Day 2 of The Challenge! My outfit for today was the kind of thing I generally wear when I have five minutes to get dressed. I knew today would be pretty low-key--just running some errands and coming home to write and work on job applications and grad school research--so I kept things casual and simple. I thought about belting a cardigan over this dress, but it was so hot and humid that I couldn't bare the thought of adding another layer. In fact, when I walked outside to take pictures this morning, my camera lens and display immediately fogged up. Not a good sign.
dress - Urban Outfitters, shoes - TOM'S, headscarf - vintage (from my mom), necklace & rings - gifts
I love this dress because it's so light and gauzy--the next best thing to wearing nothing at all in this heat. The headscarf is a necessity due to my second-day bendy and frizzy hair, and the TOM'S are quickly becoming my favorite casual summertime shoes--they're light and breathable, yet still comfy and durable enough for lots of walking and exploring. Plus they're vegan!
I should say that this outfit didn't exactly work out as planned--on my way home from errand-running, I was caught in a torrential rainstorm, which led to a comedy of errors in the drive-through lane at the post office (dropped Netflix envelope floats away on a river of rain, bedraggled girl splashes after it and gets completely soaked in the process, deposits soaking wet Netflix envelope in the mailbox anyway)(the girl is me). At that point I was so wet that I just went ahead to the pharmacy and the gas station--by the time I got home, I closely resembled a drowned rat. Oh well, now I'm cozy in my purple owl pajamas. Time for tea and working on my resume!