Well, it's Friday and I feel better - don't you?
I am also really happy with my outfit today:
Two new-to-me things here: the blouse and the boots. The blouse is by Planet, and was a steal at $30 on consignment. Planet's stuff sells new for over $200 (it's amazing quality), and even on sale I'd never find this lower than about $75, if it was even still available in my size.
This is the type of hallmark of quality that I look for when I shop consignment, second-hand and thrift:
The groovy little ball buttons are so awesome. That's the kind of detail I really like on my clothes.
Side note: when I was a size 16, shopping the sale racks in stores was so much easier! There is never anything good in my size (anywhere from a 4 to an 8) on the sale racks now. Grouch, grouch. Of course, I wouldn't trade my much-healthier self to go back to my self-loathing self, but I do miss those amazing finds!
I got that chill when I tried on the boots:
You know, that feeling when you see something and you're like, "Oh my god, I must have those, I hope I can afford them, I hope they fit, they are too cool, me want me want me want."
They fit (a bit big, being a size 10, but insoles and thick socks make them perfect), and they were definitely affordable at $35 (yes!). I actually had a credit at my regular store, so they were free! I had been wanting a pair of up-to-the-knee boots, but $200+ for new is just too much for me right now - this is so exciting!They are real suede and are so soft, although the right one really wants to scrunch down to my ankle more than the left one.
And since I never wear leggings, and certainly not jeggings (just a personal choice, not judging), this is how I make my jeans work with my boots:
Sexy sock-a-rama! I fold my jeans up into a cuff at my ankle, then wrap them around my leg snugly, then pull up my sock over the wrapped part and... voila!
Have a nice look at these booty-licious babies: Nom nom, I want to eat them up! I love the whip-stitched details. The heel is nice and solid and not too high (I wouldn't walk all day in them, but I could go shopping in them).
Have a great weekend, everyone! I was so inspired by Sal's post about going make-up free (she was in turn inspired, follow the link on her blog), that I'm going to bare my face this weekend and take a picture.
Blouse (Planet, consignment), cami (Esprit), jeans (Esprit), belt (Plum), boots (Le Chateau, consignment).