…or trying to. I don’t know what it is, but lately I’ve felt the desire to start wearing real clothes more often. Not everyday, I mean, I wouldn’t want to completely neglect my yoga pants (what kind of SAHM would I be?!), but I’m noticing that I feel so much more put together and able to adult when I’m wearing real clothes.
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When walking in my closet though, I would naturally gravitate towards my work out clothes over my hanging clothes and I finally realized why. I had a good number of clothes in my closet so I couldn’t justify buying anything new, but the majority of the things in my closet, I just didn’t feel good in. However, they were too “nice” to throw away. I was stuck in that conundrum for months until mom came to visit and encouraged me to just bite the bullet and do a closet clean out.
I tried everything on and went with my gut reaction. Did I feel good in it? No? Giveaway pile. (Well, actually a ThredUp pile, which I will report back on after I try it)
and the after:
Oh yes, after a thorough clean out, mom and I spent a day at the mall, which is so not the usual for either of us. David joked this was our personal version of girls gone wild and with the help of friendly store employees, we filled the gaps in our wardrobes. Now I’m feeling spoiled and well stocked, leaving few excuse for opting for gym clothes.
So since I’ve well documented my evolving efforts at fashion on here:
My first Stitch Fix (toddler Hailey in that picture! Melt my heart)
and even my maternity fashion post
I thought I’d share a few of my finds!
…as always, please be kind. A model I am not.
So let’s talk leggings. They are a trend I am ALL about, but am learning how to wear. For this in particular, do they need to go all the way down into my boot? Or is ankle showing ok?
I am fully embracing plaid this year, as well as booties. In fact, let’s chat real quick about the new loves of my life.
These boots. Were they a splurge? Absolutely. But they are so comfortable and I can wear them for years to come. Every time I put them on I feel giddy. It’s love.
Next up- new jeans!
The jeans are by Seven and are called slim illusion. Are they working? Ha. I needed some jeans that got skinny enough at the ankle (I have really skinny ankles) to not be baggy with boots. These were the best option I could find and they feel really good on- just a little bit of stretch, which works well on my legs.
You can probably tell that my definition of fashionable prioritizes comfort. There is nothing I love more than feeling warm and cozy so when this showed up in my last Stitch Fix box, I knew I had to keep it.
I’m wearing a white top under it here, but do you think I could wear other colors too?
Another realistic daily “look” for me is this:
My trouble with tops being too long continues, but this one was only $18 and I figured I could layer it and wear it with leggings.
Now let’s talk about these boots!
I love these boots.
I wore holes through my toes of my last Uggs (I guess wearing them for 5 years straight will do that), so I feel confident I’ll get my money’s worth with these, which showed up new at Nordstrom the day mom and I were shopping.
We both put them on, fell in love and are now the proud owners of matching pairs. Ha! 🙂
Ok, almost done, I promise. One more!
I need your thoughts on the jeans in booties. I actually think tucked in looks the best for my short legs. Cuffed seems to break up my leg line too much, but what do you think?
I just need more ways to wear my new boots, so all (well-intentioned) input is welcome!
Also, that shirt is from a previous Stitch Fix (they now have an app too which makes it easier to connect with your stylist!)
So that’s what I’m working with this fall and would love your input on the following:
How do you wear leggings? (and where to get tunics long enough to wear with them? I had little luck!)
Booties- are you a fan? What’s your favorite way to wear them?
What fall fashion staple are you fully embracing and loving?