Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This skirt has a similar length and silhouette to the pencil skirt I need to complete my list of "essesntials" for rebuilding my wardrobe. I was excited to realize this and couldn't wait to try it on and see how it looked.
This was a learning experience. I now know that this skirt requires a slip if I'm to wear it in public and remain decent. I also learned that while it's necessary to purge old pieces from the closet every now and then, some items can be saved. I honestly never thought I would wear this skirt again, but now I definitely plan to. What do you guys think about this outfit? Is there anything you would do differently? I'm not really pleased with how wide I look in this picture. I'm thinking a solid colored skirt might help create an elongating effect?
P.S. I love the necklace I am wearing in this picture. I bought it at Kohls on sale to brighten up the dark purple dress I wore to my college graduation on Sunday.
Dressing for a job/job interview
In which I discuss my Glee fashion hero (Emma Pillsbuy, a.k.a. Jayma Mays)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Check back for my next post! I should be updating sometime in the next few days about clothing salvaged from my closet.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I'm starting this blog to chronicle my transformation. As a grad student I will have lots of opportunities to show off my (future) fashion sense: classes, internships, nights out. I'd like to blend my own frivolous style with the professional look I'll be required to adopt once those internships start.
To start, I'm revamping my wardrobe. I've gone through my closet and gotten rid of everything I haven't worn in a year or more...If throwing out all these old clothes makes you queasy, don't worry! First of all they're all being donated, of course, and secondly, I own a lot of clothing! I needed the space! I did salvage some pieces that could have promise (I'll be blogging about that experience next time).
Anyway...this will make room for NEW CLOTHES! I've made a Polyvore spread to help myself visualize how I should build my wardrobe with basics.
Now all I need is some money to start building up those foundations...huh. One of the annoying things about being a college student (especially one who is soon to be studying library science) is that you're pretty broke most of the time. No worries. I intend to do some serious thrifting this summer, and a lot of shopping at Marshall's.
In addition to reporting my own ideas and discoveries, I will be blogging about fashion news (the kind I'm interested in anyway) and hopefully even getting in touch with some more experienced fashion gurus who can help me on my way.
Wish me luck!
"Every moment of your life is an opportunity for fashion." --Kurt Hummel, Glee
I'll keep this fabulous picture of Chris Colfer as inspiration on my journey.