I like to consider myself a vegetarian—a bacon-only, sometimes seafood-eating, so hungry I may just eat a piece of chicken-type of vegetarian. So does this make me faux-veg? Seriously, why isn’t this an option on planes, at restaurants or on your RSVP card for a wedding reception dinner? I mean, if there are powers out there that claimed Pluto was a “faux-planet”, shouldn’t there be something for the faux-vegetarians? (Obviously there are people out there who have time to waste). It’d be awesome for those of us who are mostly vegetarian but every now and then see a deliciously made piece of meat and think “Just this one time. Then I won’t…for awhile.” It’d make us feel less guilty.
I guess I’m just a “faux-ny” (get it? geez…I’m cheesy) overall. I wear faux-leather, faux-designer brands and now faux-fur. It actually got cold enough to bust out this vest after being cooped up for a couple of years due to our mild winters. I walked around in it all day at work hoping someone…anyone…would ask “Can I pet you?” No one did. (Though, someone did ask what I killed to make it). In addition to this vest, I have a black faux-fur neck wrap and matching head wrap. It hasn’t gotten cold enough to take those two out, just yet. However, I did sport it for a makeup tutorial last year. By the way, I’m wearing shorts and a t-shirt with them in those images. That’s how we roll in Houston.
Needless to say, I’m a fan of the faux-fur trend. It’s warm, soft and believe it or not, it can be styled in quite a few ways. No one has to know it’s fake (it can be your secret) but I always make it a point to tell people “no” if they are dumb enough to think it’s real. I really don’t need people thinking I’m an animal killer; but just in case, I’ve prepared an “I love animals! I’m a faux-vegetarian!” chant and protest sign.
Here are some of my favorite looks featuring fur:
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I made some resolutions this year and might I add, that this has been the first year where I’m actually cool with what I’ve done so far. (Note: I said “cool” not “proud”). Obviously, I didn’t do everything I set out to accomplish but I did do some (recap at end of this post) and some is better than none.
One of my resolutions was to do more yoga. While I’ve made this a good part of my weekly workout routine this year, one of the things I REALLY wanted to learn how to do was pincha mayurasana, aka forearm headstand (and you guys thought I was joking back in January when I first mentioned it).This past Sunday was December 1 and it hit me – I haven’t even attempted it and I only have a month left! So I got right to it. After a lot of groans, red faces, falls, scraped toes and a couple of elbow burns—I can safely say this is WAY harder than all those perfect yoga girls make it look like on their You Tube videos. Ughh…damn them.
I’m obviously not going to be as awesome as the girls in these images but I’m hoping (like really hoping) that with some diligent practice, healthier eating and a focus on upper body strength (the return of BodyPump), I can have something by the end of the month. I’ll be taking an image every Sunday over the next 5 weeks to track my progress and study my form. I’ll be posting a review of my progres at the end of December! Hopefully, I’ll be able to kick myself up off the ground without the help of a good old sturdy wall. But for now, let’s just say these elbow burns—hurt. I mean they really do.
Just for you Ryan…just for you.
2013 Resolutions Recap (in case you cared)
It finally hit me that it was the holidays when I stepped into Hobby Lobby this past Saturday. Thanksgiving and Christmas pretty much threw up on me. The store is like a drunk mass of big ornament balls, yards of ribbon, creepy statues, sparkle-everything, toy trains, wreaths the size of houses, masses of red/green/gold crap and dozens and dozens of crazy Martha Stewart-esque/”OMG! This is the CUTEST snowman I’ve ever seen!!!” women—it was only a matter of time before it puked. I left with glitter bits all over me, a pair of antlers for my car and a renewed faith in why I love this holiday. I’m not going to lie, the holiday high must have gotten to me as well—I wanted to walk around with a sparkly, Christmas tree cone on my head announcing that I was a unicorn (my friend, Ameeta was less than thrilled with this action).
Now that my brain is in its beginning stages of shutting down for 2013, I had to dig deep to find out what I wanted to talk about today. Other than the fact that it’s still hot outside and I can wear shorts. Hence, I’m still sporting the t-shirt/blazer/shorts combo. I guess leather makes it kind of fall…no? With that, I thought I’d just make a list of a few things going on with me:
…READING: I am Malala The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafza. She has got to be one of the most inspiring 16 year olds out there. She definitely puts my 30 years of being on this earth in retrospective AND now I want to become a global volunteer of EVERYTHING.
…EATING: Andes mints. You know, the kind that you get at Olive Garden. But unlike OG, I’m not stingy with my mints so I allow myself just one…every 5 minutes.
…PUMPING MY BLOOD STREAM WITH: La Croix Lime sparkling water. I’m trying really hard to balance out the toxicity of the chocolate mints.
…LISTENING TO THE PODCAST: This American Life. I have a huge crush on Ira Glass. Like HUGE.
…WISH I HAD AS A PET: Unicorn. This should be obvious. I tried to be one in a Hobby Lobby.
…DESPISE: Pumpkin-Spice anything. Ugh…I can’t stand this stuff. Even more so, I can’t stand Instagram pictures of it. I mean, how am I supposed to know it is what you say it is? It could be a spiked cinammon, eggnog half-whip latte with extra peppermint. Which doesn’t sound too bad…
…SWOONING OVER: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now if he was wearing one of those chunky, cable-knit guy sweaters with the winter designs on it – I just wouldn’t be able to handle it.
…PET PEEV-ing ABOUT: People who call into radio shows with their relationship problems. WHY are you doing this? Do you not have friends? Or a shrink? Better yet, Google the answer.
…LOVE THIS COMMERCIAL: My friend, Sheebani, shared this. It should be titled: “You know how Indian people are always SO dramatic? Well it continues. Here’s a Google India tear-jerker and it’s pretty freaking touching”.
…NOT OK WITH: The Orlando Bloom-Miranda Kerr breakup. This is not sitting well with me. It’s like what happened last Thursday – I drank coffee, ate a yogurt with malt balls, had 3 garlic chicken spring rolls, ate hummus and pretzel chips, had at least 10 pieces of salt water taffy, drank a cafe au lait, had a bag of chili cheese fritos and then went to a two hour gym session of kickboxing and zumba. Yeah…my stomach…not so good.
…POLISHING MY NAILS WITH: Marshmallow by Essie. If only it smelled and tasted like the real thing. I’d be licking my fingers all day.
…WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO DO: Skateboard. I just really want to be one of those cool Cali kids who wears chucks and rolls around on a board with 4 wheels. I think I’d look pretty awesome (ahem…horrid) at it.
Now you know me a little better or maybe you guys will make it a new year’s resolution not to read my blog (now that you know the real me). Either way, thanks for reading! Also, I won’t be back until after Thanksgiving but I’m prepping for some good December posts so I’ll see you in the last month of 2013.
Cat hat: Urban Outfitters / Nail polish: Stylenomics by Essie
Have I ever told you guys that I’m multi-lingual? I mean, I could be a foreign interpreter for the country (just as long as they let me bring along my trusty Google Translate app). No seriously, I speak like 2 languages and with 1 of them (Gujarati), I still sound like one of those Indian movie actresses speaking really bad “valley-girl Hindi”. I took Spanish for 5 years so I’m not so bad with it. However, I had a Spanish teacher who seriously got divorced and re-married every year in high school; so you can understand my commitment issues when it comes to keeping up with Spanish.
I also had a bit of spout with Hindi for a couple years in college. The worst was when we had to try and read stories out loud in class then translate them. One time I translated “She lost her heart.” into “She has a black heart.” To which the professor asked if was subconsciously talking about myself. He was a very smart man.
So why make a sweatshirt that says “hello” or “good day” in 9 languages? (And yes , “Yo” is part of our vocabulary down in the south). No real reason really, I just thought it’d make for a really cool sweatshirt. I was also a bit tired of seeing Ballin’ (for Balmain) or Célfie (for Céline) tees and sweatshirts strewn across the fashion blogging world.
In case you are wondering, here’s where each “hello” or “good day” comes from:
YO: made-up by someone pretty awesome
GUTEN TAG: German
HEY YA’LL: Texan
Making this is probably the easiest thing in the world. In fact, I’m embarrassed to even put it up as DIY because it’s so simple. However, there are a few things that came up while I was making it.
Supplies you will need:
1. Write out what you are going to iron onto your sweatshirt and count out the number of times each letter appears. This will determine how many packages of iron-on letters you will need. I used 3 packages* and was able to get the above 9 words from it. *I bought the packages from Michael’s using 40% off coupons and spent about $10 on them + $6 for the sweatshirt from Hobby Lobby.
2. Write, type out or arrange (on to a different surface than the sweatshirt) how you want the words to appear on the shirt. REALLY IMPORTANT: Make sure you are spelling each word correctly! (Once it’s ironed on, that’s about it).
3. Spread your sweatshirt onto an ironing board or another ironable surface. You could even fold up the white sheet a bit, place it on the ground, spread the sweatshirt on top of half of it and then when you are ready to iron, fold over the other side of the sheet onto the sweatshirt.
4. If arranging words in a straight line place ruler onto sweatshirt a few inches away from the side of the shirt. I made mine about 3 – 4 inches away, so when someone looks at the top straight-on they can read most of the words without being like “huh?” Konnichiwa wraps a bit around but you can still make out most of it.
5. Place the letters above the ruler.
6. Take the ruler and put it a few inches underneath the first word and then place the second word above the ruler.
7. Continue to do this for each word, making sure the spacing and alignment are even.
8. Once finished, take a white* sheet and carefully place it over the entire sweatshirt making sure none of the letters are messed up. Depending on the number of words you have, you will have to do this very carefully. *Do not take a colored sheet because it may bleed onto the shirt. Trust me, I have done this before.
9. Read the instructions on the iron-on package as for how many seconds to keep the iron on the letters. I would add about 10-15 extra seconds to this, just to make sure it’s stuck on nicely. Be aware of the edges and make sure you apply enough heat there.
10. Once the letters are ironed on – take the white sheet off and lightly iron right onto the letters to ensure that they are secure.
The scoop on this bag: I had been searching for a bag like this in Spain and Morocco but didn’t really find one. I was about to pick up something similar to it at SOWA Market in Boston for $80 that was made in Thailand but opted to get letterpress postcards instead (go figure). While perusing through Ross on lunch break one day I saw this hidden in the corner. It turned out to be 20 bucks (!); I grabbed it like no one’s business and ran to the cashier.
I love these little polka-dot flats my cousin got for me from Spain. They’re actually the inspiration behind the TOMS shoes and they really are comfy. (Menx, if you happen to be reading this, I can’t remember which city or store you said they are from!)
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This is one of my favorite eye makeup looks to do when I’m really dressing up. (By really, I mean for weddings, engagements and that whole lot). I’ll do a more subtle version of this look on other occasions (one that uses only 2 shadows). I’ve done a smokey bronze tutorial in the past but this one is a bit more gold and uses 5 different shadows. Which seems like a lot but they are all found on Urban Decay’s NAKED palette so it isn’t bad at all. I’m going to just jump right into the tutorial. As I mentioned it does use quite a few shadows but it’s a fairly simple look that with a couple practice rounds, you should be able to get down.
Here are the products that I used to get the look (additional details at the end of the post):
1. Apply Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion onto entire eyelid up to eyebrow bone and underneath lower lash line.
2. Using a flat brush, apply TOASTED onto inner 1/4 of eyelid.
3. Apply HALF BAKED onto middle part of eyelid (so about 1/2 of the lid is covered in this color). Lightly blend where Toasted and Half Baked meet. Don’t blend it too much because you really want the gold to show.
4. Using a contour brush, apply HUSTLE onto the outer corner area of the eyelid. Lightly blend into crease and where Half Baked and Hustle meet. If more Half Baked needs to be added to keep that area gold, lightly pat some on into that same area (as above). Make sure to form a greater than ( > ) sign in the outer corner to produce a cat eye look. Lightly blend Hustle on the top as well, so when you open your eyes, it is peeking through.
5. Using an angled liner or a smudger, apply SMOG along bottom lash line.
6. Taking your finger dab a bit of SIN onto eyebrow bone.
7. Wipe off any shadow that might have fallen onto your face with a makeup remover towelette or pad. This is what it should look like:
8. Apply your favorite eye liner and mascara.
9. Apply foundation and powder (both optional) and a bronzer + highlighter. My favorite is Lorac’s TANtalizer (found at Sephora). I think it works great for darker skin tones and for those who want just subtle highlighting/contouring. Plus, it’s only $12 which is a good price for a pretty useful product.
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Urban Decay NAKED palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion, L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black
Face: Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation in #155, Make Up Forever Powder Foundation in #153, Lorac TANtalizer Highlighter & Matte Bronzer Duo
Lips: Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Forever Fuchsia
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As a follow up to last week’s Fall Essentials post, I thought it would be helpful to take those pieces and create outfits based on them. This way you can see how to style them and now, I know what I’ll be wearing for the next couple of weeks. It’s a win-win for both of us. Below are 13 outfits using pieces similar to the ones in last week’s post and I’ve added in a few accessories (hats, scarves and footwear).
Each outfit is pretty simple but really all you need are good, basic pieces in rotation to help keep your closet poppin’. There are quite a few more outfits you could make other than the ones I’ve shown since you can easily switch up your tops, bottoms or accessories.
For recommendations on stores or pieces that I liked, visit my previous post – 10 Fall Essentials. For details about where my pieces are from, scroll to the bottom.
Here are 13 fall-inspired outfits based on the pieces below:
1. Gray cardigan – Forever 21; 2. Black blazer – Banana Republic; 3. Green utility jacket – Ross; 4. Stripe T – F21, Polka-dot T – Old Navy; 5. White T – ZARA, Gray T – Target; 6. Faux-leather pants – Urban Outfitters; 7. Purple jeans – Charlotte Russe, Dark denim jeans – Old Navy; 8. Printed leggings – Ross; 9. Black peplum skirt – F21; 10. Black tunic/dress – Target
Metallic brogues – Burlington Coat Factory; Leopard flats – GAP; Brown booties – Target; Black buckle booties – DSW; Black pumps – Ross; Leopard scarf – H&M; Purple scarf – Urban Outfitters; Tan fedora hat, black/leather baseball cap & tights – Target; Maroon (oxblood) bag – Banana Republic; Orange bag – Harwin Street (flea market); Black purse – Vera Wang (for Kohl’s)
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Ode to 90s TV theme songs – I fully take credit for the fact that you might be singing these in your head while reading them or have one stuck on replay all day in your head. You are most welcome.
Danny Tanner taking a Dust Buster to clean his vacuum, Cory Matthews telling Topanga she’s “the one” for yet the 10,000th time, Steve Urkel’s infamous “Did I do that?”(followed by a snort), Jesse Katsopolis getting more and more good looking with each passing season (yum), learning World Geography not in class but by trying to figure out where Carmen Sandiego was, Carlton’s dance moves (just wow), Tia and Tamera getting appendicitis at the same time, the “moral of the story” music cueing at the end of each episode (no DJ, you are not fat!), Urkel’s machine to become Stephan, Mr. Feeny’s amazing sense of sarcasm, Roger’s braids, Steve (aka Aladdin) showing up to take DJ to the prom, and as a friend nicely put it “you know, Will Smith pretty much ***** a girl every episode” – why yes, yes he does.
The other week, I was feeling extremely nostalgic after watching an episode of Fresh Prince that I thought I’d You Tube all the shows TV theme songs. After going through them, I realized the words to most of these songs were so on point—they’re kind of like life lessons! With that, I got the idea to create some simple graphics highlighting the phrases that stood out to me—just to relive it a bit. I picked the shows I watched all the time as a kid and still to this day do not get tired of. I’m thinking I’ll probably get these printed, framed and hung up somewhere. Let’s face it – they’re pretty inspiring words.
Trust me, I wanted to do one for Saved by the Bell but ended up with the 6 above. With SBTB it’s really the quotes in the episodes that are awesome – “I like school…it’s a good way to kill time between weekends.” - Zach Morris
My friend Jenny (who happens to live someplace where it actually gets cold) recommended that I do a “What to Buy for Fall” post…when it was still 95 degrees down here in Houston (it is now 88, so some progress has been made). I initially told her that would be difficult considering I’m still parading around in shorts. However, I gave it some thought and figured since I hadn’t done any kind of essentials post in awhile (my last two: Summer Essentials and Chic Essentials), this would be a good time to do one. Plus, it helped that I already knew what I wanted to recommend since a lot of these pieces are not only great for fall but also for any month of the year.
I’ve included links to items/stores where you can find pieces similar to the ones I have, at differente price points. Most of the items I’ve listed are less than $50, though you’ll find jackets to be slightly more expensive. I consider each one of these “investments” so the prices are going to be higher on some because I’m looking for good quality, long-lasting, versatile pieces.
Also, I had to break this post up into two parts – 1. A list of essentials and 2. Actual outfits featuring these pieces. I’ll have the second half of this post up next week so check back for that. The above image is just a glimpse of one of the outfits (details at end of post).
*Suggested sites at end of post.
If you need something to throw on or layer with – this is it. I have a bad addiction to cardigans but I find the ones that are in classic colors or subtle prints are some of the best to have.
2. Black Blazer
I own about 3 black blazers – different styles and cuts. However, I’ve found that the classic black blazer is the best. The one I have in the images (which I’ll show next week) is from Banana Republic and yes, it is the $150 one that I included the link to below. However, I happened to have scored this on super sale at the Banana Republic Outlet store for $50 (which is pretty awesome for a BR, suit blazer). I invested in this one because I know I’ll wear it multiple times for a number of different occasions. However, since the $150 price point might be a bit too high for some, I’ve included links to more reasonable ones below.
3. Black Tunic/Dress
Here’s something you will wear year-round. It requires no fuss and can be as minimalistic or as detailed as you want. It’s definitely a classic piece and I’d invest in one that is of good quality and material (not a cheap cotton one) so that it lasts. I’ve included a link to the one I purchased at Target below (it’s from the Leather Shoulders post). It can easily be worn bare-legged or in the cooler months with tights, leggings or pants.
These are essential layering and go-to pieces. For starters, I’d purchase my basic colors – white, gray and black (then build from there with other colors and patterns). Finding one that is quality-made can be difficult; at the end of the post I’ve listed a few places that I’ve really liked and own shirts from.
Colored Denim – For fall, I steer away from bright and neon colors like hot pink, purple, mint or highlighter yellow and gravitate towards more warmer colors—navy, forest/dark green, maroon, mustard, dark purple/eggplant or tan.
Dark Denim – Regardless if you’re dressing it down with just a plain t-shirt and flats or dressing it up with a top, blazer and heels—it always makes for a classic, sophisticated outfit. It’ll never go out of style, hence it’s another investment piece.
I have a tough time finding jeans that fit me right but when I came across the Rockstar brand at Old Navy—I had finally found it! (Trust me, I hate buying jeans just as much as I hate scrubbing toilet seats, so this is a good thing). The fit and length are perfect for my shorter frame. The link at the end of the post will also show you the style in different colors. So there you go, a one-stop place for both these pieces.
6. Black Faux Leather Pants/Leggings (Full or Paneled)
I mentioned a couple of posts back that I’m really into leather. Now that fall has set in, I don’t feel so dumb wearing full leather pants. I think it’s a great way to break away from the classic materials used for black pants and it toughens up a look. If you’re not into full leather pants/leggings – consider ones with panels either in the front, back, on the knees or along the sides running up your leg.
This is also something that I mentioned in my Chic Essentials piece a couple of years back. Now that patterned leggings and ones made out of different materials (i.e. faux-leather, liquid, silky) are in, you can mix up your wardrobe of just plain black cotton ones with these. They also sell fleece-lined ones, which I found to be great for cooler months.
8. Olive Green Utility/Military Jacket
I purchased this on a whim from Ross 3 – 4 years ago (for less than 20 bucks). I happened to really like the color and thought with it being so light, it’d be great to wear in Houston. Even though, it hasn’t been showcased on the blog all that often (seen here in one of my favorite outfits)—I’ve worn it tons of times over the last few years. I prefer the ones with pockets and a drawstring at the waist so that I can cinch it up; this way it doesn’t look too big with certain outfits that I want a more tailored look to.
Less than $50
9. Long-Sleeve Shirts*
As you already know, these are essential layering pieces. Plus, if you don’t know what to wear, you can just throw on a shirt, jeans/pants, blazer, boots/heels/flats, a scarf and you’re done. Easy peasy. I own a few LS shirts in solid colors like black, dark gray, navy and maroon. However, to mix it up, I recently purchased one with polka dots (Old Navy) and of course, I have my stripes.Since these can be found just about anywhere, the links at the end are to a few stores where I happen to like the quality and fit of their shirts.
10. Black Skirt
This can be in any length, style or material. I do recommend one that is not itsy-bitsy – maybe ones that come a little above the knees or below it. Style is completely up to you – you may like pencil, flouncy, a-line, lo/hi, etc. Find one that you like but in a material that stays intact after wear and wash.
*Jeans (Colored and Dark Blue), Shirts (Long-Sleeve and T), Cardigans and Leggings
*Dark Denim “Rockstar” Blue Jeans from Old Navy – found here.
Additional Fall Accessories
Here are a few things that will help you bring together your fall wardrobe.
Hopefully, you guys found some of these items helpful in stocking your fall wardrobe. As always if you have a suggestion for a post, send it my way and I’ll definitely work on it!
Outfit in top picture: Utility jacket – Ross, Stripe shirt & belt – F21, Black tunic – Target, Scarf – Urban Outfitters, Bag – Banana Republic.
Items in chart: Aztec-print cardigan – Etsy, Black blazer – H&M, Black tunic/dress – Target, Gray t-shirt – Target, Jeans – Polyvore, Leather leggings – H&M, Galaxy leggings – Polyvore, Utility jacket – shefinds.com, Long-sleeve stripe T – Ebay, Skirt – 3.1 Philip Lim.
Just wanted to drop in and say hello! I’m working on a fall essentials + outfits post for next week and it’s taken quite a bit of my time from posting something for this week. Check back next week for it, I should have it up by Monday or Tuesday. I’m pretty excited for this one as I think I have some great recommendations to share. This was a suggested post from a friend that I wanted to take a stab at so if you guys have any ideas/questions you’d like answered – I’m happy to help.
Aso, this Saturday, October 12, I’ll be attending the first Houston Bloggers Event at Donald J Pliner shoes in Highland Village. My friend Kristen asked if I’d help out since they’d never done one before and I jumped at the opportunity. We’re pretty excited about it and hope that some bloggers and their friends can make it. So if you’re a blogger, shop owner, fashion writer, photographer, etc., and happen to live or be in the Houston-area, we’d love for you to join us – just let me know! We’re having champagne + light bites, you’ll receive 25% of anything in the store and enter to win a free pair shoes! For more information about Donald J Pliner or to shop their store visit: www.donaldjpliner.com. Event details below:
Donald Pliner clutch images taken by Kristen Eide; Invitation design by Jyoti.
Top image courtesy of: http://jessicachristphotography.blogspot.ch/2012/11/cozy-days-questionsanswers.html#more.
This past weekend, I accomplished quite a rare and big feat – I cleaned my younger brother’s closet. Now, let me begin by saying my brother is quite clueless when it comes to fashion. His idea of “everyday-style” is basketball shorts, cut-off t-shirts with arm holes as big as my body and flip flops worn by old Indian men (you know what I’m talking about). It’s all sorts of “no” in just three pieces. With that, I figured this was going to be a slightly easy task, unlike dumping clothes from a girl’s closet. I always thought it was girls who had sentimental value to certain pieces of clothing. Wrong…this is so wrong. Watching the look of horror cross his face every time I wanted to dump some awful tee with pit stains and rips is the exact same face I get when watching the Sara McLaughlin SPCA commercial.
75% of what I saw in his closet was horrifying. Not only did I pick things up and say “ugh” then fling them into the garbage but muttered it over and over again each time he came up with an excuse to keep something that was (for lack of a better word)…atrocious. Now, I’ve heard a lot of excuses from girls when they want to keep pieces but the things I heard from my brother were pretty golden.
Example 1 – a bright, lime green shirt, already way too small, with the lettering and image on it melted…TOGETHER. It took me three rounds to convince him to let me toss it. THREE!
Example 2 – a long sleeve, completely worn out, faded gray shirt with holes and rips at the end of each sleeve to which he said, “I wear that in winter. I can put my thumbs through the holes.” Dear god, why? (I didn’t win on this one).
Example 3 – a shirt that said “Back then hoes didn’t want me…Now I’m hot hoes all on me” to which he said, “Well, it IS faded.” I don’t even know where to begin…
Example 4 – while holding up the 100th t-shirt I found he said, “I got that from the camp I volunteered at for the kids who had cancer.” OKAY so that went right back into the closet.
Example 5 – “I have to keep that one, I feel like Roger Federer when I wear it.” How…HOW is this possible?
In response to me switching all the hangers for uniformity; he responded “Don’t you think that, that’s a bit excessive?” They are all now plastic and white.
After 2 hours we finally narrowed it down to a decent sized closet with wearable things. Though between you and me, I was way too lenient but I had to stop at some point otherwise this poor kid would barely have any clothes. In the end he was using the words “Jo is revamping my closet.” or “Jo told me I can only use white hangers.” Task accomplished.
For tips on how to really clean out your closet, visit my A Tale of Two Closets post I wrote.
This outfit has been a favorite of mine all summer. I scooped this top up at Target a couple of months back because I loved the print and material. It’s perfect for those hot days when I can wear it just like this with shorts or in the fall/winter as a layering piece; perhaps with a pair of leather side-panel leggings, black boots and a jacket/blazer. I don’t normally wear floppy hats (I’m more of a fedora girl) but I’m actually kind of liking this accessory. I am now on the hunt for one in a more fall-esque hue, like oxblood, black or camel.
I know I said that my next style post was going to be a fall-version of my previous outfit post but I decided to switch things around and do a fall-essentials post with various outfits featuring these items. Since, this will take me a bit longer, it probably won’t go up until next week or the week after. In the meantime, check back as I plan on posting a couple non-outfit posts within the next week or two.
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