so… here we go again! another week, another series of outfits that attempt to look cute, coordinate, and not be jammies or sweats. it’s starting to act like fall around here. chilly in the morning, foggy, warming up to the low 70’s by afternoon. except yesterday. I think we topped out at 65 and it was FREEZING! at any rate, that means I’m starting to reach for more layers, long sleeves, and my skirts and capris are being replaced by a boring, 9 month long onslaught of long pants… but the good news about all of that is that I dug out my uggs for the first time today! woohoo! I have warm, toasty, comfy feet right now… the bad news is that you can pretty much plug those into any picture I take of my outfits from here until next may. it’s a win-lose situation. I think I’ve covered every day except saturday. I did get dressed… and I had a picture, but it was horrible, and after looking at it, I can’t believe I went out in public with my hair looking like that! at any rate, I am going to do my best to forget that saturday happened.
yes, I’m headless. I hadn’t done my makeup yet, so I figured I’d just NOT take a picture of my head. LOL!
- tunic sweater: old navy, thrifted
- tank: j crew, thrifted
- capris: levis, via handmedown, via personal alteration
- necklace: target
pretty sure I wore shoes that day, just can’t remember which ones. I’m sure they were black, sandal types.
- top: american eagle, thrifted
- cami: thrifted
- jeans: handmedown
- jewelry: walmart and ???
it felt so much like fall on friday that I dug out my corduroy pants!
- top: express, thrifted
- cords: old navy, thrifted
- necklace: 1928
I’ve been waiting for it to get to be ‘fall-ish’ enough to pull out this dress. I LOVE THIS DRESS. love it. the deep eggplant color, the bell-shaped sleeves, the pleated satin sash… LOVE! and we were even in a picturesque location when I was wearing it, too! of course, I posed for all of like .5 seconds before I had to start directing my kids to stop running away, leave the ducks alone, not to fall in the water, etc… I’m so demanding. my husband had the camera and was apparently having fun with the whole situation…
I’m pretty sure that last picture can be captioned, “have you taken any pictures yet?” he just laughed. the rundown:
- dress: express
- cami: target
- shoes: born
- footless tights: pretty sure these are left over from my dancing and/or skating days so… probably danskin or baryshnikov. dance tights are THE best. I have a hard time wearing any ‘normal’ tights. they always fall down or roll over at the waist, giving you a spare tire you didn’t really have to begin with… NOT flattering! there, that’s your fashion tip of the day. stop buying your tights at target. go into a dance shop and stock up. you’ll thank me.
- jewelry: my famous pearls that I love.
- top: old navy
- jeans: gap, thrifted
- flip flops: giveaway from dave’s uncle’s wedding
- bag: old navy
you can go ahead and disregard the “okay, go ahead and take the stupid picture so we can get out of here” look. this is what happens when I have my almost 5 year old take my pictures… first of all, I was in a little bit of a panic that he was going to drop the camera on the driveway, and secondly, I just wanted to leave. note the arm load of ‘mom junk’ I’ve got going on… other than my water bottle, I’m not even sure what I’m carrying, but I know it was getting awkward to hang onto.
first of all, I’m totally ticked about this picture. this was my favorite outfit all week (well, maybe second favorite), and it’s the worst picture. I never had a chance, and this was taken, by my amateurest photographer (again) at sunset. so I look all yellow and the flash went off because it’s too dark and blah blah blah… at any rate…
- jacket: h&m, thrifted
- top: handmedown
- jeans: gap, thrifted
- earrings: target
- keys and plastic bag: just a bonus! ;)
so there you have it… linking up 2 places again this week! you should totally join me. at least check some of these out. good inspiration!