Here's what I'm wearing to school tomorrow... I call it "Forever in Blue Jeans." (But of course) My favorite are those black shoes though. I may just break the piggy bank and buy those bad boys.