I wear a lot of, um, casual ware I suppose you could say. Basically, sweatypants are my best friend (sweatpants, not pants that you get sweaty in, der). I don't know why but I have always hated clothes that are too tight, too restrictive, and basically too much effort to wear. I went through a phase my last year of college and when I lived in San Diego where I never buttoned my top button. Maybe I had a weight problem, maybe I just hated the way that buttoned pants felt against my skin. Either way, it made for some awkward situations when I forgot to do them up in public.
At some point I got over that aversion and started buttoning my pants fully again. Then I had a baby and didn't work in an office or go out with my friends much anymore, and jeans sort of became something I only wore grocery shopping, at least until I lost the baby weight. Generally speaking, I still only take off my sweatpants when I have to go somewhere. Why? Because they are all things comfortable to me. Hey, at least I take care to wear "nice" sweatpants (call them yoga pants, whatever), not my high school track pair from 10 years ago that have elastic around the ankle. GO BUFFS! Sure did *forget* to turn those in at the end of the season. Mah bad.
I realize that wearing sweatpants 90% of the time may be considered somewhat slovenly by many, and as I am slowly reclaiming my ability to wear most of my jeans again, I will now attempt to wear them more often and for longer periods of time in an attempt to repent of my lazy habits. I am also thinking that I would like to make myself some skirts with pockets and wear those instead of pants this summer. I am all about options here! Would you like to see what I wore today? WELL TOO BAD.
Also, I like it when people break down brand and price so I will do this and feel like I am contributing something valuable to the conversation as such.
gray shirt: Mossimo V-Neck Target $8
purple cardigan: Gap Outlet $14
belt: Shade Clothing closeout sale $5
jeans: Vigoss via Nordstrom Rack $32
yellow flats you can't see: Mossimo Target $14
Total Outfit Cost: $73 give or take a dollar or two
All those bloggers who put looks together for $150 or less can put that in their pipe and smoke it.
Plus, all of these clothes are old, man. The newest item is the cardigan I got at Christmas.
Basic, right? But I'm still wearing it at 5:42 pm and that is the point of this whole exercise. I lost the belt because after a while that thing makes my ribs hurt yo and I am not one to sacrifice comfort for fashion, at least not on a daily basis. So, maybe I'll do this more often, or for like a week or two. I know, you're thrilled. I can hear your screams of delight from here!
It's time for dinner, I have to go find my sweatpants. I draw the line at cooking in jeans.
p.s. the Thanksgiving Point 4-Pack of passes is still up for grabs for another day. There's less than 10 entries last time I checked, seriously embarrassing people. For my sake, go enter.