February 7, 2011

Day 5/30: Office Ready

I may or may not have gotten to sleep very late last night. I may or may not have slept in late this morning. I may or may not have not cared about wearing any makeup other than lip gloss today. It happens.

5/30: Office Ready
Top: GAP, Thrifted, $3.80
Pants: Old Navy, old
Belt: Hand me down from my brother
Necklace: Vera Grace, $1 (clearance)
Boots: Franco Fortini, eBay

If you noticed that I have some slight color on my cheeks, you're right. I put some blush on just for these pictures. Now, don't get me wrong, I am normally pale... but this winter thing is killing me. I don't think I have ever felt this pale and sickly looking in my life. I'm through with winter. Does anyone else feel like this winter has felt like an absolute eternity? It's like it is never going to end!

I think these pants are going to hit the hay after the remix is done. I only wear them a few times a year (if that) to begin with but after wearing them twice now within a week, I realize why they have been tucked away in my closet for a while. They don't make me feel very good. I like that they are wide leg... but they are also rather low waisted. I hate low waisted pants. Hate. Hate. Hate. Add in a low waist and a wide leg and I think it's a recipe for disaster. They make me look/feel stumpy and I don't think I'm stumpy. Pants should not make you look stumpy.

5/30: Office Ready

This is one of my all time favorite necklaces because it can be paired with so much. The colors of the beads vary - black, grey, clear, tan, brown - so it tends to end up being an easy remix accessory in my wardrobe. And for $1? I'll take that and run with it anyday!

I REMIX BECAUSE: Remixing helps me clean out my closet. Like I talked about before, these pants will be heading off to a new home as soon as this remix is done. Getting to know the pieces in your closet makes for a clear mind on why you like or dislike something. Why keep it if you wear it once a year or if you don't feel good in it?


  1. Awww....I think you look great....but I totally know how you feel...if something just doesnt "work", then it has to go...good for you for realizing it:) Super cute necklace.....so sorry you got to bed late...story of my life, hahaha

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  2. You look great with just lip gloss on. Lucky you. I think the pants are cute on you, but if you don't feel good in them, don't bother keeping them around. At least that is the rule I follow with my clothes.

  3. I think you bring up a valid point here about remixing- we tend to view remixing as a tool for finding new ways to wear old things, but another advantage of the remix challenge is finding out which items just won't work, no matter what! I love that you brought this up, and that you're so honest with yourself when it comes to what doesn't work and why.

    Also, I love the necklace, it's so unique and I can see how you could rock it with so many different color palettes.

  4. I think you look smashing but if you hate them ditch them.

    And seriously? Can I just say? "I hate low waisted pants. Hate. Hate. Hate. " GIRL ME TOO. DAMN. WHY? I hate them so much and I wish they would stop being EVERYWHERE. So unflattering on me. And uncomfortable. BOO.

  5. i *love* low-waisted pants. especially ones from old navy - they fit mah bum well. also lovin' the tight, small stripe in the top. looks solid from across the room, then BOOYAH! stripes.

    bollocks to winter. c'mon spring!

  6. I LOVE your glasses. You make me want new ones.

  7. Great lesson. If you don't love it, leave it. I love that! (Of course, I think you wear these well, but get rid of 'em if you don't love 'em!)

    The Auspicious Life

  8. I just picked up a pair of beautiful tweed slacks at the GW. I paired them with a simple black tee, and it seemed to work. Try a dark colored top before you throw in the towel.

  9. I have some of those days too when I get to bed really late and next morning Im in a rush:) Hugs and kisses, darling:)

  10. there's something really pretty about the combination of the beads and the stripes. I like it so much!

  11. I must try a necklace over a button up. I'm not sure I could pull it off as adorably as you though!


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