Thursday, February 17, 2011

30 for 30: Outfit 13


Ya' know those days where you just don't feel confident about how you look and it affects your mood, how you interact with people and generally everything about that day? Yeah, that's how I felt yesterday. This outfit worked in my mind...but once I got dressed yesterday morning I just wasn't happy with the outcome. I really wanted to change, but I didn't feel that I had time, so I just had to suck it up and 'fake-it-til-ya-make-it'. Working out always makes me feel so good afterwards, and yesterday I made it through (almost) a whole 1 hour spinning class. D loves spinning and does it all the time, but I never did it before, mostly 'cause to be perfectly honest, the seat hurts me. I am very sore today, but I really liked it. The time went by fast, the instructor played fun music (a lot of Glee!) and I think that if I get a gel seat for the bike (and maybe wear those padded shorts) that it will be much more comfortable and I'll be able to do it better. 

I wanted to layer my chambray shirt under this sweater, and in theory it worked, but both the shirt and sweater are at least a size too big (I can't bear to part with the sweater, and I haven't found a chambray shirt to replace this one yet) and the combo of bagginess just didn't work. I tried to cinch it with a belt to give some waist definition, but since there was so much baggy material, it just ended up bunching on either side of the belt. I paired both of the blue tones with my grey corduroy skirt, grey tights, and my black fringy moccasins and topped it off with a navy knitted beret and a chunky red necklace.

I debated about whether or not to post this outfit, but since I am half way through the 30 for 30 challenge, I didn't want to miss an outfit opportunity. Also, (and the bigger reason I did post) is because it's easy to look at fashion and personal style blogs and think that the women (and men) are all so confident everyday, look fabulous all of the time and love everything that they wear. I wanted to show that it's okay to have an off day. It's okay to be a bit down and have my self confidence waver. I am a real person, and while, for the most part I try to be positive and confident, sometimes I have days when I don't feel good about myself and the way I look. I just have to pick myself up, fake an extra bit of confidence and make the next day better.


Chambray Shirt: J.CREW

Sweater: J.CREW

Belt: GAP

Skirt: J.CREW

Tights: DKNY

Shoes: Zappos (Minnetonka)

Hat: H&M

Necklace: Thrifted

Do you ever have off days where you don't feel confident about what you are wearing? What do you do to combat those feelings?


Rivster said...

I wonder if you are being too hard on yourself...

I say this because I think you look fabulous AND confidant in the pic. The bagginess does not show up here. The colour combinations work well.

As an aside, I felt super confidant about what I was wearing yesterday and not a single person made mention of how stylish I looked.

Possible test of my humility???

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I like this outfit! Doesn't seem like one to be ashamed of, at least not by the pics. And I LOVE your new blog layout. :)

Dylana Suarez said...

You look wonderful!


Ashley said...

I think you look great. I'm sorry you were having a bit of a down day, I know how those go. But I hope you feel better tomorrow. The outfit really looks great though

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Elizabeth Benfield said...

I absolutly love this outfit and I think u look great. At least it photographed well! I have had some off days myself, so I totally understand what u mean.