Top: H&M, $12
Skirt: Marshalls, $17
Necklace: Forever 21, $6
Heels: Target, $15
Purse: H&M, $28
I forgot to mention it in yesterday's post, but I also purchased this patterned black and white skirt at TJ Maxx on my little excursion. I was pretty dang proud of this little outfit when I stepped out in it this morning. There's something about a new clothing piece that makes an outfit relatively exciting, huh? But after a day of wearing this outfit, I can see the potential of the problems I ended up encountering this day in these photographs.
For one, this black shirt that used to be quite tight is now kind of baggy. I'm not saying I need things to be skin tight, but I didn't anticipate it looking so loose around my shoulders, and the capability of so many wrinkles in the fabric around my stomach. The skirt is already about a half size too big, which I figured meant it would be more comfortable, but it actually just means it rides up when I walk and looks a little frumpy around my waist. Which was exceptionally uncomfortable as I walked around at work, tugging at my skirt to keep it down at my hip bones as opposed to cutting me off mid-torso and looking extra weird. Eep. Not the funnest outfit to wear. I think I'm going to have to stick with wearing a blazer or sweater or un-tucked shirt with this skirt!
I feel like I've been nit-picking all of my outfits lately! I don't mean to be such a fashion drag. I just don't know what's up with my clothing choices lately. I also realized I've done a lot of returning this month. This dress, this blazer (don't be mad, I know you all loved it, just wasn't working for me!), the patterned skirt I just showed you all (the pattern alignment in the front is off). And today, had I still had the tags on this skirt, it might've gone back as well. I feel like spring and summer clothes and outfits are a confusing subject for me, and I feel this ridiculous pressure (self-imposed, of course) to GET ALL THE SPRING THINGS. Part of me wants to impose a little shopping ban so I get in control of my weird and spastic spending, but part of me knows that fashion is just not something that comes naturally to me most of the time. SURPRISE! Yes, I run a style blog and I don't think I'm the greatest dresser in the world. But this blog is less about show and tell and more about "Hey, let's talk about my clothes and help each other try current trends & not look stupid while doing it." with an occasional cameo of "this outfit is just cute and I know it, admire with me, friends."
Yeah, I think I like that.