Today's outfit is actually a work look from this summer, but I haven't gotten around to posting it until now. A soft neutral outfit like this is perfect year-round, and I especially love camel in the fall.
|Blazer: The Limited|
Blouse: LOFT Petites (Similar here)
For me, it was a sartorial off-day, but I post it here as outfit inspiration for those of you who prefer a more classic style.
|Pants: The Limited (Similar here)|
I'm learning to hone in on my style more. I used to think that I needed to have a lot of variety of colors and cuts in my wardrobe. I also got in a habit of purchasing styles or colors that I used to like out of habit, not paying attention to the fact that my fashion tastes and desires had changed over time.
|Bracelet: The Limited (Available in black here)|
As I've gotten older, some styles and colors that I used to love now seem aging or stale. I love fashion, and I'm open to most new styles and trends that coming along, but I'm also learning that liking a particular style doesn't mean it's right for me .
Over the last few months, I've thought a lot about what I like to wear and have been working to better define my personal style. I've been working on creating a smaller, more edited closet that balances my aesthetic and lifestyle. While this will likely mean less variety in my wardrobe, it also means fewer "off" days. I'll always be up for experimenting with new trends, but I'm learning to take into better account what trends work best with what's already in my closet and with my personal style. When I find a trend I like, I'm learning to be more patient and wait to find the right style rather than snapping up the first item I find.
For example, I really loved last spring's dramatic ruffle trend. Unfortunately, I chose a blouse with less drama and more ruffles - I settled, and I quickly regretted it. I recently found this blouse from New York & Company which is what I was looking for all along.
|Earrings: World Market (old)|
|Bag: ??? (old)|
For this blouse in another look, see here.
For this jacket in other looks, see here, here, here, and here.
For these pants in other looks, see here, here, and here.