Wednesday, June 5, 2019
I’ve got quite a lot for you today – some better than others and some photos better than others!
This was my school outfit yesterday. This is an old LulaRoe Maxi and I love that you don’t have to shave your legs when you wear a maxi skirt or dress! The top is Old Navy this year – I’m going to get lots of wear out of it because it’s black and super light weight with a cute shoulder detail and my trusty yellow Steinmart sweater (old). I’m wearing consignment Tory Burch flip flops and ADVdesigns earrings.
This was last Thursday. I think I’m really going to get a lot of wear out of these TJ Maxx denim wide leg crops. The blouse is Old Navy and the sweater is old consignment from Banana Republic. Consignment tip: stick to quality brands and maybe look one size up; pre-owned clothing has been through the wash and possible shrinkage may have ocurred. I find Banana, Ann Taylor, Boden, Madewell, and many other better brands at my consignment stores.
This is similar to the first outfit because it’s the same top and sweater, but with my trusty old consignment Chico’s pants. My Birks were my Mother’s Day gift last year and this necklace is old and I love it. I may need to make it shorter next time so it lays better with this blouse.
This is my same student who wore the boho shirt, Birks, and jeans last week. She had to dress up a little for a presentation. I thought this translated well to a woman of a certain age and a teen.
This was my Friday outfit with my new kimono. I’m pretty casual but it was Friday at the end of the year. Go here for information about the kimono – it has tons of different prints. I am wearing my Hue faux jeans/jeggings and my plastic/rubber Birkenstocks from Nordstrom.com. I also gifted these Birks to my MIL for Mother’s Day. They are super comfy and they float if you wear them to the beach. They are around $39.99, too!
You will now notice the difference in photographers. My son really takes his time (and took all but the next two photos) and my husband does not. This is what I wore to my husband’s work picnic and he only took one photo and didn’t wait for me to adjust – I think I will fire him! Consignment sandals by OTBT, Matilda Jane consignment pants, Old Navy blouse, and consignment sweater. Have I convinced you to try consignment shopping yet?
Dinner Saturday night and another blouse not adjusted. Same sandals as above, distressed American Eagle jeans (They seriously have some good jeans options – they come in short online and that is what I need at 5’4), new blouse from TJ Maxx that was around $16 and my adorable flamingo clutch purse from Old Navy last year.
Sunday boating outfit. I love a good cover up and honestly it usually stays on so it needs to be cute. I have found my favorites over the years at Target and this one is from there, too – this season so you may be able to find it. Coral is the color of the year and I can’t resist a palm print! Bonus points, because it matches my Birks! Ha!
And, finally my Monday outfit. These are old palazzo pants – Steinmart and an old top from Chico’s – full price, but I have worn the heck out of it. I think you can do that with a black staple top like this. And, my new sandals that kept my feet comfy for a full day of teaching – check them out in yesterday’s post here!
Whew! I’m tired. So, why do I show you my outfits? Maybe you can find a similar silhouette in your closet or a similar color combo and that will help you. I love to look at others’ outfits and snap pictures of my favorites to help me get dressed. Also, I want you to see that it doesn’t cost much to look and feel your best at any size and at any age.
So, to wrap it up:
-See what consignment stores you can find – maybe even when you’re on vacation!
-Maybe try the stores I mentioned in this post?
Steinmart, TJ Maxx, American Eagle (online for best size selection), Old Navy (online for best size selection and often better prices/promos) – Old Navy is seriously killing it this season for tops in my opinion!, Amazon (of course!), Chico’s (maybe look for this brand at consignment stores), and LulaRoe (again look for this brand at consignment stores – I can find lots and I love the quality of their Cassie skirt and their maxi)
I appreciate any suggestions you have for me! Thanks for reading this long post, my lovely readers!
P.S. – Who is ready for some summer shorts outfits in my What I Wore! Me!!!!!!