The kids really wanted to go sightseeing today, and since this is the last free weekend before spring sports start to consume our already hectic lives, I wanted to let them have a say. They really wanted to go to Mount Vernon, but as much as I wanted to go (I don’t think I’ve ever been , or if I have, it was when I was too young to remember), I don’t know if the younger two would like it. So, we decided on a quick trip to DC to check out some of the monuments they haven’t seen yet. DC sightseeing with 4 kids. Lord, help us all!
But getting dressed when I am not going into the office is always such an ordeal, especially when I am knee deep in Operation Clean Out My Closet. I never know what to wear when I’m trying to be casual and comfy, yet stylish without looking like I am trying so hard. Even though I’m clearly trying very hard! LOL. Anyway, I tried on 3 or 4 different outfits this morning, which is kinda ridiculous considering I’m “just” hanging out with the kids. But I hated everything I tried on, which in a way is good, because I was able to put a few things in the give away pile, which is the whole point of this challenge. But I was able to put together a decent outfit today.
I finally decided on the Margaret M Emer Printed Straight Leg Pant – Black (XSP), which I received in a Stitch Fix box in September 2015. I only ended up keeping these pants because I wanted to get the 25% off discount, but I don’t love these pants and have been contemplating reselling or giving away. I actually had forgotten I even had these pants until the first 2 outfits I tried on today were no good and I was looking for a pair of brand new or rarely-worn pants. The pants still are not my favorite but I like them paired with calf-high black boots. It somewhat hides how they bunch up on the lower half.
I also found a plain black tee from Gap, circa Summer 2010, that I have only worn once. So weird, considering it’s so basic, but it is what it is. And to finish off this outfit, I put on an oversized multicolored silk scarf in like colors that my friend asked her husband to buy me from a trip he took to UAE.
And now, I’m off to DC. Wish us luck!
BUT WILL SHE KEEP IT? Yes. I can make these pants work and the black tee , if nothing else, is a good staple to keep in the wardrobe.