Thursday, September 26, 2013

Go-To Summer-to-Fall Outfit


We're dealing right now with that dreamy kind of air that makes for a brisk walk to school, then turns deliciously warm and blissful before noon.

So, in a perfect world, I would rummage around the road-side 10/$1 mini gourd stand in skinny cords and a chunky knit, but in real life, I had sweat lines in my old t-shirt today from just 10 minutes in the school pick-up line.

As I've said about 800 times, I'm a real jeans-tee-and-ponytail kind of lady. (Why am I almost 40 but it still feels ironic to refer to myself as a "lady"? When does that stop?)

But once in a while, I twist up some holiday hair and wear something sparkly.

When that happens, I usually need something grungy to balance things out, like wrecked-out jeans or beat-up Converse.

I'm a study in contrasts.

A little bit country, a little bit suburban mom preppy urbanite biker-chick ...

I'm practically Gaga in my jeans, with my knee all hanging out like it ain't no thing. That's all I'm saying.

Fear me. I bend to no one's expectations.

This is the perfect outfit for Summer-Fall because it gives the wearer the sensation that they've finally moved on from the dog days of tank tops and Old Navy flip flops worn down to nubbins, while still allowing for maximum ventilation and "Hey, it's September!" cuteness.


Details:
1 button down, messy-cuffed, messy-tucked
1 pair of jeans, preferably jacked up in the knee, messy-cuffed to just above ankle length
1 pair of sandals, preferably with some hard-ware, dark in color if the shirt is light
1 lightweight scarf, messy-looped, preferably from fashionABLE
1 flea market bracelet
1 slouchy, colorful bag, preferably from TJ Maxx, circa early 2000's

* Incidentally, these are the only jeans I own that fit me well. I've had them for a very long time, which you may already have wisely deduced.

They're now discontinued by Gap, and adding insult to injury, even if they did bring them back, the entire corporation has discontinued my size. Now what, Gap? Is this how you repay my year of service, circa 2000?

* Incidentally numerou dos: The scarf I'm wearing is the freebie offered by Mocha Club for signing up. Join my FPFG team, which promotes Economic Freedom for Ethiopian women, for just $9 a month.

So, what's your go-to outfit for this time of year?

Is your weather as wonderfully psychotic as ours?

If your stomach rolls made sweat lines in your t-shirt while you waited in school pick-up line, would you blog about it?

Me either.

Yours in Fashion and in Not,
FPFG


44 comments:

  1. Cute! It's still so hot in Texas that I'm wishing I could wear a scarf and jeans without breaking into a sweat! I love a good ol' cardigan with anything I wear (even if I sweat). You look great!

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  2. I wore my bath rope to our front steps this morning...don't think the bus (kids) could see me behind the trees. I hope! Your early morning before school fashion is much much cuter! :)

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    1. Friend, I'm never in "regular clothes" until noon, or sometimes later! Getting ready is a very slow and strange process around here. I'm the Queen of walking to school in bedhead and my "pajamas", cleverly disguised as yoga pants. :)

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    2. I believe you, that's why I love ya. Well, not the only reason...just one of many. :)

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  3. stomach rolls???? I think not...silly girl, errrrrr, I mean lady. You look cute enough to pinch! But, don't worry, I won't since I don't really know you in real life. :)

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  4. You reminded me of the back-to-school eagerness to wear THE NEW OUTFIT. (A 3-button cable-knit henley from The Limited, label reading OBR, you know what I'm talking about!) -oh mine was from the clearance rack leftover from the previous season, score for $9.99... Nevermind that your pits and back and neck are rivers of perspiration; we were all too willing to suffer for fashion.
    Well we've grown up since then, even to the point that for our 2 kids, back to school shopping has been postponed and rescheduled as fall shopping; you really can wear shorts and a t-shirt for the first several weeks of school....

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  5. This is an adorable outfit!
    I'm stuck at a weird time of year right now (for example- my toes would freeze off if I walked into work with those sandals) in the Midwest, so I'm mostly jeans and cute t-shirts; I wear a fleece in the morning, and hope I remember to bring it home in the afternoon (when it is too hot to wear). Because I don't ever remember to bring it home, I now have 5 fleece jackets and 3 scarves in my office...

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  6. I looove that outfit!

    I've blogged about how I can pit out my shirt in about 3 seconds flat so does that count?

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  7. Girl, if I didn't work in an office--I would sport that outfit on a daily basis.. you have style and don't even know it... Lol

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  8. I'm wearing pert near the same outfit this morning. No joke. Minus the adorned bracelet (love!) and exposed knee and your fab hair. But my green top is a cardigan. :)

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  9. But seriously, what happened to Gap jeans?! Every single pair I own from forever ago is a size 8 Long that still fits me like a glove. The new size 8? I dont even want to tell you about the muffin top they give me. . . . So my fav jeans are also my super-old-Gap-jeans-with-a-hole-in-the-knee. See? meant to be friends.

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    1. I keep stalking a replacement for the above pair on Ebay. No luck yet... My hope is waning. :/

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  10. I absolutely pinned you. Adorable!

    ~FringeGirl

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  11. You are the cutest little thing! I love your ensemble! Happy September,,,whats left of it, that is. The clock is tickin away!

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  12. Adorable you! I never got asked for my choice for freebie from fashionAble when I signed up. I got nuffin'. sniff.

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    1. I will alert my friends! Did you check your spam folder? You should have gotten an email from them???

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  13. love you! and ps you make me so mad when you say this cute thing you're wearing is from 13 years ago, 1) wow! b) I cannot travel back in time and buy it!! :)

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  14. tight fitting capri's mindset of late...and big blousy tops with my saucony's...yes you can put me in a dress but tennis shoes will always be my go to shoe when its cold...

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    1. Ha! I just commented above that I TOTALLY do this.
      So far? No luck. :l

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  16. read this post. Got dressed. And what do you know... wearing very similar outfit just different colors etc! Thanks for that cause thinking of "what to wear today" is hard most times.

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  17. I am amazed at how you can pull off all of these adorable outfits and then blog about them. Around these here parts, I would be shunned if I dared to blog my outfits. People would think I was self-absorbed or prideful, which I am not. Mind you, I don't feel that about you. On the contrary, I wish I were more like you and didn't care what people thought. So many times I have wanted to do this. Maybe you will somehow rub off on me. Here's to hoping!

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    1. Sisterfriend. It's entirely possibly that there are people in my real life who DO think these things about me. But I LOVE when other people blog about their outfits and I never think it's weird...so I forced myself to stop thinking it was weird when I do it. And even if it is weird? Whatever. Just DO it! Link up to that What I Wore Wednesday thing or something...that might make it more of a legit "thing" to get the ball rolling and to shut up the hater??? I'm cheering for you! Do it!!!

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  18. What do you mean they got rid of your size? How does a store go about discontinuing a size? Let everyone know they must gain/lose weight.....Gap is so weird. You look cute BTW! Oh and I sell clothing on eBay are you all looking for the long and lean per chance? I see them all the time and never pick them up.

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    1. They discontinued my piddly size in Long. So I CAN find my size there, but only in ankle pants. ;)

      (Low Rise Curvy Boot Cut) I'm tracking a pair right NOW!

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  19. how can you piece together such glorious-ness? my hero, you are. i pinned you once, i'll pin you twice.

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  21. Just so you know.....I'm almost 50 and I STILL have a hard time thinking of myself as a lady. Maybe it's the jeans to work gig. Who knows. Or maybe that it's my mother who is the lady. Definitely not me. So it probably won't change soonish.

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  22. You outfit is September perfection! *applause*
    Love that you don't get it on until noon. So the same way.
    My favourite season for school drop off is winter. Throw a great coat and a pair of boots on over your pajamas and everyone thinks you look fab! Little do they now...

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  24. I was in GAP over the weekend and it was a VERY sobering experience. It used to be my go-to, fave, could-always-count-on-finding-something-there-store, and usually by the time I resort to Gap, I've exhausted all my other (cheaper) options and I'm willing to pay WHATEVER to get the article of clothing I'm looking for. Not anymore. I was so sad. In addition to changing their sizes (Loft has done the same, what's up with that?), there was not a pair of pants in that store that had a zipper longer than one inch. I actually asked the befuddled sales girl if they made any pants with higher rises for "us ladies who have birthed four children and like to HIDE our muffin tops rather than put them on display". She scurried away from me twitching so that didn't get me very far. Sigh......... I am tall too and while I've found cords (the object of my current hunt) that "fit" me, none are long enough. But I haven't quite given up yet. I just might need a small loan to buy a pair! Okay...rant over. Happy Monday!

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  25. Since you're on the topic of jeans...hang on to those. I tried on jeans at the Gap, Old Navy, Target and AE yesterday and came home with nothing. Nada. No me gusta, lady.

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  26. Teach me how to make my scarf look effortless like that. Pinterest and youtube do nothing for me!

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  27. Teach me how to make my scarf look effortless like that. Pinterest and youtube do nothing for me!

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