I was just going to write a normal Style Collage post, but I decided to address the issue of dressing up/down as a short rant. Why doesn't anyone dress up anymore? I pass the courthouse on the way to work in the morning and there are people (not lawyers I presume) walking in wearing sweatpants. Sweatpants? Really? Pull yourself together. I guess that's a bad example but still, come on. No one puts any effort into dressing presentable, never mind stylish. I understand that we live in a society where comfort and casualness are put in top priority but what about dressing up to feel good about yourself? Maybe that's what it is, a societal lack of self esteem that puts everyone in sloppy clothes. I suppose that might stem from unattainable beauty and bodies in fashion magazines presenting the said styles that I wish people would put more effort into wearing. What the f, this is getting more complicated than I had initially intended, and coming full circle.
Anyhow, this is an outfit that I wore to dinner and the movies, overdressed as usual. Vintage skirt worn as a dress, belt, and earrings, sweater from TJ Maxx, and Guess shoes. I still stand by my feeling that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.