Hey, readers (the few of you left, that is). So sorry for the hiatus from the FFF posts. I’ve had several recent additions to the ol’ wardrobe, so I thought I’d share.
I’ll be honest, my summer attire has consisted mainly of sports bras, t-shirts, and saggy-butt jeans. Most days, I don’t really have anywhere important to be, so I don’t dress to impress. But, I’ve had a couple of weddings this summer, as well as some breakfast/lunch dates, a baby shower, family events, etc., which have necessitated a more put-together look. Along with that, I’ve decided to try a little extra hard this school year to not get sucked into my typical “frumpy teacher” wardrobe. I am TWENTY-FIVE. I should not be wearing unflattering clothes! And so, I’ve been shopping quite a bit this summer and have made a few additions to my closet, whether work appropriate or not. I’ll start with today:
Outfit: Floral blouse: Old Navy; Brown tank: Target; Jeans: Gap
This shirt was a rather “throw caution to the wind” grab on the way to the dressing room at ON last week. It’s SUPER outside of my comfort zone:
- It’s yellow.
- It’s floral.
- It’s sleeveless.
- It has ruffles at the shoulder.
- It has an elastic band at the waist.
- It has a tie at the neck–I never know what to do with those!
Somehow, though, all those things combined to make a cute little top. The elastic band at the waist doesn’t bother me, as it usually falls at my hips (and I rather like my hips, thankyouverymuch, and am perfectly okay with accentuating them…after all, take a look at my wedding dress!). Pairing it with a cardigan will make it great for work, too.
Next up, some recent additions to my already-stuffed closet:
Outfit: Dress: The Limited; Cardigan, necklace, and clutch: Old Navy; Earrings: NY & Company; Grey heals (not pictured): Steve Madden via DSW.
I wasn’t originally going to try this dress on. I’d had really bad luck at the mall that day, and didn’t feel like going into The Limited one more time, but I had a 40% off coupon, and I figured what the heck. I LOVE this dress. It makes me feel great, and it has POCKETS. It was the perfect birthday dress.
Outfit: Wrap “top”: Anthropologie; Leggings: Old Navy; Black Flats: Target
This wrap “top” was a recent purchase. I tried it on at my local Anthro after finding it in the clearance room. It was $60, and since I didn’t know 100% what it was (is it a top? a dress? a tunic? what?), I didn’t buy it. When I logged onto their site, I discovered that it is in fact a robe. But…but…it’s so pretty! After reading the reviews of the piece, I discovered I was not the only one who thought it was too beautiful to leave at home. So, after being given a gift card for my birthday, I ordered it. I’m not sure I love it with leggings. It looked pretty good with jeans earlier. I have no doubt that I’ll find a way to style it. SO PRETTY. Just look at these little rosettes at the closure:
Next up: New work wear.
Outfit: Green cardigan and white blouse: Old Navy; Skirt: The Limited
Outfit: Tops as seen above; Skirt: The Limited
I did some shopping at the Limited’s clearance rack last week (+ coupon + educator discount = paying $23 for a purchase that should have been $120) and came out with these two great navy skirts. I’m a huge fan of navy, though am usually at a loss for what colors to pair with it other than white, grey, or kelly green. I try to avoid looking too patriotic on days other than July 4th, so I rarely wear red with navy. I like fuchsia with navy, but other than that…I’m lost. Suggestions?
Okay, sorry again for the long delay in FFF posts. Hope this one made up for my absence.