So I chose a simple black dress today and after trying on a jacket/sweater combos I settled in plain black. Completely acceptable if a little funereal – jazzed up with my leopard flats (with insoles) and a nice necklace.
What I really wanted though was a denim jacket- behold, $30 from Old Navy:
Or more accurately- felt lazy when I woke up and resisted the urge to just grab something that would echo my mood and instead grabbed an outfit from last week that I liked, knew would look good and didn’t make me think.
Of course I did waver between black and silver loafers and which necklace- but those decisions took 2min max.
And I felt better about myself because I looked good which in turn improved my attitude.
I was out on a project Thursday and doing a Habitat for Humanity build on Friday- neither event was worthy of a post.
Today I’m wearing a new blouse and I love the print (it touches on my love for polka-dots but it isn’t polka-dots)-
it has made me yearn for some dark brown pants and dark brown belt/shoes- but then I think black and brown work well together- I just need to get my new black pants hemmed! Concept!! Word to wise (or time pressed like me): don’t buy things that need to be tailored even if its a good buy- unless you can have it done right at the store (like Banana Republic)
Nice, simple look. I was unsure of the pearls… they seem so formal, but they contrast nicely with the gingham and provide that accent that is so important.
I would have loved to found a black/white or navy/white instead- but for $6, I settled easily for the khaki/white version + it gives me that monochromatic look with my pants. (which are wrinkled already, ugh!) I could have really used some cream/tan shoes for this look; I have heels that would have worked but I wanted flats for this look.
So I ponder what to do with the blog when I repeat the same outfit. I’ve seen a few blogs where the person has a different outfit for weeks in a row. I am either not that creative or don’t have that big of a wardobe. Plus I have favorite looks I turn to. After looking back at the last time I wore this top, I realize I wore a different pair black crops so here’s todays version with a pair of flowy black pants (slightly cropped) instead.
This is a very unusual top for me- colorful, unusual shape, atypical neckline but it ‘spoke’ to me and I just had to have it. I frequently get compliments when I wear it just because it stands out from my wardobe of neutrals.
Since the top is eyecatching enough, I pair it with a simple necklace.
Now that I have a month of bloggin pretty much under my belt, it’s interesting to see how frequently I wear the same outfits. I wore this outfit two times this month. And I wore no outfit more than three times this month, that winning outfit was this one:
It works because I can pair the jacket/tee with pants or jeans, take off the jacket if I’m outside/it get hot, it’s versatile and it has a polished look without being stuffy. I paired it with a few different necklaces as well.
I’ve decided my wardrobe for fall REQUIRES a denim jacket- I have several nice black tees but am at a loss of how to wear them as black tee/black blazer doesn’t work and black tee, beige blazer- what color pants? Solution seems to be a denim jacket- it’s a bit more casual, but should be cool/funky with the right jewelry.