OOTD Woes

Sometimes, you just can’t win.

This morning was one of Those Mornings — you know, where you think you’re cute and can get away with stuff, only for your self-indulgences to get you in trouble? (Oh, wait: you don’t have mornings like that? Well, humor me and follow along, anyway. #leolife)

I was smiling … before today started to suck.

So naturally, after hemming and hawing over the meager remnants of my closet, I wasn’t happy with what I pulled together. Despite that, I did think it was a good outfit — just not what I would have chosen if I’d done laundry over the weekend. And by the time I arrived at work fifteen (!!!) minutes late, my outfit was the least of my concerns.

Just imagine blue pants on this guy.

Until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Oh, lordy. My already bad mood plummeted, and the day … just … dragged. Every time I went to the bathroom, I tried to fix something, to no avail. Toward the end of the day I had the bright (and yes, belated) idea of tucking in my blouse, and thought I looked cute … until I saw myself again. I looked like a marshmallow from the waistband up. Ew. I even tried moving my bun higher and lower, neater and messier, on my head. Nothing.

Like this, but with a pleated “necktie” along the shawl collar edge. Yeah….
Not Talbots, but close enough.

So, ladies and gentlemen, I have no OOTD photos to share with you, just relief that I’m in my pajamas and dismay that I left the house looking so awkward. Looking over my outfit elements again, I think the idea was good — floaty, cream colored blouse with shawl collar detail over blue Talbots ankle pants — but the specific items paired to make me look dumpy, frumpy, and much older than I actually am. Frankly, I don’t know how women who work full time do it! This is only my seventh consecutive day of work, and I’ve already run out of attractive and appropriate things to wear.

Sigh.

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