What I Wore: September Remix

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I slept in a hoodie last night, so that means one thing and one thing only: Time to wear fall clothes without sweating. Man you guys I am so excited about that. AND I've been on a month-long shopping diet (which I only broke to buy this, this, and this BUT IT DOESN'T COUNT) and I'm done this weekend. And yes, I am planning to break that shopping fast in a major way on a weekend-long bender. And yes, I am aware that it totally negates any benefit of going on a shopping diet.

I spent the month of September remixing stuff that I already own. I know. The horror. I also lopped off a good five inches of hair and it's been lovely. 


Top: Local boutique but here's a close one
Jeans: Jolt (I bought these for dirt cheap on sale and I've been wearing them alllllll the time)
Boots: Frye (here on sale!) These have been, hands down, my fave purchase of the summer. And when I say "my face purchase" I obviously mean "fave purchase my husband made). 

Since school has been back, I've spent a day a week helping with reading in my kids' classes. And one time, I helped with math in my daughter's 4th grade class and afterwards realized I had taught them how to do it all wrong. Thanks, common core. Anyway, I've been living in jeans and boots since I've been crawling around classrooms and sitting on the floor a lot. 

Top: Calvin Klein (here
Skirt: F21 (I've had this for like five years and it's still going strong. Similar, similar)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe (here)

I'm not gonna lie, this is the picture that inspired me to cut my hair off. It was just looking super straggly at the ends and needed a refresh, so I made an appointment and headed in the next day. Also, I'm actually wearing lipstick in this picture, which is something that basically never happens. I use Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Cruella. A good red is so hard to find and this one is just dark enough to avoid looking garish. And (don't ask me how I know this) it looks equally as good on my olive-skinned daughter as it does on super pink-fair me. 

I love a good before and after!
Top: Local boutique (here it is in navy) (loving this one)
Pants: Calvin Klein (similar -- I have these and I love them and recommend them to everyone)
Boots: Frye (here)

So I obviously wore this to my hair appointment. When I got there I was like "Ehhhh do you have time to touch up my highlights too?" and it ended up being a blonde overhaul. I'm looooving the ashier tone and plan to go just a touch lighter next time. I told my husband I'll eventually just show up with white hair. Anyway, I brought this picture with me when I got the cut and am super happy with the way it turned out. It's one of the better cuts I've ever gotten, and I change my hair A LOT. 


Top: Arizona (here)
Jeans: Calvin Klein (here)
Jacket: Calvin Klein (this season's is gray and I need it, right?)
Boots: Frye 
Cuff: Frye 

Here's what I've learned about doing head-to-toe black: It really only looks good with high-quality(ish) pieces. I love wearing all black, but there needs to be some variance in texture or you'll look crazy and texture usually comes along with better clothes. The texture on these boots with the smooth jeans and the leather jacket make me a lot happier than my black clothes would let on. It's not something I would do everyday, but it's kind of refreshing and makes me feel just a little powerful. Plus, you know what they say: Once you go black.... you enjoy it immensely and put it on rotation for when you want people to generally leave you alone. 

Also, lob + messy curl = love forever. 

Top: stoosh (here)
Jeans: Calvin Klein (here)
Boots: Ardene (similar)
Cuff: Frye 

Most of my work meetings happen via video call at my desk, so I don't even have to wear pants if I don't feel like it. (I do.) (Usually.) But I do occasionally have to meet with clients in-person, like I did this particular day. Working in a creative career means I get some wiggle room with clothing, so I went with a pleasantly clashy white, black, and brown vibe. I need my clothes to say "I'm detail-oriented, but just weird enough to be creative." 

Alright, that's another month on the books. I think I will probably be back on Monday to talk about what I bought on my binge shopping weekend. It's time for fall clothes and I'm excited to get some jackets back in the rotation. I feel like they missed me. 




4 comments:

Nora Bradshaw said...

I love your new hair! Would you consider more like a strawberry blonde some time, instead of an ashy color?

Black happens to be a great color on me, so I do wear it pretty often. I think it's easier for something to look dressy if it's black? Just my theory, anyway.


Whoa. The "I'm not a robot" checkbox just gave me an interesting little test. That's never happened before.






Jae said...

I've gone strawberry before and I love it! Unfortunately, my mom is a redhead and we look a lot alike and me having reddish hair freaked my husband out lol. She and I have the same eyes and skin tone, so I feel like I was meant to have red hair. Maybe we'll try again in the future!

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Supreme Dissertation said...

That was great outfits for winter. I am really gonna try them all.
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