Most days I end up wearing outfits resembling what I wore during my last day in Vegas, i.e. sweats/running gear. On really lazy days, I wear my pajama bottoms and my bathrobe a la the Dude.
Some days, though, I do make an effort to dress up. Over the last few months, I would take a picture any time I actually wore clothing other than workout and sleep clothes because of this little QfFS venture. During the last few weeks, I missed a few outfit shots (and there were a few cute outfits – at least I thought so!), but I enjoyed the freedom of not tethering my camera to my person, and I’m sure my husband was happy that I wasn’t hounding him to take a picture for me (although I’m pretty sure he didn’t quite enjoy my not-so-happy mood).
The days that I did make an effort to dress and take pictures as follows:
Outfit: BR Jacket and Martin Fit Pants (2011), Ann Taylor Silk Shirt (2010), Target/Mossimo Virginia Taupe Heels (2009)
Accessories: JewelMint Opera Necklace (2011), BR Belt (2010), Grey Crystal Studs (gift, 2010)
I prefer to have my hair fuss-free. I’m more of the wash-and-go (or wake-up-and-go) type of person, but I found that my longer length hair tended to make me look younger than I was. Therefore, I cut my hair a few months ago to see if that would make me look older and more professional. It didn’t. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop me from cutting my hair again a couple of weeks ago in the efforts (again in vain) to look older and more professional.
What I have learned is that bangs are not my friend; hence, I wore them up, up, and away for court (so I wouldn’t keep sweeping them out of my eyes).
Later for a happy hour with a fellow friend and lawyer, I added a black bead necklace (gift from Lola from Express, 2008) and my bishop’s ring (F21, 2011), and switched out my suit for black pants (hand-me-down from my auntie from Jacob, 2006) and changed out of my heels into my peep-toe shooties (Payless, 2011).
For a very special occasion:
Outfit: Dress (tailored in Hoi An, Viet Nam, 2011), Moda International/Victoria’s Secret Cardigan (2010), F21 Wedges (2011)
Accessories: BaubleBar Rugged Amber Necklace (2011 via the Vault), BaubleBar Luxe White Wrap (2011), Initial Pendant and Rhinestone Necklace (from my parents from a long time ago), Gold Hoops (gift from high school), F21 Bangles (2011)
Vibe: Fun and a Little Funky
Outfit: Lands End Girls Oxford Shirt (2010), H&M Pinstripe Pants (2008), Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Pumps in Walrus (2010), Lands End School Boys’ Blazer (2010, below)
Accessories: H&M Men’s Suspenders (2011, new), Silver Studs (gift, 2010), Guess Watch (gift, high school)
Occasion: CLE (Continuing Legal Education), Visiting Our New House, and Celebratory Dinner
Outfit: Lands End Girls Oxford Shirt (2010), F21 Short Sleeved Sweater (2011, new), H&M Bermuda Shorts (2010), Target Camel Pearce Pumps (2011)
Accessories: Pink Glass Earrings (kiosk, 2010)
Occasion: Brunch (hooray to discovering friends who play Settlers!)
Vibe: Fresh & Preppy
I hope you’re all enjoying the Fall Season thus far!