weekly outfits (25)

I’ll jump right into sharing my outfits this week. No complaints about the hot weather or how busy I am…just photos.

On Saturday we went to a BBQ at David’s grandma’s house.  It was supposed to a pool party, too, but the weather was really overcast and quite cool for most of the day.  I’m glad I wore a longer dress, which was actually David’s suggestion since I didn’t know what to pick.  Of course, on our drive home the sun came out!

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My hair doesn’t look like much from the front, but the back is a little bit fancier…actually, it’s messy since I only clipped it to get it off my neck.  I shared this photo in a Facebook group and some ladies asked me for a tutorial, so I’ll be posting a video soon.

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On Sunday after church we went to my dad’s for another BBQ.  I wore this outfit to church, but tucked the tee shirt in (and David wore a button down shirt), and left untucked, it worked for a casual setting too.

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You can really see how heavy and full my hair is in this next photo!  My outfit this day consisted of a cotton pencil skirt with a leopard print, a denim peplum top, and a bright cardigan.  I like this skirt because it can easily be adjusted length-wise by simply pulling it to my waist or letting it rest at my hips.  This time, I wore it at my hips.

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I’ve been experimenting with belting a top over a skirt lately, and I like it!  I still feel put together but my mid section doesn’t get sweaty like it did if I tucked my top in.  Funny think about this top is that it’s a child’s top!  I got it from Walmart when I was in college, and it was in the kid’s section.  I’m convinced the sizing of kid’s clothes has changed over the years, because when I was about 10 or 11 years old I was just a few inches shorter than I am now (I’m 5’7″), and I couldn’t fit kid’s sizes.  I thought I was so grown up because I got to wear clothes from the ladies section!  So obviously, something is up since I’m a grown woman now, but this top is for young ones!

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Before I started this job I hadn’t worked out of the home in over a year.  When I quit my job I kept working at the library for a few months, and then had nothing between August 2015 and January 2016 (by my own choosing).  David and I were fine financially without my second income, but when another temp job opened at the library, I took it because I could work from home and the extra money was nice.  After that ended we decided I should look for another job.  I came to my current one without much work on my part, but that’s a post for another day…the point of this little story is to say that I’d gotten out of the habit of dressing for a real job.  My wardrobe consisted of casual skirts and comfy shirts.  I spent the first several weeks of spring and summer outside in the garden, and even my Sunday clothes were still not nearly as fancy as I used to dress.

It feels weird wearing nicer clothes, and I’m starting to run out of ideas for wearing the pieces I have.  I’m trying not to get bored, but it’s tricky!  Any suggestions for making my wardrobe seem larger than it is?

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

2 comments on “weekly outfits (25)

  1. Lovely outfits – it is so hot and humid in the UK at the moment it is so difficult to keep cool.

    I don’t have to worry too much about work outfits as we have a black/white dress code – white shirts/black skirts or when it is really cold I sometimes wear pants.

    • Thanks for commenting Rebecca. I can see how a dress code like that would take most of the guesswork out of choosing outfits!

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