Last week I participated in ‘What I Wore Wednesday” over at The Pleated Poppy. It was so fun! I know I’ve admitted to my vanity numerous times, but this sharing of wearing has been so fun. If you didn’t click over last week, please take a second to do so now. Her linkup is filled with awesome bloggers talking about what is happening in their lives – it is so much more than what we are wearing. Thanks again to Tracy at Sellabitmum for linking up to this so I could happen upon it.
It feels a lot like what my friend Amy told me once, “That is NOT vanity, Jessica. That is keeping yourself up; there is a difference!”
And she is right. I actually took a few minutes to *choose* outfits last week because I was eager to link up again this week. I intentionally accessorized! I wore jewelry and clothing I love, I tapped into my deep clearance purse collection, and I spent the week feeling capable and adult.
Seriously, people, it’s the small things!
This outfit included my retired running sneakers, the sequined John Deere shirt I found on a clearance rack for $6 (I know!), a fabulous leather belt (Carhartt) which also came off a steep clearance rack (I don’t remember the price for sure but I know it was single digits) and shorts I bought two years ago in desperation when I finally took the baby weight off and had no summer clothing. Of course they are from Kohl’s (xo Kohl’s I love you).
I was SO happy I was wearing sneakers – I imagine it’s difficult to fix a flat in flip-flops.
I had two super-cute outfits on Thursday and Friday, I was making use of some oldies-but-goodies that I haven’t pulled out of the closet in years…but the pics are fuzzy. We are also having a hard time finding a good place to take the pictures; stay tuned on this.
On Saturday I had a dinner and movie date.
This is another single-digit clearance shirt from Kohl’s. The jeans are Cello brand and I found them on clearance for less than twenty bucks in Atwoods when I was actually purchasing farm supplies. The boots are Double-H lace ups that I’ve had for years. The little hand bag is Candy’s ($3 – clearance of course). Again, frustration with out-of-focus pictures because the jeans are heavily rhinestoned on the back pockets and I wanted to show you that…
Here is my Church outfit:
A repeat of “My entire outfit is from Kohl’s clearance and cost less than $50.” I’ve had these pants (MyMichelle) for years and love them. The shirt (iZByer) is new this spring and I’ve gotten tons of mileage from it: I wore it for Easter vigil, two dinner meetings, a band concert, a date night, and church. Clearance purse (Dana Buchman) and shoes (Apt 9) which are skinny high-heels with a strappy back. The big deal with this outfit was the opportunity to wear my birthday jewelry; my parents gave me a sapphire bracelet! And they had no idea my sister was giving me a sapphire ring!
On Monday I met my mom halfway between my house and hers (about 110 miles for each of us to drive) to pick up one child and drop off another. In the summer they spend a few days all by themselves with Grammy and Grandad.
Another all-clearance-all-Kohl’s outfit, except this one is under $25 total. The shoes are new from Target and were only 30% off but I heart them.
And this is what I wore to the water park yesterday after reading MODG’s tankini rant.
Other than the two days when my underage photographers came up with out-of-focus pics (and of course I was in too much of a hurry to check) that is my week in clothing. Boring but clearance-y.