My OOTD is what I’m wearing today to go get my physical. I realized it had been over 3 years since I’d had one, so today’s the big day. Sorry for over-sharing, but it’s important to take care of your health. In order to be comfy and casual, I’ve chosen black joggers, a white shirt and a denim jacket.
In my before look, my white v neck shirt is too high, the denim jacket is too dark with the black joggers and I need to show a little skin at the ankle. In my after look, I pushed up my pant legs a little, swapped out the blue tennis shoes for grey/ black slip ons and replaced the white shirt with a cuter version that has a deeper v neck. I traded the dark denim jacket for this lighter version and rolled the sleeves up a bit. It’s the same basic outfit – just a cuter/ better version.
Jeans and a white shirt are another classic outfit. But you need more than just a logo t shirt and jeans to have a stylish look. A cute, faux silk top is more flattering and stylish. Take this one from Nordstrom Rack, it’s actually polyester, so it’s machine washable- which is essential for moms. Tuck it in a little, add a belt & cardigan sweater, and a cute necklace to give it a little interest. Finish the outfit with some fun sandals instead of flip flops (remember I’m in the desert!) and I’m ready for today’s adventure- the famous street fair!
Let me tell you a little story about a mom who wandered into a consignment shop and found a cheap thrill!
My son was getting his hair cut the other day- and lo and behold right next door was a consignment shop, so of course I had to go in and explore.
Let me tell you- it was SO MUCH FUN!
I’ve always been a fan of bargains- and love finding something on sale, but I never imagined the thrill I would get in a re-sale shop!
Yes, it smelled a little funny in there.
Yes, there were a lot of awful clothes.
Yes, I felt a little weird looking at other people’s discards.
But- there were also some great finds and great prices- including this fun little vest I’m wearing today.
Now, here’s the weird part.
Just the other day I was at an intersection and saw a cute gal walking by. She had on workout pants, a t shirt and the coolest vest.
I wondered where she got it- I thought it was so unique and so interesting.
I walked into the consignment shop and the first thing I find- I swear- is this vest.
It is almost the exact same vest as the one I saw! It was fate!
And it was only $12!!
I brought it home, washed it in hot water (twice) and now here it is, complimenting a white V neck shirt and paired with red jeans. It adds so much interest to what otherwise would have been a boring outfit (as seen on the right).
The morale of the story is- if you are wanting to re-fresh your wardrobe, and don’t want to spend a fortune- consider checking out your local consignment store. You may be surprised by what you find.
A piece of advice, go with an idea in mind of what you are looking for- and it’s ok to leave empty handed. The thrill is in the hunt!
And for a good laugh, check out this post on jeans I found at the Goodwill! It shows some really bad Mom jeans!
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One thing I’ve learned in this ‘fashion journey’ is how a very simple outfit can either look stylish or not- depending on small details.
A good example of that is today’s outfit. I’ve paired blue jeans with a white t shirt and a black cardigan.
But- as you can see on the right, this outfit is awful.
The loose, baggy jeans are too long (see how they puddle around my ankles). The white t shirt has a neckline that is too high- and the cardigan looks awkward (the neckline is so much lower than the t shirt). And to be honest, the outfit is just a little too boring.
On the left I have replaced the baggy jeans with these cute slim and cropped ones (Old Navy, Diva style)
I’ve switched out the cardigan for this longer, short sleeve one and then added a scarf to add interest and color to the outfit. Now my outfit has a focal point.
For my shoes, instead of the ugly black Sketchers (on the right), I’ve got on cute black ballet flats.
Simple little changes that make a big difference! Enjoy your weekend. The sun in shining in Seattle today! Thank you Mother Nature!
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Jeans: Old Navy, Cardigan: Standard Style Boutique (Kansas City), Flats:Nordstrom, Scarf: gift from hubby!