Sunday, August 26, 2012

another outfit

So let me just say that yesterday while I was out and about (shopping duh!) wearing my new dress, I got a few compliments. I was very surprised! It was nice that someone noticed my awesome skills at putting an outfit together. And one compliment I got from a lady working at Old Navy so I assume she knows about clothes so that was really cool. And then other compliment was when I was at Target (once again, duh!) and this lady saw my dress on the hanger and she said seeing me in the dress made her want to get it. WHAT?! That is awesome and I am pretty sure I should get some sort of discount or compensation from Target for helping them out. Just saying. Since pretty much most of my money goes there anyways. The dress defiantly made me feel like I could do anything in it. I wore that dress with confidence!

I do have anything outfit to post. I was able to take pics of it yesterday.
 I love the pop of color the necklace gives. If wouldn't of added this necklace I would be a blob of navy. I love this dress and wear it often. It is my go to dress. And it has packets and i love that. Love a dress with pockets!.
dress from Target, jacket from Banana Republic outfit, sandals from Target and necklace from Target
 I love how I can button up the jacket and the dress looks like a skirt and it gives the outfit a new look. I love how Audrey post pics of how you can wear a dress in many ways.
Once again I try not to take myself too seriously so I have a silly photo to post
Isn't that funny? I thought it would be funny to get an action shot. This show why I was not a cheerleader in high school. But we had fun on our mini photo shoot.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Very First Fashion Blog

Although my first attempt at photographing my outfits was not very successful, I did get a few good shots so I decided to go ahead and start my fashion blog :) I wanted to start a fashion blog after I found a few fashion blogs on pinsterest and I love how they gave me so many great ideas. So I wanted to capture what I have learned about putting outfits together and posting them here so I get a better visual of what my outfits look like. I use to try and write down outfits that go together but that never worked b/c I am such a visual person I have to see the outfit so I thought this would be a great idea. Plus I can track my progress at getting better at this whole making outfits thing. I use to throw on a top and bottom and neutral shoe to match and be done. Didn't think too much more about the outfit. But I have learned some great tips for making my lame top and bottom into an outfit which I love. So lets get started at the first outfit (feel free to laugh at any of the pics. I try not to take myself too seriously and I think the photos show that :))

 I LOVE this dress. I bought this at Target a few days ago! Yes I am a Target junky. I would say about over 50% of my clothes (shoes included) are from Target. Back to the dress, I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it. But I wanted to be responsible (ugh Hate being all grown up and responsible) and wait until payday and make sure I had the extra money after my bills were paid. Well come to find out later that day it was payday. I'm not sure how that happened that I completely forgot and thought payday was later in the week but I did not question it and went back to Target a few days later for the dress. Well when I went back the dress was on sale! Jack pot! So in an effort to make an outfit  I bought this cute necklace. I don't have necklaces or bracelets or earnings or anything like that. So I am trying to keep outfits in mind and buy accessories to match. And I bought this blue jean jacket a few years ago and never wear it. I don't know why. It just never seems to go with anything I wore. So I saw an outfit where the sleeves were rolled up and loved the look. And now I like the jacket so much more! I also already had this belt but never wore it either. It was too long and it did not have enough holes in the belt. But I found a way to tie the belt in a knot which gives the belt a new look. LOVE! And I just paired the outfit with some white sandals which I wear a lot!
 It was kind of awkward just standing there while my friend took pics so I had to spice it up a little bit :)
And here I am showing how the dress flows! :) Okay so the dress I got from Target, jean jacket from New York &; Co., sandals from Target, nacklace from Target and the white belt came with a shirt I bought many years ago I cannot remember.
 I just love this outfit and most of the stuff I already had in my closet that I didn't use. Where did I wear this outfit? To my sons "preschool" (he is 3 so he is in a preschool at a learning center) for orientation. I looked like one hot mamma! I liked the jacket with this dress b/c the straps are bright pink spaghetti straps and the "preschool" is at a church so I didn't want to show my straps so this jacket was a great solution. Will defiantly be wearing this outfit again! Maybe next time with some wedges for a hot date!