My friend Amanda sent me this article from Career Girl Daily at work the other day – it’s about how to wear suede dresses this fall. Amanda just got a new suede skirt that we have been obsessing over, so this was relevant. I haven’t even seen it yet, and I’m still excited – it looks something along these lines:
I am very into this, guys. However, the dress thing was a little more complicated in my book. These overwhelm me and scream 90s disaster:
(Amanda likes the red one, but without the tie… It reminds me of red velvet and Christmas outfits from when I was six…)
However. VERY into the skirt thing.
And I do like these from the Career Girl post:
How do you feel about this trend? Too 70s? I don’t have any suede in my closet yet, but I’m going to keep an eye out for the perfect piece to incorporate into my wardrobe.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and just hate all of your clothes? Like there is no outfit to ever be salvaged from your closet?
I feel that way too often. I forget I own things, forget why I have that top and what I ever matched it with, and hate everything I have to wear on my body.
A year or so ago I tried to fix this issue by creating an Outfit Archive on Pinterest. There are days (although they are hard to remember sometimes) when I’m super impressed with myself and an outfit I put together, so why not remember that combination for a time when you have zero inspiration?
Enter the selfie.
I created a board where I would store all my outfit selfies for future use. It’s really great to be able to scroll through it real quick while I’m laying in bed, thinking of what to wear tomorrow.
You can also make notes about what you can’t see very well in the photo – jewelry, another option for shoes you didn’t go with that day, etc.
I’ve also used it to store nail polish triumphs, outfits that I saw others pin where I have all the pieces they have… whatever works to give yourself some inspiration.
The great thing about this is, you know it is all doable. Everything you see on that board you can wear. I’ve had plenty of times where I just went into the Women’s Fashion category of Pinterest and got frustrated because I didn’t have any of those expensive clothes!
You can also set the board to private if you aren’t as shameless as me. That way you can post awful bathroom selfies that are totally blurry and not worry about other people seeing them. I have no such worries, for some reason.
Another board that I have come up with is the Wardrobe Wishlist. I use this when I’m shopping to remind myself of the holes in my wardrobe that need to be filled. Why do I have zero blue things? Why do I have a million pairs of jeans but no shorts? This way I’m not buying 8 purple tops or the first thing that looks pretty in the window. Purposeful shopping! A little more guilt-free, if you ask me.
It also helps me remember what I need to replace in my closet. My yellow flats and red wedges are so dear to me, but they are looking a little bit… too loved. I can keep track of the things I need to replace on my Pinterest board, so if I give them away I won’t forget how awesome of a staple they were, and that I need to buy another pair.
I love using Pinterest this way because it really feels a little more productive then just browsing and wishing I had those clothes, or aimlessly shopping. You can follow me on Pinterest here if you want to check out my boards.
Hello all you lovely people. Apologies for taking a break yesterday- we were doing a lot of work on the site. But today we’re back and I wanted to share some of my go-to pieces in my closet.
I am one of those people with way too many clothes. As you know, Emily and I both keep everything, so I am the type to keep something in hopes that it will fit again or I will figure out how to update it in a new outfit. Usually I end up being glad I kept things, and I like having as many options as possible. But now that I am living at Anthony’s in one room with one closet and limited space, I have brought over only my essentials to tuck into any corner I can find. Here are some pieces I can’t live without:
My weight fluctuates pretty often so right now flowy tops are the most flattering, since I am enjoying food very much right now and am round and happy. :) Having sleeves that accentuate my shoulders seems to balance out my curves. Or that’s the conclusion I’ve come to- this isn’t an exact science or anything. Ha.
I was so excited when this trend came around. So comfortable! And you can do so much with them. These were originally supposed to be just normal jeans, but once I brought them home from the thrift store and wore them for a while they got pretty baggy in the legs. Voila! I had boyfriend jeans without even meaning to.
Something about the structure this adds to an outfit makes it so useful. If I’m wearing a flowy top and boyfriend jeans, this adds the lines angles to make the outfit less jellyfishy (that’s a word I just used…deal with it). With dark jeans, a sparkly top and heels, this adds a little masculine vibe to a sparkly and girly outfit. It just goes with everything- I love the dark grey color.
It’s still slightly chilly (for California standards) so a scarf is great to add something fun to an outfit while staying warm. I got the leopard one at a dollar store and Anthony’s mom gave me the white one for Christmas. I love the airy white material and the gold accents! Makes me feel fancy and feminine.
A must have for me since I can remember. I love these with heels or ankle boots, and I love the detail on the ankle:
I also have some things on my wishlist:
Replacements for my bright yellow flats that died (RIP)
Studded flat sandals
A black romper
Black knee-high socks
Why are most of those shoes? Sigh. I have a problem.
What is your favorite piece in your closet? What is your guilty pleasure? Mine is obviously hoarding shoes.