Anyways, a few entries back, Denise suggested I take photos of my daily outfits. She thought it would be cool to see what I am using in my closet to make it through the year (the very, very long year). To be exact, she wanted me to show that you don’t have to be a frump if you don’t shop. Really, I honestly believe frumpy is just the worst. I hate when I oversleep and frump it up all day long. It ruins my whole mindset… so I totally agree. Anti-frump is JUST want this blog needs. So this past weekend, I was awkwardly photographed with each outfit change. I am clearly not a model… but you can get the picture of some outfits I’ve put together with all my old clothes! I sure hope none of them are frumpy… because that would be an embarrassment. I will try and do this more often… unless of course the comments say “you are really awkward (and frumpy) in those photos… please don’t make a post like that again.” :-)
1. Friday Evening: Annelise’s Birthday, The Cheesecake Factory
This was a last minute outfit for a group dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. I got home from work, plopped into bed, and started reading my September issue of InStyle. Before I knew it, it was time to go and I was still dressed like a business associate. I love (adore) this Anthropologie top and am already planning how to integrate it into my winter wardrobe (it was a birthday gift). The jeans are Genetic Denim. I got them at a GREAT local clothing boutique, Fancy Pants. The shoes are also from another local boutique, Shoe Fetish. I got them about a year and a half ago and love how unique they are. Of course, the headband is hand made :-) In hindsight, I wish I would have worn a muumuu because I literally ate the entire factory.
2. Saturday Errands
The boyfriend and I ran some errands around town Saturday. It was a little too chilly for just a sundress, so I whipped out the leggings (which I don’t always care for). I am wearing a very, very old Forever 21 dress that I’d yet to wear this summer. The white tank underneath is a men’s Hanes undershirt. That is the most USEFUL white tank you can own and I love that they come in 3 packs. I am hoping the ones I have currently will last me until April. The leggings are Target, and the sandals are (believe it or not) from WalMart 2 years ago. They cost a whopping $4. The belt is borrowed from Rachel (do you think she knows I have it still?) and I styled my hair in its usual weekend side braid. I am fairly certain this is the Summer of the Side Braid. I of course added in my new, homemade rhinestone headband for this as well.
3. Saturday Evening: Cottonwood Grille
This Anthropologie sweater is my favorite, FAVORITE piece of clothing right now. It was a birthday gift and I think about it like I think about my cats. It is like my child, and I sometimes get worried it will get misplaced or accidentally put in the dryer (yes, I worry my cats will accidentally get put in the dryer). Luckily, it is hanging right in my closet in the “green section” so I know it is safe. I also am wearing my grey J Brands (Vegas!) and Steve Madden flats. Weird… I am also wearing a side braid and homemade headband here as well…
4. Sunday Lunch Date
Rachel and I went to lunch in my neighborhood Sunday. We like to walk to the restaurant because everywhere else in this town is driving only. I wore my Genetic jeans because it was still SO chilly out, and another (fresh) Hanes white tank. I wore another favorite item, my J. Crew sweater. I got it at the outlet in Vegas about a day and a half before I stopped shopping all together. I’d say it was a fantastic last purchase. I have on some great silver beads from F21. My old lady shoes are loafers with foam inserts… and they are literally the best thing I could ever put on my feet. They are a little dorky, but soooo comfy and I keep reading boat shoes are coming back (or maybe they already did) so I will keep wearing them. And believe it or not… another side braid.
Anyhootles, I hope this was an enjoyable post. Sorry it is so long... so thanks if you made it this far :-) Hopefully this upcoming weekend will have EVEN CUTER OUTFITS!