Monday, February 8, 2010

Casual Me

I've always liked clothes.  I've always liked bargains.  Always.  However, I haven't always been the type to dress up.  My desire to put things together that do not involve denim only happened when I could no longer wear it every day.  Even when jeans were not within dress-code, I could find denim-y ways to get around it such as jean skirts, dresses, jumpers, blazers...I even had a pair of denim boots once.  I thought they were cool much longer than anyone else did.

My wardrobe and style has evolved by necessity, not necessarily want, but probably that too.  Now I have so few casual clothes I find it difficult to dress down even when I can...which is pretty much Saturday only.  Sure, I can wear jeans on casual Friday and Sunday.  But hats and tees are likely too casual for any day at the office and barely appropriate for church.

I spent most of the day Saturday in my bath robe.  Sometimes no plans are the best plans, true?  All by my lonesome and nowhere to go, I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's including all of the DVD extras and Bewitched (the movie with Nicole Kidman).  It crossed my mind to do some laundry and re-fold the clothes in my closet since I'm having a hard time finding anything in there lately.  But no.  Lazy days don't come along all too often so heck, I'm going to take full advantage of it.

Hat & Tee:  Stella Blue
Coat:  Kohl's
Thermal:  Walmart
Purse:  Nine West via TJMaxx
Jeans:  Gap
Boots:  Madden Girl

Steve came home from playing disc golf late afternoon just as I was trading in the robe for some actual clothes.  He said he wanted to take me on a date.  My only stipulation was that I would be able to stay casual in my jeans, tee, and hat.  After trying two bowling alleys with 2 hour waiting lists, we ended up killing time at Target.  No complaints from me.  Picked up a few clearance items for Steve and bumped into a friend (hi LaNae!).   We ended the night at the theater seeing Up in the Air.  SUCH a great movie.  George Clooney is so dreamy.  Love him.  It's rated R for (brief) nudity and some language (for my sensitive readers).  Overall, I thought it was great.  I even stayed awake the entire time!


Andrea said...

I love being comfy, too.

M. said...

cute outfit!

lovelove, M.

Marta Castellanos said...

Love your hat!!It´s so cool!!Look the casual look, so comfy and young...You know what, I use to have clothes that anyone more like!Like it happened to you with your demin boots!But I´m sure they were cool!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

taking advantage of a lazy afternoon: as you should. i relish non-blogging days where i can curl up with a book in my sweats and christopher's tee shirts and be cozy.
p.s. i follow you now--i thought i had before, but strangely hadn't yet. i heart your blog big time!

Kyla said...

I love your casual look! And I LOOOOOVED that movie, too! It was a little melancholy, but so, soooo good!

Kate said...

Want that t-shirt!

Matt said...

You look great in this outfit! So casual and cute... that hat is pretty awesome.
I love that you had a date at Target, when I first started dating matt, I could get him to take me to Winners for hours... not so much now.
Haha...oops, I'm signed in under Matt's name... it's actually Jentine from myedit.