Posts tagged ‘Simply Vera’
Hey there! I’m off to a pumpkin-carving party (it’s B.Y.O.P.), so I’ve gotta make this quick, but here’s what I’m wearing:
Festive but hopefully not over-the-top!
As you may or may not know, today has been chosen as LGBT Spirit Day, which encourages wearing purple to show solidarity and is described by GLAAD thusly:
Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their own lives in recent weeks. But just as importantly, it’s also a way to show the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth who face the same pressures and bullying, that there is a vast community of people who support them.
Purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.
The recent influx of suicides (or, if not an influx of them occurring, an influx of them identified & reported as such) has been so upsetting, and this is an issue that’s important to me and many of my friends and family, so I definitely wanted to participate. I also have a lot of purple – so I wanted to wear as much as possible without looking like the flying Purple People Eater! Here’s what I ended up with:
What do you think – Purple Power or Purple People Eater?
I’m sort of crossing my fingers that fall is now officially here to stay, as that was another reason I think I’ve been off my blogging game lately (not dressing appropriately for the weather) and haven’t posted much, but here’s another simple, layered look.
Since layering this Merona dress to act as a skirt worked well the first time (what is that hair? oh right, the result of being impulsive), I tried it again. Honestly, I think I like it better as a skirt than as a dress.
Still adjusting to the new hair – I’m not 100% sold on it – and tried quite a few options over this dress this morning, but ultimately I settled on some autumn-approved corduroy.
Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft (size 6).
You’ve seen this dress before. A few times.
Simply Vera, size 8 – and while I love this dress (and most Simply Vera stuff), and it makes me feel great, it’s not the point of this post.
“Golly, gee, would you look at that rain?”
Wednesday was one of those glum days that needed an adrenaline shot in the form of fashion. Ok, so, perhaps a silk dress wasn’t the wisest choice for rain, what with its tendency to cling, but at least I brightened up my own environment a bit!