Regular People Wear Their Clothes

...in which two teachers attempt to be fashionable while wearing the clothes that are in their closets

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Here’s what I’ve worn the last few days…

Friday was a little bit boring and monochromatic with just jeans and a t-shirt…

Jeans: Gap, ca. 2012

T-shirt: Gap, ca. 2014

Slides: Birkenstock, ca. 2009

…so I tried to jazz the jeans up a bit on Monday…

Jeans: Gap, ca. 2012

Shirt: H&M, ca. 2013

Sandals: Madewell, ca. 2014

…then I kept the sandals and added a maxi dress and jean jacket on Tuesday…

Sandals: Madewell, ca. 2014

Maxi: Target, ca. 2014

Jean Jacket: Old Navy, ca. 2014

…and today I kept the jacket and added some pants and my favorite necklace…

Necklace: Pink Olive, ca. 2009

Pants: H&M, ca. 2013

T-shirt: Loft, ca. 2012

Flats: Target, ca. 2012

Jean Jacket: Old Navy, ca. 2014

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Day 9: Yellow pants

I promise you I did wear these pants yesterday, with my brown heels from Wednesday. A funny story that may illuminate why there’s no photographic evidence:

Yesterday was kind of the pits for various reasons that I won’t go into here, but I was completely worn out after work, and then had to go get my hair cut (see picture: shorter bangs) and pick up my weekly produce box. When I finally got close to home I decided I couldn’t deal with dinner and was going to go to Taco Bell. (I’m telling you, extreme measures were in order.) I ordered, paid, got my drink, and drove off. There was a lot of honking behind me, and I was like, “What’s all that honking?” I got about two stoplights away and realized that there was in fact no Taco Bell food in my car. I had driven off without it and the customers behind me were honking to let me know! So I had to go back to Taco Bell to retrieve the food. The drive-through guy and I had a good laugh, which was literally the highlight of my day. By the time I got home all I could do was put on pajamas, eat Taco Bell, and watch 3 episodes of White Collar. (Love that show!) 

But today was a much better day, I cooked at home using veggies from the produce box, and I did take a picture. Here’s what I’m wearing:

Shirt: Splendid via Macy’s, ca. 2014

Pants: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Shoes: J Crew, resale, ca. 2014

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Vest Dressed

On Wednesday I was pretty brave and wore Tuesday’s dress and just threw a vest over it.  I don’t know if either no one noticed or no one wanted to ask why I was wearing the same clothes again!

Dress: Gap Outlet, ca. 2012

Vest: Old Navy, ca. 2013

Clogs: Dansko, ca. 2014

Emboldened with getting away with such a blatant repeat on Wednesday, I wore the vest again today…

Vest: Old Navy, ca. 2013

T-shirt: Uniqlo, ca. 2013

Jeans: Gap, ca. 2012

Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters, ca. 2014

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Favorite Combos

On Tuesday I kept Monday’s sandals and paired them with one my favorite maxi dresses (that’s closer to a midi now after a few runs through the washer!).

The dress/cardigan/sandals combo has always been a favorite and now I think this light teal/navy/caramel color combo is also pretty awesome!

Sandals: Madewell, ca. 2014

Dress: Gap Outlet, ca. 2012

Cardigan: Target, ca. 2011

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Day 7: Trying a few new things

I don’t normally do skinny pants with heels, but I think it worked out quite well today! I might try this pants/shoes combo again sometime. 

I’ve also been trying out a new hairstyle…I really need a haircut, but rolling it all up into this twisty situation seems to be working for now. 

Finally, this newish gold coat (I’ve had it for a while but I don’t think I’ve worn it in a blog picture) is cousin to my better known favorite coat…it’s the exact same style, just hip length rather than mid-thigh. 

Shirt: Umsteigen, resale, ca. 2014

Pants: AG, resale, ca. 2013

Shoes: Naturalizer, ca. 2005

Coat: Prairie Underground, ca. 2013

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Day 6: Belt

But that’s boring, so let’s talk about the shoes. These shoes are awesome—and I got them at the resale shop! You can’t really tell here, but they also have blue on the heels. Perfect for every outfit!

Come to think of it, this whole outfit is second-hand. Happy thrifting!

Tunic: Forever 21, resale, ca. 2013

Pants: AG, resale, ca. 2013

Belt: Hand-me-down from Grandma, ca. 2005

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, resale, ca. 2014

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Cardigan and Dress

This challenge would probably have been a little bit easier had we done it in the fall or winter when we have to wear a lot of layers. But I guess trying to figure out how to work summer dresses into take one pass it on is what makes it a challenge.

Today I threw my cardigan on over the chicken-sandwich dress. But my feet were hurting in these shoes, and I’m pretty sure someone actually would notice if I wore the dress again, so I guess for tomorrow that leaves my belt…hmm…maybe I could do the earrings…

Cardigan: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Dress: Maidson Paige, ca. 2012

Belt: Hand-me-down from Grandma, ca. 2005

Shoes: Naturalizer, ca. 2011

Earrings: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Filed under repeat dresses

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Just in case…

…I don’t feel like wearing this shirt or these sandals tomorrow, I made sure Heather got a pic of my barrettes:)

Barrettes: H&M, ca. 2008

Shirt: Old Navy, ca. 2013

Jeans: Paige, ca. 2014 (these were what I kept from Friday’s outfit!)

Sandals: Madewell, ca. 2014

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The Shoes Stay in the Picture(s)

I kept Thursday’s shoes for Friday’s outfit and added a different pair of jeans.  I pretty much want to wear these sandals (or their taupe counterparts) everyday, so I just ordered them in coral as well:)

Sandals: Minnetonka, ca. 2014

Jeans: Paige, ca. 2014

T-shirt: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Cardigan: Anthropologie, ca. 2011

Bag: Foley & Corinna, ca. 2008

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Day 4: Same Shoes

(Nobody noticed.)

Also, since Stefanie and I were out and about, here’s a wallet/clutch thingy I picked up a while back…it’s got lovely yellow stripes and is also big enough to hold my phone!

Cardigan: Anthropologie, ca. 2014

Shirt: Bella, ca. 2012

Jeans: Red Engine, ca. 2012

Shoes: J Crew, resale, ca. 2014

Wallet: Couldn’t find a brand name, got it at a local shoestore, ca. 2014