I've never been all that stylish or trendy. I either didn't have the money or I didn't have the eye to know how to put things together and you definitely need to have one or the other. Looking stylish doesn't have to be expensive but you at least have to have that good fashion sense to know what to look for and how to put it together on a budget. Since I've started blogging and following fashionistas like Emily, Faith, Yasi, Britt and Shanna I've become so inspired to do better when it comes to my wardrobe. Seriously, these ladies put together some awesome outfits and having them pop up in my news feed every day is starting to rub off on me. I'd read fashion magazines and still be confused about what to buy when I'm out shopping but reading blogs by real girls with real budgets shopping at real stores I can afford to shop at who look really fashionable has made such a huge difference. I'm a casual girl. You will not catch me running around in stilettos very often and I like to be comfortable and hate being cold. I'm not big on wearing make up every day and if I must do errands chances are I'm going to throw on yoga pants and Sketchers. I'll never be a bona fide fashionista but I am making more of an effort because it feels so good to feel good about what I'm wearing.
I've been terrified to do an outfit post. I've taken a few outfit pics, hated them and then decided not to post them. I looked awkward, my hair didn't look right or my shirt was crooked. It was always something but this time it's really happening! I tried so hard to do these on my own with the timer because I thought they might turn out better if I didn't have to worry about anyone looking at me. The problem is that my camera can't focus the way it should without me in the frame. The focus happens when the shutter is pressed but when the shutter is pressed I'm out of the frame pushing it so every single one turned out blurry. In the end I broke down and had to have Mj take them for me anyways.
Sweater: Merino Sweater, Banana Republic // Shirt: Soft Wash Plaid, Banana Republic
Jeans: Straight leg, Joe's Jeans // Boots: Perchinski, Aldo
Outfit posts are hard for me because I don't always get done up and when I do it's usually just in time to walk out the door and get where I'm going. I feel like I don't have time, but maybe as I get more comfortable I won't need that much time. These actually just took a few snaps and it was done. If I hated them I just wasn't going to post it. I'd rather it be something that I can do by myself just so I can do it on my own time and don't have to bother Mj about it but I don't know that I want to invest in a remote control for the camera. I don't know how often this will happen but I knew that I wanted to get at least one down in the books on the blog. Good thing I'm not a fashion blogger. This is my first outfit post and it could also be my last but here it is.