normally i just stalk the people who do this and day dream about having a sense of fashion and the personality and confidence that these women do. i hate trying to figure out what to wear in the morning, what jewelry to put on with it and how to stand in a flattering position while i take goofy pictures of myself.
i had decided that all this punishment didn't really justify the means. and then i found out that people i know in real life actually read my blog. what on earth would they think of me for taking pictures of myself and my clothes? i bet they think i'm a complete doob.
but i realized that when i force myself to do that, i feel happier the rest of the day because i know, regardless of how my outfit actually looks and how much a doob my peers might think i am, that i put some thought and effort into its creation.
so i say this to you - if you are on the ledge and trying to decide whether or not to jump in and play - remember you are not the only one that feels like a complete nerd while taking pictures.
on with the fashion show! :)
gray & white striped top - gaudy me
cardigan, shoes & skinnies - target
belt - old navy
necklace - vintage (it was my grandma's)
i like this outfit because it is easy to wear and pretty comfortable. i have worn it before though so i feel like i cheated a little and didn't really get outside of my box when putting it together. but hey, it was a monday. :)
teal top - downeast basics
racerback vest - old navy
skinnies - target
bracelets & necklace - salt & pepper boutique
shoes - blanco (shop in spain)
this is a pretty safe & standard outfit that i wear on a embarrassingly regular basis. i'd like to at least take a basic ensemble like this and learn to jazz it up with great accessories.
orange top - old navy
ruffled cardigan - maurice's
trouser jeans - dillards
shoes - american eagle
belt - old navy
necklace - handmade - bought it at a christmas boutique years ago!
earrings - northeast trading company
the big step out of my comfortable box in this outfit was to tuck my shirt in and wear a belt. i'm still not sure exactly how i feel about it as a whole but i can say that i love that belt. definitely the best $14 i have spent clothing-wise in a while.
dress - target
cardigan - bent oaks boutique
belt - salt & pepper boutique
necklace - gift from a friend in high school
boot - cavenders (old gringos)
this is definitely way outside of an outfit that i feel stylish in. but now that i look at the pictures it isn't too bad. i just worry about combining too many colors at once. bonus - it was super comfy to wear all day!
so tell me what you think? any ideas on how to style a basic outfit and make it really stand out? how do you feel about boots + dress + cardigan + belt? any bits of advice you think i could benefit from? (don't worry - i take constructive criticism very well!)
ps - if you want to see previous posts, of which there are only five, click here.