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"Why are you so dressed up? Why not?!"

Those sage words were spoken by April Riccio, the Manager of Public Relations at Neiman Marcus (Natick), Friday evening at Fashion Group International's Fall/Winter 2011 Trend Report. Simple words, but I think they perfectly encapsulate my sartorial philosophy. When you get dressed in the morning, you should wear something appropriate for the day's activities (for me, that means office appropriate for a business casual workplace), but particularly, you should wear something that brings you joy.

Maybe that sounds a little goofy, but the way I figure it, we have this one life, and we are responsible for our own happiness. Getting dressed each morning is a conscious decision - maybe we choose to wear the same thing every day, maybe we choose to "not care" about our clothes...but let's not be confused, those are active choices that we make, decisions we make every day. I believe that, like many things in my life, from what I eat, to where I live, to my career, to my hobbies, my clothes are something that surround me every day - I have to wear them - so they might as well make me feel happy!

Anyway, this bird print makes me happy! And flowy, flippy skirts and big sunglasses make me happy. So there really is no other reason than that for today's outfit...

I know all my readers look at blogs and magazines, because they, like me, think that clothes can be beautiful, fun and happy. And I hope you all know how glad I am that you are sharing a sartorial journey with me and I hope you dress to make yourself happy - every day.

Shirt: Target
Ornithology Outing Skirt: Modcloth
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Belt: Consigned (Second Time Around, Harvard Sq.)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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  1. Love the outfit and love your sartorial philosophy! I feel the same way; I love getting dressed each day.


  2. I love that quote... Sometimes when i go out I feel awfully more dressed up than everyone else, but why not right? Makes me happy and that's all that matters!

    Lovely post :)

  3. that skirt is so awesome! and i completely stand by your ideal that we should dress for joy and happiness! i stopped caring a long time ago what people thought about the way i dress. i'm usually over-dressed and i do NOT care! if i don't wear all of my pretty outfits, no one will!

    have a great day, girlie!

    awkwardly chic

  4. Aww cute kitty cat! I love the skirt and the bird print. So unique. This is a great outfit for you! Fits very well

    Live Life in Style

  5. @brittany leigh
    My Aunt Kay always says, "better to be over dressed than underdressed"! I quite agree :)

  6. @ShasieTruman does like to get in on these photos! I think he believes I have a cat blog, where I post pictures of him every day :)

  7. @LissyGood for you! I love getting dresses MOST days...there are some days where it's raining/I'm tired/I'm bloated/whatever that nothing seems to work...but I try to let those days be few and far between!

  8. Love the outfit and LOVE the philosophy. So true. It completely encapsulates how I feel about dressing. I do it for me.