Monday night after work I had planned to work out but when I texted my husband to let him know I was on my way home I didn’t remind him of my workout. When I arrived home he had already prepared a wonderful smelling dinner of lightly breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, and tomato mozzarella salad. In all honesty, I was not feeling a workout because the weather on Monday was grey, gloomy, and slightly chilly. It wasn’t hard for me to forgo the planned workout and have dinner with my husband.
But, I have fitness goals that I want to achieve so I got up at 6am on Tuesday and went to the gym for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Although it had been about 5 days since I last worked out I had a great workout. I felt strong and had a lot of stamina! I went almost a quarter of a mile farther than I had hoped in the same time frame. I have to admit that my morning workout did give me a jolt of energy and a feeling of accomplishment.
Although the first presidential debate aired on Monday night I had already picked out my outfit on Sunday. It wasn’t until just now that I noticed that this outfit features blue and red. I had a different one of my 5 pre-planned outfits in mind for Tuesday but when I asked my husband if I should wear a dress or pants he picked pants.
This outfit combines a tailored button-up shirt and my dark wash skinny jeans. I knew that I wanted to wear my new red shoes and I thought about adding my red skinny belt, red earrings, and red lipstick but I felt that was too close to the look that I did on Friday and too predictable. Also, I wanted all of the focus to be on my red shoes. I opted to go with a silver skinny belt instead of red and silver and pearl earrings. I also chose not to go with a true red lip and instead picked something in the same color family but just a little offbeat: a matte berry color.
I wouldn’t call this outfit tight or inappropriate but it is body hugging. There is no place to hide in the fitted shirt or skinny jeans. I sometimes feel self-conscious about my mid-section in this shirt, but yesterday I was feeling good after my workout.
What do you think? Do you like this outfit? Do the subtle details of belt and lipstick color make a difference to you or just to me? I’d love to hear from you!