Hello Second-handers, it’s another Fabulous Friday!
The sun is shining, the air is cool and crisp, I am sitting in my favorite coffee shop at my favorite table by the window, I got my hair done, the blonder the better as I always say, and I have a new outfit to share with you today.
So exciting I know!
This Fabulous Friday outfit is a simple, casual look that totally embodied the essence of fall, but still had a professional air to it.
My inspiration came to me at 1 am in the morning when I should have been sleeping, all snug as bug next to my snoring husband. Instead I sat in bed, naturally thinking about my outfit for the following day. Totally normal.
The inspiration started as I saw sticking out of my laundry basket freshly folded, a pair of newly washed black skinny jeans (from Savers $10.99.) Skinny black jeans are almost as crucial to have in your closet as that LBD (Little Black Dress). They are sexy, make your ass look great, are comfortable and they go with just about everything.
Perfect start for my outfit. Next step the perfect shirt, which was a little tricky. It was supposed to be 57 degrees and sunny but with a slight breeze. (New England for you. ) Short sleeves was definitely out of the question. (Give me 80 degrees, a beach and a margarita and we will talk about short sleeves.)
Most of my clothes hanging in my closet are sleeves-less going out to the bar shirts, dresses, or things way to fancy for work. Nothing that would go with my simple, casual vibe. Cue the panic and the night sweats. My perfect outfit was slipping away.
Time for a call to my favorite therapist…..
Let me just go on record and say that Google is the best therapist anyone could ever ask for. Google understands my pains and my problems and always always comes up with a solution for them. For this, Google and I will always have an undying relationship and I, unlike Kate Winslet in Titanic, will never let go. (Still to this day, I can never understand how she didn’t let him come on the door with her…gets me every time.)
Sure enough, Google came to my rescue.
**It has always crossed my mind whether Google is a girl or a boy. You can’t tell me that you have never thought about it. (If however that’s the case, I bet you are thinking about it now.)**
Anyways Google showed me plenty of options not just for shirts, but shoes, bags, scarves ect, that would go great with my SBJ (Skinny Black Jeans)
Enter the good old button up denim shirt ($5.99 Good Will in Quincy), also really handy to have around, and my new vintage 50’s inspired shoes. ($4.00 from Addicted to Thrift in Stoughton)
My outfit was just about complete but then I spotted one of my favorite faux fur vests hanging in my cluster of jackets on the door. (Savers $6.99)
Wham Bam Thank you Mam!
My outfit felt perfectly put together and was definitely worth staying up until 2 am for. (A few hours later I was cursing my 2 am decision.)
To top off the look I added my “collared” necklace, I believe from WetSeal on sale, and my hipster sunglasses, inspired of course by the SnapChat filter, $5.00 from Party City.
There you have it. A simple, casual, Grand Secondhand look to complete the perfect fall look. Total outfit cost of: $15.99.
Definite fan girl moment!
Cheers to another Fabulous Friday. Thanks for letting me share and I hope my outfit is able to inspire some simple/affordable outfits of your own.
Just remember to always love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin! You create your own fabulousness!