16 January 2008


Most of us have an item (or items) that we rely on when we can't be bothered to come up with a cute outfit. We reach for this "uniform" if we're running late, if we're tired, if we're going out to grab a bite after a long day. For me, this backup item is a very common one- jeans. Denim can be great, obviously, and I never want to banish it from my closet. But, if I'm not careful I could wear jeans every single day--and that gets boring. What are your old reliables?

Now is a great time for me to branch out; I donated a bunch of old jeans, and I have had really bad luck finding any new ones. I haven't been much of a skirt girl for everyday wear, usually I have saved them for going out or doing something special. This is probably due to laziness, but I can give change a go! Here are my first efforts:

For running errands, including getting keyless entry for my car! yay.black/white layered dress, gift. denim shirt, gap. purple tights, target

Trip to church & out to lunch.black turtleneck, express. dress, proenza schouler for target. tights, target. shoes, kenneth cole

Hmm. I also need to work on my picture taking skills. I need to go look at more inspiration. I'm sure all of you have seen this site, but my favorite lately is wardrobe remix on flickr. It's all real girls, most are super-creative and envy-worthy. Watch out, it's addictive!


Kevin and Rachael said...

I must say that I live in my jeans but am ready for change. It's just so cold here (Albuquerque, NM) and I am a FL girl born and raised so I'm not used to this! Jeans just seem like the easiest/warmest thing to put on most mornings.

PS - I love your purple tights! Note to self: go to Target! :-)

The Clothes Horse said...

I love wardrobe_remix! I find dresses really easy for dressing, my friends comment that I look "fancy," but I point out with a dress I don't even need to put an outfit together, one item and I'm dressed.

Wendy said...

I have been relying on skinny jeans for the past couple of months. Only recently did I try to wear more skirts or dresses. But the thing is, when I dress for school that way, people always make me feel overdressed.

The express dress is darling!