In math, they say it takes 3 occurrences before you can determine a pattern. Based off the fact that I've only blogged two days in a row in all of 2011, I have not yet shown a pattern of being a consistent blogger this year. In the grand scheme of things though, I'm ok with that.
At the risk of sounding overdramatic, there was an event this week that really put things in perspective for me. Those that follow professional cycling were saddened to hear of the death of Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt on the third stage of the Giro d'Italia. I won't go into the details, because frankly, there are plenty of writers who wrote about the event more eloquently than I ever could, but I will say this: Seeing someone die on live television and witnessing the aftermath really makes the whole "Oh no, Blogger went down for 2 days!" thing seem pretty trivial. I'm not dissing any fellow bloggers out there, nor their readers. After all, here I am, on my soap box, taking pictures and writing to anyone and no one, into the void. But on my list of priorities in life, freaking out over posting consistency just isn't ever going to place at the top.
Ok, now that I've probably alienated any readers I had left, let's dive into the clothes, eh?
For one of my most worn skirts, I can't believe it hasn't made it into the blog yet. I bought this last summer and have paired it with pretty much every top in my closet. Yet for some reason, I never seemed to have the opportunity to dig my camera out. I think the beauty of it is two-fold. One, the elastic waist allows it to sit pretty high up, which is about the only way skirts look flattering on me. Two, the print is so out there that it begs to be paired with opposing patterns. Plaid, stripes, polka dots, whatever you can throw at this skirt, it'll take it and make it look fabulous. Oh, and three, it has pockets. I guess that makes it three-fold, which I'm pretty sure isn't an actual term. Oh well, I still love it.
Top (actually a romper): H&M
Skirt: Cooperative via Urban Outfitter
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Forever 21