It’s been a trying week… I have been sick again, and I’m working my way through a few insecurities. I’m sure that my confidence will snap back soon!
Here are my outfits this week, including things I’ve made and some of my new thrifted finds:
Skirt: Vogue 1132
Cardigan: Old Navy
I look so tired here… you can see the allergies around my eyes! I love this skirt, and I am always complimented on it – but I confess, it is hard to wear. It’s very overwhelming, and I lost the shirt I wore with it last year! I’m still considering ways to wear it more… I don’t think this is it. I dislike the cardigan over it, I prefer to tuck something in.
Dress: Vogue 8667
Boots success at last! I picked these up at the Designer Shoe Wearhouse, and they were inexpensive. They measure maybe 1/2″ bigger than my calves… not perfect, but close enough, especially as I had steeled myself to pay a lot for boots. They’re suede, and have a cute ruched detail on the side. I wore this outfit thrifting, and yes it is overkill but I felt good! I wear this dress a lot… it was a good choice to make, it goes with everything!
Jacket: Express, thrifted
Boots: Kensie Girl
Total cost of this outfit? $55. Cost without the boots? $5. Oh yes, I do love thrifting. The jacket has a little metallic pinstripe. I washed both these items twice, and no Goodwill smell lingers, for those of you who mentioned that. I always double wash everything, and anything that can’t be washed gets drycleaned right away, though I confess that unless something is lined I wash everything that I thrift… I am not drycleaning something that cost a dollar. But I am not taking chances with clothing moths etc again! I really like this combo, and I bought the dress specifically so I could wear it this way.
Skirt: thrifted and quite old
Cardigan: Old Navy
Sweater tights: Hue
I’m thinking of remaking this skirt. It isn’t fancy or anything, but while I love the print I don’t love the style – it’s one of those yoked a-lines, meant to sit slightly low on the waist. Not my favorite. I like to tuck blouses in, but with these that doesn’t work so well.
Dress: Vogue 7617 (Vintage)
Cardigan: 525 America
Wearing purple today in support of LGBT youth, and in remembrance of those who have taken their lives due to anti-gay bullying. This is an issue close to my heart, as I lost have lost two gay friends to suicide, one in high school and the other in college. I was also bullied hardcore all through grade school, for being quiet, smart, and kind of nerdy, and I can tell you… the scars from that never truly fade. To this day I am constantly convinced that I will never live up to what other people want from me, and I am always paranoid that people will not like me.
Since I am feeling down, and remembering sad things, I’m glad to wear this cardigan… it’s so cozy that it’s like wearing a bathrobe all day!