|Shortalls & Clutch: Goodwill; Blazer: Rung; Tee & Choker: Rue 21; Shoes: Ziezo|
|Romper: Avalon Exchange; Shoes & Shades: Rue 21; Earrings: Thrifted|
It's important to remember, though, what the objectives are in this fashion game. It is not to dress "better" than anyone else. It is not to spend the most money, rigidly follow trends even if you don't like them, or to wear something you think you "should" to create some sort of image. The goal is to dress in the best way you can with your own style! Think of it like a game of chess where you're the Queen and can move in any direction you so choose. No matter what others say, focus on enjoying every move - and outfit choice - you make. Forgive and forget the moves that don't work out - each new day is another chance to nail your outfit. Once you've mastered that mindset, you will always get a checkmate.
And speaking of checks, my new romper deserves a triple crown. It's a one-piece wonder, it's got a summery (and on-trend) gingham pattern, and it only cost me $1! See, fashion is fun. Now, what to wear tomorrow. . .
|Is there anything cuter than heart-shaped sunglasses?|
|When I try to look serious in my photos, I end up looking mad. Tyra would rip me apart. LOL|
When I got home and tried them on, the two earrings felt like a bit much. Never one to shy away from a fashion risk, I decided to see how just one earring would look. Yes! I used to do the mismatch earring thing in high school and college, and can't believe I forgot how awesome it is. I've already gotten several compliments on my one-earring look, so if you're feeling a bit daring, try it! Just make sure the earring is a "statement" earring (read: long and/or made out of an unusual fabric) so it doesn't look like asymmetry-by-forgetfulness.
We finished the weekend at the St. Louis Swap Meet, where Ruby greeted other shoppers with a smile and an excited declaration that they each had a "nose." I scooped up a "World's Best Grandfather" plaque for my dad's Father's Day gift that made him smile. (A mini-meltdown courtesy of Ruby made me miss out on an Eazy-E tee, but some overalls from Janet's Vintage Planet made up for it.) All in all, it was a great weekend of mother-daughter bonding. Brian's weekend was fun too, but some of the activities proved to be too much for him, as he fell asleep just as the "entertainment" arrived. Can't say I'm too sad about that. :)
|Top: Rung; Jeans: Forever 21; Shoes: Goodwill; Purse: Retro 101; Shades: Leopard Boutique|
|These feathery, delightful shoes were a mere $3. Isn't thrifting fun?|