“If the shoe fits”, should I still wear it?

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No matter what stage of life I have been in, I find it difficult to know what I should be wearing. Are any of you going through the same thing?

I remember being about 16 and shopping at Hollister. I went to pick up a cute top, and a girl who looked 13 came over with her mom and picked up the exact same top. Hmmm, was I too old, or was she too young?

Then a few years later, similar things started happening to me at Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and American Eagle. I mean, the clothes definitely fit me, but did that mean I should be wearing them?

After several unsettling instances, I started going to places like Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor LOFT, Banana Republic, and Express. These places were better, but then I was surrounded by cool moms and business-y ladies. Is it OK that I can wear a mother AND daughter’s wardrobes?

I recently started a new obsession with J. Crew. Of course they have been around for ages, but I feel like they are a good age appropriate store for a 20-something who is closer to 30 than 20.

My conclusion is that by MIXING pieces from Charlotte Russe and J Crew, I can create a unique look that looks expensive and pulled together without breaking the bank.

Check out this post for where I shop.

Where I Shop (For Clothes)

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Where do I shop for my clothes?

ALDO

American Eagle

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor LOFT

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Factory

Bebe

Charming Charlie

Express

Forever21

J. Crew

J. Crew Factory

Kate Spade Outlet

Kohl’s

Marshalls

New York & Co.

Nine West

Nordstrom

Old Navy

Target

The Limited

TJ Maxx

These are the places I typically shop, but let’s be honest, there have been few stores where I can’t find something that I like. Reading other blogs, Pinterest, and Google searching things I’m craving, has led me to some great online shops for more unique pieces.

Happy Hunting!

Fashion Catch-up

I haven’t been posting, but I sure have been taking photos for you! To be honest, the wedding planning has taken up every spare second (surprise!) But let’s first get you caught up with some outfits 🙂

IMG_0660Striped Top: H&M

Black Skater Skirt: NEW! Charlotte Russe, around $17.00

Teal Heels: Nine West Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Navy Cropped Jacket: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

Silver Pin: Gift! from Ten Thousand Villages

Tan Eyelet Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor Outlet

Nude Heels: Nine West Outlet

 

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Preparing for my birthday!

White Flower Applique Top: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

Green Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Multicolor Wedges: Nine West Outlet

 

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My Birthday Outfit!!!

Blush Ruffle Blazer: Charlotte Russe-so cute, check out the flirty ruffle in the back 🙂

Purple Tank: Charlotte Russe

Aztec Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor Outlet-LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! If you can see, there are several colors woven together, and the blush background matches the blazer so perfectly…dream skirt 🙂

Charcoal Heels: Nine West Outlet

 

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Leopard Print Dress: Target, but shortened at my tailor 🙂

Cream Cardigan: Target

Charcoal Heels: Nine West Outlet

 

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Maybe I already posted this boring outfit before…

Navy Blazer: Charlotte Russe

Checked Button-down: JCrew via Greene Street Consignment

Tan Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Leopard Flats: Rocket Dog, TJMaxx

 

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Lime Green Ruffle Cardigan: NEW! Gift from Dad and Barb! Ann Taylor

Floral Blouse: NEW! Ann Taylor Outlet

Black Ankle Pants: Express, Editor Ankle Pant

Black Wedges: NEW! And no, they are not from Nine West, they are Aerosoles!

 

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Here, I switched it up with a teal cardigan!

 

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Pink Cardigan: Target

Floral Top: PacSun

Green Pencil Skirt: NEW! Banana Republic

Black Wedges: Aerosoles

 

IMG_0669Navy Dalmatian Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet

White Wrap Top: Target

Green Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic

Leopard Flats: Rocket Dog, TJ Maxx

 

As you can see, I went on a mini-spree with some girlfriends at the beginning of June, so I picked up a few new pieces that you will see. I also got a few new things for my birthday that will be appearing in the next few weeks! Now off to do more wedding planning, and boy do I have posts for you!!