I've blogged in the past about the beautiful view I have from my 52nd floor condo. I have a wonderful view of Lake Michigan and one of Chicago's many beautiful harbors. On a pretty day, I can sit on my couch and stare out the window for hours...
and then, on days like today... I cannot.
So what does someone as fabulous as myself wear to work on a day such as this? Keep in mind that this fabulous one is suffering from a nasty bout of hip bursitis (google it. hurts like a motherf'er) and takes public transportation to work and school. For those of you who don't know - taking public transit on days like this = getting soaked walking to/waiting for the bus and then being squished and smashed with other people ON the bus, which transforms into a sauna on wheels when it's wet out.
So here is my glamorous traveling to work outfit: (p.s. I'm channeling Kate of elefentitas alegres and I take photos in the bathroom with these pics snapped at work)
And Pucci rainboots, purchased from Neiman Marcus in 2004. This makes them 6 years old this year. If my mom knew about this blog I would totally send her the link to this and say "HA! I TOLD you these weren't a stupid purchase and that I'd wear them for years!" because she totally gave me SO much grief when I bought them. And they were a total investment purchase. <3
A little changearoo, and I'm ready for the day:
Outfit of the day -
BCBGeneration black pumps via Nordstrom (a little too much of a heel for my hip, but I'll deal) (these are on sale for $89.90 and are about as comfortable of a 4 inch heel as you're ever going to find. seriously - go scoop them up now!)
Gray skirt via Ann Taylor (looks black here, but it's def. gray) - color is called "coal dust" - got on sale for less than $50 at Ann Taylor, hooray! It is super flattering and comfy - has a stretchy waistband, holla!
Black t-shirt weight turtleneck via Target (almost identical to J.Crew tissue tee turtleneck at a fraction of the price, hooray!)
J.Crew sweater purchased this weekend at the J.Crew outlet (it has crystal buttons! and the pink keeps me from looking like I'm going to a funeral, which I'm realizing I sort of look like anyway)
Soooo I thought the outfit was way more flattering than it is... Maybe the bathroom mirror sucks? (ehhh doubt it, but let's go with that). And for those of you who don't believe me when I say I mostly dress like a grandma - here's your proof. I pretty much wear black tights, dark skirts, and cardigans to work EVERY day until it gets warm. Then I just ditch the tights. Ha.
I'm making myself sound SO not fabulous right now - I'm gonna have to bust out my lime green linen blazer and do another outfit of the day post ASAP as soon as the weather turns back around!
How's the weather where you live? Chicagoans, do you look slightly homeless on the bus/train on the way to work and change when you get there like I do? Ha.
Have a wonderful rainy Wednesday!
p.s. you may have noticed I skipped Weigh-In Wednesday. I don't wanna talk about it. Ha.