Quick, Casual Fashion
Look at that Friday jig. That there is a lady who has grandparents coming in for the weekend (sleeping in!! No bed-time duties!) and then is leaving for Des Moines for 4 sleep-filled, glorious nights. Yes, I’ll miss my babies, but just as that first tear is about to be shed I’ll fall asleep, and then stay asleep for 7 – 9 STRAIGHT HOURS. You want to know what I’m the most excited about? TV. I am so behind. I feel disconnected to all my best friends. It’s as if I don’t value them in my life anymore. I was allowed to bring a personal assistant to keep me company during my shoot, but I said, no plane ticket necessary – these friends pack nicely in my carry-on. I’m brining The Affair, This is Us, Big Little Lies (I’m caught up on 2, but not the third, but man is it good). And you KNOW my best friends in the world will be demonstrating their love in a private fantasy suite for THREE SOLID HOURS on Monday. (P.S. guess who is going to After The Final Rose the following week???). Don’t get me wrong, I’m there for work, not just TV and sleep. I’m sad to leave those kiddos, OF COURSE, and by day 2 I’ll be like a 13 year old girl in love for the first time staring at my phone every second waiting for them to facetime me, to be quickly rejected and told that Bobba and Suesue have been making them giggle so hard that they don’t even think about me. But, I’m not going to lose sleep over it. Nay. Meanwhile, lately I’ve put some clothes on my body and forced someone to take photos of me/them. These are my ‘everyday outfits’. Nothing fancy, but what I’ve been gravitating towards lately.
At first I was like ‘this is a very short dress’ but naturally was going to do it anyway (you know I DO love a short skirt/short). Then my friend Suzanne was like, uh, that’s a shirt. Fair enough. She is also the one that convinced me to buy all 4 pair of jeans in this post. I may need to hire her to be my fashion stylist because I wouldn’t typically have tried on any of these, but both she and my best friend told me how amazing these jeans are and I didn’t believe them until I put them on (by the way they run really big, I’m a 26 in these, normally 28-29). It’s not a jaw-dropping outfit and I’m probably not going to get cat called on the street (what? men don’t love plaid tunics?) but I feel comfortable and cute enough in this. Plus, pockets. And affordable.
I asked Sara if we were done with the ruffle bottom top look and she was like, nope. So I believed her. It’s just so easy for body types like mine to wear (extra weight around the middle that could use some masking + a propensity towards fun = ruffle). I’m embracing the choker – I had to google a video to see how one applies such a millennial device – WAIT. EXCUSE ME. I was a teenager in the 90’s. Do you think I don’t know how to wear a choker? Girl, I got this one (but seriously I had to ask for help as I’m out of practice).
I keep rocking those Target jeans, with a striped mock turtle that is boxy and tight in the neck and wrists in a very good way.
This outfit is seriously not showing well, but it’s actually totally fine/great in person. What it is this stupid pose I’m doing?? Anyway, these jeans are comfortable, stretchy, and yet constricting. That shirt is my spirit shirt – so boxy and short (I’m short-torsoe’d) and with a big scale plaid (great for camera). Next time I will unbutton the top two buttons.
Despite my body language, I am not headed to a hoe-down. This dress (which I’m wearing as I write this) is SO cute and SO comfortable. It’s not exactly body-con (more like a nightshirt) but with shoes, a jacket, necklace and a hat, it looks like a real outfit (even though it’s like wearing pajamas). I get compliments on it all day every day. And I do wear it almost every day. Those boots are by that new company that I was just introduced to, M. Gemi, and they are wonderful and super flattering. I needed a break from my nude mules/booties (or maybe they needed a break from me) so these were such a fun find.
Oh, shoot, girlfriend got all stage 10 HIPSTER on this one. Culottes? Check. Shapeless linen jacket? Check. Light colored block heeled booties? Check, Buffalo check button down? Check. Mediocre top knot? Check. Mid-rise mom-jeans CHECK!!
And yet, this was my millennial staff’s favorite outfit of all and even I have to admit I look pretty hip. Is it flattering? Ha, No. And I don’t think Brian would have been like, ‘put down that lampshade and get in here’. But I have to say, I like it, too. Those jeans are great and are the much cheaper version of the super expensive knock-off that no one should actually buy.
Happy Friday y’all. I hope you have a lovely weekend. And if anyone knows anything fun to do in Des Moines, let me know. xx