Lulu's top, Forever21 tank dress, Old Navy booties
Well helloooo there! Man, I almost forgot how this thing works it's been so long. There's so much to say and clearly not enough time (or space) so I'm gonna keep it real simple and say that I hope to be back soon :)
While my heart has been hoping to use this space more for writing and less for fashion, I had an idea for something (a potential series?) that could possibly be helpful to some of you! So outfit post it is to welcome me back to the blog world.
Lately I've been trying to get real creative with outfits to keep me from shopping, and I've realized my closet has a lot more possibilities than I give it credit for. I'm sure I'm not alone when I admit I've bought an item - or passed up on one entirely - that in my mind has no place in the classy, "normal" outfit-wearing world. For example: crop tops, backless shirts or dresses, bathing suit cover-ups, etc. Things you would never wear to work or to meet your boyfriend's parents or to anything that you wouldn't want people thinking you're dressed totes inapropes for the occasion. So then we assign different clothes for different events, and hardly stray from those rules in our mind, which keeps us from being creative with how many different ways we can actually wear something.
That's a lot of words to say: in this case, I took a somewhat backless top and threw it over a simple, casual dress so I could wear it to work since it never sees the light of day otherwise. The day before that, I wore a crop top that I had really only labeled as my "Stagecoach shirt" with a high-waisted skirt and am proud to say I felt totally appropriate leaving the house in it. So I'm hoping to post a few more of these kind of looks in case it helps you get creative with the clothes you have. I miss you guys and this place a lot. Have the very best day, I'll try not to stay away as long next time ;)