I was going to wear a different skirt with the blouse, but carrying a panic-struck kitty who peed on me pretty much sealed the deal and I ended up with this one. I actually like it better than the one I originally wore. I always love it when a simple Salvation Army piece turns out to be a true gem that I keep wearing all the time. This star-print skirt is certainly one of those, as is my blue polka-dot skirt. I often wonder what makes a successful purchase, and more often that not, it is all about falling in love with a piece of clothing that has an easy-going comfort factor written all over it.
I used to be interested in buying standout pieces, but the older I get, the more I seem to appreciate functionality and comfort over looks only. Luckily comfortable clothes can stand out, too, and there is something to be said about ease and personality shining through when you wear something you feel comfy in. I tend to feel akward wearing something very dressy, something too short, a colour that is out of my comfort-zone, or shoes that don't quite fit. It just shows a mile away. Speaking of shoes, Sal posted recently about comfortable shoes that still look cool and sexy - check it out if you are in need of new walk-in-heels-without-killing-yourself tips.
My current comfort rules include a) room to move freely (circle-skirts are fantastic), b) tops that are long enough (I hate, hate, HATE having to pull down my top because I have a long torso), c) steering away from padded and underwired bras, and d) going for shoes that I can walk in without having to think about what I look like while walking in them. Do you guys have comfort rules you'd care to share?
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace and earrings: JBL
I *heart* cats badge: Tom's