I have been inspired by a couple of sources lately to take more care with my appearance. I was doing pretty good over the summer, but this winter I have practically lived in jeans, old tennis shoes, and baggy sweatshirts (primarily Darren's old Army one and my old NMSU one—both are well over 15 years old!) Definitely time for a change, and Blair's post yesterday could not have come at a better time! I remembered that Savers' MLK Day Sale was today...50% off all clothes and shoes! What a perfect time to spruce up my wardrobe with some "new", less frumpy items! (Savers is my favorite thrift store.)
I know it doesn't look like much here, but the outfit I'm wearing in the above photos is definitely a step up from my usual. Jeans, a ribbed tank, and thick ribbed sweater. I was SO excited to find the shoes I'm wearing; I've been wearing some almost exactly like them for the past six years and I love them so much that I refused to throw them out, even though the soles are completely split on both of them. I learned not to wear them when it was raining, LOL! These looked brand new and were only $9.99, so I paid $5 for them since they were 50% off! SCORE! (They're black leather mules and oh so comfy.) I still need to figure out how to work some more accessories into my wardrobe, but I did wear earrings today (that I've had for close to 20 years) and my St. Anne medal. I felt so much more "put together" today. I even did my hair! :)
It's so exciting to have a few more fun outfits to choose from! I tried really hard to pick things that I ordinarily wouldn't even try on, and I loved them! I ended up buying three pairs of jeans, four shirts, and the above sweater and shoes for a total of $31.73! Totally made my day. :) Thank you so much Blair for helping my bust out of my rut!