My lovely friend Maya has been posting little pictorial updates about her waredrobe over at her awesome little blog Kinzie Says recently and it reminded me that I hadn’t updated about my ongoing operation to improve my style in a while. In general, things have been going well . . . although I will cop to the fact that I have been sick this week so my outfits of late have consisted of:
1) My flannel Chinese takeout pajama pants.
2) A variety of unflattering sweaters.
3) My bathrobe.
But a week or so ago, when the weather forecast predicted we would be hit by “Snowmaggedeon”, I ended up doing some online shopping out of boredom and I snagged myself some good deals. My criteria for the purchases*:
1) They had to be pieces I could mix and match.
2) They had to primarily be things I could wear to work.
3) They had to be look different from things I already owned. No more blue v neck sweaters!
So, since I like to geek out over other people’s clothes, I am posting some pics of the stuff I bought here.
I kind of liked that this was a little retro looking and that the collar had a little detailing to it. Paired with a sharp little pencil skirt, it could look very Joan Holloway.
I actually enjoyed the olive colour and the fact that it would look sharp with a pair of black trousers.
I’ve never actually owned anything with open shoulders before, but it’s a cute little detail that sold me on a shirt I might otherwise have skipped over.
Admittedly, this shirt looks a bit like the Olive shirt above (empire waist band!) but I own maybe one pink thing in my entire waredrobe so I thought it was time to bulk up my girliness a little bit. Plus, the back has a little keyhole cut out which is pretty cute.
I like green but I don’t often wear it so I was attracted to this shirt. Plus, I am so pale, wearing chartreuse makes me look sick so having the other colours in the shirt could help lessen the sickly effect and make a problem colour more wearable.
Sadly this dress did not come with the dog, but I thought it’s casual style was kind of cute and am interested to see how it will look pair with a mini-blazer or something to perk it up a little bit.
The most awesome thing about my online shopping hunt however was how frugal I managed to be – under $180 including taxes and shipping! As my monthly fun money budget is about $200, it was definitely nice to infuse my waredrobe with some new stuff without breaking the bank.
I haven’t taken pictures of myself in these items because I have been so gross looking – there is nothing hotter than a girl with bedhead and a runny nose – but I’m hoping to next week to compare and contrast how they look on as opposed to online. Also, I’m hoping that some of you smarties out there will give me som accessorizing ideas.
Anyway, for all you well-dressed ladies and fellas out there (assuming I haven’t driven you off with my clothing nerdery), what are some great purchases** you’ve made lately and or what have you done to spice up you waredrobe lately?
*I did not buy pants because my inseam is an atypical 36 inches and I did not buy skirts because I find the fit of them varies dramatically depending on the cut. For some reason, I can be anywhere from a size 4 to a size 12. Go figure!
**Just to let you know I haven’t totally abandoned my nerdiness to become a professional clothes horse, this weekend, I also bought a “Peach Nouveau” shirt from Teefury and I am very excited about it. Probably not work appropriate, but totally awesome.