Tuesday, February 15, 2011

my outfit: next stop, simple.

This past weekend the sun was shining and we were all in good moods so we headed downtown for some fun.  The kids and my husband ice skated at the outdoor rink while I worked across the street in a fun and quirky coffee shop that I have never been to before.  It was a perfect Saturday (yes, my perfect Saturday includes my husband entertaining the kids, not me - what can I say).

Then we went scoping out fun places to take pictures.  We found this old bummed out and graffitied bus stop and called it good. I pretty much sure it is "out of service" as it hadn't been plowed, and by 'bummed out' I mean that I'm pretty sure it's being repurposed by the local homeless population.  My husband liked that it had "free tibet" scrawled on the side.  It was quirky like that.

Any way... I was going to talk about this outfit. Shall we? It's simple and I've decided, simple is pretty much my thing lately.  As a blogger and a clothes owner I often look inside my closet and have a deep longing for my clothes to pair themselves in brilliant and mind bending combos.  Like this WAS just a pink shirt, but when I wear it with x, y and z is the MOST AMAZING PINK SHIRT EVERRRRRRR! I expect that out of each and every piece in my closet - for them all to be stunning and amazing and to make my life complete.

But duh, clothes are just clothes and they will not complete me, they will just make me less naked.  Plus, look at this outfit. It's nothing too special, but it works and I feel comfortable and fabulous in it.  So there.

I needed the reminder that this outfit gave me that clothes don't have to be complex, new or mind-bendingly cool to make you (specifically, me) feel fabulous.  Look at this, I am learning lessons on my own blog.

p.s. next stop, simple.

Jacket, courtesy of Tulle
Scarf, TJ Maxx (similar)
White Top, JCrew (similar)
Necklace, Forever 21 (similar)
Sunglasses, Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans, Gap (similar)
Boots, Nine West (similar)


Bekah said...

I love the simple look- and the creative backdrop!
You're necklace is so pretty!
Bekah-- Matters of Merrymaking

Lisa said...

I gravitate toward simple, classic clothes as well but I loooooove accessories, so that's where I can really jazz up an otherwise "simple" outfit.


Absolutely beautiful! Love the cream scarf, against the white tee. And that jacket is a stunning colour on you! Necklace? uber swoon worthy. AND yes, agreed simple outfits go a long way. xx veronika

b.a. said...

love it. the outfit and the lesson-learned!

LifestyleBohemia said...

LOVE the geode necklace! I added a few to my shop this past week. Geodes are so unique & gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Bahahahaaa! This post made me laugh. Wise words that clothes will only make you less naked. But geez, don't you wish they really could complete you? Would make life so much easier. Kudos to Andrew for taking such awesome pics. Love the last one.

Linda Rose said...

I'm in total agreement. This outfit is so simple and so right. I'm loving it! I love it when the simplest things come together and make my life better. And that scarf!? Fabulous!

My Heart Blogged said...

I'm actually starting to work on a list of classic clothes I want to buy. I set myself a $50 budget for clothing a month (or less). I'm slowly building my closet. Thank goodness for my thrift stores.
My Heart Blogged

Jenny said...

Love this outfit!!! Simple is best, that's for sure!

Hayley said...

wow i love the color of the jacket with the color of the necklace. too cute.

Daphne said...

Love how the necklace just pops!

karen★ said...

love it! i really like the necklace with it; your eye is just drawn to that piece.

thank you for being "less naked" on your blog. much appreciated.

and, i really really really like it when my husband entertains my kids without me too. hardly ever happens, but when it does it's like i've won the freakin' lottery!


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