The power of the outffit of the day (OOTD)

It’s a well known fact that women don’t dress up for men, they dress up for each other. And for me, it’s also for myself. Even if I’m not going to be seen by anybody, I love to put together a good outfit down to my sleepwear. It gives me some sort of giddy pleasure. It gives me purpose in an insane world, or some other Clueless-inspired quote.

I get the whole overabundance of selfies. No, I do not want to see a picture of you driving. Unless it’s hilarious. No, I do not care about you sitting at the computer at work. I understand if you’re just sending a cute picture to a friend, but the whole world? Come on. This is ONLY okay if it is some sort of a once in a blue moon situation, and if there is some sort of humor behind it (have you noticed the trend of needing humor in your selfies? remember this). I used to work with two young women who took selfies at work everyday. It wasn’t any type of special picture, they weren’t silly, they weren’t informative, it was just to show that they were there and smiling for whatever audience read their snapchats. I was always left scratching my head. But the people who have selfies with a purpose I not only understand, but even occasionally enjoy.

Hit a high note with your makeup today? Post it! I’ll like it. I want to see your cute outfit! That is, unless it’s almost the same outfit daily, just swapping the same shirt for a new color or print. That gets old and boring. But new combos? I love that stuff!

And in return, I have to submit my own personal wins. I spent nearly six years wearing scrubs. At first it was fun trying to dress those up. My most creative attempt was probably pairing polos or plaids underneath. My drawer of cute long sleeve shirts is a testament to my long attempts at perking up my daily uniform. Now that I’m free from that I’ve been having a blast getting dressed everyday. I’m going to show that shtuff off. I look cute and I know it! Okay, I hope it. And maybe you’ll be inspired toΒ try some wild things and I can enjoy your posts rocking your funk.

This brings me to yesterday’s outfit. I started with a coralΒ red j.crew dress. I wore it all summer with a white blazer on interviews. It was time to bring it into the fall. Hanging next to this in my closet was a purple plaid button down from Madewell. I love purple and coral together and a lightbulb went off when I saw the two together. I was a little nervous to pair them, I wasn’t sure if it would look too “jumper”ish. It needed a little edge, so I added a blingy statement piece from Bauble Bar (I will be writing a love letter to them very soon) and my adorable grey Splendid booties. To think I’ve gone YEARS without boots is hard to believe. I missed so many outfit opportunities. The only downside is that my hair was NOT working with me that day, and I ended up throwing it up in a fit of frustration. Next time this outfit comes out I vow to have a more awesome up-do.

Cute outfit brag: jcrew dress, madewell plaid button-down, baublebar necklace and splendid booties. Feeling pretty adorbs if I must say so myself

Cute outfit brag: jcrew dress, madewell plaid button-down, baublebar necklace and splendid booties. Feeling pretty adorbs if I must say so myself

So that’s my brag, and explanation. Thank you instagram and maggerific for giving me the forums to talk ad-naseum about what I wear. In the meantime I’ll be admiring your awesome outfits and rolling my eyes at the pointless selfies. Selfie responsibly people.
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14 thoughts on “The power of the outffit of the day (OOTD)

  1. I love your outfit… I’ll admit that I have no sense of fashion whatsoever. I grew up in Hawaii and we are all dressed so casually there and since I’ve moved to Texas I need to step my game up. LOL.

    I love “Selfie responsibly people.” – It made my day! I love this post!!!

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  2. I love your outfit AND your rant about selfies! I’m not usually one who feels very confident with the selfie, so I usually stick to other pics on Instagram like nature, my puppy, cool products I love, etc. But your post has inspired me to try out a few more selfies, especially when I’m just feeling lovely

    I also totally relate to wanting to look nice even when no one else is gonna see you! I spend a lot of time at home writing my dissertation, and doing that really helps with the monotony of the day.

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    • Thanks Suzanne! It’s great to take the time out to appreciate having a lovely looking day. I love the idea of dressing up to work from home. Although every now and then a pajama day can also be very fun!

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  3. I love that you take chances with your wardrobe. and make things you wouldn’t think work together work. I don’t have a signature style yet because I love so many different styles that my closet is a straight up mish mash of all sorts of things. A little 50’s housewife, a little 60s mad men, some hipster, some glam, some everyday staples. I wouldn’t even know where to begin to start adding things together like you! Great job, hun! xx

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    • I have the same sort of eclectic closet. Some days I feel like being preppy and other days I feel like being trendy. And of course, sometimes you just need a little comfort in the form of uggs and a nice oversized sweatshirt. I think switching it up can be just as fun as a signature style!

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