Clothed with Grace: Clothes Lately

Monday, February 15, 2016

Clothes Lately

I wore this outfit last year, but didn't blog it, so when it came up on my Timehop from Instagram, I thought, hey, I should wear that again!  I really am not putting a lot of thought into clothes right now, so it's nice when I can take inspiration from what I've worn before and repeat it.  This scarf is old but I love this option, which is on sale. The others are all fairly basic pieces, which I find the easiest to create outfits around. I'm a huge fan of these t-shirts by Merona.  Recently the were two for $10 and a scooped a few up.  They are thick and fit great! And, as far a basics go, this necklace is my absolute go-to. If you're looking for a great everyday one, I'd recommend for sure!

I recently talked with one of my good friends about my blog a bit and I told her how little time I spent putting together cute outfits and thinking about what I'm going to wear.  I'm not sure if it's staying home with Hannah and keeping it super casual and only wearing real clothes a few times a week, or if I'm turning a new page in my life where putting together cute outfits has lost it's charm.  Don't get me wrong, I still like to shop (although it's mostly online now) and I still want to look nice, but it's kind of freeing to not have clothes taking up so much space in my head.

I will admit that I'm excited to wear my work clothes that have been unworn for almost a year, but I think I'll be doing a lot of outfit repeating there too, and there's nothing wrong with that.  It an be so easy to get on the want, want, want kick when looking at blogs or social media, but when I look in my closet, I almost always have something similar to the piece I see that I "want." It's only when it's really unique or fills a gap in my closet that it's really worth my time and purchase.

I did recently get this sweater after crushing on it for quite awhile.  It is so unique and nursing friendly. I also filled a couple of gaps by replacing an old cream and black cardigan with this in both colors, they were on sale for $8 each, plus, the sweetest lady gave me a $10 off $25 coupon, so I got them plus a cozy tee for only $15! You can see them here on Instagram.

On my wish list right now are these ankle pants in red and black. I went through my old pants and got rid of a bunch that were unflattering and worn out and really need to find a few replacements.  Last week my mom came to visit Hannah and I ran to Loft to try the ankle pants on, as pants are really tricky for me to fit. If you're straight up and down like me, these are the pants for you.  I also wore my normal size in them.  Now, I'm patiently waiting for Loft's next 40% off sale. I just can't bear to buy them at full price!

What about you, what's on your spring wish list?






 

Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Top: Merona same
Scarf: similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Earrings: Nickel and Suede same
Pants: Mossimo similar
Boots: Marc Fisher similar






2 comments:

  1. That leopard scarf is so fun! What a nice touch to the outfit.

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  2. Your leopard scarf is absolute perfection!

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