I put this outfit together and it was only when I looked in the mirror that I realized my mind had subconsciously channeled the Olympics into a Grecian-inspired ensemble. Between the flat gold sandals, the gathered folds in the skirt, the forest green of the dress and the leaf motif of the necklace I was looking at some classical Athenian chic.
This had not been my goal. I was really aiming to put together a relaxed bit of fun for Friday evening. Much like how the Olympics begin with great fanfare and enthusiasm to eventually peter out (the Games are engaging and all but also very stimulating-swimmers, wrestlers and runners…oh my- that it’s a bit of a relief to go back to normalcy), the week starts out with high octane plans for Friday night only to be subdued as Friday approaches.
Dancing until 4am seems like an attractive possibility and even heading out to Brooklyn seems doable in theory, then Friday afternoon comes around and the week catches up to me. I suddenly feel less like a wild party animal and more inclined to curl up at home and take a much needed nap. The result of this is that my Friday night outfit has to be equal parts spirited sociability and comfort to lure me out of the house.
This brings us back to this little number- perfect to bid adieu to the Summer Games, perfect to welcome in a much needed respite and practical enough to handle the torrential downpours they are predicting for later today (CRIKEY). I hope you all have an amazing evening and if you’re in New York- hold onto your brollies, this could get ugly!!