From the Ground Up

Where do you start when putting together an outfit?
Yesterday, I began from the ground up. I have a great pair of cute red sandals that I love to wear and since I knew I would be doing a lot of running around, I needed something that would be comfortable too.

These shoes by Lifestride fit the bill! You can find them here. I bought them earlier this year and love the style and splash of fun color they give!

After the shoes were chosen, I decided to wear these (self) cropped white jeans from Talbots. The jeans are from last year and were just a bit too long. I never wore them and started to give them away, but realized I could just cut them off and make cropped pants. Because I did not hem them after I cut them, they have an on-trend fringe along the bottom.

Not bad for a pair of pants destined for the giveaway box!

Next, I chose this flowy summer top by LUQ. The red tassel was what prompted me to pick it. This top was in a Stitch Fix box that I received in the spring. When I first received the top, I was a bit uncomfortable with it and started to send it back. I have been trying to get out of my more conservative dress code these past few years, so I kept it. I am so glad I did! I love it and it is freeing to break from those perceived fashion chains that once kept me from letting my light shine!

Now, I am of the belief that you don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe and accessories every season; buy classic pieces and use them for years to come, and often. For my accessories, I kept it simple. I carried an envelope purse by Gunnie Sax. (Remember when their dresses were SO popular!?) and I wore a cuff bracelet, my 10-year-old Boluva watch from JC Penny and some small black hills gold earrings that my husband gave to me years ago. I had a larger pair picked out but I was going to have my hair done and didn’t want the earrings to get in the way.

A gift from my old boyfriend 😉

I was able to run errands, get my hair done at Locks & Lashes, have lunch at Bricktops in Charlotte, and shop a sale at Talbots.
It was a good day!

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