30 Days of Denim – Day Seven

Well, would you look at that — one week down!

(HOLY SHIT, this is why I am not a fashion blogger. This takes WORK, you all!)

That said, I’ve already had some interesting revelations this week:

1. Having style takes planning and effort just like getting dinner on the table takes planning and effort. Neither just do it by themselves, despite our hopes. I am a very efficient meal planner, thus far not very efficient at making myself appear stylish. But I can see how it gets easier. So maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel.

2. I DO, in fact, have something to wear. How often do you feel like you have nothing to wear? I feel like I say that often. Kind of like when I look in my refrigerator and say “We have nothing to eat.” When really what I’m saying is “We have nothing to eat that I don’t have to think about and prepare.”

Style, in my mind, is becoming very analogous to kitchen management. I didn’t see that coming.

3. In the wise words of Cher Horowitz: Never trust a mirror. Always take Polaroids.

Which brings us to today’s outfit. Which I hate. But guess what, I liked it in the mirror. (Also, it was before Labor Day so don’t panic that I’m wearing white pants, mmmkay?)
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My face pretty much spells it out, but here is how it looks when I’m not trying to scare off the defensive line.

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Why I loved it in the mirror:

Comfy pants that feel like pajamas but don’t look like pajamas.

Why I hated it in the picture:
Dude, they LOOK like pajamas.

So there’s the rub. On the upside, I enjoy a nice worn in denim jacket, and this one comes courtesy of AndreAnna who sent me the most gigantic box of clothes a few months ago when I was bemoaning that none of my clothes fit. I wish all of you a friend like her! Truly.

Truth be told, since it is still warm out, I spent most of this outfit sans denim. I feel like I must confess.

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Pants: Merona for Target
Tank: Mossimo for Target
Necklace: Target
Bracelet: Target (I mean, why do I even label my outfits anymore IT’S ALL FROM TARGET.)
Sandals: I’ll give you one guess.

Comfy, but I don’t love this outfit. You win some, you lose some. Also I wanted to post this picture to remind myself this is not a vanity project. You all have been so kind with your comments that I have literally turned fuchsia looking at my email, so thank you for that! But hopefully this has been beneficial and inspiring to you like it has for me. So it’s only fair to show you the outfits that were kind of a bomb.

Style, like anything, takes a bit of work. But it’s probably work you know how to do if you start small. Throw on a pair of earrings. Grab a nicer t shirt than normal. Do something different with your hair. Make yourself feel good, don’t worry about what others think. Fake it until you make it, remember.

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What did you wear today?

Join the group and play a little show and tell. I know one of you will one of these days…

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