Saturday, April 19, 2014

OOTD: Dressed Up Casual

Today's life hack: dressing up yoga pants.

Hi, welcome to my house.
So, I know, it's a big no-no. Wearing yoga pants outside of yoga class or a gym is not the most fashion forward trend. But, listen, I'm a college gal. Some days I have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and it takes everything in me not to wear pajamas to class. No one wants me wearing penguin pants to Biology.  Some days jeggings are not enough. Yoga pants are the most fashionably acceptable alternative that is closest to my pajamas.

It's the Finals Yard Dash. We're approaching finals week. This time of the semester always brings an energy slump. Every morning I wake up, stretch, and desire to cuddle in my nest of blankets. I loathe my alarm clock. The snooze button and I are great friends. The other morning I hit my snooze button 6 times! After each one I dove back beneath my blankets, pulled my comforter close, and imagined I was nested on a floating cloud. Ah, heaven.  Let me snuggle. It's not even the act of sleeping I long for; I just want to be lazy and lie around with mindless purpose. Impromptu nap times are frequent.  I've randomly flung my textbook onto one side of my bed and myself onto the other for a twenty minute nap more times than I can count.

Why photographing an OOTD post with your dog
is dangerous. Isn't that a schmexy shot.

I'm in a "I'm hot and I know it, but I'm too darn lazy to show it" kind of mood. I'm about ready to break out my Nerdfighter t-shirts pre-summer and wave my arms around like I just don't care. But I'm restraining myself the best I can. I'm compromising.

True to form, I'm keeping up with my Bargain Queen fashion status.

  • Pants: Target (bought last year on sale!)
  • Shirt: Old Navy (bought for nearly nothing last year when combining coupons and a buy one/get one sale)
  • Cardigan: Old Navy (purchased several years ago on sale)
  • Necklace: Khols (bought this newbie super cheap last week - clearance item!)
  • Earrings: Walmart  (Bought several years ago - the only part of this outfit I purchased full price. Totally worth it! I love having big "diamonds" to wear.)
  • Bracelet: Walmart (Purchased a set of these sparkly accessory items several years ago on clearance)
  • Clogs: Croft & Barrow at Khols (Bought for only a couple of dollars - no more than $7 - several years ago when they were on clearance.)
Up-close shots of the necklace, the bracelet, and, inadvertently, a few of my rings:
I've worn this necklace twice this week. It is easily my favorite new accessory!
I've got such a weak spot for sparkle.

Awkward hand selfie

Photo-credit: most photographs are courtesy of my awesome mama, who never judges when I run to her saying "I need to photograph my clothing!" Which is a blessing, since I'm technologically impaired when it comes to taking photos of myself.


  1. This is cute! Your personality is so adorable!

    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words. I had a lot of fun writing it and it tickles me to know that fun came through the page for you. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. I love this post so much! It honestly made my day! I understand the struggle!


    1. I'm so glad it brought some light into your day!
      The struggle is real. But we will survive! We will rise victorious! (or, you know, lifehack it. That works, too.)

      Miss Katie