Today I’m looking back over September’s posts, to appreciate what worked and to learn from what didn’t. (AKA my entire household is sick except for myself – so far – and I’ve had limited amounts of very broken sleep the last three nights. It’s possible that I’ve had a temporary relapse into my old hoodies.)
The great news for me is that when I sorted through the pictures from my first blogging month into “yes”, “no” and “maybe” piles, the “yes” pile was by far the largest! I culled the list down to my top five.
The biggest surprise was despite having purchased quite a few new items during September, the majority of my favourite outfits were made entirely of my existing wardrobe.
Least Favourite Outfits
Well this is awkward, posting a bunch of pictures of myself that I don’t like. Please don’t hold these against me! Hopefully as I get more used to putting together outfits these “least favourites” will become less cringe-worthy.
|Well this was one of the very first outfits I tried to put together. The main issue for me is the top doesn’t look very flattering tucked in. I did try this one again here – it’s better, but I still don’t love it. I’ve certainly learnt a lesson about the risks of purchasing clothes online without a returns facility!|
|Obvious fail here, which I fully knew at the time. Ran out of time and inspiration, was left looking frumpy and uninteresting. I’ve since learnt that I could easily belt this cardi to give it more shape and distract from the tummy (or maybe I’d just eaten too much chocolate the night before – a distinct possibility).|
|It’s ok, but not particularly great. The white tshirt is a bit shapeless – I think it would be instantly improved by tucking it into my jeans. Maybe lacking a bit of interest as well, perhaps a different necklace or a scarf might have been better.|
|When I see this picture it brings back the stress of getting ready to leave the house on time and not being able to get it together. Including the outfit. Not hideous, but the balance isn’t right. Perhaps a more fitted top would have worked better with this skirt? It also needs something to add interest – a patterned top or a necklace or a belt. Next time I wear this skirt or tshirt I’m going to make sure I give myself some thinking time!|
Just so I don’t end this post on a bad note!
And that was September 2012, the start of my quest for a functional wardrobe. Pretty happy with how it’s been going so far :)