Fleece and Luon -- No More!

>> Friday, January 14, 2011

I've been watching a lot of What Not To Wear lately. What it's shown me is that I've really let myself go -- style-wise, at least. I mean, I think we all remember when I wrote about wearing sweatpants to work last month.

Business casual at its most, well, casual.

Comfortable? HECK YES! Appropriate? Uhm. Not at all. But -- hey -- it was the day before Christmas. I'll go easy on myself just this once. Also, with all those before and after work trips to PT, wearing clothes that fit for both activities has been helpful.

Some things I've learned from Stacy and Clinton:
  • Style is about way more than looks. It's more about how you feel.
  • Dressing for your specific body type is key. And involves trying things on.
  • Color and prints aren't bad. They are your friends.
  • A little makeup and a good haircut go a long way.
  • Looking good doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.
It's not that I don't know how to dress myself. I've just become lazy. And too adamant about being 100% comfortable at all times. This is where I started wearing more and more Lululemon to work. And the minute I get home, I pour my tired self into a t-shirt and flannel PJ pants. I'm sure Stephen just loves that.

I laugh at these photos because looking at myself posing in outfits -- it's just ridiculous. But I love style blogs so much and find absolutely nothing silly about those ladies. I want to BE them. So, it got me thinking.

We all know I'm into challenges . . .

This month (mid-January through mid-February), I'm going to post regularly about my style. The good, bad, and ugly. I'll ask for suggestions. Help. Hopefully this activity will get me to gussy myself up more. Maybe remix some of my clothes in fun, new ways.

As a start, here's today's outfit:

Also -- I'm going to embark on this adventure with the goal of not buying any new clothes. (Yes. I know, dear friend Jesslynn. But yesterday was the LAST shopping day! I promise) Maybe a couple accessories (mostly belts). Otherwise, zero impact on my wallet. Here we go!

Where do you land when it comes to style? Is it important? And what are your favorite style blogs? You can find mine in our Good Reads section on the site. Just leave a comment or email us at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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