As I’ve mentioned before, my daughter will soon start medical school in Southern California. She graduated from college in 2009, and has been working for a medical equipment company ever since. At a desk, I should add, not in a lab or production facility. As a result, she’s got a good set of work clothes, and the usual Wore Them In College And Are Falling Apart pairs of jeans and t-shirts. Nothing quite right for the casual, sleepless, life of a medical school student.
And it’s her birthday, on Saturday.
You can imagine the packages on their way right about now.
Almost every single piece above is from Uniqlo. My approach was to find t-shirts, jeans, and a jean jacket all at one low-cost, good-quality source. I chose a pair of colored skinnies, and a pair of boyfriend jeans to vary the style and allow for both tight and loose pants days. I relied on Uniqlo’s broad range of colors to come up with some outfits that would be completely simple but still fun on a blue-eyed redhead.
Don’t worry, the clothes I actually chose are slightly different than what you see here, so a little bitty surprise remains even if she’s reading.
Nor should you worry about her shoes, as I know some of you just might. She’s already got hand-me-ups of three pairs of shoes I bought for myself, blue Cole Haan oxfords, suede Anniel oxfords, and black Camper Nina sandals. It’s nice to have feet half a size larger than your mom, especially when that mom has a horror of tight shoes and therefore sizes up way too often.
Oh, and the outlier shirt? The One Of These Is Not Like The Other piece? A Comme des Garçons Play tee like the one I wear, only green. If children are your heart worn outside your body, best make that heart as fierce as you can.
Happy birthday, punkin! Hey, wait! When do I start calling you Dr. Punkin?