Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Influenced

In the 7+ years of reading blogs (6 of writing my own), I think I've only been influenced a few times by other bloggers (the Jeffrey Campbell Lita and Sam Edelman Zoe come to mind). These jeans are the most recent item I caved to because I was influenced by another influencer. I'm still trying to figure out how to style them my way, but I couldn't resist the unique front-buttons: sort of nautical-inspired, but with a modern twist. 








Blazer: Thrifted, Sweater: Hand-Me-Down, Jeans: Zara, Flats: H&M, Sunglasses: Forever21


I've had this blazer for a few years, but only recently started to wear it more frequently (I wore it almost exclusively for last year's Kentucky trip). The sweater is a new hand-me-down from my mom. And these H&M flats are leftover from my pregnancy slip-on shoe craze. 

Now that I'm thinking back to that Kentucky trip, these jeans would be a perfect swap for the mom jeans I wore during that trip. Glad I have this blog to remind me of these things!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Iridescent Pajamas P2

It's amazing the things you find when you are cleaning out your closet, like this plaid dress. I wore it late last year, but didn't post about it until earlier this year here. I've been wanting to layer it, so below is my first attempt at that. A light and airy #ootd for the last few 90 degree days.














Plaid Dress: Thrifted, Tank: Target, Skirt: LulaRoe Cassie, Flats: H&M, Sunglasses: ReDress

It's likely I would have paired my white, lace-up sandals with this outfit, but since they died, I've been exploring other footwear options I might have forgotten about, like these mauve/purple flats. Too bad I don't have teal shoes, or else I would have worn those.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"A Song to Say Good-bye"

It's official: my white sandals are dead (well, almost). I'm sure many of you are rejoicing, since they are all I've been wearing, and how boring is that? 













Button-Down: Levi's (Hand-me-down), Trousers: Banana Republic (Thrifted),
Sandals: Lust for Life, Sunglasses: Big Fun


I thought we were well on our way into fall weather, but it looks like we are in an Indian Summer situation instead. I'm not sure I have a strong opinion either way, but I was looking forward to wearing pants, since I've been over shorts for a few weeks now. 

I thrifted these trousers earlier this year when I was pregnant, but never got around to wearing them (are you noticing a theme?). They are lightweight enough for a warm day, but I can see them working well with warmer clothes for cooler weather. I was also hesitant to wear them to work, because I thought they were too pajama-y. But I gave them a chance, and they aren't that pajama-y (at least they don't look like it in these photos). I think they'll be just fine to wear to work (when I return after maternity leave).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hot Pink

A few weekends ago, Adam and I ventured out to the September Cleveland Flea with Harvey. It was one of those perfect fall days: a little chilly, but with warmth from the sun. I thought about wearing my recently collaged high-tops (shared here), but didn't know if it'd be too warm (I was right to go with sandals; I had to take my sweater off near the end of our flea trip), plus I thought it might be too much pink (if there were ever such a thing). 

Disclaimer: Things got a little silly with these photos. 















Sweater: Zara, Button-Down, scarf: Hand-me-down, Jeans: Swapped,
Sunglasses: ReDress, Sandals: Lust for Life

Adam always takes a "test shot", so I leaned into this one.

I think I realized the root(s) of my style crisis: equal parts dressing a "new" body and not having the right clothes out and easily available. As I mentioned in my last post, I recently switched over my wardrobe to be able to wear the clothes I couldn't wear when I was pregnant, plus are breastfeeding-friendly. It's a lot of button-downs and tshirts, but not very sartorially exciting. This #ootd was the first in a while that was a bit more exciting (it's probably the amazing sunglasses I picked up from ReDress at the Flea).

The other thing I've noticed is that Harvey and I hang out at home most days, or go and visit at my mom's, so there isn't a real excuse to get dressed (not to mention I only have a few minutes before Harvey gets fussy and needs attention), so I go with what's easy or out - i.e. why I've only worn these white sandals for the past 6 months. 

Seems like I need to start making more of an effort with my outfits. Maybe it's a chicken/egg situation: if I get "dressed", Harvey and I will do more exciting things during the day.