Saturday, August 28, 2010
Gap silk shirt
Gap black skinny jeans
Necklace that is about a million years old
Do you remember in high school when you would save your "best" outfit for Friday? Because for some reason on Fridays, you suddenly found the energy to wake up with enough time to maybe even put on some mascara and something other than a t-shirt and jeans.
Well today, I felt the same way. I bought this shirt earlier this week at Gap because I wanted something other than t-shirts or button-downs. I usually don't wear dark green because my high school and early college days of working at the Fresh Market and wearing hunter green oversized polos tucked into jeans scarred me.
I couldn't decide if it would look better with brown or black- so I put on both. What do you think? Can you mix brown and black?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Gap sleeveless button down
Gap skinny jeans
Bangle from my bff Meller
Northface Wasatch bookbag (don't you just love how dramatic that name is..."wa(sa)tch out!"
Picking out what to wear on the first day of classes never really gets any less stressful, even when you have reached the 17th grade. This morning I tore through my closet trying to find the perfect outfit. And since I hadn't done laundry, my choices were limited. Even bloggers were trying to find the perfect outfit. Kendi and Jen both succeeded, too bad they aren't even in school!
Things the first day of school outfit should say:
1. I'm awesome.
2. Oh, I just threw this on...but doesn't it look great?
3. To Cutie McHottersons: I would love to go on a date with you.
4. To professors: No, really. I'm totally into whatever it is that you're teaching.
5. I wasn't so excited about the first day of school that I stayed up all night.
6. I'm into indie music. (only half kidding here)
Things your first day of school outfit should NOT say:
1. I'm really, really, ridiculously boring.
2. I've given up on life.
3. I tried on everything in my closet before coming here.
4. I'm emotionally unstable.
5. I like country music. (again, only half kidding...ish)
So this is what I wore to the start of the 17th grade. Nothing too exciting but since it was dreary and cool today, I opted for something cozy. Maybe it didn't say all I wanted it to but I'm still in the works with Pixar and Anthropologie to make talking clothes.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A J.Crew polo
Well to be perfectly honesty, I just wanted to wear these shoes today. So I put on the first thing I encountered in my closet that allowed me to do so. I have been trying to wear as many of my summer clothes as possible since next month all my shorts will be boxed up and tights will be brought out. I'm only a little bit sad to see shorts go.
This is also one of the very rare times that I will be caught wearing a polo shirt- I bought a few last summer on major sale at J.Crew when I decided I needed to be more "professional." I haven't felt that need since then.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Target shirt and shoes
Old Navy belt and skirt
Last night, I knew how tired I would be getting up to go to work this morning so I laid out my favorite shirt and a skirt that I haven't worn in a while. It looked boring this morning, so I put on this belt and tired of wearing sandals, I put on my gold ballet flats. Those guys are so old that I don't even remember when I got them. High school? College?
This skirt is a bit difficult to wear because it gets smaller around the bottom, which makes walking and sitting more of an ordeal than anything. I was reminded of why it doesn't get worn very often.
Gap skinny jeans
Gap braided belt
So guys, do I even really need to put where my clothes are from most of the time? Probably not. I really do amaze myself with just how much Gap stuff I can manage to wear at any give time. Anyway, I wore this to work today in the hot humidity. I had to throw on a cardigan with it for work but that thing came off the second I clocked out for the day.
I love skinny jeans. I think they look good on 99% of women (and men, for that matter). These are some of my favorite skinny jeans but are by no means the most comfortable. Most of the jeans at Gap are soft and comfortable. These don't have the give that the rest of my jeans seem to have but I love them nonetheless.
I'm getting bored of my wardrobe right now. Hopefully when fall comes, it'll be a little bit more exciting. Cardigans, tights, boots, oh my!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
An Old Navy dress
So today, I got all ready to go to the pool. I had put my tanning oil on and packed my pool lunch (water, chips and a pb&j). Then I walked over to find the pool locked. I was disappointed. So then I had to shower off all that tanning oil and sunscreen I had slathered on.
So to keep on with the nautical theme, I put on this dress but it always looks boring without a belt. I don't really love this particular belt with the dress but it was the best I could come up with. Can't win 'em all, right?
BTW- this whole outfit was under $25.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I got this dress on the cheap (around $15 from $60) and even though I didn't love it, I figured I could do a lot with it. In the fall, it'll be great for layering. I'm getting antsy for boots, tights and cardigan weather. Even wearing that scarf was a little bit rough- in reality, temperatures over 80 degrees don't necessitate anything more than a swimsuit.
This is a cheap outfit. The shoes were $14, the shirt $3, the skirt $4 and the belt $5. It adds up to $26 and that is not so bad for an entire outfit.
Not a lot to say about this except that it was very comfortable to wear all day while trekking around the Gap.
On a side note, I attempted to take this picture while I was on the phone and look what happened- I lost my head.
So I always feel a little bit fancy when I go to work. Probably because it's literally the only social thing I do these days and so I show my excitement in what I wear. And apparently I compete with myself daily to see just how much Gap clothing I can wear at one time.
This is another "pregnant" dress. It's too shapeless to wear without a belt, a mistake I made for the first few months I owned it.
an Anthropologie dress
So I've wanted this dress for months. MONTHS! And it finally went on sale. I justified it by saying I needed it to wear to a wedding shower, as if nothing else i owned would was appropriate for such an event. Oh well, I bought it and love it.
I threw on a cardigan with it for work and I even felt so good that I straightened my hair. Such a nice day for a cute dress!
A Gap dress
Old Navy Belt
Last week when I wore this, I couldn't stop smiling. By 4 pm, I was going to be done with summer school and able to finally get adequate sleep on top of that. What a good day it was!
Our exam was uber easy and we had cookies to celebrate. That's the way grad students do it.
I bought this dress last year and haven't worn it at all this summer for a reason. The style of the dress puffs out a little at the front where the seams end, giving a somewhat "baby belly bump" look. An old lady called me out on that some time last September by asking when I was due. Girls LOVE being asked that.
Anyway, I finally got over my fear of being mistaken for someone pregnant and gave it another go. This time putting a belt with it to spice it up a bit. And thwart anybody from buying me a gender-neutral baby gift.