fashion rut (help!)

I don’t have much to say today and my meal choices have been largely uninspired – dinner was a bowl of Honey Nut Chex and a chocolate chip cookie and milk, delicious but nothing to write home about.  Because of this, I wasn’t planning to blog but I was reading a few blogs today and fashion kept coming up.  Jenny at Peanut Butter and Jenny is doing a Five Days of Fashion series this week – an idea that I love but my outfits are too boring to participate – and A Healthy Happier Bear posted her outfit today and it was adorable.

Since I work full-time, I don’t get very creative with my outfits these days.  Yes, there are the days I rush to yoga and have to camouflage leggings and sports bras underneath my office wear but those don’t always result in “fashion” by any means.  I love to shop but find myself looking for things that can double as work and weekend wear.  This means that on the weekends, I often don’t want to wear what I have because it reminds me of being at the office.  I end up in lots of dress pants and sweater or cami/cardigan combos.

Of course, shopping for my honeymoon has been easy.  Summer is so much easier to shop for!

3" chino short

Summer straw hat

Thank you J.Crew for these fun new arrivals.

My go-to stores are J.Crew, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor Loft.  I try to look at some of the local boutiques but I do have a budget to consider.  Forever 21 tends to be hit or miss for me, the skirts are often a bit too short for me and it always feels like I really need to commit a good chunk of time to looking through the store.  Basically, I need help finding new places to shop and outfit inspiration – help!

Where do you buy your clothes?

How do you balance your work and play wardrobes?