Two things of note here. One is that I am wearing actual leggings-as-pants on the blog (gasp), and the second is that there is a huge slice of grunge-inspired watermelon on my top. I look like I cloned a small 90s girl-child version of myself. An 8 year old Hannah from 1994 would totally approve! And while I am typically not really embracing the whole teenagers doing a huge 90s grunge revival thing I'm seeing everywhere, I AM embracing my watermelon top because it makes me happy!
Outfit Details: Watermelong Tank - c/o Chicnova // Mary Jane Flats - c/o Sole Provisions // Sunglasses - Target // Leggings - Ross
I seriously wore it for days upon its arrival, only taking it off to put on work clothes and throwing it back on as soon as I got home. As for the leggings, my basic leggings-in- public rule (for myself) is that its fine as long as my shirt is long enough to fully cover my butt! Let's just say I have seen one too many awkward semi sheer but unknowing panty-lined legging bottoms around town. Anyone else? I love being comfortable but I don't like see-through butts. Also, it should be noted that my long top & leggings rule does not apply when actually wearing spandex to perform physical activity. If you want to wear your yoga hot-pants with a teeny sports bra and sweat it out, I say YOU GO FOR IT GIRL!
One more thing of note about this outfit is my new Mary Jane flats from Sole Provisions! I wanted to wear them to work and around town for a few days before giving you my honest opinion on them since I was sent them to review. So, I am one to usually go for the cheap and trendy shoe over one that is actually comfortable and will last a long time, but recently I have been learning the error of my ways. These flats give me a little added height with their platform base but still have a really supportive sole, and the wide elastic strap makes for the perfect fit. Seriously, its like my feet are getting a hug. Not a too tight hug from your great Aunt Gertrude and not a faux light pat on the back hug from a girl you couldn't stand in high school but ran into at the bar, but an actual nice hug.
My true test of a shoe is if I can wear them on my very brisk walk across town to the post office over my lunch break to mail out orders and not have sore feet by the time I get back to the office. Shoes that I think are comfortable normally always disappoint me on this walk (I'm looking at you oxfords and boat shoes!) I've got to say, these FitFlop Mary Janes passed the test with flying colors and didn't rub my ankle like all of my other flats do while walking longer distances. Anyway, I am super excited to pair these with tights or knee highs and dresses come fall. And I had my first pumpkin spice latte yesterday, so it MUST be getting close to that time again!
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
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