I'm really behind on posting outfits. This is the first outfit I wore after our cat, Jade, died. The first week without her proved to be difficult in so many ways. I don't really want to dwell on all of the details, but rather talk about one unexpected difficulty: getting dressed. When it came time to put on my teacher clothes for the first time after Jade died, I broke down. I can't tell you how many times I would find her in/on/under my clothes in the past. But she wasn't there. And she never would be again.
I must have changed my outfit ten different times that morning, each time, throwing a fit. It felt wrong to try to look put together, as if I was trying to pretend her death never happened. It felt wrong to wear color, as if I were trying to present myself as happy, when I was far from it. I finally made it out the door in neutrals, but only because I couldn't call in sick.
Sorry for the somberness of this post; I'm still grieving. [Right before this photo was taken, my husband asked if I wanted to go out for steak and potatoes. I love love love steak and potatoes.]
Cardigan: The Limited (c/o sister-in-law) | option
Top: The Limited | option
Pants: J. Crew | exact