In case you're wondering, I still feel silly taking pictures of myself and posting them. Working through it, one deep cleansing breath at a time. And yes, our dresser top is often cluttered. Can we still be friends?
Question: Why bother making the effort to dress nicely? Isn't inner beauty enough? And what if no one outside your family sees you anyway?
Answer: In my personal opinion: If you're single ... best foot forward, sweets! Yes, it's what's on the inside that counts, but a little external polish never hurts your case. If you're married ... why let yourself go? Without obsessing about it, I like the Professor to know that he's still worth the effort. :-)
Now, without further ado ...
Eggplant top: Old Navy
Necklace: The Vintage Pearl (last year's Mother's Day gift, yea!)
Black knit dress: Banana Republic (from consignment shop)
Red sandals: Born (gift from my mom a couple birthdays ago)
Vintage butterfly necklace: Not So Dotty
Tuesday (bad photo, sorry)
white T-shirt: Gap outlet
Empire waist top: random brand (consignment shop)
denim capris: Old Navy
Glittery flip-flops: Reef
Stretch polo: Lady Hathaway (Costco impulse buy:-))
Skirt: Old Navy
Chunky necklace: Sam Moon
Metallic sandals: Target
And now, a little bonus for you ...
Dress: Lands' End
Flip flops: Old Navy
Scarf: Mama's fabric scraps, baby! I think this was a sofa pillow?
Parting thought: A friend was having a clothing crisis recently, and her gallant husband chivalrously googled "apple body type" (she is not a rectangle like me!) and came up with tons of helpful links, including YouTube videos. If you're at a loss, doing so might help you as well. Here's a link to help you determine your shape.
Also, lots of inspiration available from the links at The Pleated Poppy.