In my last post, I showed you how I tried to make some outfits, but they were all blah, which made me feel blah. I am feeling much better today. Why? Because I bought new jeans. Yes, it sounds ridiculous! But a new pair of jeans did wonders for my mood. I have lots of clothes and probably did not need new jeans, but in my mind, I did, because I wanted boot-cut jeans to go with my high heel boots.
So off I went to find just the right pair, thinking it would be a time-consuming ordeal, and probably expensive. But guess what? I found them at the first store I went to….my go-to place for inexpensive clothing and costume jewelry…CATO. 🙂
AND they were less than $20.00. I got jeans and a belt for $14.99. YAY!
I decided to use the jeans to do a series on using accessories. Of course, these will be a visual lessons 😉
Before I started on my “fashion journey,” I pretty much considered an outfit to be pants and a top, or a dress. It never occurred to me that you could add things like sweaters, jackets, or belts. And I might have worn whatever jewelry I happened to have, but certainly did not change accessories for different outfits.
The outfit I am wearing today is pretty basic, but it does look like an outfit, not just jeans and a top. Here are the steps I took to get there:
I started with the jeans and a white top, then added a jacket. Still not right, so kept going and added a belt.
That wasn’t quite enough, so finished up with necklace, bracelet and earrings:
Now I am good to go! Much better than the blah outfit from last week:
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