I’ve been reading Harper’s Happenings, written by the fabulous Mandy, for a while now and she recently started a link up where she showcases one of her own, as well as daughter Harper’s, outfits from their weekend. Mandy has gorgeous style and I can’t compare at all so I didn’t think I would ever link up, but on Tuesday I got some motivation to move away from my usual uniform of sweats and jeans. We had tickets (free box seats! Thanks Ryan!) to see the Wiggles so I decided to take the opportunity to dress up a bit. Because I don’t have money to go buy a new outfit I decided to focus on the accessories to dress up my regular old clothes.
I really don’t have a lot of accessories since I don’t dress up a lot, but I have been coveting a lot of different necklaces lately. I tried to make a fabric necklace which didn’t work out so I moved onto a t-shirt necklace I remembered seeing before. I found a great tutorial here and had two made in about 10 minutes! I LOVE them so much! I’ll definitely be making more of these and it’ll probably become my go-to accessory.
I also put on makeup for the first time in over a year! Seriously all I ever wear is foundation but I put on eye makeup and blush…which I have to say made an instant difference. Man, I have to say, I never saw why blush was such a big deal but now I’m a believer! I’ll be using that a lot more often now ;)
Putting in just a little extra effort gave me such a great confidence booster that I really think I’ll be making some changes in how I dress. Or at least wearing more earrings and necklaces, especially since Lucy’s at an age now where she won’t tear it all off me :)
Cardigan: Old Navy
Shirt: Old Navy
Cord pants: Addition Elle
Leather messenger bag: Consignment store ($6.99!)
Earrings: too old to remember
Necklace: recycled dress, made by me!
Boots: Old Navy (gifted from my cousin)
Leggings: H & M
Dress: Circa, thrifted for &1.99
Flower headband: Stitches byKrustal on Etsy
Close up of my necklace :)
Close up of my shoes that are THE most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! And I think they’re pretty cute :)