Sunday, October 24, 2010
A Walk in the Park
On Sunday we we drove to Brooklyn in the morning to get D a new Shabbos tallis from Eichlers. We LOVE Eichlers! They have a great selection of Jewish rituals object, music, children's books and seforim and we always end up walking out of there with more than we originally intended:) After coming home, we quickly ate lunch and since it was such a nice day, we took Keppie to the dog park. She LOVED it! She ran around with all of the other dogs, drank sooo much water and played with her ball. After we got home she was so tired that she fell asleep for a few hours!
Since we were going to Brooklyn and this part of Brooklyn has a much more religious community with even stricter modesty dress requirements, I decided to adapt my outfit so as to not stand out so much. I did this by muting the color scheme. I bought this sweater jacket in June on final sale for $15 and since it was such a steal, I got the same one in black. (*Tip: to find great seasonal pieces at really good prices, buy them at off-season times and just wait a bit! Scour the sale racks and look for items that you know will be much more expensive when the right season comes around.) Those items will usually be 'last season', but if you buy classic pieces instead of just trends it won't matter. The similar sweater for this season is retailing at BR now for $130...so my $15 isn't so shabby!! I paired it with my black pencil skirt and a white undershirt. To dress it up a bit I added a wide stretchy belt and this great fabric flower necklace which was a gift from my sweet friend, R...thanks R, I love it! Since it was a bit cool, I opted for black tights and my great black mocs!
White undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)
Sweater: Banana Republic
Belt: Ann Taylor
Necklace: Gift from R
Tights: Century 21 (Hue)
Do you adapt what your wear to be more appropriate for where you go? Do you only err on the side of more 'covered' or do you also take into account places where more covered would be out of place?