Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Totally me [outfit]

Banana Republic suit blazer - $100ish on sale (similar) / J. Crew blouse - 2009 - $20 on sale (similar) / Rockabilly jeans via Renew Denim - $40 on sale (similar) / Calvin Klein pumps via Off Broadway - 2007 - $70 on sale (similar) / American Eagle outlet necklace - 2011 - $4 on sale (similar) / Mossimo tank via Target - 2011 - $9 (available)

Outfit analysis: This outfit just felt...right. It felt like "me." A nice jean, a crisp button-up in a not-too-girly color, an awesome blazer, heels, and sparkles. In this outfit, my step is just a little quicker, my chin held a little higher, and my smile a little brighter. This outfit is all about amazing fit...all of these pieces fit my body really well, and a good fit makes any body look great. It's also very covered, but because of the fit, you see my figure. Not such a big fan of the blazer closed, but overall, did I mention I love this outfit?
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No, I'm not wearing fully covered and black clothes in July—this outfit was from June 1 and I just never posted it! I usually post within a week of taking a photo, but sometimes I do take photos of outfits I know I might not post for days like this (and for my Facebook exclusives album).

Speaking of outfit posts, I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about what direction to take this blog in once my office job ends this Friday. We're taking a two week road trip (I have some guest bloggers lined up for some fabulous posts for y'all) and then I'll be plunging right into my new life of being a freelance writer.

Things I want to keep:
  • Outfit photos. They just might not all be officewear.
  • Professional and career topics. Even freelancers have to develop professionally.

Some ideas I've tossed around for themes/topics:
  • I have a long-term goal of spicing up my casual wardrobe. My off-hours wear still consists mostly of tee-shirts, jeans, and flip flops. Now that there won't be as big of a distinction between off-duty and on-duty, I want to start dressing more interestingly even when I'm going casual. This could be a new theme to the blog.
  • More fashion trend-type stories (like I used to do clusters and wish lists).
  • More DIYs, now that I'll have time to learn some.
  • Adding more of my personal life into the blog.
Do any of these catch your fancy? What would you like on the blog as it evolves? Leave a comment below (or you can email me, too).

15 comments:

  1. Those jeans look amazing on you. As does this entire outfit.

    You are such an inspiration to me. I'm so glad you're continuing to blog and post outfits, even though you won't be in the office anymore! Good luck with your freelance career-I'm sure you'll be extraordinary!


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  2. What a fantastic blazer! I agree with you, the outfit is YOU. The fit is great, the look casual, but not overly so. All that is needed is the signature skinny belt!

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  3. I think you'll still have plenty of blogging to do as your fashion evolves in the South Florida scenery. It's a funny mix of casual and dressy. Dressy t-shirts are a fashion staple here, but sleeveless tops and tanks are summertime (and spring and fall) essentials as well. When you get here, take a few days to people watch in lots of different areas - downtown, South Beach, Coral Gables, etc.

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  4. I LOVE the jeans and blazer look and everything does fit you perfectly. This is such a fantastic outfit!

    Personally I really like the outfit of the day type posts. I'm not big on what's trendy unless there's a picture of the blogger applying it (seeing celebrities or models doesn't do much for me because they're gorgeous due to professional work on them!).

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  5. This is super cute! Definitely a great basic look, I agree I like the blazer open too.

    I like the idea of spicing up casual outfits, that's something I struggle with now. I always feel too plain, I'd love some more posts like that.

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  6. I love this outfit too!

    Good luck with the freelancing. Spicing up a casual wardrobe would be a great addition to your blog :)

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  7. You look great, and I love this outfit on you. I'm glad you are continuing your ootd blogging, and would love to see a few of your more casual outfits too.

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  8. You are going to make a great freelance writer! I think the topics you mentioned are great and I love DIY...so I'll keep my eyes peeled for those postings :)

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  9. I really like the outfit, I would totally wear something like it. Good luck on your blog's transition, and I'm sure it will be awesome!

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  10. Each of these pieces fits you so perfectly. I can tell why you love this outfit so much!

    And I would love to see more weekend looks. It's always interesting to see personal, casual style showcased by bloggers who started with a focus primarily on professional or office-appropriate style.

    And, of course, it is always exciting to see the most recent trends worked into a "real" wardrobe in a way that is accessible and practical. Good luck as you bring some new features into your blog!

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  11. Oh man I'm all about this outfit. I love it.

    I'd like more of your personal life. and more of well anything. I'm cool with whatever you do.

    I'm surprised you actually spent 100 on a blazer.

    (also your blog is giving me errors when I subrscribe to your post comments today. probably something on my end. just thought I'd let you know since I won't get your comment replies.

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  12. This outfit totally fit my style

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