I interrupt my photo purging for something a little different…
I wanted to share with you a bit about my form of self expression through my personal clothing style. First, let me say that I feel slightly vulnerable posting this, but I’ve convinced myself that it’s ok to put myself out there. I want my blog to be more than just the pictures I take, but about me and my life adventures and thoughts. Plus, I kept a clothes journal all growing up (I know, a little weird) and I think it will be fun to have some outfits documenting my style when I am old and grey.
I’ve been eyeing a few blogs lately where they post what they wear (A room Somewhere who links up to The Pleated Poppy’s What I wore Wednesday) and I have LOVED it! Mostly b/c it gives me ideas about what I can do differently with what I already have. I love accessories, and have become addicted to the headband. Like shoes, it doesn’t matter what size pants I wear, the headband is one size fits all! I have lots, thanks to Ruffles and Fringe and their cute style. I also love the headband because I can wear the same size as my little girls!
Besides having fun looking at others’ clothing selections and wanting to share my ensembles, I want to be a bit more accountable to making myself presentable on a daily basis. I do love to get fancy (like Nancy) but on weekdays when it is just my baby and me running to Target or Sams Club, I tend to go make up free in my coziest of clothes…just one step up from my jammies. Nothing wrong with that (I do it all the time) but I want to challenge myself to spiff it up a bit. This is how you might find me on those days:
(pardon the ill focused images, my kitchen table and a chair were my tripod and I did not have a tall person to focus on before I set the timer). My favorite Old Navy long sleeved T is a bit too big, but the fabric is SOOO soft! If it’s chilly, on goes my cozy fuzzy yellow hoody (also O.N.). If you look closely, you can see the lack of make up on my face. Pink comfy shoes from Old Navy.
Next, I am dressing up the t-shirt look a bit with jeans and boots. I love hats, but not always sure how they look on me. One of those things I just make myself do because I like it…even if I think it looks weird. Not quite skinny jeans, but it works to tuck my boots in.
I met friends at a park play date this day. Tee and jeans from Old Navy, boots from Target (I know lots of people with these boots). They are quite comfortable.
Below, I went to my sons’ field trip. The school colors are dark blue and since I didn’t have a school t-shirt to chaperon, I thought I’d at least wear the colors. This is so monochrome for me–all blue. I often wear red flats with this ensemble. I dressed it up a bit with my new gold earrings I just got. I haven’t worn gold for over 10 years.
The cardigan is from Old Navy last year with the sewn on flowers. Shoes from Payless, long shorts from Target.
Below, I enlisted my friend Caroline and her crafty skills to make me this pin and headband. I had leftover fabric from a quilt I made last fall and I love this color combination. They were made just before my trip… I feel very secretarial here. I wore this to church…shoes from Payless, cardigan from Banana Republic Outlet, skirt from New York and Co outlet.
This next is one I’ve had for a while, but still love it. The dress is sleeveless and shorter than I like to wear, but a cardigan and leggings solve that issue nicely. I fell in love with the beading and deep purple when I saw it and had to figure out how it could be worn to fit my needs. I know many shy away from the babydoll dress because some are led to think that the wearer may be with child. I don’t mind that…it’s fun to keep people guessing, especially if you aren’t! Dress from Target a year or two ago. Cropped short sleeved cardigan from Old Navy (I need one of these in every color). Bracelet made by my sis in law for my b-day. Headband from Ruffles and Fringe (one of my very faves). Flats, Payless.
Lastly, this is the outfit I wore to church the day before Valentine’s Day (I planned to do this post weeks ago). I put my hair up which I rarely do because it is so heavy. I was inspired by the holiday of love. I rarely wear red. I think it is my least favorite color, but for the occasion (and since I found the belt a few days before for cheap) I went for the red route.
There you have it….what I wore Wednesday…linking up to The Pleated Poppy.
P.S. The past week I have been enjoying the clothing tips from this cute gal in my old stomping grounds of Rexburg, Idaho, The Daybook.
P.S.S. I am dreaming of taking my family to France to live for a year like Design Mom.