In order to break free of this cycle, I have started moving and eating healthier which I will expand on in later posts but I have also rediscovered the fun of getting dressed for the day. I have started a what to wear pin board on pinterest and will pin outfits that not only appeal to me style wise but are also practical for how I live my life today.
In the process, I have found my style. What colors and lines are pleasing to me and make me smile. Since I am on an extreme budget, I am trying to recreate the look with what I own, what I can repurpose, what I can make and what I find on clearance or at a thrift store. The best thing is that I am having a blast doing it!
Using pinterest has narrowed down my color palette which in turn will make it easier to mix and match things I already own. I will allow myself one full retail purchase a month (thanks to hubby) to help build up my staple items. I have three or four outfits ready to put together from what I have hanging in my closet right now that I will be sharing with you in the days ahead. I've also found several things that just aren't me that I will be giving away.
I know putting time and effort into my appearance may seem shallow, but I would disagree. If how I look affects my attitude and therefore how I care and respond to others than it is vital that I make the most of what I look like on the outside. Now, if I put more store in my appearance than who I am on the inside, we have a problem.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Remember...be kind.
the low down on my version...
jeans - Kohls - already owned
top - Sam's club - already owned
sandals - Kohls - already owned
earrings - made by me