I promised another style post this week, so here it is. It feels like mid-fall in Michigan even though we’re still in the throes of summer. I thought I’d do a transitional outfit between summer and fall. In Michigan you’ll find us wearing long-sleeves with shorts a lot this time of year.
Chambray was hot last spring, and it’s still hot this fall. I love how a chambray shirt looks causal and tailored all at the same time. The polka dots on this shirt add a little flair to this classic. Statement necklaces are still big this fall too.
I kind of have a thing for birds, so I couldn’t pass this up when I saw it at the store. I just can’t bring myself to put on jeans when it’s technically still summer. I went with Bermuda shorts instead. There is no pose on earth will make Bermuda shorts look flattering by the way. I know. I tried 657.
And just like last week everything cost $20 or less, and they’re all items I’ve had in my closet awhile.
Polka Dot Chambray Shirt – Old Navy $19.99
Gray Tee – Thrifted $2.99
Necklace – Walmart $8.00
Bermuda Shorts – Old Navy $19.99
I thought I’d get personal and talk a little bit about why I started doing this. Do you know for along time I just wore jeans, sneakers and t-shirts because that’s what all the other moms did? I wanted to fit in.
You see, I spent a lot of my life trying to fit in instead of just being me. It took me along time to figure it out, but life is a lot more interesting and enjoyable when you embrace who you are and share it with the world. So a few years ago I decided to start dressing in what I loved instead of what everybody else wore. A lot of the time I’m the only woman in the room wearing a skirt, but that’s my personal style. And I don’t make excuses for it. Anymore.
So I guess this is just one more step into really being me. And maybe it encourages someone else to be themselves too.
By the way, there’s nothing wrong with jeans and sneakers if that’s what you like. I have to admit to you though that I don’t even own a real pair of sneakers, but I do own eight pairs of boots. It’s kind of an obsession. I’m sure there will be a post about boots coming soon.Now go spend the week being YOU!