Wardrobe Wednesday: Making an Effort

Hey-ho. It’s Wednesday. And I’ve yet to accomplish one single thing from my Project Elephant list. So that’s…going well.

I did, however, manage to finally get together a post that I’ve been planning for a while.

I know there haven’t been that many clothing/style posts of late. Several of you have expressed an interest to see them come back, but…

I haven’t had much to show.

With Shaun traveling so much (often leaving on Sundays), we haven’t been at church as much as usual, which kind of negated the one guaranteed time a week that I actually made an effort to get dressed.

The rest of the time? I’m ashamed to admit that I’m wearing P.J.’s or workout clothes (mostly those) all the live-long day.

We live in the country, and other than the UPS guy (does he count?), we don’t get regular visitors, so I can kind of get away with this.

But honestly? I just felt kind of gross all the time. Sure, it was practical. But it wasn’t attractive. Or motivating.

And there are a lot of clothes in my closet languishing in the land of the unworn.

So, I decided to start making an effort, even on the days when I have to be at the gym later in the afternoon, and it would make more sense just to wear the same clothes all day long.

I’ve been making said effort for a couple of weeks now–not every day because sometimes it really does make sense to wear workout clothes aalll day–and, even though I had ambitions of showing each week’s outfits to you one at a time, that hasn’t happened yet.

So, I figure a big photo-dump is better than nothing at all.

In the future, I hope (we’ll see how it goes) to get the photos posted at the end of the week in a Weekday Wardrobe feature, but for now, we have Wardrobe Wednesday: The Making an Effort Edition.

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Outfit 1: Top + Shorts from thredUP (that link gives you–and me– a $20 credit, if you’re a new customer) sandals from Greece

Outfit 2: Top – GAP, Shorts – Old Navy (old), sandals from Greece, Necklace – on sale for $3 from Walmart (still had them last time I checked)

Outfit 3: Top - J. Crew (got mine when it was on sale + an extra 50% off…which they do sometimes), Shorts – Target (from this summer), Shoes – Marshall’s

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Outfit 1: Top - GAP, Jeans – LOFT (this summer), Cargo vest – Old Navy (old), Shades/Purse/Shoes – local FB swap ‘n shop

Outfit 2: Top – thredUP, Shorts – American Eagle, Sandals – Ross

Outfit 3: Top – Madewell (on major sale), Shorts – J. Crew Factory (ditto), Sandals – Ross, Bag - Anthro (I got it when they had an extra 30% off + free shipping, but it’s still on sale right now)

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Outfit 1: Brought to courtesy of: I was majorly overhauling my closet and was tempted to hide all the mess before I took the pic but decided you would appreciate a little reality instead (Shirt was a gift from my sis-in-law, Jeans are Joe’s – $3 from Clothes Mentor, Shoes – Ebay)

Outfit 2: Dress – thredUP, Booties (or are they Shooties? I don’t claim to know) – Anthro (on major sale last spring)

Oufit 3: Top – thredUP, Jeans – Clothes Mentor, Shoes: Payless (old)

(Most of these were church outfits; I don’t clean bathrooms in dresses + b/shooties)

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Aaaaand there you have it! A round up of what I’ve been wearing when I actually manage to put on real clothes these days.

Which would not include today (yet) as I sit here typing this in my P.J.’s. Off to remedy that!

Happy Wednesday to you! May you find time to put on real clothes and apply mascara today. And if you don’t, may you not care one single bit!

 

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13 thoughts on “Wardrobe Wednesday: Making an Effort

  1. You are too adorable and the outfits super cute. I don’t know how you get done what you et done. Having your children at the ages they are and still getting dressed up would seem like a major accomplishment to me. Now that I’ve retired, there are many days I don’t get dressed until noon. When my husband retires, I may have to change that practice. ;-)

    1. Thanks, Laura! It says, “No Regrets” in Hebrew. Shaun made it for me for our first Christmas together. It was our dating motto. :)

  2. When I was a stay at home mum I found myself constantly in the least effort clothes I had. Then I had a lightbulb moment. Just because I was at home each day and may only see my husband, I deserved to be dressed as nicely as I dressed my kids

  3. Agree! I feel gross, so I try to “dress” every day. You didn’t mention where you got the coral/turquoise necklace on outfit #6. Please share. I loved it. ~Dominique from dominiquespeaks.blogspot.com PS – Keep up the good work. You’re a great mama and I appreciate your blog. :)

  4. As a ballet teacher, I get ya! Changing clothes is such a pain – it’d be easier to wear my ol’ teacher outfit 24/7 (and I’m not exaggerating because I sleep in them, too! Ha- my poor husband; it’s a wonder we managed to procreate). But I do make the effort, even if i’m home alone in my “dress up” clothes, and then when I go out to work, I’m in yoga pants (I live in a messed up reality). :)

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