Happy Wednesday!! So, I’m sure all of you who are bloggers will feel me on this…as a blogger, I often have days where I feel “uninspired,” but yesterday it dawned on me, that maybe a lack of inspiration isn’t the problem. Perhaps the problem is a blog induced compulsion to always wear an outfit that makes a statement, instead of allowing myself to just keep it simple sometimes. The thing is, we style bloggers never want our readers to get bored, so we obsess about making every outfit special (btw, forcing it like this can totally lead to those disastrous I’m-trying-too-hard- outfits…trust me, I know. Lol!) Anyway, I guess that is just not realistic, right? Everybody wears jeans and a t-shirt sometimes…and I actually think simple outfits are really cute, so I am going to work on not forcing it when that’s all I’m in the mood for. (Though I am in the mood for kick-a** heels 98% of the time!) I know you guys remember my “nothing special” posts…well, ironically, those are some of your favorite posts…so clearly this pressure to wear something special every day is self-inflicted. Lol!
Ellison Cropped Denim Shirt via Shock Boutique Last Year (available here, $36 or similar here, $49) | Random Black Trousers (similar) | ShoeDazzle “Elizabeth” ($40) | The Sack Bag via TJ Maxx (similar) | Necklace via Peppermint Chic (old, similar) | Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart
Yesterday, I tried a combination of bright blouses, printed pants, and bold blazers before literally saying to myself out loud – “Eboni, its okay to just wear something simple…you’re not going anywhere today…you’re tired, and you’re just not feeling it. Keep it simple.” So, here I am in a pair of black skinny trousers, a black cami, and a cropped chambray top….and a pair of kick-a** black pumps, of course!
I loooooove these shoes! Some of my buddies on Facebook and Twitter recognized them from ShoeDazzle…that’s right, ShoeDazzle. I was kinda shocked when I found them there. I’ve been a member of ShoeDazzle for a looooooong time but I never actually bought anything…until now. These me so much of those asymmetrical pumps from Zara that I feel like everyone has but me…so I jumped on them in both black and neon yellow. Unfortunately, the yellow had to go back because it was too small (strange considering I got them both in the same size). I am hoping and praying that a size 8 is still available when my account gets credited for my return. Anyway, the style is “Elizabeth,” if you’re interested, but please save a size 8 in the yellow for me! Lol!
p.s. ugh!! I have a spot on my lens again…seriously, what is that? I swear I cleaned it before I walked out the door! grr.