We’ve made it to day 2 of this Take One, Pass It On challenge…so now the remixing begins! I decided to re-wear the floral tank from yesterday’s post in a way that’s more work appropriate. Truth be told, I’m struggling a bit with how to properly tuck this top–I initially tucked it all the way in, took pictures, and decided it looked weird without a belt. So that’s where the partial tuck came in.
This outfit worked well for my low-key Monday: lots of recruitment calls in the morning, then a presentation on an online teaching module I’ve developed in the afternoon. My only complaint? I was freezing in the air conditioning in my office! Some of the other PhD students keep extra socks in their drawers for that very reason. Note to self: bring a Snuggie to campus.
After a few months off, I’m feeling the itch to return to this space. As my budget posts reflect, I’ve still been shopping and enjoying getting dressed over the past few months, but the motivation to take blog photos has been noticeably absent. However, I’ve been bingeing on new (to me) blogs, as well as old favorites, and it has made me want to mix and match my wardrobe a bit. Plus, Sarah mentioned that she might host a Take One, Pass It On link-up this month, so I seized the opportunity to get my sartorial creative juices flowing again.
So, here we are with Day 1. This is what I wore yesterday (Sunday) for a quiet day at home. Seth and I pretty much did nothing but seek air-conditioned refuge from the hideous heat wave we’ve been having. The highlight of the day was making Caleb his first batch of blueberry pancakes. He loved them…and made a giant mess. #bloobjuiceeverywhere
As I’ve mentioned several times before, I used to really hate floral prints. It didn’t matter what the color scheme or pattern was, if there was a flower on it, I hated it. I assumed that all floral prints belonged on my grandmother’s couch and not on my body.
Well, fast-forward 10 years, and here I am loving on some florals–clearly, I’ve gotten over my aversion to them. For this floral button-up, I went a little tomboy by pairing it with my utility jacket and boyfriend jeans. Next time around, maybe I’ll try it with a skirt? Any suggestions are welcome!
In a recent budget post, I mentioned that I “upgraded” my chambray blazer using some ThredUp credits. I’ve been wearing it quite a bit in the last few weeks (although not necessarily for looks that make it on the blog). I love that it’s just as versatile as a denim jacket but a bit more polished and professional looking.
For this outfit, I copied one of Fran’s past looks by pairing the blazer with a floral top and black pants. It’s not a combination I would have come up with on my own, but I like the way it turned out. #pinterestwin