It seems this was the week of the dress. Some spring break, some recovering from spring break. I seem to wear a casual dress or skirt when I am worn out. To me, it is ease and comfort. So much more so than a pair of jeans. Jeans are effort for me, a dress is effortless. I would probably wear a dress or skirt every single day if I didn’t hear this all the time, “wow, you are so dressed up.” Either people are apologizing at their “lack of dressiness” or make a big deal of the fact that I am wearing a dress so much so that I start to feel uncomfortable. I’ve got much more skin around my waist than I would like, and to not have something bunching there (like a stiff waistline) is heaven to me. Also, dresses are cooler. I’ve got air flow! If you missed the post on why I am doing this, click here.
Below is what I wore to church. I took advice from a Mormon Fashion Blogger, and this blue top is actually a dress (short that I wear with leggings). It is straight enough that I tucked it in and liked it a lot! I think I got it from Dillards 3 years ago. Skirt from Chadwick’s 4 years ago (wore to my brothers wedding). Pear bracelets and earrings Forever 21. Shoes from Payless (also my bro’d wedding) 4 years ago. Headband from a store I can’t remember.
Below, I got the blue striped outfit from Old Navy last year. I really like it, but have a hard time deciding on leggings. I don’t like black or gray that I have done before, so tried a new purple pair. Not sure I loved that, but it was different and colorful! I have Old Navy flip flops in many colors.
About 4 years ago, I bought this maxi dress from Target. Then the next year they were everywhere in every color. I was pregnant and I thought this was THE greatest maternity outfit. I have a large number of these maxi dresses that I love in the spring/summertime. Some solid, some print. No shaving necessary for these babies. Super comfortable. I also love my long/short sleeved shirt I got from Layers a few years ago. Not the happiest with my upper arm and this covers that area nicely. I also have it in black, but I think I am due for a new white one.
My jewelry is mostly covered with my hair in this shot, so I have it as a close up. All this stuff if a few years old as well. This skirt is one of my favorites, the waistline is very relaxed, it is actually a bit big on me now (yay) but it lays on my hips nicely.
Lastly, here is my non dress for the week. I love this hat that I recently got on clearance at the Gap Outlet, but I’m not sure hats really look that great on me…but I will keep wearing them. I love my camera shirt I got at Target a few years ago. Wal Mart Gearge pin striped pants with my trusty black converse immitation. I often wear black slack and these converse when on photo shoots.
It is actually quite interesting to look at my outfits in pictures like this. It gives me a better overall “look see” of my clothes better than a mirror does. I’ve decided maybe I shouldn’t do some of them, and found that I like some more in pictures that I do in the mirror. Linking up to the Pleated Poppy.
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