Friends, I do not consider myself a stylist, but I don’t think I’m matronly either. My sister tells me I am a school marm. Maybe I was born in the wrong century. I am bossy enough to be a marm in any era.
|Fashion Icon: Moi; stop laughing Whit|
One of Lor’s and my latest fave blogs, Our Fifth House, had fashion week last week – she highlighted 5 of her own favorite stylish bloggers and had them give their 7 top wardrobe essentials. So fun! I was affirmed in that I’m not a total matron – I had some of the essentials such as a piece of leopard print (mine’s a belt), nude pumps (mine are from Land's End - love) and a truckload of cardigan sweaters (my sister says this is arguably school-marm-ish).
|Land's End, here|
I don’t have some of the other essentials, such as skinny jeans (yes, every single style blogger suggested this as a wardrobe must - WTF style peeps?), brown riding boots, a chambray/denim shirt, colorful pumps and a statement necklace. I take that last one back. I have plenty of necklaces, even statement ones, but not necessarily purchased this decade.
I took care of that straight away. One of the bloggers suggested Forever 21 skinny jeans for $10. DECISION DONE. I am not planning on wearing these suckers with little teeny sandals. Let’s face it. I am a pear shape. It’s a horrible look for me. But, I ordered myself a pair of brown riding boots, so they’ll balance these birthing hips out. (The funny part is the hips failed in their genetic purpose because I had a c-section with the twins. Ha-ha, Universe, I am so not laughing at your irony.)
|Heather boots from Shoemint here|
I found a denim shirt on sale at Target for $18. I also found a boyfriend sweater on sale at Target, and a cute spring-y scarf there too. Half my wardrobe is practically from that store, I swear; darn you, RedCard!
I’ll put a few outfits together and post for you guys once my dreaded F21 skinny jeans arrive in the mail. I’m afraid. Even if they look horrible and I return them, I’ll take pictures first. It’ll surely be funny if nothing else.
In the meantime, check out this new fashion blog I found, Hello, Gorgeous! This lady is amazing with what she can put together. She obviously has a great wardrobe, but she mixes and matches it a whole bunch, and she gets a lot of her mixing pieces at places like Old Navy and Forever 21, which are obviously reasonably priced for us commoners.