I’m so hot I didn’t want to change out of the short little cami dress I’ve been wearing around the apartment while working. But no one wants to see me in THAT, so before I go out, I changed into something more public-appropriate – which honestly is something I wish more people would do here in Austin. CHANGE clothes. Maybe that outfit you wore to go running this morning, the torn-up sweats you wear around the house, or the leggings you wore to yoga ARE NOT appropriate to wear among other people. No, not maybe. They ARE DEFINITELY NOT appropriate to wear in public, where other people have presumably made an effort to look presentable. Neither are pajamas. Also, Spanx? Invest in a pair.
Thrifted denim skirt (came with a pocket-full of Halls cough drops!!)
Kurt Geiger platform clogs (secondhand from MOSS)
Lizzie Fortunato necklace
Jas M.B. bag (from Barney’s co-op here in Austin, link goes to the black version online)
Okay, I realize that sometimes it’s necessary to run out to HEB really quick in your running shorts, and I’m sure they’re comfortable, but running shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops is NOT AN OUTFIT. I’ll admit that I haven’t lived in a lot of cities (besides Austin and Atlanta), but I’ve traveled a lot, and I have NEVER been in another city where nike shorts & lululemon leggings are considered “fashion” and if you’re dressed in real clothes, you’re weird. And there’s NO way it’s just the UT kids dressing this way…(anyway, that’s not an excuse).
Now, my rant is over. Maybe. For now, anyway. I have a lot of love for Austin, but so much frustration for the “fashion” here…I just had to vent! I care about how people present themselves. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what size you are, how much money you have, or whatever, if you take pride in your appearance by making just a small effort to get dressed when you leave the house, you will look – and feel – amazing.
And I’ll feel better too
(Sheesh…do I sound like I’m about to turn 40 or what??)