This is kind of a lie, because I didn't wear real clothes today (I went to the gym but I don't think that counts), but this is what I would have worn today...if I had gone out in public and not just watched the Masterpiece Theater version of Sense & Sensibility all day. What a crazy life I have.
The dress I picked up at H&M over the weekend for about $35, the belt is vintage, and so are the cardigan and the necklace, and the boots are Frye. The dress is definitely on the girly, ruffly side for me, but I've been watching a ton of True Blood, and am totally craving ruffly, Southern sundresses. The print is pink and red and white and a little '70s/'80s, and it has ruffles on the tank sleeves, and down the faux-wrap on the front. The waist of the dress had an orange tie, which I took off, because the waist of the dress is higher than my natural waist. So I did what I did with the last H&M dress and made the waist lower by belting it. Easy solutions! It's hard to see, but the belt is a woven leather, which goes with the beachy vibe of the dress, and it adds a nice weight to the ruffly, floatiness of the dress. I added the navy cardigan for warmth and contrast, the vintage necklace for a bit of edge, and the boots for a little sassiness. And yes, I do wear those boots with everything. I should get another pair. Hm. I like that idea. Also I gots me a haircut! It totally looks the same.
Here's a close-up with the vintage necklace I'm wearing. I got it from my late and very awesome great-aunt. I think it's art deco, and it's completely epic. I love statement necklaces. They're so easy to wear, but they add a lot of visual impact. Plus vintage statement necklaces don't generally look like anything else on the market, so you can get a really unique twist on an outfit.
On a totally unrelated side note, I made the best chai simple syrup today for my morning black tea. You simmer 1 part sugar with 1 part water (I do 1 cup and 1 cup) until the sugar dissolves, and then I added a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice, which has cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom and stirred until that dissolved. Those aren't the exact spices used in chai, but when you add that syrup to black tea with some milk it tastes pretty darn close to a chai tea latte.