7:30 First outfit idea fail: maxi skirt and blazer pattern mixing not working.
7:35 Second outfit idea fail: new (made in USA) peplum top not cute with 4 different skirts- may have to return
7:45 Third outfit idea fail: cute dress with pink belt, but too short for work
7:50 Fourth outfit idea fail: dress too wrinkled, also needs minor alterations to be less cutesy.
7:55 Desperation sets in, panic that I'm about to be late for work, determined not to show up naked.
8:00 Settled on this safe dress and yellow cardigan. Not exactly fashion forward nor creative nor edgy nor new, but completely acceptable under the circumstances. Actually, I've worn practically the exact same outfit in this post from the very beginnings of this blog in January.
As I'm determined to not minimize this experience from happening again, I've decided to make a special section in my closet for emergency dresses: dresses that always work and don't need me to be a certain weight, need no ironing, nor tank tops underneath, and are an appropriate length for work. So far I have today's dress and this one.
Do you have a go-to, no-fail, emergency outfit?
- weather: cooling trend
- dress, thrifted, cost $6 worn twice, approximate current cost per wear (accpw) $3
- yellow cardigan, old, accpw $5
- flats, old, accpw $2
- black leather tote, old, accpw $5
- ethical ensemble evaluation: A