Today was a day of Flash-Backs....flashbacks in life (nostalgia for 2001 and "what-if" moments come to mind), flashbacks in my fashion choices (my legwarmers and chain belt were the exact same pieces I was wearing during those nostalgic moments of 2001), just flashbacks frozen into my memory; the kind that I only speak of when I'm being just a bit too honest with myself.
Phew-it was a bit brutal in terms of the day!
1.)we have the aformentioned flashbacks--the kind that occur when you come face to face with a DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS type staredown that you were not prepared for. (even though I knew there was a possibility for it all along. One can only go so long in NYC before seeing someone she "knows")
2.) The weather was not cooperating with one's NEED to be cute at that particular moment, considering cold weather for me means runny noses and teary looking eyes. (oh and lack of feeling in my legs due to what I could've sworn was frostbite at the time)
Nonetheless, I was not about to let the weather or a chance encounter get the best of my day.
In fact, I did not want to resort to my typical cold weather gear of a sweater, jeans, boots, etc....NO! So I convinced myself that a thermal shirt layered underneath a sweater (not to mention a sweater that I had managed to spill white-out across and never had any luck getting the white stain out--nice, I know.), paired with tights and leg warmers would be the way to go.
Well said legwarmers and my chain belt are something I would've paired up with a very similar outfit if it were 2001. I know this for a fact because I can tell you exact parties, exact nights at the bar, exact Wednesday nights at Heavy Metal Karaoke that I wore such an outfit.
All I can say is, the weather and the skirt just lent itself so well to the NEED FOR LEGWARMERS!
So what if it's a version of my 21 year old self.
My whole day turned out to be a flash-back of my 21 year old self!
*Black cowl-neck sweater-H&M
*Sage thermal t-shirt-Target
*Gray snakeskin print denim skirt-H&M
*Black legwarmers-Xmas Gift
*Black booties-Nine West
And so that's how it went down.
After freezing my pa-tooty off and coming to terms with some stuff, it was nice to just seek solace with a blanket and my couch.
Tomorrow is a new day, laundry day at that.
Thank heavens for laundry day--cause when I was at Beacon's Closet I just happened top pick up a few items, two of which I simply CANNOT WAIT TO WEAR! (A Moschino skirt for $20! yeah that's right!)