In my quest to dress more professionally for work, I noticed I only have 2 non-jean pants. I recently purchased a pair of skinny trousers from the Gap’s new Premium Black Pant Collection and love them. However, I still need about 2-3 great pants to wear during the week. I’ve been into the silky harem style, which surprises me because I like to think of myself as a forefather of skinny jeans/pants, but hey, change can be great! Here are some good newbies to add to my closet without sacraficing my own personal style!
Lulus.com, $52. I've been loving the Lulu's website... trendy stuff at good prices.
Club Monaco, $130. If I don't get these I am going to go into a psychotic rage and land myself in the looney bin.
Top Shop, $80. I don't own any khaki's! I like these because of the darker color and side buttons.
J. Crew, $650. Ok, I could never really purchase these. But oh man, if I could...
Regarding the gym, I’ve always been a glutton for punishment. Since I joined the gym (seriously) my senior year of college I often push myself beyond comfort and end up feeling very satisfied. It all started with my first Spin class. Not knowing how grueling it would be, me and Roe decided we’d get Rosella’s Pizza after (our fav). Forty Five minutes later we were def NOT going to Rosella's and were begging our instructor Cliff for a secret remedy to rid of us the pain and exhaustion we were suffering. It was then I realized I was in love with Spin. For the first time in a while I had felt proud of myself. The two years prior to this Spin class had been turbulent for me (to say the least) and I’d plagued my body with toxins of all kinds. Spin challenged me, and as cheesy as it sounds, I felt like I could do anything after I’d mastered this class.
Four years later I am engaging in a new physical challenge, Bikram Yoga. The room is heated to 105 degrees and involves 26 postures. The real challenge for me at this beginning stage is the heat. It’s thick and muggy in the room, and if you get distracted you can forget to breathe. Also, the sweat pouring out everywhere can be distracting, but the more you wipe it away, the hotter you get. I’m looking forward to improving at this new art form and improving my flexibility (which is one of my main objectives). I’m also looking forward to (in true Lindsey fashion) buying some hot ass yoga gear. See below.
I love this sequin bow tie shirt from forever21 so much. It's very versatile, I've worn it long with jeggings, tucked into trousers and now with these new pants I purchased from Gap in order to dress more professional. The blouse paired with these black skinny pants is a comical take on menswear, a trend that I love and hasn't gone away yet. It has a real Charlie Chaplin feel. So appropriate because tonight I am going to see some old friends from High School (drama). All the world's a stage!!
Necklace (see below): LOFT, Blouse: Forever21, Belt: Forever21, Pants: Gap, Shoes: UGG Australia
On a side note, should I get a bob? It would look kind of like this?
I am getting so excited for the cooler weather that should be coming in a month or so. I love Fall, the leaves changing colors, caramel candies, wearing a cardigan or light sweater, layering clothes, knit hats, and boots, boots and more boots. I was so impressed with Sam Edelman's Fall line when I posted images way back when... and now that styles are available in stores I am even more anxious to gather up some moolah and purchase. I especially like these animal printed cloggers... rawr. What a great transitional shoe they could be from late summer with some tweed shorts...to fall with cute socks and ankle trousers... to winter with thick tights and a dress. I want, I want!
As previously mentioned, my style often reflects what I love most in life, music. Sometimes I’m a happy hippy, and sometimes I’m a brooding, angst ridden woman (PMS). None the less, music has always been a consistent in my life and has kept me going. Yet, I seem unfulfilled with my definition of my signature style. I often get to work and look in the mirror, “what am I wearing?”, “how old am I?”, and more often than not, “is this WORK appropriate??” Fortunately, I do have the "outfit freedom" at work, but that cannot be an excuse for me any longer. Maybe the happy hippy in me needs to tone down, or mature. My new style objectives are to dress more professional (Monday through Friday, of course) and to ‘wow’ myself on a daily basis. Here is a (in my opinion) good, fashion forward, work appropriate outfit, featuring the green Zara pants I can’t seem to take off, as well as the Steve Madden Oxford Wedges I love oh so much (they are also super comfortable).
I also tried the sock/sandals trend... I like!
Wedges- Steve Madden