Today was a much needed day off from work, but that only meant that I had personal work to do. Namely, a quick trip to the grocery store, clean up the house, make dinner, and some shopping that I wanted to do. After rotating my closet this weekend, I noticed a few things that I needed/wanted. (The two are so hard to tell apart!)
It was unseasonably warm and sunny, so I took these pictures outside of out apartment building. I wanted to wear something that was casual but put-together, warm enough to go sans jacket, but still weather appropriate. This is what I came up with. These skinnies are sooooo comfortable! I have them in this khaki color and black and not only do they fit well, but they are a soft-broken in material. These boots are also comfortable because they are flat. Plus, I waterproofed them last week and am super excited to wear them a ton this Fall. Lastly, this ribbed turtleneck sweater is thin, so it makes a great transition/ layering piece. I actually ended up being a little too warm in this outfit, so when I got home from shopping I swapped it with a billowy teal tunic.
As I was getting dressed, I couldn’t help but wish that I had a long gold necklace to pull this whole outfit together. U must admit, I used to only like silver toned jewelry. But, now I am starting to love the look of gold! Sadly, my earlier disdain of gold means that I don’t have any gold toned pieces. Currently, I have one pair of gold earrings, a gold toned bracelet, a gold-toned watch, and one gold chain necklace. Not too many options for accessorizing. But, when you don’t have something, it forces you to be creative. That’s when I came up with the idea for using this gold scarf adorned with gold paillettes to function as a necklace of sorts. I’ll admit, I was super proud of myself.
Let’s get back to The List. Here is what made it on to The List:
- navy blue cardigan (for times when my navy blue blazer is too structured)
- camel colored cardigan (for times when gray, black, or brown just won’t do)
- black blazer (surprisingly, I don’t have one!)
- long-sleeved button ups: black, purple, navy, printed
- long-sleeved v-neck t-shirts: black, brown, white, colored/printed
- dressy khaki pants
Now, the beauty of this list is that it is not necessary for these items to be purchased new. Except for the long-sleeved t-shirts. I mean, those are so cheaply made that I think it would best to buy new. And that’s where I started– the Goodwill. But, I didn’t find any of the list items there. I did find some things that I couldn’t pass up. (Look for those in a separate post.)
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