Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Week...

I took photos. Actually, Jackie took photos, bless her heart. She takes photos every day and not once has she told me I am nutty. Whatever crazy idea I come up with, Jackie is in! Love that girl! But, I never posted the ones from last week, because, well I SUPER busy. So here they are, the outfits of last week.

Not to brag or anything, but sometimes I buy things that are RIDICULOUSLY cheap (and sometimes not). But, I am only going to brag about the great finds I incorporated in my outfits, not so much the other more expensive treasures.

Monday - Skirt from Macy's - Around $18.

Tuesday - Plaid shirt from Nordstroms Rack - Around $14

Wednesday - Dress from the Loft - $10!

Thursday (and Friday) - Sandals - I LOVE LOVE these sandals from Target - $5!

Friday - Skirt from Anthropologie - $20

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wedding Wear

I went to two (2) weddings this weekend.

I wore this...

and, this...

I secretly love dressing up.

And, I whored this cute outfit out to my roommate...

and she wore it well.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Confucius say...

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Here goes nothing!

I am supposed to dress up (at least a little bit) for work. I am also supposed to get to work around 8ish. Most days, neither happens.

However, usually on Mondays it's easier for me to dress up. The reason for this is what I like to call a "Sunday/Monday". Usually, on Mondays, I wear to work what I wore to church, which is always at least moderately dressy.

Unfortunately, today I could not pull a Sunday/Monday because I pulled a Saturday/Sunday, having worn to church what I wore to a wedding on Saturday. Usually, I would not hesitate to pull a Saturday/Sunday/Monday (sad, but totally honest). However, the wacky wedding I attended on Saturday was for one of my co-workers. Thus, they already saw the outfit on Saturday. Drats. Jackie even saw it again on Sunday. Clearly, I could not wear it on Monday.

So, today, I woke up later than normal. And, didn't feel very formal. Or even semi-formal. This is business casual, right?!?
Also, I rarely do my hair on Mondays. Well, let's be honest, I rarely do my hair...

Hair thingy and necklac - Anthro (circa 2009)
T-shirt - French Connection (6 months old)
Belt - J Crew (3 months old)
Jeans - People's Liberation (2008ish - woot woot!)
Shoes - seychelles (2 months old)

Side note #1: I originally just took a photo of the clothes on the floor because I refuse to take a photo of myself. However, Jackie said she'd take photos of me each day. So, some days I will post photos. Some days I will just take pictures of the clothes on the floor. And, hopefully, some days I will actually be doing something and then I will just post those.

Side note #2: On my way out of the office today my co-worker Chris said "try not to buy anything on the way home."

Side note #3: My other co-worker told me that if I could pull off this one year challenge I would at have enough extra money to at least buy my own ant farm. Please bless! I would be so excited.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Clothes Whore (or is it Horse)?!?

Jackie is always calling me a clotheshorse. The other day, I referred to myself as a clothes whore. She giggled and said 'I am pretty sure it's CLOTHESHORSE, but if you want to be a whore, it's fine with me.'

Not that I intentionally called myself a clothes whore, clearly, I just got confused with the colloquialism. But, if I am being totally honest, clothes whore IS probably more accurate.

You see, a clotheshorse by definition is someone who is excessively concerned with dress. This depiction of myself would not be completely accurate... probably not even close, given my desire to hang out in my pajamas or running clothes and often wearing whatever is on my floor, without even an afterthought of accessorizing (or sometimes even matching).

But, a clothes whore... well, I can only assume that would be one whose clothes are worn far more by others than by myself. This would be VERY accurate, actually. I have clothes all over the globe. People are always wearing my clothes. I chalk it up to sharing my talents. Since, I SO love to shop. The wearing of the clothes is less appealing then the actually buying of them.

However, every single time I go through my closets in an effort to downsize (a.k.a. keep the closet rods from breaking in two), I determine that I actually like most of my clothes. I already paid for them, so why don't I just keep them.

Well, it's high time I actually start wearing them. And, so for this clothes whore, I am embarking on a new challenge - I am going to wear the clothes, shoes and accessories that I already own, only buying something new occasionally to whet my fashion palette.

Wish me luck!