Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Outfit On-the-Go

Over the weekend, I threw on this ensemble in a brief window between swimming at the lake and seeing a movie with my sister. It’s nothing spectacular, but it made me ponder the process of deciding what to wear. Sometimes when I really want to look stylish and have some time to get dressed, I’ll stare at my closet forever, try on one combination after another, pore over the details and then feel dissatisfied with the final product. Then there are times like this, when I get dressed in five minutes without thinking about it and find myself pretty pleased with my outfit. 

This same concept carries over to other areas of my life, particularly creative endeavors. When I'm really conscious of something, I tend to over-think it. I'm at my best when I just let things happen. 

Do you ever have this experience? What’s your getting ready process like?
Top: XT, $10 // Skirt: Forever21, $5 // Necklace: Vintage, thrifted, $6 // Sunnies: Envy, $5 // Shoes: Vintage, thrifted, $4 

19 comments:

Orchid Grey said...

this is so cute and fresh! I totally have the same problem, when I take forever to dress I usually don't like the result.

Linda said...

I usually plan my outfit the night before without trying it on.
That way I throw it on and am out the door quickly and I am ususally pretty happy. Sometimes though when I have more time in the morning, I stare at my closet and try 300 different things, run out of time and leave the house in the last ensemble with a pile remaining on the bed. Then I am grumpy all day.
So naturally I can relate.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh I am totally the same way. I had that very situation happen to me this morning. I was staring and staring at my clothes, going through every possible combination, and everything there was a total fail. And then when I realized that I only had 12 minutes to get ready, I ended up throwing together something that I really like. Go figure.

In any case, you look totally fab in this ensemble! I love how the statement necklace and neckline of the shirt add some interest, too!

Fell4fashion said...

I do this too!!! Sometimes I stare and try on forever!!

Love this look, so fabulous.

Amy said...

OMG! I know exactly what you mean... I find I have the same exact problem. When I over think something I get all lost in wanting it to be this amazing thing that I have no idea where to actually start, but when I just let it happen all this things come to mind.

I find whatever pieces of clothes I think about when I first open my eyes in the morning is always the outfit I am the most happy with. When I stare at my closet (or stay up thinking about outfits in my head before bed) and think of all these different things I could wear it never comes out quite as I would like.

Lilli said...

Very cute! I love the bright yellow.

I totally agree with you. Those days you try to look extra nice or just put a little more effort into gettin dressed, its those days that you never like what you are wearing. Also I feel as thou the less choices you have the easier it is to dress. I love to shop but after a while you have so much that you never know what to wear. At times having too big of a closet will just lead to endless costume changes.

God Made Me fuNky said...

love the outfit.i think most of us face the same dilemma, if you fret for too long on what to wear, you almost always end up not liking the result, but when you just let things flow and pick up whatever comes to your mind, the end outfit is usually pretty awesome like the one you are wearing today. I guess spontaneity spurs creativity.

Laura Gerencser said...

Love the skirt! So cute!!

Little Gray Pixel said...

I can never decide what to wear. Lately, I've been trying on six different outfits before I leave the house. I think it's time to buy some new things!

This outfit is adorable, btw.

Abby said...

I'm like most girls - I "never have anything to wear".

I'm so indecisive, it usually makes me run late for whatever I am getting ready for... even if I give myself extra time to get ready! urgh!

Krystal said...

Ah, so great. I love it when that happens. Zero effort and somehow everything works. I tend to do the same thing. The more I try, the more I can't find one particular item, the more I get frustrated, then the more I get pissed off and give up and resort to jeans, t-shirt and a sour mood. Ha.

But seriously, brava! You look gorgeous and that necklace is stunning! It commands the outfit in a nice way. :)

myedit said...

The necklace is great!!! I try to plan my outfits but then it storms or it's suddenly smoking hot so it all goes out the window.

piglet said...

Yes I often have that exact same problem!

You look super cute. I especially love the sunnies.

Elaine said...

I love this! The yellow and blue are perfect. That necklace is also amazing!!! clothedmuch.blogspot.com

EmilyJane said...

love your blog and that yellow top!

TAMMYANKA said...

that skirt is cute. And the price to die for!!

Lexie said...

i have to plan outfits in advance in order to be satisfied with the final product. if i'm in a hurry, i'll grab something that i know already works.

Noiretta said...

i love the outfit. looks so lovley.

MissMae said...

I definitely agree with you. The same thing happens to me all the time... that's why I like to get dressed right before I am going out so I don't over think my outfit too much.