I think Fall might be here now, guys. I’ve started dreaming about all the tights I’m going to wear and I might even be ready for my tall boots. Last weekend, we were in the mid-70s, but with that distinctive fall chill in the air. Like a dummy, I kept dressing for the summer that wouldn’t end – and I was cold. So, I’m going to make the switch.
This jacket is one piece that will probably get a lot more wear in the weeks ahead. I had a couple friends in town this weekend, and we talked about how versatile a good denim jacket is. It can take a work-inappropriate dress and make it office-ready (well, a casual office, anyway); it can dress down a more formal piece, giving your fancier clothes more use; or, as in my case, it can be a great transitional piece, extending some spring/summer clothes into a 3rd season.
While a coral, floral dress is obviously very summery, the heavier brown belt gives it a little more weight than the flowy fabric would otherwise have, and if I swapped out my nude pumps for some tall brown boots, I might even get away with wearing this one for a few more weeks (in the South; I think I would have been laughed out of New England had I tried that when I lived up North). Regardless, the denim jacket gives it a cool – and warm! – vibe that I’m eager to try on all kinds of clothes. If you get tired of seeing this acid-washed number in my posts, at least you have been warned.
I don’t know how many of you follow me on Instagram, but I’ve been doing this super fun style challenge over there. I guess you’d call it microblogging, if that’s still a term. Anyway, head on over and follow tastefullytrendysb for advance looks at some of my outfits, as well as some things that will never make it to my actual blog. I’d love to connect with you!
And now, for the matter at hand.
Yesterday, I got to hear Tim Tebow speak at a church in Knoxville. It was super inspirational, and I’ll be talking about it more in the coming days, I’m sure. But today, let’s talk about how difficult it is to pick out an outfit to meet one of the most well-dressed men in the US. Of course, we didn’t actually meet, but I had to prepare for any situation, and since my seat ended up being on the 4th row, I’m so glad I picked something that stood out – like BRIGHT yellow.
Naturally, when I posted a picture on social media and tagged Tim in it, I was doing so from my phone and accidentally picked the one where my mouth is distorted and the dress looks too big. But, whatever. The better picture now lives here, and that’s more important, right?
What do you think of my choice? Appropriate and noticeable enough without being too much? Or none of the above? How do you feel about my Easter egg color combo? Can’t wait to hear from you!
- Dress: JCPenney, several years ago (it was legitimately my Easter dress)
- Shoes: Payless – I really do love their comfort line. They are actually comfortable, cute, and these were only $15, so if they only last a season or two, I’ve still got my money’s worth.