January 16, 2012

Chillaxin' // dressing down but still rockin it.


I do not dress down that often when we go out and I am trying to incorporate some more laid back looks into my wardrobe.  Sometimes skirts and tights get old and really don't keep you that warm.  So here is my recent efforts at dressing down but still looking pulled together.


I try to always look my best no matter where I am at...the gym, lounging at home, running errands, etc.  In order to abide by this rule, I search for cute and flattering items that fit into all these categories so I don't start walking down that fine line of frump. 


Today's outfit is simple.  Sweatshirt, jeans, and tennies.  Sweatshirts without hoods look much more chic so be on the look out for a fun vintage inspired piece to throw on for those chilly mornings.  Dark jeans are more flattering and can be dressed up with some heels very easily.  And have fun with your shoes.  They by no means have to be high end but look for something in a fun color or with a little sparkle.  It looks like you made effort.


So I took in some of my name brand clothes to Crossroads this week {consignment shop} and got some cash...which I excitedly spent at TJ Maxx where I bought these ca-ute Coach sneakers with {and a small attempt at color blocking...another fashion goal of mine}.  Let me just say that I really like them, like REALLY like them.  But to each her own...my knock off pink sparkly Tom's could also stand in...as well as some old wannabe Converse from Payless Shoes. 

What kind of cute dress down clothes do you wear?

Sweatshirt: VS Pink Semi-Annual Sale // Jeans: DKNY from Macy's // Shoes: Coach from TJ Maxx

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE THE LOOK. I was so embarrassed last week I went to Target and looked like crap and saw this Mom, all put together and cute, even though she was wearing jeans and a sweater. I promised myself I would make more of an effort to find comfortable but cute pieces that allow me to run after the kiddo while looking put together. I love that this is the perfect example.

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  2. You are just so cute! Even when chilaxin! ;)

    when I'm chilaxin it involves sweats, shawn's shirt and no bra LOL!
    Just keeping it real LOL!
    xo

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  3. love your shirt!! i usually wear sweat pants while chilaxin! :)

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  4. you are so cute! and I feel like I need that inspiration- I fele frumpy so often now. between both girls, the dog and keeping up with our house plus meals and making time for the hubby... I rarely leave time for me!

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  5. Okay, clearly I need to get out of the house more! :-) Your dressed-down look is a big step up from my usual work-from-home-casual attire (i.e. PJs). Since I'm so super casual so much of the time, I have been trying to step it up a bit when going out. But either way, it's good to try something new once in a while.

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