What I wore Wednesday

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:

Thursday:

Skirt: Vogue 1132

Boots: Merona

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.

Friday

Dress: Vogue 8667

Bolero: Thrifted

Boots:

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!

Monday

Jacket: Express, thrifted

Dress: 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.

Tuesday

Skirt: thrifted and quite old

Cardigan: Old Navy

Shoes: Sofft

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.

Wednesday

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!