Its not every day that I see someone on the street in an outfit that I just love. Sure I see plenty of people that look good but its usually not because they're in something that I would love for me, but it happened this weekend. I was picking up lunch when I noticed a woman who was literally on her way home after just having a baby, as in wristbands still on, tiny baby in tow, the works. I'll be the first to admit that I looked like complete ass after giving birth... sort of like I'd just been through a war, and lost. Like a busted, bloated Odysseus stumbling home after G0d knows how long on the road. This woman, on the other hand, looked great, even sparkly, and it had nothing to do with her size or weight (she still looked very pregnant, swollen ankles, etc). Dressed in black leggings, tank with an adorable flowy, gauzy vest with a silk ruffle trim along the sides / bottom, I almost wanted to say something to her, and then thought better of it for fear of making her cry or think I was crazy.
Then today, while trying to squeeze in some school shopping after work for my kid, I stumbled upon her very cute cardigan / vest thing at H&M, in 3 fabulous colors, for $17.99. I nabbed it in a light dove gray and yes, I will pair it with with black leggings and tank, just like the lunch-getting, dazed, brand-spanking-new mom did. And I'll just hope that I look half as good in the outfit as she did.
**Note, I can't find an image of the actual H&M piece so the one above is just representative, but no where near as cute. Not even close.