Saturday, January 30, 2010

Show Us Your Life Fashion Tips

I have been wanting to get back in to the blog hops over at but I haven't really had much to share the last few she has done. This week is no exception. She is doing a blog hop on Fashion Tips. I honestly went from being semi stylish to having a child and now I feel like I am lucky to get out of my pj's most days. Hahaha. Ok. That's not entirely true. My style is very simple. Since we have been in a recession, I have cut back on buying things unless I cannot live without them. I buy a lot of things at outlets. I suppose my fashion tip (which is probably an obvious thing for most people) would be to buy things that are flexible. Pieces that can be dressed up and down.

Here is an example of what you would most likely see me in if we ran in to each other in public:

I have a ton of solid colored long sleeve T's. The great thing about them is, they are affordable and can be layered with just about anything. I don't think I own anything but trouser jeans. I love Banana Republic's trouser jean. I think I am drawn to the trouser jean because that style evens out my bottom half. They also look super cute with flats and a pair of pumps.

It is rare that would catch me in anything but a flat shoe. I am already 5'9" and so wearing heels makes me feel like the Jolly Green Giant. The past two years I have collected about 15 pairs of flats. Most of them have come from TJ Maxx/Marshallsbut I will buy at Nordstrom if they are on sale. Target runs sales on their flats OFTEN. I bought three new pairs for $7-$10 each over the holidays. I knew when I bought them they wouldn't last very long but for the price, if I got to wear each pair 10 times, I got my money's worth.

I have more earrings than I will ever be able to wear. I am the queen of inexpensive earrings. I quit spending money on earrings because I would loose them. Now, if I spend 10 or 15 bucks on a pair and I loose one, I'm not upset about it.

I wear this ring, this purse and my wedding ring everyday. One thing I do spend money on is designer bags and so when I feel like branching out, I have some good options to switch it up. Most things that are trendy, don't look good on me, so a nice purse makes me feel good.

One little fashion tip, that I live by... If you have a nice pair of pearl earrings, they will even make sweatpants look good. Not to mention they just make you feel pretty. If you don't have the money to buy a real pair there a gazillion places you can find artificial pearls and no one will ever know the difference.

So that's all I've got for you. Sorry ladies, I am not much of a fashionista. I have been looking through other's posts and some of you have really great tips!!! Happy Friday!!!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I'm stopping in from Kelly's Korner... I love your style. I am in the same boat as you are... I would love to be able to afford a nice outfit for everyday, but more often than not you will find me layering what I currently have to make a new outfit. I also try dressing my outfits up with scarves 9 times out of 10. have a great weekend!