In praise of wearing an actual outfit.

I'm one of those who devolved into wearing a lot of loungewear for the first few weeks of distancing. Partly because we are in the midst of a move. (I know. Great timing, right?) Some of our things are still back in Vancouver, so much of my wardrobe hasn't been available to me. Plus, the weather (and my mood) kept calling for extra-cozy clothing. 

But today the sun came out, the temperatures rose, and I wore an actual "outfit" of sorts! Nothing fancy, you understand. Just an ordinary, very typical spring outfit for me. No photo, alas. I still don't have a full length mirror and didn't get a selfie. 

Still, I got a compliment!! Yes!! A runner passing by said, "I love your outfit!" 

It's enough to make me put on real clothes again every day! :) 

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  • Barbara Diane replied 1 month ago

    I’m not surprised you got a compliment- I like how the scarf adds something special to an already good outfit.

  • Bijou replied 1 month ago

    I can imagine how fresh and lovely you looked wearing this.

  • slim cat replied 1 month ago

    Great outfit - love the scarf! Striking combination of butterfly graphic scarf with breton top.

  • rachylou replied 1 month ago

    Nice!! :)

  • Karie replied 1 month ago

    I like the pattern play between the scarf and the shirt!

  • Glory replied 1 month ago

    It can really boost the spirit to get dressed as in normal times. I have a hankering for a butterfly scarf now .

  • nemosmom replied 1 month ago

    Very springy! Good luck with your move.

  • torontogirl replied 1 month ago

    A perfect outfit, and frankly I'm sure you looked fab in your cozy loungewear too ... Absolutely nothing wrong with nesting a bit during a difficult and busy time!

  • suntiger replied 1 month ago

    I'm sure it looked great on- love the butterflies!

  • Elizabeth P replied 1 month ago

    Nice!  I have to confess, I've developed a real love of sweatshirts.  I'm not even dressing to do errands...they are so quick these days.  And we're still chilly enough that walks need a coat, so any tops get covered.

  • lyn67 replied 1 month ago

    What's not to love on a trendy modern and bright classic like navy stripes and white jeans, always gorgeous and I love the scarf and snakers to it!

  • Runcarla replied 1 month ago

    Well, what’s not to love?  This is probably one of my favourite outfit formulas.  ❤️

  • Becky replied 1 month ago

    This looks like a perfect combo. I'm really loving stripes right now. I have several LS and 3/4 sleeve tees and sweaters that I've combined with various washes and colors of jeans for my casual WFH outfits. Now I feel like adding more!

  • Eliza replied 1 month ago

    Perfectly Suz; such elevated casual. Extra points for pulling it off in the midst of your move. All the best as you settle in.

    Since walking around the neighborhood is the highlight of many people’s day now, I can imagine getting an extra bit of fun from spying a happy outfit. Here, there is a lot of dark, dreary mega-casual going on and I wish I could say I was an exception. The good news is that it’s warming up and I look forward to more color everywhere, including my outfits.

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    YAY for good weather and a fabulously "Suz" outfit! I know you rocked it.

    It's going to be nice for a while. It makes things easier.

    GOOD LUCK with the move. 

    And by all means take a selfie :)

  • JAileen replied 1 month ago

    That outfit really looks like you!  I hope your move goes well.

  • celia replied 1 month ago

    That is a beautiful outfit. Hope you are settled in soon.

  • lisa p replied 1 month ago

    The scarf is SO pretty - I must go through my spring stash and get one out - although to wear exactly where I don't know.  And yay for white jeans - again, can't wait to get mine out .  I tell you, I am SO sick of my clothes right now, and the lack of colour is making me feel very dreary.  One thing I have promised myself for next spring/late winter next year (hoping that things will have returned to whatever normal there will be) is a better assortment of casual wear with some flattering and brighter colours.  

  • cindysmith replied 1 month ago

    I now want to go put on an actual outfit because you are on to something here :-D

  • Sal replied 1 month ago

    I am sure you looked fantastic Suz.  I am wearing an outfit today too.  Suddenly I was sick of wearing sloppy clothes although last week that felt right!!

    Great pattern mixing too.

  • smittie replied 1 month ago

    Nice pattern mixing :-) I'm sure you deserved the compliment from the jogger!

  • Gail replied 1 month ago

    Great outfit, I have two of those tops and find them very useful for this time of year. Going to have to get dressed tomorrow !

  • CarolS replied 1 month ago

    Completely compliment-worthy! I adore the patterned scarf and striped tee combo.

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    I hope the move goes smoothly. Love your outfit, especially the scarf with that shirt. My “scarves” lately have been cotton washable bandana masks that can be pulled up when needed. And tossed in the wash and dryer. I wish I had more variety. Are you moving from Vancouver to Victoria?

  • Suz replied 1 month ago

    Joy, yes, we are moving from Vancouver to Victoria. And we can't get any further west! :) 

    Thanks for the nice words, all. I hope I get a full length mirror soon so I can take some outfit pics. 

  • shevia replied 1 month ago

    The runner's comment was a sign that you need to dress every day - and find a way to photograph :) !

  • kellygirl replied 1 month ago

    Your bright colors inspired me today! Thank you. Can't wait until you get a full length mirror!

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