Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What I Wore: West Point Edition

I've been documenting my outfits for the last couple weeks because I'm so proud of myself!

You see...I spent 5 years in workout gear and a pony tail.  And I wasn't working out.  I had nowhere to go and no reason to dress for the day.  Well....occasionally, I'd go somewhere and I'd wear some jeans and a sweater but those days were few and far between.

I have dressed (no work out clothes), done my make up and hair every day since August 18th.  What is so special about August 18th?  It's the first day of Kindergarten!

I finally have somewhere to go every day.  Most's just to pick up my son.  But some days, it's school or PTA meetings, tumbling class and play dates.

The best part of all of this is that I'm having so much fun planning my outfits and accessories and I feel so much better about myself.

Here are my outfits from this week.  I document them on my fan page if you want to see more.

Thursday, November 3
Weather: Sunny, 36 degrees
Black V-Neck Shirt from Old Navy
Green Cashmere Scarf, bought on Ebay 7 years ago
My favorite jeans from White House Black Market
Green watch from Charming Charlie
NOT SHOWN: Brown snow boots from JC Penney

 Monday, November 7
Weather: 39 degrees, sunny but COLD
Plans: School meeting (DRAMA), play date and lunch with friends
White V-Neck from Old Navy
Grey Cardigan from Old Navy
My favorite jeans WHBM
Mary Jane Flats from Naturalizer
Turquoise necklace from Charming Charlie
Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 from Chateau Ste Michelle
Nail Color: Essie Berry Naughty

Tuesday, November 8
Weather: 39 degrees, Sunny...FREEZING COLD
(new) White V-neck T-Shirt from Zappo
Grey Velvet Jeans (with bedazzled butt) WHBM
Keith's West Point Jacket 
Necklace from JC Penney Jr Dept
Red Shoes from Jelly Pop
Coffee from Donut Shop

I was so excited when I found my husband's West Point jacket in his side of the closet! It's in great shape for being 30 years old.  Please don't tell him I told you that.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday


  1. Look at you lookin' all hot and stuff when it's freakin' freezing up there! So what you're saying is, when I fly to Denver on Dec. 1st, It's only gonna be worse than 39 degrees? I may need to back out of going. Mom would understand.

  2. I love you Connie! I love that you're feeling better about yourself too!

    I have transitioned back to my "Mom uniform" now that my girls are older and my time at the school is little to none. It's making me feel frumpy some days but I;m so comfortable in my yoga pants!

    I may take a picture of myself each day that I actually get dressed this week and share them, maybe then I won't feel like such a slob!

  3. Oooooh I LOVE that jacket! And your hair is lookin' good, too! I like how much inspirtation you have to get up and do this! Do you look this good before you even drop the kids off at school??

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  5. I'm loving all those outfits, super cute!

    I am like you used to be. Yoga pants and t-shirt! With my son in a online school at home, I just have no reason to get dressed. There are days, especially in the winter when it really bad out, I just change into clean pj's lol

  6. I need an inspiration to get myself pulled together each day... being home on maternity leave has put me in a pajama mode all day long most days and maybe a shower? eek! I should do this too! Although I am in dire need of cute clothes!

  7. Girl, I love your sense of style.

  8. I love your outfits! And I totally know what you mean, too. When my daughter started kindergarten, the morning drop-off routine was like a kickstart to my social schedule. You look great!

  9. Thinking of doing my hair and make up every day for that long hurts my face! :)
    You look great though!

  10. a. LOVE the wine pic bahaha we can be friends!
    b. I'm totally in the workout clothes rut myself. trying to branch out!

  11. When I first saw this picture on facebook, I noticed that we have the same coffee mug...not the 30 year old jacket....nice huh???

    I love that you post your outfits - give me inspiration!!


  12. Love it! Especially the hubby's jacket. Very cool. Glad you are putting yourself out there in such a cool looking way!

  13. LOVE the jacket!!! And that you accesorize with wine makes it all better!!

  14. Monday's my fav but it could be because you drink wine the way I do! :-) Go you getting all fancy every day. I've worn real clothes (not sweats) a total of maybe 3 times this past week. I don't get out enough!!

  15. Love this. I totally need to make a little effort. (You should see me at the bus stop in the morning. It is a sad, sad sight.) I love Monday and Tuesday the best, esp. Tuesday, even without the wine bottle, but it does set off the warm highlights in your hair. Love the necklace too. This was better than reading the "What I Wore" column in the Times Styles section, because their outfits always cost what I make in a month. Must investigate those jeans because they look excellent. PS: next time, let us see your bedazzled ass in the gray pants.

  16. Good for you! I do my hair and makeup about 2 days a week on average lately. I am in workout clothes at least three days a week but I do workout- it is at 8:45-9:45- so by the time I get home, cool down and shower it is almost lunch time so I don't bother doing my hair or makeup.
    Love your scarf!

  17. I love your outfits and your outfit posts - keep up the gorgeous work! :)


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