Outfit Details: Dress: thrifted; Belt: thrifted; Shoes: Ross
What, what? Dress posts twice in a row? I know, I’m just as surprised. However with the utterly gorgeous sunshine that has finally hit Washington state, I can’t bear to be in jeans.
As a bonus, I recently fell in love with this dress I thrifted over a year ago. I’ve worn it only once before, with a different belt. For awhile I wasn’t particularly fond of it, but when I put it this day something changed. I belted it, made the top slightly more blouse-y which had the added benefit of making the dress shorter and I went “Oh my god. I love it.”
It’s interesting how, for months, you can be ambivalent about a garment only to one day completely change your tune.
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.
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.
Outfit Details: Top: Ross; Belt: Target; Skirt (old): BCX; Shoes (old): Steve Madden; Earrings: Yochi, via Ideeli.com
I wore this awhile ago, but got around to photographing it recently. The last time I wore this skirt, I felt that the shirt I paired it with was much too long. So I switched it for a cropped shirt in hopes that would fix the proportion problem. And, whaddayaknow, it totally did!
It also gave me an opportunity to pair navy and brown together, along with using a useless belt. This is what I call victory.
If there’s one thing I really love about shoes, its that they always always fit. These were a Birthday gift from my parents when I turned sixteen.
Then again, that’s probably why I can’t bear to get rid of this skirt, either. I bought it in seventh (or eighth) grade and still fit into it. It allows me to pretend like I’m still as tiny as I was when I was 14. The fact that it’s super comfortable helps too.