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Based on yesterday’s complete fail of a weather forecast, I decided that I would throw caution to the wind today and wear something I was more in the mood for — something springy and bright and fun. Something that would allow me to loom menacingly the way I was meant to. Something to fly in the face of the sturm und drang that the weather report had predicted and, needless to say, would fail to get right once again.

Well, I was wrong, so very wrong. It rained. It was cold. It was windy. And to top it all off, periodically I would forget that I was in platform wedges, then shift my weight or step on an uneven surface and nearly turn my ankle over and over again. I would just be standing there, talking to someone and – bloop! – ankle out. Or, I would be walking (in the rain) with a very important developer (whose project will be the first I get to manage) to a restaurant to grab lunch and – bloop! bloop! – both ankles out and I nearly fall in the crosswalk. Or maybe I would just be walking with my colleagues to go get some afternoon coffee and then – bloop! – ankle out and hot coffee spilled all over my hands.

My god, this outfit was spectacularly ill-advised.

And did I mention that I forgot an umbrella?

Tomorrow: Pants. The weather forecast calls for rain and I will not question it. I will wear pants to keep my legs warm and sensible shoes that will allow me to loom over no one and it will be fantastic.

Outfit components:

  • cotton twill wrap blouse from Ann Taylor.
  • silk floral skirt from Anthropologie.
  • black platform wedge sandals by Faryl Robin.
  • black trench by Michael Kors.

image via flickr user Joye~

In the United States, the third Monday of February is Presidents Day, a federal holiday to honor the birth of our nation’s first president, George Washington.

It is also a weekend of unprecedented savings. (You see what I did there? Huh? Yeah? Good one, right?) Yes, in these United States, we honor one of our founding fathers –– the commander in chief of the Continental Army that wrested our freedom from Britain in the American Revolution –– with a shameless glut of consumerism.

Who am I to besmirch such an honorable and longstanding tradition? Why, I would never dare! In fact, I embrace the mindless acquisition of material goods with the reckless abandon of a lemming sprinting off a cliff to its demise, which, by the way, doesn’t actually happen.

So, today, and possibly through the weekend, I bring you some very good deals, indeed, from online Presidents Day sales. First up, some practical picks from that favorite of the American career women, Ann Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »