Greetings, friends! It’s time for another self-indulgent set of photos of myself. All in service of figuring out my wardrobe better, you know? I’m still at a point where I really don’t want to spend any money on new clothes, so I am trying to make it work with the things I already own. This is getting easier now that cooler weather is on its way (soon, please, soon!) and I even dared to break out a blazer this week. I swear, putting on a blazer instantly makes me feel better about whatever I’m wearing. Often, a pair of heels will work the same kind of magic, but I don’t like to wear them every day — especially on days when I’m walking/standing a lot, and especially when I’m babying my recovering hip injury. I think I had a few duds this week — today’s outfit is particularly dodgy. Helpful advice appreciated!
Monday Lecture: Well, I liked my hair on Monday, I will tell you that much! (Part hair, French braid the top half of each side, gather in a bun, easy.) I really like this full, black-and-white skirt, too, but I wasn’t super happy with the top half of the outfit. A perfect, crisp white t-shirt and a less pilly cardigan would have worked better. Do you know where to find a perfect, crisp, non-see-through white t-shirt? Let me know! T-shirt: Old Navy. Cardigan: Target. Skirt: Gap. Shoes: Target.
Tuesday Honors: I liked these colors a lot, but I felt like the outfit was missing something. I tried on a blazer and loved the look, but I deemed it too hot to wear. Regretted it later (so wore it the next day, see below). Blouse: Gap. Trousers: Gap. Scarf: Target. Earrings: Target. Shoes: Target.
Wednesday Lecture: This outfit prompted a “you look nice today; any special reason?” from a male colleague, which tells me two things: 1) men (or at least this one) understand “looking nice” to involve suits/blazer because this is how they get dressed up and they do not understand women’s fashion, and 2) my other outfits were not deemed “nice.” Blazer: Gap. Trousers: Gap. Blouse: Target. Shoes: Target. Duckface: shamefully acknowledged.
Thursday Honors: I forgot to take my picture yesterday until after I’d gotten back home at the end of the day. Can you tell I’m slightly worse for wear after a long teaching day? Also, I really hope it’s my bad posture from holding Mr. Eegs that is causing me to look so pregnant in this. UGH. Dress: Target. Cardigan: Target. Belt: Target. Shoes: Target. Hair Tie: Emi Jay (and highly recommended for the not-creasing and not-pulling properties!). Dachshund: Limited Edition Special Egon.
Friday in the Office: In theory I like these black skinny jeans, and I do not feel this way about other skinny jeans I have and wear and love, but these…are they, like, super unflattering? What is the deal? I am not averse to wearing skinnies with flats and I don’t mind the silhouette it gives me, but today I just feel a little dumpy. Maybe because it’s my Special Ladies’ Time for Ladies? At least my hair looks good today if I do say so and I do. Blouse: Target. Jeans: Old Navy. Cardigan: Target. Shoes: Target.
What do you think about today’s attempt? Okay, or never wear again?