A Look into my Closet: OOTD

I am sad to say that I didn’t get my Friday Favorites post up last week, but it was for a good reason! My oldest was competing in her first high school state championship meet all day Friday and her team won!!! They are State Champions for the second year in a row! They blew the completion away, but it was still a nail biter for the parents! Man those things are stressful for all of us watching in the stands trying to calculate the scores from all the other schools and make sure we stayed on top after each event.  I think all of the moms were holding their breaths as each one of our girls got up to compete. Then we turned around and did the same thing the next day for the individual state championships.  My daughter competed on bars on Saturday.  It wasn’t her best performance by far with a fall (she never falls on bars), but, in her defense, they were all thoroughly exhausted after Friday. I am proud of her for giving it her best effort! She was bummed, but I think most of it was just pure exhaustion.

Anyway, on to the topic of today….a peek in my closet.  I have had really good responses and feedback from when I did these posts in the past so I will try to do them one or two times a month.  As I have said before, many of the things in my closet are things that I have had for a long time and are no longer available for purchase.  I always try to find something similar for you, but the point of these posts is for you to get inspiration to put together outfits from things you already have in your closet.  You don’t need to copy my exact outfit.  Just be inspired.  Some of the pieces I have shown before when I have done my selfie shots in the dressing rooms of my favorite stores.  You can see how I put those pieces together in an outfit. 

Top-Old Navy

Jeans-Walmart

Boots-Belk

Top-Target (old) (similar-Amazon)

Jeans-Walmart

Boots-Belk

Necklace-Trades of Hope

Top-Target (old) (similar-Target)

Scarf-Target (old) (similar-Amazon)

Jeans-Old Navy

Booties-Walmart

Top-Lularoe(pink option-Amazon) (yellow polka dot option-Amazon

Skirt-Lularoe (pink option-Amazon) (yellow stripe option-Amazon)

Leggings-Lularoe (similar-Target)

Boots-Belk

Necklace-Etsy (similar-Etsy)

Poncho-Amazon

Jeans-Old Navy

Boots-Belk

Cuff-Trades of Hope

Dress-Lularoe(floral option-Amazon) (polka dot option-Amazon) (Bohemian option-Amazon) (striped option-Old Navy)

Jacket-TJ Maxx (old) (similar-Target)

Leggings-Lularoe(similar-Target)

Shoes-Famous Footwear

Cuff-Trades of Hope

Necklace-Etsy (similar-Etsy)

Let me know in the comments what outfit you like best! I would love to hear from you.  If you create your own version of one of these, snap a pic and share it with me too! 

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A Look in My Closet-OOTD

We had a very nice and relaxing weekend, which I am really happy about because we will be traveling for the next 7 weekends straight for either gymnastics or cheer.  When I say traveling, I mean really traveling, too. We aren’t just going to surrounding cities. We are traveling out of state multiple times. I am not looking forward to it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love watching my kids compete, but I know that it is going to be exhausting.  My husband and I even have to divide and conquer for the first time, as there are times that both girls have a competition on the same weekend in totally opposite directions.   That should be very interesting since my husband has never taken one of them to a competition alone locally or out of state.  There is some worry about how hair is going to get done, but I have faith that it will all work out.  I think my daughter and I are much more worried about it than he is, of course.  Anyway, things are about to get crazy around here so I really enjoyed doing nothing for a couple of days.

Today I am giving you another look into my closet to see what I have been wearing over the past week. As usual, many of the pieces that I am wearing are piece that I have had for a while and are no longer available for purchase.  I have tried to find some similar pieces where you can get a similar look.  My goal is for you to uses these posts as inspiration to up your wardrobe either by using things you already own to create a similar look or by purchasing items that fit your style.

Sweater-The Limited (similar-Amazon) (similar-Amazon)

Jeans-Old Navy

Booties-Old Navy

Necklace-Trades of Hope

Bracelet-Trades of Hope

Sweater-Target (similar-Target) (similar-Target)

Denim Shirt-Target

Jeans-Cabi (similar-Target)

Boots-Belk

Top-Old Navy  (similar-Amazon)

Pants-Old Navy  (similar-Kohl’s)

Booties-Target (similar Old Navy)

Necklace-Amazon

Top-Old Navy (old) (v-neck-Target) (multiple colors-Target)

Sweater Vest-Cabi (similar-Amazon) (different color-Nordstrom Rack)

Jeans-Cabi (similar-Target)

Boots-Target

Necklace-Trades of Hope

Sweater-Old Navy (similar-Amazon) (similar-Target) (similar-Amazon

Jeans-Old Navy

Booties-Target (similar Old Navy)

Sweatshirt Tunic with Pockets-Zulily (similar-Amazon) (similar-Aerie)

Leggings-Lularoe (similar-Target)

Boots-Belk

Necklace (similar-Amazon)

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A Look in my Closet: OOTD

It is a winter wonderland at my house today.  It started snowing Saturday  and didn’t stop until sometime during the night last night. I can hear the sounds of snow shovels all over the neighborhood this morning.  The girls are out of school today and I am sure they will start to get cabin fever by this afternoon.  They were outside playing in the snow most of the morning yesterday, and I expect that they will be out there today too once they both wake up. Over 24 hours of snowfall left us stuck in the house all day yesterday, so I was able to get a jump-start on purging before the move.  I will show you what I did on Wednesday.  

Today, I am going to give you another peek into my closet with my outfit of the day (OOTD) from each day last week.  As I mentioned before, I get up and get ready every single day with a cute outfit and makeup. It just makes me feel better and more productive. We didn’t have too much going on last week so most of my outfits this week were a little more casual than last week.  In fact, one day was just jeans and a hoodie with my daughter’s high school team on it because she had a gymnastics meet that day, and I had to represent. I will spare you pictures of that outfit! I really just wanted to show you how you can be casual and comfortable and still look cute and feel great about yourself.

SUNDAY:

MONDAY:

TUESDAY:

I think I’ve shown you this outfit before, but it is one of my favorites. I love how simple it is.

WEDNESDAY:

FRIDIAY:

This outfit is so comfortable but cute at the same time. You won’t believe that these leggings came from Walmart and are as soft as can be! I love them. Oh, and let’s not forget that this sweatshirt has pockets!

SATURDAY:

I love the pop of color with this outfit in the red earrings. This is our dog, Bella. I couldn’t keep her away long enough to snap the picture. She clearly wanted to be in it with me. LOL! Look at all that snow, too!

That’s a look in my closet. I hope you find something that inspires you to get up and get yourself ready to take on the day! 

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A Look into my Closet-OOTD

When I was working full time, I dressed up every single day except some Fridays when we were allowed to wear jeans and a school t-shirt with tennis shoes.  I wore dresses, skirts, dress pants, and nice tops every day.  When the weekends would roll around, I would still dress nicely.  It may have been a nice top with jeans and cute shoes, but it was never really what I call “crummy clothes” unless I was sick or cleaning all day and not leaving the house. My oldest will tell you that I am always fussing at her for wearing “crummy” clothes all the time. She lives in athletic clothes or a t-shirt and jeans or shorts all the time, even to go out to dinner or out with friends. It drives me nuts. My youngest is more like me and wears dresses just to hang around the house. You never know what is going to go on in a day or who you are going to run in to. Don’t you want to look your best?

I have always had the mindset of dressing up. You guys know that I am a little obsessed (okay, a lot obsessed) with clothes.  I have all of these nice clothes, so why not wear them? I have also always had the mindset that a person should always try to look their best no matter what is going on.  Looking cute just makes you feel better and more productive.  I don’t know about you but when I dress “crummy,” I feel lazier and just want to sit around and do nothing.  Don’t get me wrong, I do like those days every now and then, but for the most part, I get up, shower, put on makeup, and get dressed almost every day of the year.  I was the girl that was in labor that showered, put on makeup, and dressed cute before leaving to go to the hospital.  Then while I was still in the hospital, I made myself get up and shower and get dressed just to sit in the hospital bed.  Even now that I am not working and I am home most of the day, I still get up and get dressed every day. I have dropped my daughter off at gymnastics wearing a dress and people have ask me if I was going somewhere that day to be all dressed up.  The answer was usually no. I just wanted to look good. I don’t see it as getting dressed up or looking fancy. I see is as just wanting to look good and feel good about myself. It is just part of my nature.  I truly believe that how you dress yourself daily is a reflection of the person you are and a reflection of your drive and ambition.  I could totally sit around in sweats and hoodies or yoga pants all day or even stay in my pajama pants, but that’s not who I am.  I can still be comfortable and look cute.  It is possible.  I have decided that a couple of times a month, I will just show you what I wore during that week so you can see what I wear on a daily basis.

Here is what I wore this past week. You can see that some outfits are very casual, but they are still cute. They don’t look or make me feel “crummy.” They make me feel confident and ready to face the day.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

As you can see, several of the outfits are pretty casual, but they are still cute. It is so important to feel good about yourself.  The perfect outfit can always give you a boost of confidence.  Always be dressed for success no matter what is going on in your life.  Now, go get up and get dressed.

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