Thanks for the all the advice on hose - sounds like I need to invest in some tights. I know it's a good discussion when even my mom pipes on in with a comment!
So moving on, I think my biggest issue is shoes. I have 2 pair of boots I bought this season to step up my style, and I love them. But sometimes I think I should wear something other than boots so I don't have to wear skinny jeans that day. So I branch out and that's where it gets tricky. I want to wear socks with flats, but it's not a good look. I would revert back to my tennis shoes, but that's not the point.
So here I am, dressed nice at a game night. My husband even said - "I noticed you looked nice today" - he knows I'm trying to step it up, so it's nice that he points it out. It reminded me - oh yeah, I need to take a picture. So I did. The funny thing - I couldn't decide what shoes to wear, but it was okay because we hosted, so I didn't leave the house - socks were a go.
--Shrug, Express from a garage sale, $0.50 (you've probably noticed, I'm a super bargain shopper)
--Lace Tank, Downeast Basics, $10
--Jeans, GAP clearance $10
So, when I was in a thrift shop looking for handles (found them - score!) I looked at shoes knowing I need to expand my options. I found these and hope you approve - they have a heel! I wore them without socks but maybe I could have worn them with socks?!?
--necklace - local resale store, $10
--belt - GAP clearance, $3
--shirt - garage sale??
--trouser jeans - garage sale, $4 (more than I usually pay at a garage sale, but a good move because they fit great)
--shoes, Mudd, thrift store, $4
Next week's big discussion - jeans!