You know what's funny about me being happy yesterday that this week is a full casual week for me at work? I'm not even much of a jeans girl. I wear them, yes, but they're not my be all to end all. If you told me today that I was not allowed to wear jeans ever again I would be like ok, fine, here and hand them all over to you. Fun fact: When I was in grade school, I think I owned one pair of jeans. And I only wore them to "play outside so I didn't ruin my nice clothes" per my mom's request. Anyway, I think I'm just happy to wear jeans to work this week because it's out of the ordinary so it feels extra special.
Now, onto today's outfit. And cue the wind. Seriously, cue the wind:
Button Up Top: New York and Co, $7.99 (bought at outlet store)
Brown Shirt: (underneath), Massini, Meijer, old
Jeans: Elle, Kohls, old
Shoes: Fioni, Payless Shoe Source, old
Belt: No tag, Thrifted, $1
Glasses: SEE Eyewear
I can never get rid of these jeans. They may be way too big on me, they may totally stretch out by the end of the day, they may fall down my waist and be super annoying all day... I just can't get rid of them! I love the way they flare at the bottom (though it's hard to tell that here) and I have yet to find another pair that do the same but fit better. In this world of super skinny jeans and jeggings, flares/bell bottoms are impossible to find. I used to have a pair of my mom's super old denim bell bottoms but I outgrew them. I search ebay all the time to find a replacement but they're always a size TEENY TINY and I am so not a teeny tiny.
This shirt sold me when I saw those beads. I don't wear many collared button up tops because they never fit me quite right... but then I saw this had beads and I couldn't resist. I added a belt and I think that made it work on me a lot better than without it...
These shoes are my "haven't worn in 29857365 years" item that I am giving another whirl. And this is probably the last time you will see them. I remembered why I never wear them: They hurt my toes. I think my feet grew since I bought them (a long time ago) because I feel like a half size larger would better accomodate my poor squished tootsies.
Oh! Can't forget the jewelry... I'm always proud of myself when I remember to set out jewelry the night before with my outfit. See, here's the deal - I start work earlier than my boyfriend so if I don't get my jewelry out of my jewelry box the night before, there will be no finding it (as least not quietly) in a dark bedroom the next morning. :)