For the most part, I’m pretty easily amused. Sometimes the simplest thing will strike me as insanely amusing…
…Such was the case on Saturday. The mini and I were out on a Shop Small adventure hitting up boutiques and small shops in our area. Before I get on to the part of the story I find irrationally amusing, how freakin’ cool is this alley we discovered?
And of course we took an alley selfie…
You all realize of course, that at some point I’ll be doing outfit shots in this alley so that I can totally pretend I’m a city girl, right? Okay, back on track now. We were driving on a rather lesser traveled road, when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. I hit the brakes and came to a stop because…wait for it…a chicken crossed the road in front of us! BAHAHA! It still makes me giggle. I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants
Of course while I’m dying of amusement, I’m getting the thirteen year old side-eye. She says, “What are you laughing at??” I’m like, “Seriously?? It was a chicken. Crossing the road. C’mon…” Her response, “Annddd??” “You seriously don’t find this the least bit amusing? You know, as in why did the chicken cross the road? At the very least, actually seeing a chicken run is pretty damn funny…” The final response from my mini? “Um, she crossed the road because the rest of the chickens were on the other side.” Well then. Case closed. I guess we have our answer to the eternal question. From a thirteen year old no less.
On a final note, as I was writing this, said thirteen year old strolled through the room and asked what today’s post was about. I said, “The chicken of course.” Cue the eye roll and sashay out of the room.
My all-time favorite neutral is without a doubt, gray. And my current obsession most definitely has to be velvet. So, was there really any question when I saw this gray velvet kimono at Forever 21? Um, no. No, there was not. In store it was styled over a gorgeous lavender velvet slip dress that may have caused me to drool just a little, but alas, it had super flimsy (and non-adjustable) straps so it had to stay behind.
This outfit is yet another example of how a kimono to fancy up just about anything. They work with dresses, denim shorts, as dresses…the options are pretty much endless when it comes to a kimono. The velvet kimono was the perfect third piece to dress up a basic jeans/sweatshirt outfit. Never heard of the third piece rule? Read more about it here.
To add a little interest to a basic outfit, follow the third piece rule and you can’t go wrong. In other words, put your basic look together…top+bottom+shoes=basic look, then add a third piece. The third piece could be a kimono, blazer/jacket, belt, statement jewelry, scarf or vest; really anything that adds an additional layer of interest.
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