I’m trying to care more about how I dress (shopping from my closet more than getting new clothes, as is my style) and I’m trying to post every day this month, so I decided to show you guys what I wear sometimes. On Wednesdays
we wear pink, I’ll be participating in Dress for the Day You Want in an effort to branch out from my clothing rut a bit and try new combinations. I really love to see what others wear so I can get new ideas for combinations of items I already have, so I thought I’d do the same.
If you read this blog, you’ll know I am neither a clotheshorse nor a fashionista. I get dressed up four days a week for work (which is at a high school, so it’s not business attire, but still nicer than yoga pants and hoodies – my home uniform). My smaller wardrobe has forced me to be more adventurous in my clothing choices, since I only have so many boring items in the collection.
I feel more confident and happier when I am put together instead of just grabbing two items from my closet in the dark at 6:30 in the morning. It’s become a fun part of my evening to choose what I will wear to work the next morning. Don’t get me wrong, I still relish coming home and changing into yoga pants, but it’s so good for my self-esteem and sanity to actually care about myself enough to like what I’m wearing. I’m worth it. Even I, the least fashionable, stylish person I know, is worth spending a few minutes to pick out an outfit.
Okay, enough waxing poetic on clothing. Here’s what I wore:
Dress: Forever 21 (just got it 2 months ago, but it’s already gone from their site!)
Boots, Tights, Cardigan: Target
Belt: Urban Outfitters (via Gabriel Brother’s)
Earrings: some Peruvian artist at the Yellow Springs Street Fair
I love the belted look, but I’m only just beginning to explore wearing a belt OVER a cardigan for maximum belt awesomeness. I love this dress (my first Forever 21 purchase, actually), even though I was a little worried it was too baggy on top. Nothing a belt can’t fix! Plus, it has pockets.
These pictures are fairly awful because we were gone all day and didn’t get home until after dark (hence the mascara raccoon eyes). Next time, I promise to find some beloved natural light!