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on Monday, December 5, 2011


Sometimes I get asked this question: "How do you manage to wear beautiful clothes everyday?" 

 Short answer: I only have beautiful clothes. 

 Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I love every piece of clothing I own, and that makes all the difference in the world. I no longer own anything that doesn't make me feel good.

 I gave away my skinny jeans over a year ago, because as much as I wanted to pull of the look, I never felt good in them as an adult (though lived in them as a teen). Days seemed more mundane, and if I were feeling down, they certainly never lifted my spirits the way other items in my wardrobe do. 

 I'm not trying to put anyone down who wears sweatpants on casual days, if that's what you feel good and comfortable in, by all means, do it! But I just don't feel good unless I really love my clothing aesthetically. My point is that if you have clothing you don't like, getting rid of it will negate any temptation to wear it on those days when it seems like there's no other option. 

 There are lots of casual yet put together looks that cost very little, and in the future I'd like to do posts on outfits that cost under $20, $10, and $5. You don't have to spend an entire paycheck for an outfit! 

 So now I have clothes I love to wear, and it makes me feel good. This outfit is what I wear when it's freezing cold, my hair is greasy, and my legs are less than smooth. And I feel fabulous.

Reversible 1950's leopard coat-Gift from aunt

1960s sweater-Hand me down from mother

1960s pants-Fab Gabs

1960s knit angora turban-Thrifted

Rachel Antonoff for Bass Kissing Hearts Flats in Plaid-Courtesy of ModCloth 

 Cat-Raffles, borrowed from my brother