I’ve gone thru my closet and gotten rid of a LOT of stuff. Goodwill should be happy. Next step: get rid of shoes.
I have 2 pairs of work pants now—one black corduroy in a small pattern, and one black denim. One pair of jeans that I’m not 100% happy with, but good for Casual Friday at work. And one pair of jeans that I really like.
I got a good deal at Newportnews.com on some plain long sleeved shirts in various colors: offwhite (will layer under things, not wear by itself!), light brown, dark brown, olive, burgundy, and black. They’re the right ‘weight’ to layer or wear all by themselves.
1 shirt that looks layered but isn’t. cuffs, collar, and hem in leopard print cotton/poly, V neck ‘overshirt’ in dark brown. Spiffy.
2 camis: one dark brown and one leopard print.
2 blazers: one light brown corderoy and one black tux jacket that’s fun and I’ve had since I was 19 or so. Vintage :)
And a long sleeved sort of wrap-cardigan thing in leopard print. It’s not warm, but it’s really cute and can be worn open or wrapped and tied in a few different ways.
I’m mostly going for neutral colors, a couple of prints, and then cool shoes and jewelry.
I’ve been remembering to wear earrings and necklaces. Need to get bracelets, rings and pins someplace where I can easily see them in the morning as I’m getting ready.
Now…SHOES. I have a lot of those little chinese mary janes in different colors, which are cute but not really professional for work.
I’m having a hard time finding shoes that are a good heel height, professional without being old-lady/church shoes, ...I want to find the middle ground between frumpy and precious. I want to look quirky enough to express my personality a bit, but not so odd that people won’t take me seriously.
(OH, and I am kinda nutty…I don’t like open heels, open toes, or open sides on shoes. Picky, picky, I know.)
I have a couple of pairs that work well with trousers, one light brown suede and one in black patent with kind of a leopard print on the tongue area. So I probably don’t need any more shoes that go with pants. But I still like these:
Women’s Rampage Tierney Loafers
Women’s SO Tamera Dressy Loafers
& the Rigid Platform Loafers from goodgoth.com look cool, too but I can’t seem to get a price or size to load.
NOW, here are the ones I think would look nice with skirts or dresses, but still be sorta ‘me’.
Naughty Monkey Women’s Nightie Night Pump
These are bordering on “Old lady” but still kinda OK looking:
Aerosoles Women’s Volcano Platform Skimmer
comes in Black & Brown
Rampage Women’s Oliviya
Rocket Dog Women’s Rattle Slip-On
A little too ‘gothic lolita’ for daily wear, and the heel’s probably too high. but still kinda cute:
T.U.K. Women’s Piped Mary Jane Pump
& These are great, too…but WAY too “young” for work. Also might be too ‘clunky’ for wearing with a dress or skirt.
T.U.K. Women’s Cat Multi Color Mary Jane
Also, I just like these. For general Piratey dress-ups. Probably not daily wear.
RAMPAGE Rugby Motorcycle Boot W/ Knit Trim
T.U.K. Women’s Jolly Roger Mary Jane Pump
And…these are just WRONG. But I want them for Vegas. (yes, I have a ‘Vegas’ section of the closet—3 tacky shirts with things like dice, money, and cowgirls on them.)