March 2, 2011

Fit for an Outing ~ Stripes & Polka Dots

I've been meaning to do outfit posts like these for awhile now. I find, sometimes more than others, that actually mixing in the clothes I make to my current wardrobe can be harder than making them. I have this very weird thing about saving garments for well....I don't even know. I mean, it can only be worn on this certain day of the year if the sun is behind one cloud and the leaves are a certain color of green. You know. Well, hopefully you know what I mean.

This past Friday, I went home and felt sort of blah. I didn't want to sew. I didn't want to go out. I didn't want to do anything. Kind of a little funk. I felt the same way Saturday and didn't even get out of my pjs. EEEeek! In fact, I carried a blanket around with me all day too. Like I was sick or something, and I wasn't. Sunday rolled around and a link on Casey's inspirational post (some of my favorites that she does, because she's always exposing me to new things) gave me a new perspective on my wardrobe. This girl's got great style and even though I gather she's not working a regular 9-5-er, she gets dressed and perks up everyday. There is something to be said for that. I was talking to Mr. S over the weekend and asked him why he got dressed that particular day and he said, "Because it makes me feel good about me."

I'm not saying that I don't feel good about me. I do. I'm just saying that the days when I put forth effort and get dressed I feel better. Case in point, my Saturday this past week. Staying in pjs all day can take its toll. Though somedays I'll admit, it's a necessity.

Tuesday, this week, I had taken the day off work. I thought it was the perfect time to actually get dressed and even take a few photos. I curled my hair, took a little more time on my make-up than usual and dressed up my Bella jeans with the stripey top and polka dot scarf. Nothing much really. But I felt good. And that's a start. Here's what I wore ~ Stripes and Polka Dots:

  • Button up striped shirt - Thrifted, though it is a JCrew

  • Polka dot scarf - something I picked up at TJ Maxx

  • Bella Jeans - made by me from this Burda Style pattern

  • Houndstooth shoes - Cole Haan (I got them for a steal when I used to work retail)

How do you feel about getting dressed on a day to day basis? What makes you get dressed? How do you feel when you get dressed? I would love to know your thoughts on this just to see if they are the same as some of my own.


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