In an effort to avoid tearing through my closet (like most Sunday mornings) like a maniac, I decided to lay out my clothes last night before going to sleep. Meh. It didn’t work. The proposed outfit was all wrong; the button on the blouse was missing, I had a snag/hole in a pair of favorite tights, and the shoes I wanted to wear were not in their box.
I tore a blazer off its hanger, zipped up a black skirt, added a belt, and was hurriedly on my way. During praise and worship I looked down and saw that I was wearing blue sequined shoes, with a black tulle skirt, and a bright orange blazer!! In my fit of I-have-nothing-to-wear-rage I forgot to exchange the shoes for a pair of black shoes. To make matters worse I was wearing peep toe shoes with tights. “Oh, woe is me.
Not! If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past several years, it’s this: the fashion rule is that there are no fashion rules.
27 year old teacher wearing a tulle skirt? Rule broken.
Black belt and blue shoes? Rule broken.
Growing up I was very matchy-matchy and color coordinated. The color of my shirt had to match my shoes, I refused to wear pantyhose/tights with open toed shoes, and the very thought of wearing anything tulle was laughable times 1,000.
So, while standing in church and looking at my strange choice of shoes, I got over myself and proceeded to do what I went to church to do (it did not involve mulling over some blue shoes).
After all, they’re just clothes and shoes.
Thrifted blazer seen here, Issac Mizrahi for Target tulle skirt as found at Goodwill ($3), patent leather belt worn with the belt buckle facing backwards, Betsey Johnson shoes as purchased on RueLaLa
The Week Ahead:
Stefanie will pen her first blog post on MoMoMod.
I’ll showcase modest wedding dresses(no, I’m not engaged. Pinterest made me do it).