Wednesday, March 16, 2016

sometimes i post my outfits

if you follow me on instagram (@melissa_lea), you probably have seen my outfit posts. i'm the first to admit that i'm far from a fashionista, but i've been making more of an effort lately to put together outfits that make me feel good (rather than just the first shirt and pair of jeans i spot in the morning). part of that includes incorporating more accessories like jewelry and scarves into my outfits. it's amazing what adding a cute statement necklace to an otherwise plain shirt can do! 

i've also been going through my closet and getting rid of a lot of stuff that i don't love, or is really old/worn out. it started when we were packing to move to seattle. what better time to purge the stuff that you don't really wear? i probably got rid of 1/3 of my wardrobe then and it felt so good! 

when it comes to shopping, i've been trying to be more deliberate about what i buy. i'm pretty thrifty when it comes to clothes shopping (most of my stuff comes from target, old navy, and now buffalo exchange). i'm a huge sucker for buying a shirt just because it's $7 (even if i don't love it), which is a bad habit. i'm trying to make a mental list of pieces that i want to look for (for example an olive green vest or white jeans or leopard flats) before i shop, rather than being tempted by stuff that's not really on my "list". 

since i am not fashionable enough to come up with outfit ideas on my own, i turn to the wonderful world of fashion bloggers and online boutiques for inspiration. these are some of my favorite blogs/social media accounts to follow: 

southern curls and pearls (@cmcoving on instagram) 
can i just be her?! :) 

a spoonful of style (@jscott24 on instagram)

Blush Pink Skinny Jeans, Grey Scoop Neck Tee, Tan Suede Booties, Cognac Leather Tote, 7 for All Mankind, Banana Republic, Joie, Madewell 6
the northeast girl (@thenortheastgirl on instagram) 

who are your favorite fashion bloggers to follow? 


Leah D said...

I got rid of a ton of clothes when we made the big move, too. I usually purchase plain things, but have also been trying to add necklaces and scarves and accessories to them to spruce them up. I feel like the small things add up and make a simple outfit look more put together. I feel more put together, too.

Alison Bents said...

Style blog junkie over here too! And I so hear you on the "but it's on clearance for $3.45!" purchases. Every time. I love and and am adding your favs to my reader :)


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