Thursday, May 7, 2009

Belted....but NOT!

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I'm trying something new in the avenue of belts today. My daughter whom helps me with this project has been telling me that it was getting boring everyday with the cardigan and belt. When the ladies over at academichic got this challenge, I decided to try and play along. I like this look, it is a replay of middle school fashion with Daisy Duke in the mix.

I get frustrated when I'm in my closet because jeans are such a staple item in my lifestyle. I CAN"T get away from them. I started this blog to try to get away from jeans, but I am realizing that is just not practical in this stage of my life. I decided to embrace and appreciate the fact that I don't have to go to work everyday, and what a blessing it is to be able to stay home with my kids. Thank You Awesome Husband, I LOVE you! In light of that I am redefining my mission with this blog to "dress up my jeans". I want to put to use new fashion trends and principles with a casual spin. As much as I would love to wear skirts and dresses everyday, SAHM's just can't.(or maybe I just can't) Vacuuming, dusting and poopy diapers don't allow it most days.

My revised goal: to be denim less at least twice a week.
I hope my blog doesn't get to boring. :) I apologize in advance.

Jeans: BKE...the Buckle
Tanks: Abercrombie and American Eagle
Cardi: J -Crew
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Bracelet: local artist..I actually bought it at the zoo, it has a charm on it that says "Be Yourself" I love the reminder.
Shoes: My mustard yellow Dansko's

No place special today


  1. I completely get where you are coming from with the jeans every day thing. It doesnt seem so boring until you are actually looking at pictures of yourself! For what it is worth, I don't think your outfits are boring at all and this look is cute.

  2. i dont think your blog or outfits are boring at all! Your style is super cute, love it! and i love this outfit as well :)

  3. I love the knotted cardi idea!

  4. your blog could never be boring

  5. In all honesty, Danielle, jeans are a much more practical approach! I would live in mine if I wasn't at work all day, every day. I appreciate your candor and look forward to your dressed up casual take on what many real women wear ever day!

    Your sentiments echo what I've been thinking recently--on my days off, ALL I wear are jeans, and I don't want to feel boring, drab, or frumpy because of it! I can't wait for your take on them! :) Much more my alley!

  6. I'm all for wearing jeans! I like the layering of the tops and the way you tied the cardigan - such a good idea!!

  7. I think that dressing up jeans... like you do.. just makes it more of a challenge. I used to wear jeans to work every day and I enjoyed mixing it up and finding new ways to make denim fun.
    Challenge on girl! Let's see what you can do!

  8. Great idea on the cardi! Your blog won't get boing! Its great!

  9. I love that you're in jeans and look good all the time! Casual Friday is tricky for me sometimes, and I get a lot of inspiration from your looks making jeans look fab and glamorous!


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