Family TiesPosted: November 4, 2011 | |
I actually had a very different outfit in mind, but I’m glad I ended up wearing this. For some reason, I was compelled to wear this shirt with a tie. I also envisioned myself wearing a cute, short skirt and a pair of black tights and platform heels as well, but then I thought, “this would have made a better outfit for Halloween!” The more I thought about it (and yes, I unfortunately do think quite a lot about what I wear), the more I realized that the whole ensemble was either too costumey or too youthful for me to pull off. I’m glad I stuck with the platform heels though. I was easily able to wear these jeans without folding them at the cuff (which I normally do, although I’m sure I get a lot of weird stares), plus it made me about 4 inches taller (note: I normally like to wear flats or heels no higher than 3 inches, but every once in a while, I indulge).
I had to ask Chris to help me with the tie (more like he noticed that I stole his tie from his side of the closet, and he saw me with a really haphazard knot around my neck–I’m sure he even realized that ties were meant to be worn a certain way–so he quickly offered to show me how to tie a tie). My knot ended up pretty crooked, but I was hoping that would be part of the appeal. The funny thing is I actually bought this tie for him as well as a dress shirt that looks suspiciously similar to the shirt I’m wearing here (except I have three-quarter length sleeves). I guess when I go shopping for other people, I’m secretly hoping I can steal their look for myself (yes, this makes me a horrible person).
I wore this snazzy outfit for lunch with a former co-worker and then for an evening hanging out at my parents’ house. So, hats off to my dad for filling in as my photographer! Fortunately, he didn’t protest when I asked him with puppy dog eyes to take pictures for my blog. But, let’s just say this was also not the longest photo shoot either. All in all, I can’t complain–my outfit was captured for posterity, and I was able to make my first public appearance wearing a tie! Next up–suspenders?
Outfit (Designer/Purchased from):
Button-down shirt: twenty one/vintage shop
Tank top: Ellen Tracy/Marshalls
Tie: J. Crew/J. Crew Factory
Jeans: ZCO Jeans/Marshalls
Shoes: Esprit/donated (I will have to get a good picture of them so you can see my high heel limit)