So I thought I'd do a navy post, and then along came Small Fabric's Annual Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. Two birds, one stone, and a week full of posts! Minor problem is that I have to get over my discomfort with getting in front of the camera and modelling what I'm wearing -- especially given a few recent cases of being "outed" as a blogwriter, I've been wary of exposing myself to ridicule, particularly of the student variety. At the same time, the politics of my blog, subtle, generally in the background, but implicit in its very existence, I hope, is that women my age still care about our appearance, that women of all shapes, sizes, and looks participate in matters of style and fashion, and that a "life of the mind" (a phrase I've always found tiresome) does not preclude attention to the body. May this quiet manifesto mitigate any "What? Does she think she's a model or something?" foolishness you perceive here next week!
Okay, that's the wordy and defensive preamble done.
On to the spring capsule wardrobe. The rules allow for ten items of clothing and five accessories, with outerwear (coat, scarf, gloves, and weather-appropriate footwear), hosiery, and underwear not included. So without further ado, I present
1. wide-legged Michael Kors trouser jeans
I'm going to take advantage of the "weatherproof footwear allowance" to sneak these boots in for variety.