Friday, January 24, 2014
Is "basic" another word for "boring"? Sometimes I think so, but today I needed the comfortable simplicity of solid colors and easy pieces. This morning I went out for coffee with my ex-boyfriend.
Before I get into that, let me say that The Butler and the Chef has the nicest waitress. My ex tipped her more than the bill because she was so sweet to us. Plus there was this adorable menu:
(We sat outside.) Anyway, I was nervous about seeing him. Part of the reason we ended things was that we had started fighting a lot. We didn't have a bad breakup, as breakups go, but it was heart-wrenching, as breakups tend to be. Besides, isn't it inherently awkward to talk to an ex? Luckily, things went well. We chattered away, and laughed, and I drank so much coffee that I got caffeine jitters.
What I'm getting to (very indirectly) is that although dressing for every occasion under the sun is well-discussed, fashion magazines and the like rarely mention dressing for your emotions. Or if they do, I've been missing those issues. For me, this is a tentative-but-hopeful outfit. What would my angry-and-on-the-offence outfit consist of? Or what I would pick for an outflirt? I guess I know the answer to the latter: a short, swingy dress and bright lipstick. Not a surprising choice.