I realized the other day that I really want to dress a little......fancier. Is fancier a word?
My style hasn't changed much throughout my life. All through high school I basically just wore a t-shirt, jeans, and a pair of Chuck Taylors. If you see me a lot now, you know I dress pretty much the same.
Don't get me wrong. I don't intend to start wearing ballgowns and Golden Girls pantsuits, but I want to put thought into what I'm wearing.
I want to dress up at school too. I want to look more responsible and like I take good care of myself. Not like I just rolled out of bed. For all I know, someone at school could help me find a career in the future and maybe I'm closing that out with the way I dress.
So I've been back-to-school clothes shopping a little this week. Not spending a ton of money or anything, just trying to get a nice wardrobe going, that will (hopefully) last me through the whole school year. Honestly I didn't even really know what to shop for, so I Googled it. I Google everything. apparently. Here's an awesome article I found:
Wardrobe Essentials for College Girls by College Fashion
So based on this list, I went and got a few things. Wanna see?
Two of these shirts were 75% off, so don't think I'm shopping til I drop or anything. I really like all of these tops, and the other few things I got, but I realized that I accidentally bought all grey, white and black. They're great "basics" but as Bryan would say I need a "Pop-a-cullah!" (Pop of color).
I like that I could wear any of these to school or on a date with Bryan, or really anywhere else. They're on the line between casual and dressy.
I decided to make a few more rules for myself:
- No more sweatpants outside of the house. The exceptions are when I exercise or when I'm babysitting my nephews. Other than that, they are not allowed!
- I'm not buying any more t-shirts. I may wear a plain t-shirt on occasion, but I definitely don't need to buy more. I'm going to try to stop wearing them though.
- I will NOT be afraid to wear skirts and dresses! They make me feel nervous, but they also make me feel pretty so I'm going to give them another chance.
So I hope this plan goes well. Don't judge me if the next time you see me I don't look too fancy...it's a work in progress ;)
Thanks for reading!