Wednesday, December 29, 2021
I had plans to take lots of outfit pics, but it just didn’t happen. I have been wearing jeans most days, but with a nice top. I change out of them into shorts whenever I am done going out for the day. The jeans are my accountability touchstone for remembering how far I’ve come and for keeping me motivated to treat my body right. Y’all, I went several years without wearing jeans much at all. I repeat, leggings were not my friends. Jeans are that bitchy frenemy that will tell you the truth, ya know?
I love fashion and this is my day of the week to talk about it. It may seem that I am obsessed, but I don’t think I am; I just really enjoy it as a hobby. I ask people if I can see their new stuff and if I can help them put outfits together. Style is a personal thing and your style can evolve. It’s just so fun! And, it’s all about being and feeling your best. If you feel good you will life your best life.
We have had very, very warm weather here in Louisville, Kentucky. I hear that was the case in many other locales, too. If I can’t have a white Christmas, I will take a balmy one.
A couple of nights before Christmas, I wore my Loft velvet leggings (very old), a new Loft blouse, and my faux fur vest (very old – from the Liz Claiborne line at JC Penney! This line used to have some decent stuff for great prices and I wear this vest and my tan one quite a bit).
On Christmas Day, I just wore jeans, my Feliz Navidad t-shirt tucked in with a belt, and my red clogs. It was perfect for being on my patio all day at home!
For the day after Christmas, I wore my new Loft quilt-esque blouse, jeans and belt, and my cognac booties (Jack Rogers, old).
The day after the day after Christmas, I wore another new Loft blouse. I’m not gonna pay for shipping, so they got me – I had to order enough to qualify! This blouse has a tiny gold thread running through it. I love it. I was letting my hair air dry here and I had no makeup on.
For Christmas, my mom got me some Matilda Jane items. I think this is a tunic. I am not sure what I will put over it yet. I do have a cardigan in this color.
And this kimono..
And, this kimono…
She also got me some brown bell bottom layered pants like my red and black ones. I cut them off because they are long on me and have them in the wash now. They don’t require hemming and just kinda roll up and look like they came that way. They are perfect teacher pants. They are super comfortable but still look professional. By the way, teachers are getting so casual. I think high school has always been a bit more dressy than elementary, but I’m noticing that we are getting pretty casual. Maybe it is this year with the mask situation. Nothing really looks nice with a mask as an accessory for 8 freaking hours!
I really don’t want to buy any more winter clothes. I think the new things I received will work well for spring and fall so I really like that. I can’t wear anything too hot to school so it’s almost like I need a seasonless teacher wardrobe. I am really trying to minimize my closet and only have things I LOVE. Right now I am using Mason’s spare closet as I try to better organize my space. I feel like I work in my closet so much. I just don’t have it fully functional yet. I might ask Tom for advice on where things make the most sense.
I said I don’t WANT to buy winter clothes, but I might have some deals too good to pass up, so don’t judge, ok?
What have you been wearing lately?
What is your current vibe – type of clothing, stores, etc.?