Today was a blustery and rainy day. I had groceries to get, children to shuttle and a trip to the airport. I got dressed in the above Portland mom look of nontraditional geek who doesn't care. I mean it was cold and windy, I wanted pants and I only own capri length- so black thick socks and Danskos to the rescue. But...um...not so much. Was I comfy? Yes. Did I look comfy? Yes. Did I feel good about myself? No.
I hate to put so much energy into looks when there are thousands of things of much more importance. I also hate to feel like crap because I believe I look like crap. I am not a beauty. (If I were I would most likely live in jeans and a tshirt.) I need all the help I can get. Which is why I have always worn vintage. It simply flatters me more than other clothing. Dressing to make myself feel good is one of the few things I do for myself.
So I changed into this.
Basically traded the pants for a skirt. Made all the difference and it was just as comfortable. Although when I left the house I looked like this..
With that hat and coat I pretty much could have worn anything underneath. That is the wonderful thing about a good coat.