I have three recent outfits that I’ve worn, but I just haven’t wanted to post them because they aren’t that spectacular. But I need to post the good with the bad, and I’ll throw in a little ugly while I’m at it.
Here’s an outfit I wore this weekend – came up with it all on my own,without the Inspiration Calendar!
Black hooded, belted, net cardigan: $3.89 Lily
Lace-trimmed Cami: Banana Republic $2.29
Jeans: Sevens $19.99
Shoes: Prediction $3.69
Total Cost: $29.86
Just a great little weekend outfit.
The jeans were a disappointment when I bought them, however. I had purchased them on ebay, when I was shopping for Seven For All Mankind jeans. In my haste and lack of attention to detail, I snatched up these “Sevens Jeans” feeling real smug at getting a great brand for such a great price.
Little did I know that “Seven Jeans” did not always mean “Seven for All Mankind” jeans. And it really is my fault. All I had to do was slow down, and look at the photo just a little closer, because the SFAM logo is so identifiable, and these jeans obviously did not have that logo.
But they are comfortable. I felt good wearing this outfit.
Yellow shirt: $10 at an arts and crafts festival two years ago in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Capris: $3.89 Jones New York (Goodwill)
Shoes: $3.69 New York and Company (Goodwill)
Sweater: White House Black Market $3.89 (Goodwill)
Total Cost: $21.47
I liked wearing this outfit a lot better than I like looking at me wearing it, that’s for sure. I’m showing the photo with the sweater on (which is how I wore it all day – I just can’t be in air conditioning without a sweater on!), and then my other pose was necessary so you could get a better look at the shirt.
When I bought the shirt two years ago – it was really cute on a hanger, but I was horrified when I tried it on and realized how clingy and snug it fit all over my body. I never thought I’d wear it – just wasn’t my style two years ago.
It’s kind of a conundrum, because there is that built-in belt with the round silver thing, which is really cute, but it’s so tight around the waist, I’m not sure if I like seeing the top of my capris through the fabric of the shirt, but to cover it up with a cardigan would take away from this detail. Is there a solution? I do have a short, cropped cardi which might work…..any thoughts?
In the end, this outfit was very comfortable to wear, but I don’t think I’d wear it again. What are your thoughts? Aside from a needing little self-tanner for the arms, of course!
Tied Cardi – Lily $9.99 (Fashion Junction consignment shop)
Cami – J. Crew $2.29 (Goodwill)
Skirt – Petite Sophisticates $3.39 (Goodwill)
Shoes – Bandolino $3.69 (Goodwill)
Total Cost: $19.36
Just not working for me…..I think I need a different tied cardi – maybe the one I wore in this post would work better.
So there you have it, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
I’m going to write a post about recent shoe purchases, which includes each pair in these three outfits. They can be categorized as the Good, the Great, and the Horrible. Can you see which one is which?