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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?