The other day, I got to go to a luncheon with my old buddy, the Congressman (you remember this story, right?) And if there’s one thing I learned from working at a law school for 6 years, it’s how to dress for an important luncheon. Since I wasn’t speaking, I didn’t need to be ultra conservative, so I wore polka dots and shoes with flowers on them. But, I also didn’t want to look like I was dressed for prom (some of the other guests didn’t get the “it’s not prom” memo), so I toned down my satin dress with a blazer and pearls. (Honestly, most of my clothes are still in storage, so it was either my satin dress or the one I wore the last time I met the Congressman…and, that would have been embarrassing. Obvs.)
Someday, I will learn not to take a blurry picture and to either cut my head out totally or make a pleasant expression that doesn’t make me look like I have a double chin. Today is not that day.
Fortunately, this outfit is cute enough to distract you (or at least, I hope so). I paired my favorite too-big-for-me leather dress with my current favorite polka dot blazer and achieved a spring look that went well with the weather (i.e., it was sunny, but still a little cool, so the heavier blazer helped). And the blazer did a good job of making my dress look like it actually fit me.
When I was little, my mom had a charm bracelet from high school that just fascinated me. In middle school, charms had a bit of a moment, so I started to collect my own. I don’t often wear this bracelet, but when I do, it always makes me happy. I took a few close-ups of some of my favorites. Sorry they’re blurry – again.