So. Excited. Guess who is co-hosting Fabulous Friday with Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots? I’ll give you a minute to think because you might not ever guess who. Give up? It’s me. ME!!! Right here from “My Fashion Haus”!
Fabulous Friday Invite
Jennie invited me to join her several weeks ago. I was thrilled. But explained that I wanted to wait til I lost weight, looked younger, had a tummy tuck and face lift. Oh, and some great new outfit to showcase. Because she is in the big leagues, gals!
But then I stopped to think. I will probably never weigh less than I do now. I will never BE younger than I am today. Probably won’t look younger either. And unless I hit the Power Ball, there is no tummy tuck or face lift in my future.
So I got a hair cut. And pulled out an outfit I bought earlier this spring and had been saving for a special occasion. And this is it! But before you get too excited about my OOTD, let me preface this by saying we aren’t talking designer piece or evening gown here. More like Loft Outlet and Express sale, pants and top.
Have a look see.
Two Mints in One
Going to date myself here (ha, as if my face didn’t date me already!). Back in the ’60’s, there was a commercial for Certs, a breath mint. Featured two gals (twins?) arguing over whether Certs was a breath mint or a candy. Turned out they were both right.
When I was trying to decide what to wear for today’s post, I couldn’t decide between an olive drab outfit and one in brighter primary colors.
I gravitate toward neutrals and OD anything/everything. But my PC liked the other possibility better.
So, I am giving you two, two, two outfits in one (post).
So funny. This is the outfit I like best. But without even realizing, it was the one I did the flat lay first, tried on first, photographed first.
Found these cuffed, colored denim pants at Loft Outlet a few weeks ago for $14.95 on the sale rack. The gal said they were left over from fall. Hmm, I don’t know about you but downy chick yellow says spring to me. Or maybe this color isn’t downy chick yellow?
The top was $9.99, same store, left over from…yup, fall. My cardi is old from Target. Wedges from DSW and tassel pendant from Charming Chuck.
Here’s the outfit my Prince Charming liked best. At least on the hangers.
Express sleeveless top, on sale 40% off. Another fashion find from my library conference in April. Same pair of FALL? colored denim pants from Loft Outlet. Cardi from Loft Outlet, Charming Charlie necklace, DSW wedges.
Which One for the Win?
You’ve seen the flat lays. Now here are the outfits on a decidedly unflat me.
Ha! In this bottom row, I look like I am shrinking. Boy, I really need to learn how to use my camera and tripod and remote this summer. Going to take notes on Jennie’s recent post about taking fashion blog photos. Read that article, here. I have it bookmarked!
So which outfit do you like best?
My Friend Jennie
Meet your host for Fabulous Friday,
Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y’all, I’m Jennie
and I am a 47 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful
(and handsome!) sons and one very spoiled Pomeranian. After spending
most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new
trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for
boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn’t like. I am also an
avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and
lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼
Shelly, the Queen in Between
As part of my co-hosting duties, I was asked to pick my favorite look from last week’s Fabulous Friday link-up. While there were so many lovelies, Shelly’s look stuck with me from the moment I saw her photo.
Shel called this a military inspired look. She took an LBD and gave it a dose of OD and camo for the win. I love the contrast between a decidedly feminine swing dress and heels paired with a military jacket and camo cuff. Even thought of Shelly and this outfit yesterday when I wore my camos with a pink, lace-detailed tee. Called my look an “Ode to The Queen in Between”.
So, now it’s your turn. In the library, I often give my students ‘library homework’ – go home and share this fable with someone you love, retell this fairy tale in your own words to your favorite stuffed animal. It’s homework time, kinda. But no stuffed animals required. In a comment below, just vote for your favorite outfit from my two choices.
Then check my Instagram feed to see which one I wore to school.
And if you are a blogger, how ’bout linking up your look with us.