This week’s What I Wore Wednesday post really runs the gamete of this stay at home Mom’s wardrobe. From cocktail attire for a formal dinner to a day at home cleaning and cooking, there is a little bit of everything. A great Pinterest inspired outfit on a budget and even a Formal outfit for less than $75. Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!
This time of the year seems dreary and long, especially if you live in a place like Wisconsin. I’m waiting on springtime, sunshine, and birds singing for sure. In the meantime, I figure, I might as well add a little color to our whiteout winter conditions with my wardrobe. To add a little cheer and color to my days, I have been adding some bright colorful pieces of clothing to my outfits in hopes of beating the winter blues. It has been working, so far, and the outfits are much more vibrant and fun to wear. I have been enjoying adding some bright colors to my otherwise dull winter wardrobe. The fact that I went much darker with my hair has, for some reason, made me fell like I can pull it off a little easier. Hot pink tops, bright green skinnies, and a fabulously colored red pea coat have really brightened up my last couple of weeks!
Happy Wednesday! This addition of What I wore Wednesday includes 2 easy outfits as well as an awesomely easy DIY ruffled scarf tutorial. A quick and easy project that leaves you with a fun and feminine scarf for you or anybody on your gift giving list this winter. Don’t worry if you don’t sew… all you need to make this great scarf is some fabric (or an old t-shirt) and a pair of scissors. Anybody can make these and I suggest you make a few in several different colors, because you are going to love them.
The week of Thanksgiving was filled with lots of great food, family, and traditions. We had two straight days of all of those things with both sides of the family and I enjoyed every second of it. I also found myself dressed in comfortable and yes, stretchy, fabrics to accommodate the extra healthy portions of comfort food that I ate last week! The color pallet of black and gray made a lot of appearances last week, probably in hopes of disguising the two day long binge that occurred. Lets just say, that it worked out just fine, because I was perfectly happy, comfortable, and did not go hungry for one second last week.
In an effort to redeem myself from last week, I worked very hard to come up with four outfits instead of my usual three. I also wanted to do my best to make them super thrifty too. With the combination of clearance and sale price items along with thrifted and garage sale finds, I was able to do just that. Getting dressed is more fun with great budget friendly finds that you love. A striped scarf, fun plaid shirts, a refashioned vest and a great pair of boots for less than a dollar. Here are four cool weather friendly looks that any mom can achieve on a major budget.
Oh dear, I cannot believe that it is Wednesday already. I give myself a big old F for effort this week in the What I Wore department. I have all of one outfit to share with you…which means I have had a busy week. With our household going on week three of illnesses I feel like I am back in my baby raising days, and you guessed it – my yoga pants have been getting a workout, and not the way they are meant to. I usually take and edit photos throughout the week as I wear things, but this week there was not a stitch of time for any of it.
We have had a busy week with all of the Halloween festivities in full swing. I have found myself almost constantly in skinny jeans with boots and flowing tops now that the weather has gotten a little colder. For me, the combination is perfect for my day to day tasks and for hauling the kids to and fro. I’m loving the cozy scarves boots, and layers. It has become my go to quick option in the mornings, which is a huge step up from my old yoga pants and over sized sweatshirts a few months ago.
Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day. What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if they aren’t heading off to work each day. The Pleated Poppy has an amazing series where she shares what she wears each week to keep herself accountable for getting out of her pajamas everyday and I’m joining in the fun!
Can I just say – WOW! What a difference three months can make! I have been doing these little What I wore posts that long, and I can hardly believe the transformation. The interesting part for me…is that I have had all of this stuff in my closet for years. Things that I love, but I never wore , and for no apparent reason. Three months later I am starting to enjoy the thought of getting dressed in the morning instead of taking the lazy way out, and it really doesn’t take any extra time.
Week three of What I wore Wednesday includes one dressy and colorful summer outfit that cost me only $10 and another Pinterest inspired outfit too! Because I don’t need a lot of dress up clothes , it is hard to spend a lot of money on the items that I wear only for special occasions, but $10.00 – I can handle!