was messed up. The holiday falling on a Wednesday really messed up my schedule (I’m a girl of many schedules). The day off felt like Sunday and I kept wanting to do laundry. “Maddie, it’s Wednesday, not Sunday… there’s no laundry to be done!” I kept repeating (I usually start laundry on Friday and finish on Sunday. I’m that bad). The holiday also messed up my dressing schedule (yep, I have one of those too). How do I wear red, white, and blue without looking dopey or tacky? Decked out all-American and I look like I’m going to Bass Pro Shop, a place where my ruffly outfit and I would surely stick out. Just a hint of red, white, or blue (i.e. shoes or a headband) and I look like a pathetic American. But one lady did a stellar job at supporting our country via her wardrobe – Mrs. Obama. Although her style is not similar to mine, it is always put together. Most importantly, and this is why I like her outfit choices so much, Mrs. Obama’s style highlights her body and suits her everyday role. So on America’s birthday, the first lady wore cropped white gaucho pants with a red and navy blue knit tank. Theoretically, this look is all-American and sailor-ish but aesthetically, it works. I don’t know how and I don’t know why, but it does. As Ms. Draper would say, “If it looks right, then it is right.”
But Wednesday was two days ago and we’re onto the weekend (wahoo!). To beat the dreadful heat (100 degrees on Saturday), I’m going to spending Saturday movie hopping, starting with Moonrise Kingdom and probably ending with Spider Man 3. For the remainder of the weekend, I’ll continue sewing muslins for my project (last musling before the final sew up. Exciting) and putting finishing touches on a postsabout balancing armholes and a post that will begin a special feature/series about European style. It’s a really cool series, unlike any I have read, and I’m super excited to introduce you to a very cool girl.