Another day was spent on the phone to GoDaddy and an email provider. For those of you who thought that blogging was glamourous and that brands were lathering me with gifts…think again. Instead, you spend tons of time trying to figure out how to fix issues, and spending your own money buying clothing items that you can post on the blog. I keep waaaay too much of this clothing, but a lot of it goes back to the stores. Sometimes the item doesn’t fit exactly right, or I might already have something too similar already in my closet, and so those items get sent back to the store. I love shopping my closet and styling older clothing also, but when I do those type posts, I know that you won’t be able to purchase what I have been wearing. I remember how frustrated I used to get when that would happen to me, and I was following some of my favorite bloggers. So, I try to have current items that are in the stores as often as possible.
I am crossing my fingers that you only received one email from me this morning. Because I am changing my email provider, I had to export all of the emails from one provider to the other. Then I had to figure out how to stop the original company from sending out my notification email. If you did not get either notification, please resubscribe to the blog with either the Become One Of The Gurls email box on the side of the post or by entering your email into the pop-up subscribe box.
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You might think that this plaid shirt looks familiar, and you would be correct. I bought this Orchid colored plaid button-up at the same time that I bought the pink one that I wore here. They are both made from the same 100% cotton material, and I am wearing a medium in this one also. I liked the hot pink stripe in the top, as well as the deep purple and navy. The fact that the top is fitted makes it look more feminine than a lot of plaid shirts that I see in other stores. The description on these shirts used to say flannel, but I see that Talbots has updated the description, and taken the flannel part off. It was misleading since the fabric was not brushed as you would expect from a “flannel” shirt. Here is the link to this shirt.
This navy pinstripe blazer is an old piece of clothing like I mentioned at the beginning of this post. This blazer is one that I have had for years, and I end up wearing it at least once or twice a year. The pinstripe pattern is a classic pattern that I think can be worn year after year. I like the one-button closure, but I see a lot of double-breasted blazers in pinstripe recently.
I am wearing a pair of skinny jeans that I have had for a while. This pair is a pair of Vigoss that is a couple of years old. I like Vigoss jeans because they are premium denim jeans, and they will last for a long time. They run true to size, and I usually try to buy mine at Maurices when I catch them on sale. I just saw that they are running a BOGO 50% off sale on jeans, so this might be a great time to grab a pair or two. The navy suede peep-toe ankle boots are a pair by Marc Fisher that I have had for a while. Did you notice that almost everything is from my closet today with only one new item to freshen the look? That is a simple way to keep your wardrobe fresh-looking, keep adding a few items at a time.
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