Just What I Needed

Outfit Details: Lace Vest: Macy’s; White Tunic: Macy’s; Jeans: Target; Shoes: Blowfish

So I wore this out shopping with my friend last Friday, and I’m just now getting around to posting it! Whoops! I’ve kind of dropped the ball, I know. I might change my posting schedule a bit to be more consistent and just post MWFS, because in addition to picking up more shifts at work, I’ve also started dating again. How do other single bloggers keep up with everything?! I just feel completely overwhelmed!

I’ve started trying to haul out the items I don’t wear as often, because I really should wear them more. This vest being one such item, and the tunic being another. Also, this vest is gorgeous.

Skin Was Showing

Outfit Details: Long Sleeve Striped Shirt: Romy; Tank Top: America Eagle; Mini Skirt: American Eagle: Sandals: K-mart.

Today, I reorganized my closet. Since I lost weight, I put a pile of jeans in the very back of my closet, which is virtually a death sentence. I found 2 pairs of jeans I have never worn (but will now make an effort to pull out!). I counted a total of 110 tops (including camis, tank tops, sweaters, t-shirts, etc). Crazy, I know.

Now that it’s summer, I’m really hoping I’ll pull out this pink striped knit a little more often. I love it, but its one of those difficult piece to wear because it always seems like its too warm or cold to wear it.

I’m pretty sure K-mart kid’s sandals are one of the few best purchases I’ve ever made. This pair of sandals and my gold pair are my all time favorites–and they were both pretty cheap for fancy looking sandals.

Fine By Me

Outfit Details: Tee: Walmart; Cardigan: Ross; Skirt: H&M; Tights: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Ross

In an utterly shocking development, one of my work outfits was actually blog worthy! (Excuse the wrinkles on the skirt–I’d been wearing it for 7 hours at this point!) Admittedly, I switched out my work shirt for this tee–but otherwise everything else is the same. I do wish I’d added some jewelry, but its just not on my radar at 4 am! I’ve started to wear skirts to work more frequently, because I’ve gotten very sick of ill fitting pants. Thanks to my shopping ban, I really can’t buy any new pants until it’s over!

And if I look exhausted, it’s because I really am. However, I’m not scheduled to work for the next week so I’m happily going to catch up on sleep and create a backlog of posts in preparation for the 16 through the 31. One of my coworkers gave her two weeks notice, so I had to pick up a bunch of shifts. It does mean more money, but it also means a lot less sleep!

Skirts also mean I can wear flats, which is wonderful since my feet have been protesting the constant wear of heels lately. These red ones are in a pretty close tie with my white ones for all time favorite flats.

Only Daylight Souvenirs

Outfit Details: Headband: gift; Tank: Kirra, gift; Necklace: gift; Shorts (old): American Eagle; Sandals: K-mart.

I wore this Tuesday, because instead of getting dressed after work on Monday I fell into bed and didn’t wake up until 6pm! So this hair has been twice slept on (Monday afternoon and Monday night).

I actually created this outfit around the headband. I pulled it out of a drawer in my bathroom to keep my hair back while I washed my face. Then I decided I liked the contrast with my hair and went hunting for a blue top. One I found the tank, the rest of the outfit just fell into place. Can you tell I’ve been thinking summer a lot?

Second day hair always seems to be a little bit better than the first. The messy bedhead look is always what I’m going for. As for these sandals–I predict they’ll be my summer staple. I keep gravitating towards them every day!

Title stolen from this song.

Automatic Systematic

Outfit Details: Necklace: gift; Dress: J.Crew, thrifted (borrowed); Cardigan: J.Crew, gift; Belt: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (borrowed).

Strangely enough, the only item I actually purchased was the belt. Kind of funny when you put an outfit together of only borrowed or gifted items.

This is another dress that I borrowed during my (partial) closet swap with a friend of mine. It’s not something i would normally attempt to wear (drop waisted) but when I put it on, I actually liked it. So I decided to try to make it work.

I tried out a hair tutorial I saw on youtube, and definitely feel it was a success. This is only the first day of wear, but I found I liked the second a little better since the hair had relaxed a bit more.

A Study in Pink

Outfit Details: Necklace: gift; Dress: local boutique; Tights: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Missoni for Target

I don’t have to much to say about this outfit, other than I’m glad I added a necklace. Originally, I layered a skirt and leather jacket on top of the dress–then quickly decided I hated it and would not be wearing it out in public.

It seems like spring has retreated again, unfortunately. I keep wanting to wear dresses and skirts but being put off by the weather (rain, wind, everything I’m utterly sick of).

As you can see, my hair is much redder–of course, this hairstyle isn’t really the best way to show it off. I was attempting to go for a gorgeous braided crown but it just was not working (my hair was too dirty, likely).

Title taken from Season 1, Episode 1 of the BBC’s Sherlock (which I am now addicted to).

Birds of A Feather

Outfit Details: Dress: Handmade (borrowed); Shrug: White House, Black Market; Shoes: K-mart.

So I’ll say I am straight up obsessed with this dress. My friend made it for a costume, and I saw it and I just had to borrow it. While it’s not the most flattering in the front–the flowy train certainly makes up for it!

I ended up wearing this out to grab coffee before we went to take pictures, and needless to say I did get some strange looks. Not that it matters, because when you wear this dress you definitely feel awesome. Nothing like a billowing train to make your day.

Walk A Fragile Line

Outfit Details: Shirt: thrifted (borrowed); Corset/skirt: handmade (borrowed); Shoes: Buffalo Exchange; Necklace: Forever 21.

Remember earlier this month when I mentioned a friend of mine wanted to expand her photography skills? She’d mostly photographed nature before, so she wanted to get some shots of people. Obviously, I volunteered!

My friend is very big on sewing, so I ended up wearing things she had made–this gorgeous corset being one of them. Admittedly, after I took it off I remembered how nice breathing is, but it definitely defined my waist in a great way.

I’ll be honest and say that there was pretty much no way I could have worn this for a whole day–but I did wear it for several hours.

I’m also trying to post any photos/outfits that have my old hair in them–since I dyed my hair on Monday.

Bonus: You can see how much I paid for my shoes.

Almost

Outfit Details: Jacket: Forever 21 (borrowed); Tank: American Eagle; Tee: Target; Jeans: Current/Eliott, via BeyondtheRack.com; Shoes: Blowfish.

So I almost wore a dress today, but it was just a little too windy (evidence? my grouchy face in these pictures). And I almost wore a different jacket, but since I was going out with a friend she offered me this one which I’ve coveted for awhile. I always have issues finding things in Forever 21, but somehow she always comes across some really great finds.

We went thrifting (during which I tried not to be tempted while I was surrounded by clothing), and she bought a couple things she plays to alter/do some DIY stuff too.

In other news, I dyed my hair after I took these pictures! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.