I was on the fence about posting this outfit because it’s so simple, but I’ve realized something about myself style-wise. I like simple, and that’s okay. In a world of amazing fashion bloggers like The Blonde Salad and Atlantic Pacific, I sometimes wonder why I even bother posting photos of my (by comparison) boring-a$$ outfits. Maybe it’s because I’d consider myself more of an everyday fashion blogger. I guess I do it anyways because I enjoy the ability to add another dimension to my blog. But, I’d also like to take the opportunity to learn from you. Yup, you heard me right – I think it would be really cool to interact with you guys about fashion and styling and to learn from you. I mean, I’m no fashion expert. Who is? Okay, this guy is…whatever. Either way, here’s an open invitation to add your constructive criticism to my posts. I always learn so much from you guys through my other posts – whether you’re helping me correct a recipe or sharing personal advice. I’d love to hear your fashion advice, too!
In other news, these jeans don’t quite fit me right anymore. I bought these jeans a few (several?) years ago, and I’m currently down about one size. I’ve just been too cheap to buy new ones. I’ve been lusting after a pair of Citizens for the last several years, but I’ve been waiting for the time where I could afford them, as well as, the chance to score them on discount. I just felt silly paying full price when I knew I could pay less. So, I was quite happy when I saw a coupon for ShopBop.com pop up on See Chloe Shop the other day. I finally had the money and the coupon, so I happily ordered a pair online and even got free 3 day shipping! I’ll have to post photos of my new jeans sometime soon, but they seem to fit really well so far.
Side Note: the ShopBop coupon has expired, but there’s a new one for Saks Fifth Avenue on See Chloe Shop for 20% select brands, including several popular denim designers like COH.
But, back to the outfit, I saw somewhere (a magazine…a web site?) that people were putting brightly colored tops under see-through-ish (lace/sheer/etc.) tops, so I thought I’d play with that idea. I put an orange-red tank top under this loose-fitting blouse. I also wore red MAC lip stick, and my nails just happened to be a similar color.
Tank top: H&M
Loose Blouse: Old Navy
Shoes: J Crew
Also, I posted a Note on my Facebook wall about online shopping. I’ve always used online shopping as a way to purchase things I’m 99% sure I want to buy and that will fit me (based on familiarity with sizes of the brand). But, after reading a review of several shoes purchased online by another blogger, I realized that maybe it’s okay to use online shopping to select items to try on in the comfort of your home without worrying about returning them. Click here to join the discussion. 🙂
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