Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is what I wore on Mother's Day. Not your typical dress up for the occasion type of outfit, but it's fitting. I'm actually wearing my Mom's Woolrich coat from the 60's (yes, I raid her closet again and again). This is another thing of hers that I love. I'm sure she used to wear it all the time, and do super 60's things.
I tend to dress like a boy more than I realize or mean to. I was rudely reminded of this last night at book club. The fiance of the host came home midway through, walked up behind me, and said, Oh I thought you were a dude. Super. In my defense it was really nasty out last night and I had just woken up from a unintentional nap before I headed over to their place. But really jeans, boots and a flannel seems perfectly fine to me.
With the bold flannel coat, button down, and boots here I'm not really breaking any barriers. Just staying comfortable for a two hour drive, and protected from giant wind gusts. Isn't that a big part of this whole personal style thing anyway? Yes I'm trying to have more style, but I'm also trying to figure out what feels right to me, what styles defines me as a person and works with my life. What things can I wear that will reflect who I really am? Sometimes I just want to be comfortable and wear pieces that are special and unique to me. Like my Mom's Woolrich coat. Maybe this will all change in time, who knows. I'm not trying to defend myself or anything, because all I've had here are very encouraging words (thank you!) I'm mostly just yapping about it.
My Mom's Vintage Woolrich Coat, Madewell Button Down, White T-shirt, Anthropologie Leggings
Anthropologie Headband, Vintage Frye boots from Old Baltimore Vintage
On Sunday this was me. Celebrating my Mom by wearing something of hers and staying warm and being practical.
Sunday was also a day of Big Sky. On the drive home I kept looking up the whole ride. It was one of those days when the sky just seems so much bigger than usual. Vast, expansive, all encompassing. Not that it isn't like that all the time, just some days it's more noticeable.
Tell me you see the angry baby face in that cloud in the middle?