I was never one of those students who was tardy for class all the time in high school. Shoot, I was never even absent. Swear!
But, somehow, now I seem to feel like I'm constantly running late. Whether it's for class, church, an appointment - you name it. And I despise the feeling of being in a hurry. I feel like my blood pressure goes through the roof whenever I'm in a rush.
And, yet, I still constantly find myself in this predicament: running behind on time. I always think I've allotted enough time to do this or that or whatever, but I suppose I still don't have that part of my life figured out quite yet. Can anyone relate?
Needless to say...this post is tardy. But I SWEAR I have a good excuse this time.
The ladies over at Two Birds have started a little thing called Inspiration Monday, where they provide an outfit for bloggers to draw inspiration from and create their own interpretation of the look. Then, you link up to their post on Monday.
BUT...I didn't find out about this neat little project until Tuesday, so my tardiness is valid. Also, considering I spent the last two days in pajamas [read: a t-shirt and underwear] because I was feeling a tad under the weather (to say the least), today was my first opportunity to participate.
Now that I've given you an acceptable excuse, allow me to show you this week's inspiration, an outfit worn by none other than Alexa Chung:
And, once again, my interpretation:
I admit...at first I was a little befuddled. I thought, "I don't have anything like that in my closet!"
And then, after desperately searching for a shirt with a man's face on it in my closet that was quite simply just not there, I realized I was probably taking the inspiration a little too literal. So I broke it down, and this is what I figured out:
- printed skirt
- graphic tee
- layer over tee
Now THAT I can do. I even managed to keep it in the same color family. I had a black cardi, but it was much too hot here in Texas to layer that on, so I stuck to a black vest instead. I liked how the outfit looked with the tights, so I opted for them, but in a more sheer fabric instead of an opaque one that way they could breathe better and I wouldn't overheat. I couldn't bring myself to mix the brown purse in, though. I guess I haven't crossed over yet.
I'd have to say that my first experience participating in this was a good one. It made me think about pairing things together in a way I wouldn't usually gravitate toward, and I like how the look turned out. I'm a little apprehensive about next week's inspiration, though...
Be sure to check in and see how I figure this one out!
And if you'd like to participate, just click here!
vest, tank - Forever 21, thrifted via Plato's Closet
skirt - Old Navy
tights - Target(?)
shoes - Impo, via DSW
purse - vintage, thrifted