When I put up what-I’m-wearing pictures on RG, I try to always make sure that they showcase the kinds of things that I really wear, in for-real life as opposed to here-I-am-taking-photos-to-put-on-a-website life. (That, for example, is why I almost always wear sunglasses in photos: because I always wear sunglasses. I am a tired mama, and tired mamas have puffy eyes.) It’s nice looking at pretty pictures of pretty outfits, but what I like exploring about fashion is how to make it work in my actual life; how to have fun and experiment with pieces in a way that actually makes sense for me.
But even so, when I’m taking pictures that I plan to post here I do tend to…you know, put on makeup first. Brush my hair. Wear heels, just because photographs and heels are generally an excellent pairing.
In many ways it’s the things that I wear on my “off” days (days when I don’t have any shoots, meetings, or anyone to get dressed for besides my son, the mailman, and the cashier at the grocery store) that I have the most fun with. It’s nice to put on stilettos and lipstick and do your hair…but sometimes nothing feels better than wearing exactly what you want to wear: nothing more, nothing less.
Today, I’ve got zero on the agenda save for music class, a little writing-during-naptime, a trip to Stop ‘n’ Shop, and some climbing-and-swinging action at the play gym a couple of towns over. And so I threw on a few pieces that I love, that make me feel good, and that are nothing if not supremely comfortable: a slouchy (but so pretty) sweater, boyfriend jeans, and nude flats.
Zero makeup, because my skin feels like it needs a break.
A little gold jewelry, just because I like it.
A bag big enough for carrying anything we might find in the course of the day’s travels…and that’s got a little snakeskin in it, because snakeskin equals wonderful.
The remnants of the waves from yesterday’s video shoot (pulled into a ponytail), and bangs that are doing something really, really weird that could probably be fixed by sixty seconds with a straight iron, but eh.
Nothing more, nothing less.