skinny jeans: Gap
boots: Kohl's, Apt. 9 brand
Long time no post!
I think I am coming to the realization that until I get a job where I can dress up/look nice every day...being a fashion blogger is going to be kind of impossible. Because all of my jobs are food service-this means I never wear my favorite shirts and definitely never wear white...let alone dresses, skirts, or heels. So the outfit posts will be few and far between, mostly just days off, but I promise to step them up. I hate that these photos were taken at almost dark, but I just never seem to have time while it's light out! Hopefully I can start posting about crafts/recipes/workouts/my cat to fill up some of the empty days. This outfit is from Sunday when I went out for a late birthday dinner with my parents and boyfriend.
For years before I started this blog, I constantly dreamed of what I would post if I had one. Asking my sister "Is this blog-worthy?" became an inside joke between us whenever I thought my outfit was cute. This outfit I am posting today totally represents my idea of what fashion bloggers wear. This striped shirt/statement necklace/skinny jeans combo is so in right now I literally felt out of the loop before I bought it!
Which brings me to my main topic today: trends. I almost always hate clothing trends when they first start: lace, neons, nudes, pastels, statement necklaces, Toms, cross-body purses, etc. I'm not sure why, but I've always been like this. Luckily- most things grow on me and I start to see the potential, then quickly become obsessed with making the trend my own. It's this obsession that scares me. Sometimes, I think I focus so much on getting the latest trendy piece that I don't take the time to figure out if I really want it, or if it even fits with my personal style. Although blogs and Pinterest have helped me grow and see what my style truly is, it's still hard not to covet things that show up on every site- even if the piece doesn't fit with my wardrobe. Now that I have my own blog I am thinking about what "my style" really is and it is getting easier to see which impulse buys to say NO to. This is definitely going to be a lifelong battle for a major fashion/shopping addict like myself but I am getting better.
I also tried out some lip color recently! I love how lipstick looks on other people but I know it's not realistic for me right now...too intense! So I started with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I read on another blog that it was a good place to start before going for full on lipstick- a lot like lip balm. I am happy with the product and I didn't end up with any color smeared on my face or teeth- yayy! It does stain your lips so even when you eat or lick your lips, the color stays well. I think the color looks right with my skin and lip color, but I might go buy a more light pink one in case I don't want quite the drastic look this red one gives me.
I actually wish I wore flats with this outfit, I am so sick of looking at boots...winter is taking too long here in upstate New York!
Dustin gave me these flowers for my birthday and they still look and smell so good!
I actually have FOUR days off this week because some relatives are visiting for Easter, so that means lots of cute outfit posts to come! Wahoooooo.