Weekend Happenings: Style Edition

>> Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Some of you liked my style post on Friday. Some of you described me as a "hot mess" -- ouch! I definitely don't claim to know what I'm doing. At all. Which is why I'm even bothering to do it. Whether or not I'm wearing exactly the RIGHT match, it's way better than sweats and jeans every single day.

(On that, I think we can all agree.)

The worst part of it all is taking the photo. I feel so awkward! And it shows . . .

This time around, I tried my best to think about how the clothes were fitting me. The last outfit was, according to many of you, too "flouncy" and "shapeless" . . . so I tried to go with skinny jeans on bottom and a looser top. I even invested in some prettier shoes (more on my weekend spending in just a sec).

Not much color here, but it's a grey, gross day outside. I guess I'm using that as my inspiration. And working with my awkwardness. For sure.

Jacket is from Target
Shirt is from Gap
Jeans are DKNY (via TJ Max)
Shoes are Target
Necklace is J. Crew (via outlet store)

Back to the shoes. I bought two pairs this weekend. One at Target (suede wedges) for just shy of $30. One at The Shoe Depot (leather flats) for -- again -- $30. I also bought a shirt, belt, and sweater vest from Target, all for around $50. But here's the thing. After this last indulgence, I'm not buying ANY clothes. ALL year.

Even I don't know if I can do it. But Chrissy (The New Me) passed along a link to The Great American Apparel Diet, wherein participants sign on and agree to not purchase any new clothing items for an entire year. I immediately sent them an email and said: COUNT ME IN! (You can still buy accessories, shoes, and underwear. Thankfully.)

I spent hours this weekend cleaning my tiny closet and organizing my clothing by type and color. I'm hoping I can keep it this way (I tend to accumulate gigantic piles on the floor at times).

The no-buy rule will definitely help me indulge my creative side. Not only will I be trying to figure out fun outfit combinations . . . I also plan to make some of my own accessories. (With tutorials, of course.) Remember my hand-knit eternity scarf? Yup. I got out the knitting needles this weekend and starting on a new project.

Progress photos will be posted later in the week!

Speaking of hot messes, my friend Jesslynn came over on Saturday. She's been telling me about how awesome the 30-Day Shred is, so we did Level 2 together. I'll admit that at first I was a bit cocky -- thinking that all my cross-training would make it easy to complete. All I can do now is laugh at myself.

The workout was SO intense and gratifying, I immediately went out and snagged a copy for myself! I can't wait to go home and do it again tonight!

What did you do this weekend? Just leave a comment or email us at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com. (And don't miss our awesome Basil Pesto French Toast recipe!

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