Last night I had my first guitar lesson! I was so nervous before our instructor (really a household friend and one of Dan's former co-workers) arrived. Dan went first and then I had my hour-long lesson. It was great. I really enjoyed learning about notes and chords and triads and scales...I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoy learning. And he was so patient and kind about the fact that I know absolutely nothing. At the end of the lesson, I said that I'd always wanted to learn to play an instrument and appreciated him agreeing to teach us. He looked at me and said, well now you play the guitar. I can't wait to get home this afternoon and practice. Its nice to have something with no expectations attached to it but my own; something that I can learn and have fun with.
Anyway, for the past two days, I've continued working with separates...items that I didn't think went together at first glance. I'm starting to experiment a little bit with mixing textures and patterns and felt very lady-like and put together, which is a good feeling for me whether I'm at work or not. Oh and I wore the earthy floral outfit the day of my lesson and the tweedy skirt to work the day before.
Skirt: Thrifted Vintage, Shirt: Vintage, Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft Sale, Tie: Target, Shoes: Blowfish, Tights: Target
Sweater/shirt: Anthropologie, Skirt: Vintage, Shoes: Born, Tights: Target, Earrings: Gift, Necklace: Antique
Its silly, but I kind of felt like Sophia Loren in the second outfit. The high-waisted simple skirt, gold hoop earrings and sweater with all of the draping around the bust probably did it. A few years ago, my brother bought my parents Life Magazine issues from the year and months of their births. When I was home for the holiday in December, I flipped through one of them and came across an editorial about her before she was a big star...this outfit has a feeling similar (in my mind at least) to the ones that she wore.
Not a bad feeling, not a bad feeling at all:)