But then I thought about a post I just read at The Homemade Pinup (which I just discovered, and if you aren't already a fan, please go check her out!) that really fascinated me and turned my head around. So you know what? I'm not apologizing for this outfit at all.
The truth is, this was absolutely the best outfit I could come up with on this particular day, because I had a lot of other irons in the fire. I would have liked to wear a necklace, but I couldn't find one. I wasn't happy with this top (the neckline always goes wonky), but I wore it anyway. That's how it goes, more often than not. We're all busy, rushing around, trying to do our best, right? So let's stop apologizing for it.
There's always something else we could have done, there's always someone else out there who spent more money on her wardrobe or who actually has that perfect pair of yellow high heels (universe, why haven't you delivered those into my life yet? I'm waiting) or who can put her eyeliner on straight. But we are who we are, and we can do what we can do. As The Homemade Pinup writes, "Sometimes it isn’t possible to do everything. In quintessential forties attitude, I must make do and mend."
I am trying, not just here on the blog, but in general, to stop apologizing so darn much. It's a bad habit, especially for women, to fall into. So, it ends here!
Cardigan: Coldwater Creek
Top: Ann Taylor?
All thrifted; total cost to me, about $8