Today's Everyday Fashion: Function vs. Fashion

Sometimes comfort wins. I had a super-cute outfit planned for Saturday night out in Austin. But after a 3-hour speaking engagement, a 3-hour shopping event and being on my feet all day... I just didn't have the energy left to wear the heels and cute skirt I had planned to wear. :-( Thankfully, nightlife in Austin is super-casual and my friends assured me I would be fine in this look, which is usually something I would wear for the mall or running errands NOT for a night out. I would have loved to have worn the other outfit, but like I said sometimes you just have to go with what's practical vs. what's fashionable. Tell me - have you ever been in this type of situation? Did you choose function or fashion?

Shirt: c/o Saivana
Jeans: Gap, $30
Belt: Limited, $10
Shoes: Rampage/, $20
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Charm: c/o Stella & Dot, $19
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bangles: Forever 21, $8
White bracelet: c/o Pop of Chic, $25 (detail below)

Pop of Chic white starfish bracelet (middle)

ps. I will be on the radio show Clothes Line tonight talking about dressing like a celebrity on a budget!  I'll be on from 7:30-8:30pm ET and you can listen online or via phone at (347) 843-4266. [The show is archived if you missed the live show! Just visit the blue link.]