Some Fashion for Friday

my closet May 20, 2011
I have been feeling really great lately when I walk into my closet. Up until march I really hadn’t put too much thought or effort into my wardrobe and I am sure it had a lot to do with the chaos involved in the major closet reno (check it out here). I liken it to cooking a gourmet dinner in a kitchen being renovated. Maybe not exactly but it felt kind of silly to be buying clothes when I was living out of laundry hampers.
Fast forward to today. Now when I go to get dressed I never feel like I have nothing to wear (I HATE that feeling!). And I have made a concerted effort to purchase things I KNOW will get worn, and will all work together. I am all about consistancy in our house, so it makes sense in my closet!
One of my absolute favorite purchases was this surplus sweater. I am a big fan of elbow patches and shoulder patches, but the girly detailing like rhinestone shoulder embellishments take surplus style sweaters to a whole different level.
It is great for cool spring/summer nights. I wore this outfit last night to hit the movies with my oldest BFF, Alexis (SORRY for being late…. again Al!).
Stylized fashion shoot? Hardly! Talking to a 2 year old over the railing is the reality of my super model life. Rebecca Taylor sweater, Esprit jeans, Christian Dior shoes.
Besides a couple sweaters and a handful of dresses my biggest addition to the new closet has been a variety of blouses and flowing tops (or my Jesus shirts as Sean calls them… guys just don’t get it). The henley is one of my favorites.
My sucky attempt at winking at you. Cute? no. Creep? you bet!
I bought this necklace last week for $5 at forever21. Until just recently I have been a no-jewellery kinda girl, rarely even wearing my engagement and wedding rings. But I started rocking my EngLady initial necklace at the beginning of May and have developed a new appreciation for accessories.
Now that I feel a little revived in the wardrobe area I won’t be so shy to step out in front of the camera more often. What have been your recent wardrobe additions?

Comments 17

  1. Jordin- I Love That! says on May 20, 2011

    You have such great style! I too have been TRYING to make an effort to buy things that I will wear. So many times I buy things just because they are on sale and then wish I hadn't because I find something better I would have rather put my money towards. I just bought a cute high waisted skirt from Anthropologie (on sale) that I think will go with alot!


  2. Teresa says on May 20, 2011

    You are adorable! I've been slow on the uptake for summer, it's 90+ in Central TX. I'm wearing a bunch of sleeveless shirts w/ cardis to work so I can stay warm in the a/c office and then be cute outside.


  3. Samantha says on May 20, 2011

    I spent last summer hiding a baby bump that was growing way too quickly (I had twins in December) so I've just “found” a bunch of clothes I haven't worn in two years. Everything feels brand new!


  4. InteriorGroupie says on May 21, 2011

    Love the “jesus” shirt! hahah too funny, sounds like something my husband would say. And, welcome to the world of accessories – a key part to any wardrobe!!


  5. LindseyRockers says on May 21, 2011

    im sorry… but DAMN!! 200 and 300 dollars for a top?!?!? i know you like to buy pieces that will last a long time, but that just seems excessive. i would be racked with guilt paying that much for a piece of clothing…. whether i could afford it or not!

    but they are damn cute. if the sweater was a few hundred less, it would have my name all over it!


  6. Holly and Sean says on May 21, 2011

    Thanks so much ladies!!

    Lindsey, I would be too LOL. If you keep your eye peeled you can find a lot of her items for 40-60% off. I also scour ebay regularly. I am a bargainista and would NEVER pay close to full price!


  7. Antonella says on May 23, 2011

    adorable outfits. I'd love to see the closet full of your clothes. I envision it all organized: tops, dresses, jeans.. Totally envious (in a nice way)


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