Performancing Metrics


Super Pink & Self Doubt

Sometimes, I think an outfit looks great. I even check it out in the full length mirror and everything seems good. And then I see the outfit photos and things look...not so great. That's how this outfit went. It isn't hideous, no children stopped and screamed "Dear God, what is that THING?". But these pants, that looked so good in the mirror, didn't look so good in my outfit photos. Meaning, in real life.

Man, am I down on myself or what?  Fun pants, fun scarf, motorcycle jacket; it isn't like I am wearing the proverbial potato sack! Get over it, Boston Fashionista! 

Okay, okay, I had to walk away and come back, and actually, I really like this outfit! I like the colors and the wide cut of the pants. But let's be honest, linen is...problematic. At least for a woman who dislikes wrinkles in her clothes. So until someone makes wrinkle-proof linen (which, at that point, it wouldn't be linen) I just need to see past the wrinkles to the beauty of it all. Life lessons, all taken from linen pants!

PS - Please excuse the plastic bins in the back. Mr. BF has a project that has made it all the way out from his project space to the balcony.

Geez! Raging self-doubt?  Passive aggressive swipes at the sweet, wonderful Mr. BF? Life lessons from linen? I think it's time to wrap up, because this post has achieved all that it possibly could.

Pants: Ralph Lauren
Top: Target
Jacket: Target
Shoes: Chines Laundry (swapped!)
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Michael Kors
Belt: H&M
Scarf: Snoozer Loser  (I first saw Snoozer on Holly Dolly and loved it!)

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  1. Love the color of the pants! I'm with you on the love/hate relationship with linen. Some of my favorite wardrobe items are linen, but they always disappoint me after I put them on because they get so wrinkly.

  2. I find myself too OCD about linen. I know you are shocked and amazed to read this. I also LOVE the color of these pants. You make such bold fashion choices and you ALWAYS pull them off because you are sassy and own it. Also where is your belt from? I've been on the hunt for a skinny snake for months. And last comment... the shirt was such a fun surprise under the jacket and scarf. HEART HEART HEART! xoxo

  3. @Mrs. G Oops! Thanks for pointing out that I didn't list the belt. I got it at H&M maybe last year. Here are some cute ones:

  4. They don't look so bad in all honesty. You are probably feeling that way because you were unsure about them in the first place. I think the vibrant colour is beautiful and you should be applauded for taking a risk. Bravo! Colour is in! I like the skinny belt that you paired with them - really cute!
    Much love,

  5. PS. I like the second photo the best :)

  6. The whole outfit is great. Bright, happy, fun. Love the black and white shirt with the bright pink as well.

  7. I don't think you give this outfit enough credit! It looks great in the photos. I love the pants! I'm even featuring it in my blogger finds album on facebook! Great look!

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