January 19, 2011
Just a heads up, because someone asked, I have a small build and I'm short - 5'3" - although proportionally I think I have long legs and a short torso. Sometimes I try to buy "petite" pants because they're on clearance, but they're too short, even though I'm short, so that's why I think I have long legs. Using "long" as a relative term and all.
So, it was Saturday - this is what I wore:
Purple Shirt: garage sale ($.50?) Old Navy
Black Cami: DownEast, hand-me-down
Sweatpants: Old Navy 10+ years ago
Slippers: made by me HERE, I wear them daily - I should make another pair....
So, later that night I had to run to the store. And I almost went as-is. And then I thought, I should make the effort. It took less than 5 minutes to throw on some jeans, a scarf, and comb my crazy hair:
Scarf: Target, Black Friday Sales, $5 - I'm trying to embrace the scarf thing - easy to throw on and I think it steps up my look.
Jeans: can't remember, but they're from a clothing swap
Gray Boots: Kohls, $20, Black Friday - I had to run in quick to get these!!
Much better, right?? maybe I should have been making the effort all day long instead of the last hour of the day....
Now, for a outfit from Sunday at church:
Dress: DownEast - it was ugly in the catalog and on the rack (yes, I actually got to go to a DE store when I traveled with my husband for his work a couple of years ago) but I tried it on and loved the fit. $20? (clearance)
Necklace: DownEast - I was trying to get free shipping and needed $5 in purchases to get it, so I added the necklace to my cart.
Boots: (they're brown) - Shoe Carnival, last year, Black Friday, $20
Making the effort in a couple of ways:
--I wore a long necklace - usually I think necklaces have to be above the neckline of the dress, and that long necklaces are for plain shirts with no interest on the front - this dress has front interest and I still wore a long necklace - daring!
--HOSE?!? - this is where I need you - I'm anti-hose. If it were fall or spring, I'd wear this same thing without hose, no problem. But it's the dead of winter, and I guess my mom's in the back of head with You HAVE to Wear Hose - and so I did. But are flesh-colored hose in?out? what do you do??? They seem so obviously fake in color, but the nude ones aren't any better. Thoughts??
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