Birds of a Feather

date 09-26-2011

top: Target
jeans: Old Navy
sandals: RackRoom Shoes
necklaces: American Eagle

Easy outfit today, and probably every Monday for a while because I now work M/T/W in Richmond and I usually don’t get around to packing for the stay in the city until Monday morning. So I need an easy, no-nonsense look to throw on at the last minute. This feathery blouse from Target fits the bill.

Now that October is less than a week away, I feel weird wearing shorts to work, but with the weather lately, it’s not exactly stockings-and-sweater time either. I compromised with jeans and a light, swingy top. Turns out, it’s Siberia in the office and I was a Carissacicle all day. But at least I looked good. Right? Wrong. I’m bringing cardigans in everyday, regardless of how well they go with my look. There is a limit to letting fashion trump everything, and that’s when my fingers turn purple.

Also, I’d like to take a moment to mention the “style blogger” commercial by T.J. Maxx. Specifically, the line about how the blogger “posts her outfits almost everyday, and needs to shop about as much.” As someone who sometimes struggles with how many pieces of clothes I purchase each month (especially since starting this blog), I really don’t appreciate any store exploiting this weakness for their own gain. I’ve read more than a few posts by other women in similar situations, and I think that it’s a problem that not many style/fashion bloggers discuss openly, and they really should. There are a few bloggers doing something to help (whether intentionally or not, I’m not sure) like Kendi and her 30-for-30, which I think helps teach us to utilize what we already have in our wardrobe to the fullest.

Ok, I’ll step off my soapbox now.

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2 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather

  1. vegology says:

    Weird, that commercial was playing on the TV while I was reading this. I’d love to see your fashion remixes. Love that shirt!

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