Without further ado, I present to you the first two outfits! Wohoo! Holding your breath, I'm sure.
Travel Day: Outfit 1
I hope you haven't grown weary of seeing my cobalt capris because here they are again! I can't believe how much use these bright colored babies are getting. They are super comfortable and were $5. Need I say more?
My sister made this head band for me so I wanted to show off her mad skills...
Side note: I started a "Fashion Get's" list on my phone to keep me focused on what would help my wardrobe as opposed to adding more "needs". Do you know what I mean? Sometimes when an item is on sale and cute, I think "I can make this work" when many times it ends up needing something else to go with it.
Anyway, I found these ankle boots while running errands before the trip. I was hoping to find a pair I liked at GoodWill, but after a few unsuccessful trips I lost patience and caved at Target for $17.
Chevron Headband: lovingly made by my sister
Shirt: INC (Macy's) bday gift
Capris: Nordstrom Rack - $5
Ankle Boots: Mossimo, $17
Outfit Total: $22 (over a 6 month period)
Outfit 2: Touring Biltmore & Downtown Asheville
Next, I knew we were going to be touring the beautiful Biltmore first thing in the morning after arrival. So I chose something comfortable, but layered in case there was a little mountain air chill. However, I did not take into consideration that a full 12 hour day with lots of walking was part of the plan...
|Were these the best shoes to wear for an all day and evening outing??|
|These half boots were comfortable until the 5th or 6th hour...burn, baby, burn!|
True story: At dinner I ran into the bathroom to remove my sweaty socks and then hid them in my purse. Gross, but necessary.
Side Note: I admired this blazer hanging in Banana Republic sometime back in April, but the $130 price tag sent me running to the sale racks. No good finds that day, but I enjoy getting inspiration from the store displays. A couple months later during the end of summer clearance I find that same blazer, only this time it's $16. Sold!
Planning Fail: Shoes
Planning Success: Layers
Blazer: Banana Republic ($16)
Top: Goodwill ($2)
Distressed Jeans: GAP $12
Half Boots: gift
Total: $30 (over 6 months)
I planned to the point of snapping pics on my iPhone to remember what accessories went with each outfit. I know. That is scary. Between sweaty socks stuffed in "GoodWill" purses to pictures of myself in various outfits on my phone, I may need help.
And still I press on...two more outfits to come! lol :)