As anyone who will stand still and listen to me whine knows, I've been feeling stuck in a fashion rut. The casual office atmosphere of California blind-sided me and I adapted to it much too quickly, with arms way too open. I went from wearing dresses and heels daily to living in jeans, tee shirts, and comfy shoes. And while I don't think there's anything wrong with any of those items, I was starting to feel boring. And old.
Desperately wanting help, I turned to a very nice person with a very helpful fashion focused blog. And boy, help is what she gave. She wrote a long post packed with tons of tips to cure me of my fashion ailments. It was such a helpful piece that jparks even read it, and today said "You're wearing an accessory, just like the post said to do!" (nevermind that I was wearing a necklace that I wear all the time. I was just impressed he read a fashion article)
I've taken Susan's advice to heart and am planning on stocking up on chinos, strappy sandals, and a jean jacket as soon as I can get to a mall. Or wrestle the credit card out of jparks' wallet. Until then, I'm shopping my own closet and hoping for the best.
And because she asked so nicely, here's a picture of today's outfit. I dug out some jeans from the Gap (I noticed after leaving the house that they are just a bit too long, even with heels), a silk shirt from Banana Republic, and some heels I had forgotten about. It was a simple outfit, but somehow felt better than my normal work uniform.
Now if I could only find the time to flat iron my hair and throw on some makeup I'd be unstoppable.