what i wore

So, I’ve been in a rut with my work attire – mostly out of sheer laziness. When I first joined the 8-5 workforce I was all, “Ooooh, a chance for me to wear this dress! And those shoes! I never get to wear these things when I’m at home all day!” Well, that quickly faded. We have a pretty casual office environment, and it’s full of engineers, so honestly fashion is not at the top of most people’s priorities here. So if no one else is going to appreciate it, why put in the effort?

Well, this week I figured it was about time I change that (after a week of wearing the same pants/shoes every day and literally just swapping out the sweatshirt). I decided to plan “new” outfits to help inspire some creativity within my closet and have been posting pictures of my outfits on Instagram (but thought I’d share here as well). I dressed for “fall”, even though LA has yet to get the memo. -__-

This was a really fun challenge for me, and documenting my wardrobe was so useful in helping me get creative in my closet – wearing items I never reach for and pairing new outfits together. It also taught me to stop being lazy and that steaming my clothes isn’t really all that bad (and that maybe photographing my face in the morning isn’t my best idea). All it took was a little time and thought the night before (picking out your outfit in an early morning stupor as you’re rushing to get out the door is never a good idea). And you know what? I feel better and more confident when I put a little more effort into my wardrobe. I don’t often have much opportunity for creativity during the work day, so I’ll take styling my clothes as a good avenue for that.

Another fun idea would be to not wear the same item again until I’ve gotten through every piece in my closet (which would be a challenge for sure). So, what do you guys think? Is this something you’d like to see more of, or are you like, SO over it?

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Monday: Secondhand from head to toe: J. Crew turtleneck, denim vest, and Minnetonka moccasins from Poshmark, skirt from Thrift Trader in San Diego.

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Tuesday: White tee from Gap, black top from Goodwill (with the shoulder pads cut out), Madewell cords from Poshmark, and old Anne Klein flats.

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Wednesday: Madewell top from Buffalo Exchange, Anthropologie sweater from my mama’s closet, Old Navy high-rise Rockstar Jeans (which are literally the best pants in existence), Jessica Simpson cowgirl boots circa 2004.

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Thursday: Top from Recycled Design, “perfect summer jeans” from Madewell, slides from Gap, blazer from mbym (favorite purchase from my Europe – Copenhagen – trip).

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Friday: Alex Marie turtleneck gifted from my MIL, Ella Moss jacket and J. Crew jeans secondhand from The Closet Trading Co, Rachel Comey mules thrifted from the Rose Bowl Flea.

-wonderland sam


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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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