It was one of those days. I seem to be having a string of them but things get worse before they get better, right? Life goes on! Mondays are jam packed with fun, which means few opportunities to take pictures. I tried to get them during the day but it just never happened. Having a personal photographer is definitely a luxury! Boy, would it make my life easier.
I was about to leave the BART station to head home when I realized – duh! I could take pictures here! BART employees don’t take kindly to people with cameras. I’ve found this out on a few occasions and usually suppress the urge now. They probably have my pass flagged as a potential terrorist or something, oops. I don’t want to be asked to leave the system and be stuck on the Peninsula (it almost happened once). At least my brother works in Redwood City, so maybe I could bribe him if the occasion arises.
Today was hot. Yes, 80 degrees in the Bay Area in November is hot. Each time the news says “Uh oh! Another warm day headed our way!” I attempt to dress appropriately and freeze as a result. Today I resisted and it bit me in the ass. Hot and humid. As I walked of the train, half the city was in shorts or skirts and bare legged. Was I jealous? Definitely. Commuters had to shed their layers after walking up out of the station. Even my classes were missing a few people – probably taking advantage of the warm weather!
Dress as a top – Old Navy
Cardigan – Dorothy Perkins
Jeggings – Old Navy
Boots – Clarks
Necklace – My grandmother’s
Bracelet – Evans
I usually wear a lot of dresses but was kind of at a loss for how to remix them in this challenge. Other than the old cardigan/belt/tights switcheroo but I’ve done that song and dance – I needed something new. These jeggings are becoming a quick favorite – which I did not expect at all. Check back with me in a month because I might need an intervention.
Several remixers have been belting their dresses, so I figured I’d give it a try. I was unsure about this outfit but think it worked out in the end. At least much better than I expected! It wrinkled a bit as the day went on but there was less adjusting than I anticipated. Usually belts tend to migrate to under my boobs and I was a little concerned that things would move on me. Success!
The funny part was people complimenting the outfit. For a typical class I am usually overdressed. I’m often asked why (because I can). But today? The casual look with pants? Frazzled? Sans makeup with messy hair? “Oh you look cute!” “I love that top!” Blah, blah, blah. Okay, I sound ungrateful – I appreciate the comments but it just seems hilarious and mades me a tiiiiiiny bit suspicious!
Speaking of BART… I was riding home with a girl from class, we stepped onto the train and went to sit down. 30 seconds after settling in our seats a guy informs us: “Oh, there is puke there.” THANKS BUDDY! You’d think that puke on/near a seat would be a nice thing to inform people of BEFORE THEY SAT! It actually didn’t smell – thank god. I always check the seats before I sit, but not usually the floor. The woman we ended up sitting across confessed to feeling sick just hearing about it and knowing it was there. Please, please, PLEASE don’t add to the pile!
One more for the road:
What do you think? Does it work? Look awkward? Avert your eyes, oh god never again? Suggestions are welcome. I almost belted over the waistband as well but it was too many lines. Besides, mo’ belts = mo’ problems.