Style or really the loss of style over time..
3 Years ago this week I lost/left my management job after 12 years with the same company. It is amazing how much changes in 3 years. When I was working in management I wore business suits with 3 inch pointed toe high heels every day. I had allotted myself a wardrobe budget and spent it freely and had a great time with it. It was easy to have a “style” when I wore business suits daily. I would buy business suits and then spice them up with whatever bright fun shoes or purses I could find that would not make the company faint in horror. The day my job ended I walked into the bathroom and changed into shorts and a t-shirt. I tossed my nylons in the garbage can and vowed not to wear them again for as long as I could manage. Well 3 years later shorts and a t-shirt have become my daily “style” and I don’t really have a lot else to chose from in the closet. In the Fall and Winter I may spice it up and change to jeans instead of shorts and maybe add in a comfy sweater. When I started thinking about my personal style I realized that over the years I have turned to comfortable clothes.
As I celebrate/look back on the past 3 years and how much my life has changed I really feel like I am ready for a new look or at least to update the look that I am living in now. I would love to walk out of the house in jeans and a t-shirt and look put together not just like I through something on. I would love to walk out wearing a “outfit” not just something I grabbed from the closet. I started going through pinterest looking for styles and outfits that I was drawn to. What I found was the pieces/outfits that I love are all upscale comfortable. The outfits take jeans and a t-shirt and make them look put together. I don’t need to look red carpet ready everyday but I do want to feel and look amazing. I want to carry my head high knowing that I look fantastic and I am owning my new life.
I put together a Pinterest board of some of my favorite outfits. Here are a few of them that I really love…
I love that this outfit starts with jeans and a t-shirt and takes it to a whole new level. The pop of yellow from the super cute shoes and necklace are amazing. I have never worn a scarf but would love to see how it would look on me.
This outfit is so soft and feminine but still looks classy and put together. I love love love the grey sweater. The bag is girly without being over the top.
Oh my goodness I love this outfit. I picture sitting outside having a date night with my lovely husband wearing a dress like this and looking so cute.
This outfit looks so comfy and yet put together.
One of the things I would love to change about my style is my hair. I used to have hair long enough that I could sit on it and slowly over time I have chopped it off. I love having it shorter but I truly do not really know what to do with it. I would love to sit down with a stylist and have them give me ideas and suggestions for my hair. Do I cut it more, let it grow out, shave it off? At this point in my life I am open and ready for suggestions.
The first picture in this post was taken in Cozumel a few months ago. This would definitely not be a put together outfit but it was a lot of fun. I want to mix the fun of vacation with the amazing outfits that I found on pinterest and create my own comfy casual put together style…..Hmmmmm Now to make that happen.
In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!