Tunic - Forever 21 (thrifted) - $3.00
Belt - Target - $3.74
Leggings - Gap - $5.99
Pumps - Target - gifted
Hoops - Target - $1.00
But I realized it was a tad too dressy for what I was going for...so I completely changed my look and opted for this:
Hat - gifted
Earrings - B.B.Peppers - $0.50
Tank top - J.Crew - $3.99
Denim skirt - Old Navy (thrifted) - $3.00
Leather pumps - Aerosoles - $29.00
Metal bangles - Claire's - $1.00
Vest - B.B. Peppers - $10.00
Black top Target $3
Floral green shorts $8
Black Flip flops...um...I forget, probably around $6 or $7 maybe less:)
I'm off to run errands and meet a friend for coffee!
Linen tunic - Moda International (thrifted) - $3.50
Pedal Pushers (Gap curvy jeans - hemmed into pedal pushers by me) - Gap - $9.99
Leather wedges - Off Broadway (B.O.C.) - $19.99
Leather belt - Gap - $25
Venetian glass earrings from Venice - gifted from a friend visiting Venice
Metal cuff - Claire's - $1.00
Pink canvas and leather tote - Lillian Vernon (thrifted) - $1.00
Anyhow...I keep trying to make the bermuda short work on me since it's a great casual look for a stay-at-home-mom, but I just think they make my short legs look even shorter.
Purple top JCP $3
Pastel Plaid Belt $6
Bermuda shorts Gap $30 (I think)
Peep toe Canvas Wedge Sandals $15 I think (or was it $22, lol)
nude colored bracelets Target $3
Purple ball earrings World Market $3
This is me feeling like a princess...'cause...well...flowy white dresses make me feel like a princess. :-)
You will see this dress again because I plan on wearing it with different belts, jackets, and will eventually hem it to knee-length. But for now - I'm wearing it long with this pink sash. Wouldn't this outfit be perfect with a floppy straw beach hat? Sigh. I need summer hats!
White dress - J.Crew (thrifted) - $3
Pink sash - Aeropostale - came with a pair of denim cut-offs I bought
White sandals - Shoe Department - $7.99
Pink shell earrings - gifted
The dog was being a goof and is shown nipping at my toes (I think she liked my sunscreen or something, because she kept licking my legs and feet)
Ok, on to "Fashion" or at least my version of it. So yesterday I went shopping at Target and came back with a few fun finds, my favorite was this Navy and Hot pink dress on sale for only $10!
I love the funny looking pockets, the bright color with the dark and how it hits me perfectly at the knee. I did get it in a size or so bigger then I normally do (because that is all they had) so I wasn't sure if I should wear the belt or not, I think I could do either way.
This pic isn't the best, but here it is without the belt.
I also got two really cute belts that I hope to show off in up-coming posts and this floral skirt. The skirt is cut to be a bit longer in the back then the front and I got it for only $12! Hurray for me!
This is the outfit I plan on wearing today, but maybe I can wear my new colorful dress tomorrow!
Wide leg Navy Slacks Gap $19.99
Yellow T-strap sandals $11
Long beads Gifted (thanks Kara!)
brown beaded bracelets Claire's $1
You can't tell but I'm wearing pink ice lipstick by Mary Kay. I like wearing it right now because I feel like it makes my face look more tan:) lol!
So yes, here I am...plain and simple - no style statement - but I wanted to post a picture anyhow. :-)
I'll probably change into my brown flip flops later on, but for now - I'm most comfortable in something with height (crazy, I know).
Blue tank top - J.Crew - $3.99
Khaki shorts - J.Crew (off Ebay) - $9.99 (with shipping)
Brown leather wedges - Off Broadway Shoes (B.O.C. brand) - $19.99
Silver hoops - Target - $1.00
Brown tank top - J.Crew - $3.99
Green floral skirt (shortened to knee-length by me) - Target - $9.98
Brown leather wedges - Off Broadway shoe (B.O.C. brand) - $19.99
Medallion earrings - gifted
Fedora hats are becoming popular, but mostly because menswear is making a big comeback this year. I've seen them paired with an outfit as simple as a t-shirt, shorts, and gladiator sandals.
I love fedora hats with a white shirt and vest. The one pictured below is from Target for only $14.99
Perhaps the most feminine summer hat is the straw floppy hat. This hat is perfect for laying out on the beach, gardening, or just as a fashion statement with a sundress. Kohl's has this hat on sale for only $15.40.
My favorite hats in the winter are newsboy caps...in plaid summer colors, this hat is perfect for summer, too!
Newsboy cap found at Target for $9.99.
My favorite finds are pictured below from Make Me Chic's website.
There are some crazy styles out there, but this gladiator heel looked like something I might actually wear - especially for only $21.oo! It came in several different colors, too.
So yeah, I'm not sure I like this outfit now that I see this picture...makes my thighs look particularly large. But anywho...the vest is new and I thought it was a lot of fun. :-)
Vest - B.B. Peppers - $10.00
Green tank - Kohl's - $3.99
Denim capris - Hydraulic - hand-me-down
Leather wedges - Off Broadway Shoe (B.O.C.) - $19.99
Yellow hoops - B.B. Peppers - $0.50
canvas peep toes Kohls ~ I forget...$17 I think
I also really felt like wearing bright red lips. What do you think?
I threw on a cropped sweater to keep a bit warm...sweater from Target $9
So in the five minutes I had to get ready, I quickly threw on this denim skirt and these wedge sandals. While I waited in the parking lot for my husband, I brushed on some make-up and put my hair in a clip.
All this to say, that 1) I do dress grubby when I feel like it, I just see no reason to post those pictures; and 2) it's easy to go from grubby to cute in no time - so there is never an excuse!
So for those of you who scoff when I wear a skirt on cleaning days, know that I only do that when I feel like it, not every time. And for those of you who say it takes too much effort to get dressed cute - no, it really doesn't. (Now of course that is assuming that my simple outfit really is cute...we're all still learning, right? lol!)
Tank top - J. Crew - $3.99
Denim skirt - Gap - $9.99
Brown leather wedge - Off Broadway Shoes (BOC brand) - $19.99
I had on a brushed gold cuff with this too, but had just taken it off before the pic.
I also wanted to point out my updo, I never can seem to keep my hair to stay up in clips and buns until I read the genius post found on the "What I wore today" blog titled "Lazy girls Updo". Of course, why didn't I think of that? Us a pony tail holder then twist and secure with a cute clip or fancy hair stick.
Anyway, to the outfits...ahem
Black v-neck Target $3
colorful neck scarf $12
magenta corduroy skirt Gap ~$10 about four years ago:)
Black leggings Marshalls $6.99
Dark Wash Jeans $19.99
Leopard print flats Target $5