(Shirt-Olive Olivia, "Skirt"-S-Twelve, Shoes-Bamboo, Necklace-F21, Watch-Michael Kors)
I. Am. Inspired. And it is thanks to all the ladies out there “fashion blogging.”
My lovely boyfriend and I recently decided to take the plunge…No, no, no, not that one—the plunge into cohabitation. Oh yes, that’s right, he has now been introduced to my greasy hair, hairy legs and pit-stained work-out clothes (don’t pretend like you don’t have a healthy collection of those old, yellowing favorites too).
And because he now knows the Real Me, I feel the need to make it count when I do decide to wash my hair, shave my legs and throw on my pretties. That is why I thank the world of fashion blogging. The creativity and resourcefulness floating around in this circle is unending, and oh so inspiring.
I, like many of you, am a woman on a budget—about to start law school and rack up the debt of a lifetime— so I don’t have a ton of disposable income for new clothes. As it turns out, this isn’t a problem at all. With a little bravery and a lot of safety pins, I have found everything I need hanging in my closet right now. Because now, I open my closet (which I begrudgingly let my boyfriend use too) and I see potential. Seriously. Without really buying any new pieces, I have been able to move mountains. Or at least look fabulous while I climb up them.
Every piece of this outfit has been in my closet for over two years. Note that this “skirt” is actually a halter dress that I folded down into itself to create a skirt. Trust ladies, if I can do it, you can too.