Getting dressed for work and play can be tough. What matches that new skirt? How do I pair booties with my outfit? What will keep me covered when Buddy decides to start yanking on my clothes? And as a girl on a budget I tend to mix a lot of bargain finds (think Goodwill, consignment and ThredUp) with my other purchases (most found on sale). I don’t prioritize staying on trend, but I hope you find it helpful to see what I wear in real life.
I wrote that first paragraph three weeks ago when I first started this blog. Since they I’ve documented a grand total of three outfits. I feel awkward standing in front of the mirror, I notice all the kid and dog drool messing with the reflection (I cleaned it the first time but it keeps reappearing), and I can’t smile naturally while holding my phone up. The photos aren’t great, the mirror is cheap, and I look totally unnatural, but here we go:
It’s rare that an outfit I wear doesn’t include something thrifted. The Booties were a total splurge for me. I bought them when they were 60% off and I already have gotten so much wear out of them. I am totally willing to buy out of season for something (like the booties) that I believe will be a staple for years to come.
And I’ve been looking for white jeans for years with no dice so again, I decided to splurge. I bought them at 40% off and went with petite even though I’m 5’6″. In the photo above they’re even cuffed a bit. Guess I’ve got the long torso/short legs thing going on.
As for the selfies, I’ll keep trying and hope it begins to feel less awkward. Real life friends: feel free to snap candid photos when we’re together/text them to me to help hope me accountable to sharing outfits. At least the knowledge that I’m trying to capture outfits for the blog inspires me to look cute, regardless of whether or not it translates into a photo.
Any selfie advice to share? I’m all ears.
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