Running errands & shopping for a client the Saturday after Christmas called for comfort. It’s officially winter, but somehow still warm out. Haven’t been able to do much layering this fall/winter season thus far. I’m sure the brutally cold weather is coming soon & I am so ready.
Decided to have a little fun mixing prints with a pop of color.
All items remixed from my current wardrobe.
Red baseball cap (no longer available): Old Navy
Gold sequin “Ahoy” sweater (no longer available): Old Navy
Camouflage skinny jeans (color no longer available): Old Navy
Leopard print slide-ons (color no longer available): Old Navy
Exact items no longer available, but similar can be purchased at Old Navy or those retailers previously listed.
Saturday’s errand attire out & about in the streets of Atlanta. Believe it or not thought is put into my errand outfits too. It was pretty gloomy, but not raining; no need for rain boots. Decided on a casual pair of oxfords instead. I already knew denim on denim was my choice, now I needed to decide on a statement piece. Hmmmm, that’s where the Noral DeCarlo tie came in. Once I had the entire fit on, hair & make up done I felt one last thing was needed; the over sized glasses. Perfect!!!
Jacket added later for the cooler weather. Oh yeah, all items from my current wardrobe.
Denim button down (old): Target
Destructed boyfriend denim (old): GAP
Pink, green & black tie: Noral DeCarlo via email@example.com
Gold tone oxfords (old): Target
Camouflage jacket (old): Old Navy
Over sized glasses: Unknown, but can be purchased anywhere accessories are sold
Gold “Love” bracelet & gold 2 finger “Love” ring (old & jewelry available in store only): Old Navy
Gold midi rings (exact available in store): H&M
Blue watch (old): Fossil
For those exact items that are no longer available similar items can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those listed previously. It’s okay shop around. Shop small businesses & boutiques for originality.
Thursday’s casual work look using all items from my current wardrobe. Well, the cardigan & cowboy boots are a few other forgotten items recently found in my closet. The cardigan hasn’t been worn in well over a year. Why????? I have no idea; simply forgotten. The boots now, were worn last winter; not completely forgotten. I say forgotten because they weren’t my first choice.
Decided to layer the cardigan with a navy blue with white polka dot button down & pair of skinny jeans.
I’ve totally been excited about all of the casual days we’re having at work. Part of me wishes they’d change the dress code indefinitely to casual. Really, one can dress up a casual look. Heck, I sure can! Wishful thinking, I know.
Ash brown cardigan (old): New York and Company
Navy blue with white polka dot button down (old): Target
Miss Me skinny stretch denim: Buckle
Rampage Wellington cowboy boot: Macy’s
Suzy Statement necklace: Luxe Statements
The older items are no longer available, but similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed. The other items are still available for purchase at the retailers listed.
I challenge you to go through your closets, pull out those forgotten pieces & wear them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Yesterday’s sneaker day was compliments of a fitness expo at work. An expo I did not partake in, yet took full advantage of wearing sneakers.
Yes, I do wear sneakers from time to time. Every woman’s closet should have at least one pair of sneakers. My closet actually has about 5 pairs; these being the only pair of Jordan’s though. The 9’s are my favorite pair. To my surprise earlier this year these Jordan Retro 9 Barons released just in time for a nice spring gift to myself. And a lovely gift it was!
The red Old Navy baseball cap used to add a spot of color.
All items from my current wardrobe.
Jordan Retro 9 Barons: Foot Locker
Red baseball cap (color not available): Old Navy
White & black skull scarf (available): Amazon
Grayish black skinny denim (similar available): Charlotte Russe
White side zipped sweatshirt (no longer available): Kohl’s
Black faux leather jacket (available): Target
Similar items can be purchased for those no longer available at the retailers listed above or previously listed. The Jordan’s however, may be available for purchase via private seller or when next release.
Today’s church fit using all items from current wardrobe with the exception of the booties.
Well, these booties are brand new to my wardrobe & the plan was to wear them in February on my birthday. However, I couldn’t wait that long. They were calling my name…JReid!! I didn’t wear them exactly how I planned, but felt they were the perfect pop of color for black & grey.
Light grey blazer: Old Navy
Zippered black pencil skirt: Express
Black tank: Old Navy
Jaxxi Oxblood booties: Shoe Dazzle
Large black belt: Unknown
Now the boots are still available via Shoe Dazzle; membership required to order. The other items worn are no longer available, but similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously mentioned.
Decided to try Bantu knot twist outs on my hair finally. Actually liked it; Not bad for a first try.
Needless to say the fro went perfect with my casual Friday’s work fit. Remember, previously I mentioned my love for camouflage? Well, here I go in my favorite pair of camo khakis from GAP. I try hard not to wear them often as they are my “go to” pair of casual pants. They look awesome with any top, can be dressed up or down; basically they function like a pair of jeans.
Oh yeah, all items from my current wardrobe, merely remixed.
Pink oxford button down: Old Navy
Suzy statement necklace: Luxe Statements
Camouflage broken-in straight Khakis: GAP
Rampage combat boots: Belk
All exact items available at the retailers listed however, the khakis are no longer available in camouflage. Other colors available.
Alright guys, I really have an issue! I have a closet of clothes with items that are barely worn or never worn. Don’t get it twisted now, I don’t have tons of clothes, but I sure do have enough to substantiate not buying any for a while. The problem is, I get bored with the same things then buy more to add to what’s already there. Heck, if funds weren’t an issue I’d surely be apt to purchasing a new wardrobe yearly with the exception of those few items I just totally love. Since that’s not the case, I try to hold on to those pieces I know I’ll wear over & over, getting rid of those I know I can live without.
This Sunday I challenged myself to wear items within my wardrobe that haven’t been worn in years. Not only did I find clothing, but also found boots that weren’t worn last winter. Strange thing is all items worn I actually really like, yet seemed to have forgotten about them. Tisk, tisk, tisk!!! I mean down to the accessories (handbag & necklace) were completely neglected.
Blush pink long cardigan set: New York & Company
Royal blue corduroy pencil skirt: Old Navy
Colin Stuart slouchy boots: Victoria’s Secret (brand no longer available via VS)
Necklace: Dress Barn
Ostrich handbag: Avon
Exact items no longer available, but similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed.