Sunday, February 27, 2011
30 for 30: Shabbos Edition Outfit 15
Yay!!! Halfway through the challenge!!! I am waaayyy behind in posting! In actuality I am really on outfit 20 or something like that, but I have just been so busy this past week that posting had to take a back seat. But now it's Sunday; D has his LSAT class in the city for several hours so it's me, Keppie, my computer and a dirty apartment. Obviously first things first...I have to start out the morning with a post:)
When I put this outfit on and was in the bathroom putting on some makeup, D asked me oh-so-innocently, "Do you think that matches?" I know that a lot of my friends think that their husbands are useless for opinions on how they look because no matter how they actually look their husbands tell them they look fabulous. Well, D tells me the truth, and as much as I would sometimes like for him to lie to me (read: between when I wake up at 6:15am and when I am dressed and ready to leave the apartment at 7:10am), he has a pretty good fashion sense and I really do like that he is honest enough to give his real opinion.
So...when he asked me if I thought I matched after being really proud of this outfit I was a bit deflated. I wore it anyways, since I didn't have much time before Shabbos started and because I really thought that this outfit worked. I got to synagogue for Friday night services and related the story to one of my best friends, A. She told me not to worry and that the outfit really did work. I felt so much better and regained my boost of confidence. After services, D and I came home and ate a great dinner just the two of us. It was really nice and relaxing, and since it was Shabbos and we couldn't just eat in front of the TV like the rest of the week, we got a chance to really talk to each other since it had been a busy week for both of us.
After dinner we went to a friend's apartment for a big dessert and to celebrate the recent marriage of a couple who just moved into our community. It is traditional to celebrate the week after marriage with groups of friends at meals called Sheva Berachos. To be able to say all of the blessings, Judaism requires that 10 men (a minyan) be present. Since we all live in relatively small apartments, the people organizing the Sheva Berachos decided to have a dessert so that more people could come but one couple wouldn't be responsible for fitting 20+ people around a dinner table. The wife of the new couple recently found out that she needs to eat a gluten free diet, so I made a couple of gluten free desserts so that she could really enjoy her last night of Sheva Berachos. I made a triple chocolate trifle and almond butter mousse...yum!
I got this olive color cross-over sweater on super sale at J.CREW a few weeks before I started the 30 for 30 challenge. The best time to buy quality winter sweaters is at the end of the season as stores are desperately trying to make room for their new spring merchandise. They tend to be drastically reduced and if you go regularly to keep checking out the sale items you can usually wait for the even greater markdowns:) I paired it with this chevron pleat button down top and my camel colored corduroy skirt. This cognac colored leather braided belt, camel colored equestrian boots, and thrifted wooden necklace tie the outfit together. What do you think: a match or a miss?
Boots: Banana Republic
Have you gotten any great 'end-of-season' deals?