Monday was another eventful day in the land of post-wedding errands.
I find that most of my friends, family, and clients have multiple personalities when it comes to what they like to wear or what I would call their "personal brand."
I originally dressed for today for reasons that are two-fold.
On Day 2 of my self-imposed 30 day challenge, I chose to style the very first piece of chambray I purchased.
I'm inspired by a stellar conversation with an entrepreneurial girlfriend (shameless plug: check her work out at madevibrant.com) about social media, 30 day posting challenges, defiance, what mascara we want to try, the usual etc. etc.
It's that time of year...There's nothing like a cool Florida morning to have native women combing their closet for every, I mean every piece of winter clothing and accessories she owns. Us seasoned veterans know that this morning, this one hour (pray the whole day) may be the one and only opportunity this winter to bust out our boots, scarves, puffy vests, you name it and we look bundled.My knewest (pahaha catching the spelling wit in three...two...) love is knitted varieties (one!). Specifically socks, boot socks, leg warmers, & sweater tights. The former variety being the most difficult to find made well, & the latter being my new piece to put a smile on my face as chilly mornings become humid and sweltering Florida winter afternoons.
I find I am first skeptical of trends until I make a solid decision on them. Usually during the decision making process I have to go back to "where have I seen and rejected this before." Journey with me as I do that now with fun/funky socks
-Elementary school. Absolutely positive it's something Limited Too forced on me...that, and glitter roll-on gel. -Girl's flag football games (not just a yearly powderpuff, I had TWO varsity letters in this sport) -An unexpected Christmas stocking stuffer from my nana *Let's pause here as a story unfolds. My nana is notorious for buying gifts from catalogs in the comfort of her own home. She is also the same nana to give you gifts, for majority of your adolescent and adult life, that involve a favorite animal of yours. My cousin Meredith's was a penguin and mine was... I didn't have one. However, my mistake in not having one was giving my nana "carte Blanche" to choose mine for me. So cats it was! I received decorative soap bars, pjs, knick knacks etc.
So from backstory of clever gift giving, fast forward to these Playboy bunny knee high socks (see end of post) from delightful, so ridiculously loving nana. I open them among other items in my stocking, laugh it off thinking nana had zero clue she ordered this specific brand. Until, 10 minutes later nana asks "did you see those Playboy bunny socks I bought you?" Holy cannoli!
Back to socks and boot socks milestones -I worked for JCrew for a few years and often bought their argyle and preppy-tastic prints -themed Sorority mixers (this is where both the JCrew and 3pack Playboy socks came in handy)
Ok NOW I have found a length and theme of boot sock that makes me happy. Cue the "run for latte" sock by lululemon athletica. I have only two basic pair now but I desire more. I love to wear them a bit slouchy so they look relaxed and lived in. Bonus: these babies are treated to wick sweat away so they breathe well & keep my feet dry.
They look amazing with ankle boots or even peaking out of a medium length boot. I happily wear that combination with dresses & leggings. If you need to ease into these...hide 'em under anything and smile your day away, knowing the fun that's your funky sock secret. My biggest tip is to choose a style that is sleek like stripes, chevron, polka dots. Think fashionable versus forgetful; avoid feeling like it's laundry or wacky tacky day.