I ain’t gonna lie; I have been staring at my computer screen for a day and a half now…
…Not a solid day and a half of course. Off and on; I’d sit down, stare at it for awhile and then walk away. Only to come back later and have the exact same problem. Writer’s block; ick. My brain seems to be utterly and completely stuck. It’s so frustrating, so inexplicable and it sneaks up and bites me in the butt a couple of times a year. I’ve tried my usual tricks, perusing my news feed and other blogs waiting for inspiration to strike. Nope. Nothing. Nada.
The irony is that I have plenty to say. About a veritable plethora of topics. But can I summon up even one interesting line of prose? No I cannot. I know that many bloggers simply discuss what they’re wearing and that is fine, but that’s not me. I like to write about topics or stories that happen to catch my interest. I like to provide you with a dose of entertainment along with the fashion-y stuff. But alas, not today. I know that my creative and somewhat warped little brain will kick itself back into gear. It always does, but that doesn’t make it any less irritating that at least for the moment, it’s well and truly stuck. So for now I’m done staring at the blinking mocking cursor and I’m moving on with my day.
This is probably as basic as an outfit can get; skinny black ankle pants and white button down. While this look isn’t necessarily my typical modus operandi, the extras that I added kept it within the realm of “me”. The chunky piece of neck bling, lace up detail pumps, denim jacket and men’s white button down gave it enough sass to make me feel comfortable.
I picked up the black ankle pants the night of the Chico’s event that I co-hosted. They are the Brigette So Slimming Ankle Pants, and friends, they are a little slice of heaven. They are crazy comfortable with a nice amount of stretch while at the same time super sharp looking. The men’s button down came from Kohl’s last year where I scored it on clearance for about $3. They work well together to make a nice basic work outfit, although without the necklace, pumps and jacket I kind of feel like I should be taking your order at Applebee’s. I always say that accessories make the outfit, and in the case of something this basic that could not be more true.
I hate those lists of “must haves” that every woman should have in her closet. Really? Every woman? I would perhaps argue that case though in regard to black pants. They don’t necessarily have to be a skinny cut like mine, but I do think that a go-to pair of black dress pants that fit you well are a great thing to have on hand. They are super versatile and will work for you in about a zillion different situations.
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