31 August 2012

Friday "What I Wore" Roundup

Let me begin this post by saying I am by no means a fashion blogger. I would never claim to be. I think the fact that I don't own one piece of designer clothing disqualifies me from ever claiming to be one. I do own one Michael Kors watch that was given to me as a gift from Jordan, and one Coach clutch that was a gift by my friend Allison. That's it. The most expensive article of clothing I can think of that I own (wedding dress excluded) is probably a $90 pair of jeans. And the only reason I paid that is because I know I will wear my jeans until they are falling off my legs. Funny enough, my own husband pays more for his own clothes than I do. He usually ends up buying me the pricy things I won't buy for myself. I primarily shop at Urban Outfitters, H&M, Forever 21 and Gap. I occasionally thrift for clutches, skirts and blazers. I peruse sale racks at places like Nordstroms or little boutiques. I score some of my best finds on the clearance racks of places like Marshalls and TJMaxx.

Don't get me wrong, I have a sick love for clothing and go shopping way more than I should. I probably buy new clothes every other week. Nothing excites me more than getting home from shopping and taking my new finds out of the shopping bag and putting them on my pretty felt hangers and adding them to my ever-growing collection of clothes in a closet that is so full I can no longer share it with my husband. (Don't worry, he's cool with it. He has his own closet down the hall.) I have a decent collection of shoes, but am not crazy about shoes like most girls my age. I have more clutches than I use (90% of which are vintage thrift finds), tons of scarfs, and just a handful of hats. I have a decent collection of jewely, although I force myself not to stick with the same staple pieces as I often want to do.

If you want to take a peek inside my closet, check this post when I did a mini makeover last year and replaced my ugly dry-cleaner hangers (I loathe those bright colored, plastic hangers) with pretty felt ones from Marshalls.

I love Pinterest. I use it every day and pin tons of inspirational clothing. I actually use what I pinned and reference them when packing for a trip or getting dressed for an event or even an everyday outfit. Rather than doing a whole outfit of the day post each day to tell you what I wear, I thought it would be fun to do a weekly roundup on Friday of what I wore that week. Since I'm a full time working mom, I just don't have the time to get someone to take pictures of me strolling the streets of my neighborhood each day**. Even though Jordan would totally be my photographer if I asked him. Ok I did ask him. 

Part of doing this is that I'm hoping to motivate myself to step out of the box a bit when deciding what to wear each day. I want to take full advantage of the pieces in my closet and wear them in different ways and be more creative and have fun with my fashion choices.

So I made a point to snap a photo every day this week to document what I wore each day.

Sunday: bandeau, Urban Outfitters | tank, Forever21 | pants, H&M | watch, Michal Kors
Monday: tank, Urban Outfitters | skirt, Urban Outfitters | oxford, H&M | neckace, Urban Outfitters | shoes, Target

Tuesday: dress, H&M | denim vest, Forever21 | scarf, H&M
Wednesday: dress, H&M | blazer, Urban Outfitters | belt, came from another dress | watch, Michael Kors

Thursday: tank, Urban Outfitters | blazer, Forever21 | jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch | necklace, Ebay | watch, Michal Kors
Friday: Shirt, H&M | skirt, Urban Outfitters | chambray shirt, Urban Outfitters | bracelet, Forever21 | shoes, Jessica Simpson (from TJMaxx) | watch, Michael Kors
I'd love some feedback to see if this is something people would actually care to see. Again, I'm not fashion blogger, but I do want to have a few more fashion/lifestyle topics to my blog. If you're all yawning right now out of boredom or mentally teasing me for taking photos of myself in the mirror each day, just tell me to stop and I'll stick to my arts and crafts. :)
**Disclaimer: I am in no way poking fun at fashion bloggers. I love, love fashion bloggers and follow many of them on Instagram for inspiraton. A few of my favorites include Cupcakes & Cashmere, Leopard & Lavender, Style By Kling, and many many more.  
Happy Friday! Hope you all enjoy your loooong holiday weekend. :)


  1. I always feel silly taking pics of my outfits too but I LOVE your looks!! I agree, I like seeing how others put outfits together as inspiration for future outfits! I would live to see more posts like this! Love that you show where you purchased everything from as well!! :)

  2. Thanks! I love when blogger provide a source list so I can get some of my favorite looks I see.