Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with Daisy at all. In fact the only way she pertains to this post is that she slept quietly on the closet floor while I played dress up.
This is post is where the "other stuff" portion of this blog comes in. I am a sucker for before and afters. I am a self-proclaimed What Not To Wear junkie, love home-makeover shows, and even watched Rachel Ray this morning because she was doing a make-over on her show (and I really can't stand Rachel Ray on most days!).
That being said I also really love to shop and clothing/fashion has always interested me (this can, almost solely, be attributed to my paternal grandmother and her love of the same things). But being a newly-wed and having to pay back school loans, save money, etc. I really can't go shopping as much as I would like. While this has been a lesson in self-control it has also made me re-think my wardrobe and try to come up with ways to diversify the clothes I already have. I was inspired by this morning's cooler weather to go through my closet and see what summer clothes I could transition into fall! Since I know I am not the only one in the "trying to save money" boat and also because I personally find inspiration for my wardrobe by seeing what others do with theirs I decided to share some of the outfits I came up with.
This is a top that I got at Forever21 at the beginning of the summer. The sleeves can either be rolled up or left down as in this pic. I paired the shirt with a belt from Target and jeans from the Gap, both which I already had in my closet. Put on a cute pair of flats with this and you are ready to head out the door!
This outfit is great for work or church. The pants are gray linen slacks that I have had for several years and love. I paired it with a top I got on sale from The Limited a few seasons ago (and have hardly worn till now!) and a sweater I just got from Target for 50% off. I added the belt (also from The Limited this summer) to tie everything together and give the whole outfit some flair!
This last outfit is great for a get-together or just if you want to look a little nicer during the day (sometimes it is fun to dress up for no good reason!). The dress is from Ann Taylor Loft and is a simple white linen sheath. I paired it with this yellow cardigan (again from Target) but really any color would work great! I added the belt (evidently my accessory of choice today) to give the dress some definition and included some brown tights to cover the legs on increasingly chilly evenings :)
That is all of my fashionista adventures for today! I hope you all enjoyed this post and are able to take some of the tips and apply them to your own wardrobe!
Now I have to go put everything back where it belongs and clean up the apartment before hubby gets home...but keep your eye out for more outfits in the future!