Well, its the end of the month, so that means it’s time for a summary of my outfits of the month. Which was your favorite?
I’ve opted for my black leggings, a grey sweater and this cute patterned puffy vest (although truth be told, while I’m in my bed I don’t have the vest or boots on! :))
It’s a much cuter outfit than the plain one* on the right, don’t you think?
* this is an old picture taken last summer- hence the gorgeous flowers behind me. If I took it today, you would see frost! 🙂
As I look back over my outfits these past few weeks, I noticed that I haven’t been wearing much color (which shouldn’t be a surprise since I feel most comfortable in neutrals). But today I decided I needed a little burst of color~ something about the grey skies and lack of sunshine I guess!
That being said- here is today’s look. I’ve decided to wear jeans and a bright orange top. I love this top- it’s a great color and super comfy. For my first look I simply paired it with jeans, added my orange bracelet and brown boots- easy does it.
Then I decided that I should maybe add another layer- especially for working moms- so I tucked the shirt in and added a blue blazer. Instead of the boots, I chose ballet flats (and yes, my feet will probably freeze- this look is for you lucky moms who live in warmer climates). I also chose my leopard belt as a fun little surprise.
Now let’s take a moment to discuss my ‘before’ look. I chose an old one for you today (so I apologize if you’ve seen it before) but it’s perfect to compare with today’s look.
This is another example of how to wear a bright shirt- yet this outfit isn’t working for several reasons. The tight orange shirt with the high collar and strange cuffs looks awful (especially tucked in), and the mid calf cropped jeans are really unflattering for many reasons. The high waist being one of them. Lastly, the tennis shoes- please, please don’t wear tennis shoes with jeans. It’s not cute. We’ll talk more about that another day…
Hello Readers-Sorry it’s been a while since I wrote.
The holiday season was so busy for me (as I’m sure it was for you too!) that I just couldn’t find time to write.
Today I will simply be showing a bunch of outfits that I wore in Dec. Some I blogged about, others I just wore and took a picture of. Enjoy!
I hope you had a safe and happy New Year!
I’ve decided to start a new thing on Thursdays- where I ask you all to weigh in on a reader’s request. Since I realize that I am by no means an expert- I figure this is a great way to get other people’s opinions on style questions.
So- here we go!
Today’s question comes from Jenny. She has a friend who will be starting dental school in the fall and is concerned with what to wear. She needs to go straight from class into the lab- where she needs to look professional.
It’s been a LONG time since I was in school (could it really have been 20 years ago? God, I’m old!) and I have never been in a lab- so I’m hoping that some of you lovely readers can chime in.
My suggestion is to wear nice, cropped dress pants paired with a cute top, a cardigan and some comfortable shoes. However, you don’t want to look like Barbie, so be sure to get a coat that fits! LOL!
Ok readers, now it’s your turn! Please help Jenny and comment on what you would suggest wearing to class and then to the lab!
On me: Pants: Nordstrom (Vince Camuto), Tank: French Connection, Cardigan: J Crew, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: Stella and Dot
I’m wearing cropped blue jeans with an orange top. but the outfit on the right isn’t working.
There is a lot wrong with this look, but let’s start with the tight orange shirt.
The high neckline isn’t flattering, having the shirt tucked in makes it even worse, the 3 inch cuffs on the sleeves are strange…
As for the jeans- where do I begin?
First off, the length is unflattering- compare the way my legs look on the right to the way they look on the left. Because the crop on the right ends mid calf- my legs look short.
The wide cut of the leg is also not as flattering, look at my saddlebags! The skinner (straight leg) cut of the jeans on the left are more slimming.
Next is the high waistband- this makes my middle area look bigger than it really is (especially since the top is tucked in- as previously mentioned).
A lower waist is more current and flattering- keep in mind though- I’m not talking so low my underwear are hanging out!
Last is the tennis shoes. I’ve talked about this so many times- so forgive me for repeating myself.
Please- DO NOT wear tennis shoes with jeans. Honestly, it doesn’t look good.
Yes, I know tennis shoes are really comfy. My feet ache all the time (that’s why I wear flats so much), but tennis shoes are not the answer.
A great alternative is Puma’s which are as comfy as tennis shoes- but so much cuter.
In case you missed it yesterday, Mommypages.com has done a little profile of Everyday Mom Style. If you ever wanted to know learn a little more about me- here is your chance.
Jeans: Old Navy, Cardigan, Gap, Tank: Express, Shoes: Nordstrom