Well, here’s one thing about NorCal: I definitely don’t try to dress as nice. Furthermore, my job is so laid back, that the only time I ever really need to look nice is when (1) I meet up with professors, and (2) the CEO is in town to hang out. Otherwise, I can pretty much get away with jeans and a shirt. I’ve even worn flip-flops. TERRIBLE.
But today, I’ve decided to revolutionize myself.
I just need to care more. About everything.
(1) My health and fitness, (2) my fashion sense (even when I can get away with flip-flops and jeans), (3) my hygiene (this mostly means washing my face at night as I don’t really do it, because I do shower everyday–sometimes twice a day–and y’know, brush my teeth and stuff), (4) my food, and (5) my career.
If I care more about all of the above, I am convinced that my LIFE will fall into place just right. And maybe, I’ll stop feeling…like this.
So here’s a start by re-sparking my Fashion-Unable series:
My friend, AdroMew, was in the mood to play photographer in Golden Gate Park and these were the results.
This Coral dress was something I ordered off the Forever 21 website when I was in one of those desperate moods for color. As you all know, Summer had been a little late in arriving, and the June Gloom was getting to me. I needed a dash of color. Thus, $23 later I had my wish.
The shoes are actually my mother’s. They are a lovely pair of no-name brand sandals that I had bought for her. Here’s the story: we were all dressed up to go see Hugh Jackman perform at the Curran Theater last May and she had on these perfectly beautiful black high-heeled slingbacks. Unfortunately, she had also spent all morning and afternoon doing the Filipino version of a line-dance. So, when we were finally off to go see Wolverine, she claimed she couldn’t possibly walk the four blocks from our parking garage to the Curran Theater. “Luckily” for her, there was a DSW just half a block down. And ta-da these surprisingly comfortable camel sandals came into her (our) possession.
I wore them that day because I anticipated a walk through the park, and like I said, they’re extremely comfortable with the padded insole and 2-inch chunky heels.
The sweater is from…no clue. It’s been a while. It’s a wool-blend 3/4 sleeve cardigan. It kept me quite warm and perfectly content in the 64 degree San Francisco weather.
I also wore green nail polish and tried to pretend I was going for a contrast with my coral dress. But really, it was because the night before, I had gone to an Oakland A’s game and green was one of their team colors. I just didn’t have time to change my nails.
It was color I wanted, it is color I’ve got.