In preparation for my friend's big wedding this weekend, I have a list of things to do a mile long before Dan gets home from work and we jump in the car for a quick trip down to Southern MN. It's a pretty exciting list:
* Pack the car (ok, more like stow the bags in the back of the car but 'pack the car' sounds better)
* Pick up two gift cards and three gift card holders
* Drop off some stuff at Goodwill (to make room for those bags that need to be stowed)
* Touch up mani/pedi
Followed by the entire shower routine - the extended version that includes washing of hair, shaving of legs, etc - followed by serious primping. Because getting ready for a weekend of events is half the fun. What is not fun? Figuring out what to throw on to run those mundane errands, pre-shower and primping.
I don't want to get full-on dressed. I want sweatpants, but not sweatpants. Because I, for one, am tired of seeing all the wonderful women in the world running around Target or Hallmark wearing gym clothing/pajamas. Yes, I'm judgy like that. So what to wear?
Something ballet-inspired is always comfortable and usually looks more pulled together than shlubby sweats. And if someone happens to see me and think I just came from the ballet studio, all the better. (Yeah, that's unlikely). The key to pulling off a polished casual look is to make sure each piece fits well. Avoid anything oversized - flowey is fine, oversized is not. And even flowy pieces should have some shape to them. Light layers that move with your body are very flattering. Here are a few of my favorite ballet-inspired pieces:
The clothes & photo credits:
Tie-front Bellini top from Kiyonna
Lace trim cami from Old Navy
Comfy yoga pant from Torrid
Teva Koral Leather skimmers