Once upon a playgroup, a friend of mine (who reads this blog - hi, friend!) smirked and noted how my wee CEO "always looks ready to set sail on a boat."
I knew she was poking fun at me, so I laughed and said - "Why not?" I mean, one never knows when a seafaring emergency is going to present itself in . . . Austin, Texas . . . right? Right.
Geographic realities notwithstanding, I'm always looking to add nautical classics to my (and my child's, apparently) wardrobe. When this lightweight Anthropologie sweater came along, complete with Naval-inspired gold button detail along its boatneck, it struck me as the perfect solution to the frigid AC / boiling outdoors clothing challenge that we Texas residents face. Leave your home without layers at your peril, since you're sure to face either a frigid or deathhellheat fate, likely both.
Also, yes - I admittedly have a sailor tee addiction. Stop me before I stripe again. Yes, this is yet another iteration of my nautically-inspired Mom-o-flage uniform, but *cue addict's justification* it is also something I can dress down for daytime and up for evening, like so . . .
|bangles / studs / sweater / earrings (sold out; I also adore these) / ring / clutch / jeans / wedges / sandals / keychain / bag / shorts|
|how I wore it today|
One note about the sweater: those whitish-looking stripes are actually more cream in person; I think they can work with the obvious white jeans, but I'll pair them with my off-white bootcut pants for a night out.
Now if you'll excuse me, the wee CEO and I have to run off and ready our ship. After all, we should "be prepared" - isn't that how that old Navy (Boy Scouts? Scientology?) saying goes?