Friday, February 27, 2015

Coral Scarf and Ballet Slippers




Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Gray Sweater $7.24 Tommy Hilfiger
Taupe Sweater $6.63 Liz Claiborne
Coral Red Scarf $4.45
Purse $4.90 Monet
Ballet Slippers $7.99 Gap
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Coral Bracelet $1 via downtown boutique

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Olive Print Scarf With Nudes

The scarf is my favorite part of this outfit.  I do not like these pants, but I wear them since my options are limited at the moment.  I think I tend to prefer a more casual style pant...and ones of a different fabric than these.  

Gray Pants $4.90 Briggs New York
Cardigan $6.52 Career Essentials
Scarf $1.79
Bangle .76 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Nude Shoes $7.48 Etienne Aigner

Monday, February 23, 2015

Polished Stone Necklace

This outfit made me happy with it's color scheme and comfort factor.  Also loving this necklace I thrifted.
This could easily be an everyday look for me and is one that really fits my life and style. 
I hope to whittle my wardrobe down to 90% of outfits like this and 10% a little more casual/dressy...at least for the next 10-14 years that I plan on working and then up the more casual to 99%.  My goal is to increasingly, over the next several years, have far less clothes in my closets than I do now.  This is my year to work on that and shop less.  I'm in training. :)
I'm sure I keep repeating myself on this point, but if I keep saying it enough maybe I'll eventually really make it happen. :)
So far this year I've really surprised myself and have done very well in the spending/shopping department.  I need to do some more purging, but I feel like I am making some progress and definitely improving from the last couple of years.
When I took a step back, stayed out of the thrift store, and assessed my closet...I realize the hoards of clothes and outfit possibilities I have.  Tooooo many.  I want to wear outfits in a much heavier rotation, but change them up a bit with the scarves and jewelry.  I do like to have options and play dress up in my closet...but I'm also realizing I don't need to have 200 tops to choose from (not sure how many I actually have, but it's a LOT).  ha
It was fun for a while, but totally unnecessary.  I want to LOVE and feel good in the things I wear...and I know not all the things I own do that for me...and those items need to go.  I need to pick out my most favorite pieces and let some others go.
At the moment I feel extremely limited in the pants I wear and I know I tend to wear the same ones over and over and over...but that's because I had a weight gain.  I have lots of other pants...I just need to lose some weight so that I can fit into them.  Another thing I'm working on.  Was supposed to do that at the beginning of the year and here it is...nearly March...and I'm just getting started.  I do have hope to start fitting into at least a couple of my other pairs of pants within the next few weeks though.
These khaki's are my favorite pants I can fit into right now and I know you see them about 2-3 times a week it seems.  That's about how often I actually wear them.  That's probably not unreasonable for my minimizing goals though.  It just feels like I wear them a lot.  But my other options at this point, and ones I go to occasionally, are black jeans, black ponte pants, gray pants, burgundy jeans, and blue jeans.  You probably mainly see me in these khakis and the black ponte because that's what I wear most often to work in my 3 day work week.
I cannot wait to lose the 4 pounds needed to introduce my dark denim pants I have yet to wear.  Will have sooooo many outfit options once I can fit into those.  I also think they're a nice enough look for my semi casual office.

Are you happy with your current clothes situation?  What are your clothing and shopping goals?

Khaki Pants $4.20 Jigsaw
Striped Long Sleeved Tee $3.50 Merona
Cardigan $3 JM Collection
Polished Stone Necklace $5.35
Teal Sea Glass Bracelet
Wide Bracelet $3.82
Narrow Bracelet .91 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Nude Loafers $4 Naturalizer

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Parisian Stripes



Link Up:  Visible Monday

Black Ponte Pants $4.90 Sag Harbor
Striped Trench $8.98
Scarf $1.19
Red Shoes $4 Karen Scott
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Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection via Ross