Since this is week 7 now, you all probably know the background of this Work From Home Outfits series already, so I'll just jump right in.
Ok, technically Monday wasn't a work day, since I had it off for the 4th of July. But I couldn't resist sharing my take on red, white and blue!
Teal Dress: Victoria's Secret, White Cardigan: Old Navy, Red Headband and Bracelet: Target
Red Ruffled Heels: Qupid
Of course, I didn't end up wearing this outfit the whole day. I ended up changing in the late afternoon, to go picnicking and to watch fireworks at an amphitheater. Five inch heels just didn't seem appropriate for walking on grass and hauling lawn chairs and coolers! I also briefly considered wearing a cute white eyelet skirt, but knew it would probably get dirty (and I'm planning on wearing it this week anyway), so I opted to just wear simple shorts, tank top and flip flops. Still in red, white and blue though!
This could have easily been a business casual outfit I'd wear to the office I used to work in, with a black cardigan or jacket added. Also, I don't know what is up with the coloring in these pictures, because it makes my cream colored dining room walls look pink!
Pink Top: Victoria's Secret, Black and Pink Pinstripe Crop Pants: JCPenny, Necklace and Earrings: Target
Black Buckled Pumps: Dollhouse (from Zappos)
I must have been in a dress-mood this week! This dress is actually more of a light grey, with navy accents, but is reading more neutral or pink in these pictures for some reason. Someone obviously must have not adjusted the white balance on Tuesday or Wednesday!
Also, the belt I'm wearing is off of my black silk robe. Usually I wear this dress with a cardigan over it, but without it, I felt like I needed something to better define my waist. Just like The Bookworm Wife recently wrote about--it's easy to define your waist in a dress with something simple like a piece of ribbon, or in my case, a robe sash!
Grey Dress: Victoria's Secret, Sash from Bathrobe: Victoria's Secret, Earrings: Target
Black with Sparkle Detail Heels: Michael Antonio
Today was a little on the casual side, but hey, that's part of the beauty of working from home. Plus, I knew I had to run some errands that night, so lower heels were perfect for all the walking around I did.
Pink Cardigan: Target, White Eyelet Lace Top: Max Studio, Jean Skirt: H&M, Necklace and Earrings: Target, Headband: Target
Pink Buckled Heels: Target
Friday was another dress day, but in the end I wasn't very happy about it. A couple of blogs I read (Kinzie Says and Wired, Witty and Well-Dressed) recently wrote about how much you can learn about your outfits by taking pictures of yourself wearing them. It's definitely a different perspective from just looking in the mirror, and learning what looks good on your body type, and for your proportions is a really valuable lesson.
And because of that, I think I'm going to be retiring this dress. First, I've always had issues with the color of it. It's supposed to be "grape fiz" (it's this dress, in case you're curious). I bought it about 2 years ago, but have maybe only washed it the number of times I've worn it, which would be about 4 times. It's always been this sort of faded, dingy looking purple, not what is pictured. Secondly, this dress isn't the flowing jersey material it says it is. It's wrinkly, heavy-ish cotton. It's just not the best material for a wrap style dress like this on me, and as someone who irons daily, the quick-to-wrinkle fabric really bugs me. Plus, I think it's too long, but after looking at the photos, I don't think shortening it would do much for it either. So I don't think I'll be bringing this dress out of my closet anytime soon, even if I am just looking for something to wear with my cute purple heels, like I was on Friday.
Blah Faded Purple Dress: Victoria's Secret, Necklace: NY&Co
Purple and Multi Color Heels: Fergie (From Endless.com)
Have you ever tried photographing yourself in outfits? Did you learn anything new about your clothes in the photos?
And 10 points if you know what movie this is from: "I don’t rely on mirrors, so I always take Polaroids."