Monday, November 8, 2010

Day the first. a big ol' yawn of an outfit

top: Gap
pants: J.Crew

I guess I'm easing into this challenge. Taking a simple outfit with simple accessories. Some people like to start off with a bang, not me. I like to set the bar low, so I can then exceed expectations and always keep people on their toes.

Actually, a lot of this outfit has to do with a few things:
1. I've had an emotionally draining weekend. This is easy dress, and that's all I had the mental capacity for.
2. After work, I'm going shopping with my mom for a baby shower gift. Last time I did, I wore an outfit that could have led others to think I was the one expecting. Lesson learned.
3. Since I'll be shopping straight from work, I needed to wear my flats. My other shoe options aren't quite how I want to start out my work week (boots would mean jeans, heels are a no-go for all day on my feet followed with a shopping trip).
4. I've just recently started to be more experimental with my wardrobe selections, which means this challenge will help pull me out of my comfort zone...but today all I wanted was comfort and since work doesn't approve of yoga pants, flip flops and a 10 year old hoodie, this is what they got.

On a positive note, I should say I bought these cords over the summer and I was quite relieved they still fit. I've had a few lazy months when it came to working out, and it was nice to know they fit. Even after eating my face off in Milwaukee. Better yet, these cords pass the "voop, voop" test. You know, the sound corduroy pants can make when you walk? These are silent. As all pants should be seen, not heard. Score!

Gap also has gotten quite a bit of my money lately. They have been so far removed from my closet for so long, and now the majority of my remix items are Gap. Way to make a comeback, Gap!

 I'm going to have to study up on how others pose. This pose makes my booty look large...not a good look. I promise a more interesting outfit tomorrow, and more of an effort going forward.

In conclusion, I'd also like to thank New England weather for the giant "F-you" that it gave me this morning. As if I wasn't dealing with enough already, I walked out to my car to find a sleet-y, slushy, almost snow like substance on my car. Thanks, that makes this mood all the better.

Better post tomorrow. Promise.


Janeen said...

I couldn't do what you're doing. My closet is so beyond boring... I would say you might not want to pose in front of a bookcase, but that might just be me. ;)

Keep it up! I look forward to seeing how it goes. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey fellow re-mixer! I'm totally lost on the posing thing too. It's hard to attempt to show off your best parts and look natural all at once! I think you did fab though!

Oh and WOOT! for quite cords! I don't need my pants announcing my thighs!

Erin said...

Thanks! I'm having shadow issues with my apartment lighting so the bookcase kind of hid it. Black top + shadows = larger outline than I cared to see. I do have a blank wall (closets, really) I may have to try next time.

Elisabeth said...

You look great. Natural and simple. I think the lighting worked out well here. Much better than mine. Hope your day gets better!

Jenni said...

I started out plain&simple today too ... and I don't think we're the only ones - it's a bit intimidating, remixing with people like Kendi! Good luck. :)

Liz said...

I like calling my simple outfits "classic". I think you've had a great start with lots of room for accessorizing!

kileen said...

i like all the soft colors and camel is definitely in for this season!! good luck with the challenge and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


Julia said...

I think this is a simple but classic outfit and a great start to the remixing challenge!

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