Anthropologie is usually my first thought when someone asks me about dresses. A close second place goes to ASOS. The trouble with ASOS is the large amount of items listed online. It can take you hours to scroll through every item, even after you filter for your size and price range. If you're willing to put in some time for the search, ASOS has some hidden gems.
If you don’t have time, and are looking for a great deal be sure you click through the options linked below using the arrow to the right of the photos. I've taken the time to search, and dig, and scroll (and scroll and scroll and scroll) to find great deals. My favorite might be this Club Monaco look alike that was available at Neiman Marcus last fall.
If I’m ever unsure of what to wear I go with the same but different approach. Last Wednesday I wore a pair of maroon pants and a light pink sweater. The colors are similar but different. It’s not as easy as a monochromatic look but it does take a lot of the effort and energy out of the process first thing in the morning.
Here are some other color combinations you could use:
Navy blue pants with a sky blue top
Khaki pants with a champagne colored blazer
Black pants with a charcoal colored top
I’ve been to listening to podcasts for the last week or so and I think I’m officially hooked. I should have been listening to these things all along. Somewhere down the line I assumed that I disliked them because I read an audio book once and hateddd it! I felt like they were going too slow and I was wasting my time.
I love to learn and have always loved to learn. I think that’s why I enjoy these podcasts. They’re educational. They serve a purpose. I’m trying to be a better version of myself this year. Of course that’s easier said than done but I have learned a few tools to help me do so.
Im going to share one of them with you today. Here’s what you must do:
Always ask yourself “WHY?”
Life is rough, and tough, and people can be cruel. Situations can be less than ideal. It’s easy to become confused and wander away from the person you’re meant to be, the life you were meant to live. I’m really trying to understand everything at a deeper level, that includes myself. Why I think the way I do, why certain things make me nervous, why I worry, why I require perfection.
Lately I’ve been asking myself “why?” I’m putting this new tool of mine to use. Here’s an example.
A little over two years ago I created this blog based on a feeling. I’ve been trying to dig deeper so I can understand the why, which will help me set my sights on the direction I want to go. I spend a great deal of time working on this fashion blog. Taking pictures, planning content, creating blog posts, and talking to many of you on a daily basis. I love it.
Originally I wanted my own fashion blog because I thought I would be good at it. Why? Well, since I was little, people have always complimented me on my outfits. I’m often asked where I bought a particular piece of clothing. I love to share all the details (the name of the store, how it fits, whether it’s on sale or not). Why do I want to share? I want to share that information because I want you to be the most confident you can possibly be. No matter your size, no matter your job. Whether you’re told all the time that you’re beautiful or if you’re dying for a compliment. I want you to wake up, get dressed and walk out the door feeling like you can accomplish anything. Why does confidence matter? I believe that a person’s confidence, or lack there of, determines many of the decisions they make on a daily basis. Your confidence also alters your attitude. Why do daily decisions matter? They matter because they all add up to create the current season that you’re in. Your current situation. The life you’re living now.
Am I confident every hour of every day? Of course not. I don’t think that’s possible. There are times when I don’t feel that great about myself. There are moments of weakness and self doubt. One thing that can change my attitude is an outfit. A killer dress, or a nice pair of shoes. A blazer that feels like a shield. How you present yourself to the world each day matters. It’s my mission, that this fashion blog will inspire and guide you so you can put your best foot forward, feeling confident and capable. That’s why this blog exists. That’s why I love spending my time and energy creating SometimeSaturday. That’s why I do what I do.
It's still too cold to wear this t-shirt on its own so I paired it with my mint green blazer and a pair of gray slacks. I would also love to wear it with a powder blue blazer, but I don't have that color.
The shirt is on sale for $12 Here are the other pieces you'll need for this look:
We took these pictures last Sunday on the way home from church. This dress is unlike any of the other dresses hanging in my closet. I've been on a yellow kick lately. A lot of yellow and a lot of green. If yellow isn't a color you wear, don't worry! They have this dress in 3 other colors. I'm wearing a size Small. Once summer rolls around I'll be able to wear this dress without tights and will trade the booties for a pair of sandals.
I also found a similar dress on ASOS. It's on sale for $53.
This is what I wore last Saturday to watch the Cowboys game. The boys lost but I think I won that night because my outfit was a hit. We watched the game at a friend's house. The plans changed last minute but lucky for me this outfit was fine for either option. A casual cardigan on sale for $17. I'm wearing a size Medium, and the color is Pink. There's also a light pink version available as well.
This Abercrombie blouse is on sale for less than twenty dollars. What a deal! It’s easy to throw on when you need a just jeans kind of outfit. I'm wearing a size Medium. They have it available in a navy print and a hot pink option as well.
The lipstick I'm wearing in these photos is Bobbi Brown, the shade is called Babe.
Here are a few other options for blouses:
My black pants are still on sale as well. I’m wearing a size 6. I wear these pants at least once a week during the fall and winter.
I'm wearing a size Medium because the model on the website is listed as a Small. This shirt is on sale for forty something and it's incredibly soft. I was worried about it being too low cut, but what you can't tell from the website is that it's sewn together at the top, which keeps it in place. No need to wear a cami unless you just want to. I've been striking out with this color. Both a dress and a top last year looked much different in person and I ended up taking it back because the color did not look as pretty in person. This color (and the shirt) is a keeper.
This is the only shade of red I'll wear, Nars Heatwave.
I only wear one brand when it comes to glasses. I have to wear them every day to work, so they have to be the best. Once you see the name I think you'll agree.
There are several colors available, all are only thirty something dollars, but the color I have (shown in this picture) is called Tan.