Friday morning, I get in the car to drive to work. I would usually walk, but it's been hot, then my body temperature runs high from walking, hot flashes become hotter, and I spend the first hour at work moist, and clammy. I couldn't face it.
I'm also a little sore from falling the other night when watering plants. There's a little bank at the side of our house, which is basically clay. I stepped on the side of the bank, which was wet, and slipped in the mud, slipping, slipping, falling, watering hose flying, nozzle hitting ground, spraying all over me. That's when my neighbors drove up. They missed the main action. But we started chatting as I explained why I was wet and muddy, and as I was talking to them I saw the gigantic contusion on my arm. It doesn't hurt, but it's really quite impressive. Other parts do hurt, and today I'm a feeling a little creaky.
So as I was saying, Friday morning, I'm hot, and sore, and get in the car to drive to work, I open the sunroof and turn on the radio, and they're playing Sgt. Pepper, just as it goes into "With a Little Help from My Friends." I smile, I tap the steering wheel and sing, I arrive at work ready to face the day. Thank you, DJ, and thank you, John, Paul, George, and especially you, Mr. Ringo Starr!
Here's what I wore to work. Yes, I wore this to work. I know it looks like a garden party outfit, but it was so comfortable and cool. Armpits be damned!
Lovely gauzy white pants – big pants! The tunic is from World Market, the pearls were a gift long ago.
|These are white, although they look like ivory here.|
But the genesis of this outfit is the shoes, which I just thrifted last week. Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up prompt this week is Feet First - start with the shoes, and then create the outfit. Since I bought the shoes and pants together while I was in summer whites mode, it was inevitable they'd be in the same outfit. The tunic was an easy choice to top it off. I added pearls for the photo shoot, although at work I wore a turquoise necklace and some more practical, black sandals.
I'll be sending my garden party outfit to Jill of Everything Just So for "How I Wear My…Casual Party Outfit." That post will be published on August 1, so be sure to check it out via Jill or Adrienne at The Rich Life (on a Budget).
Since I'm dressed for a garden party, I'll also head over to Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. We can talk about our favorite Beatles!