I thought getting dressed yesterday was hard, but today was way worse! I don’t know why I struggle so hard putting together casual outfits, but I do, especially when trying to wear things that I haven’t seen the light of day this year. The first outfit I put together was this:
But these Mossimo periwinkle skinny jeans (size 1) are too tight for my liking, and they are too low rise. Every time I sit down I feel like I am showing the world WAY more than it wants to see. I bought them from Target at the same time I bought the pink skinny pants I blogged about a few weeks ago when I started this challenge, and they are the same size and brand, but I guess being different material and all, they fit completely different, and not in a good way. I knew I would be miserable all day in these, wondering if my arse was showing when I sat down, so I traded this outfit for something more comfortable:
This is MUCH better. I found this bright pink long sleeve stretch tee (size 2/4) at the bottom of my T-shirt drawer. I bought this is 2003-ish from a European catalog I used to receive in the mail when I lived in NYC. I’ve always loved this top, but I don’t think I have worn it in the last 2 or 3 years. The last time I wore it, my oldest son and husband commented on how bright this top is, and I think that really has kept me from wearing this more often. But it’s such a pretty color, so I say, FORGET THEM! I like it, I’m gonna wear it. They should just put on sunglasses. 😉 I think this top will work dressed up for work with a pencil skirt, or dressed down with a pair of shorts, a mini skirt, or jeans, as I did today, so I am really glad that I found it.
I decided to take a break from the skinny jeans and pants and wear my old faithful Banana Republic stretch bootcut jeans (size 25P), which I bought in 2012 or 2013. I love these jeans. They fit so well, hugging my curves without being uncomfortably snug. And they are the perfect length, which is rare for petite pants, which I find are generally too short to ever wear with anything other than flats. I really wish I had bought more than one pair of these at the time, because I have bought other pairs from BR since, and, although the same size and supposedly the same cut/fit, they are too big and just don’t fit as well as these. Oh well.
I put on multicolored belt (bight pink, pale pink, white, navy, and turquoise), which came with a pair of white capri pants i bought from Target when I still lived in Arizona, so this belt has to be about 8 or 9 years old. I really like this belt because I can (and do) make it work with so many different outfits. The shoes are my teal pointed ballet flats, which I think works really well with the turquoise in the belt. And finally, the grey scarf is from Old Navy circa 2011. I really like grey, pink, and teal together.
So, even though my first attempt at an outfit wasn’t that successful, I am really happy in the end.
BUT WILL SHE KEEP IT? Yes. All of it!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!