Casual Like | Graphic Tee and Mom Jeans
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I’m not gonna lie, I haven’t been as motivated to blog or even go on social media lately. Life has been so busy for me and I think I’m so excited about the opportunities in my real life that my virtual space took a back seat. It’s a delicate thing - I remember a friend once said that she didn’t like when bloggers went full-time because then their lives started to revolve around their blogs instead of having their blogs revolve around their lives and content quality would start to tank. I think my current zest for life has helped me at the very least with my mental health. I know that I can go from casual observer to overenthusiastic obsesser when it comes to blogging and social media but when my life is more fun and I’m busy, it puts my social media life into perspective and things like follower count and “perfect” blog pictures don’t seem as important.
Take this post and the photos, for example. All of them were taken from an iPhone - Brian’s iPhone Xs, to be exact. I’ve been getting a lot better about taking more impromptu photos where perhaps my hair isn’t too perfect and my makeup isn’t done, but I’m in a good mood and I’m happy so I do a street photoshoot without the fancy DSLR. I’m glad to put up these shots because I can share more “real” photos. This is literally the outfit I wore while running errands around town. I basically went to a bookstore to get some work done, then took these photos after on my way to the grocery store before heading home.
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This is a denim silhouette I never thought I’d end up really loving but I do! I really love the way it brings a casually cool element to my outfits. I remember when mom jeans were popular when I was a kid and then we traded them in for low waist denim in the ‘00s. I specifically remember middle school me saying how I thought high waisted jeans looked dumb and how only “old ladies loved high waisted pants for their hips.” I am definitely eating crow right now, or I’m a certified old lady because almost everything in my closet is high waisted and I don’t see myself going back to wearing low-waist anything! The other thing I never thought I’d be going back to was loose jeans. I was definitely in favor of the skinny leg. I still am, mostly, because I’m petite (5’3”) and I’m always weary that loose pants would make me look shorter or like I was drowning in fabric. However, as I get older, I’ve noticed my style getting less sleek and more… shall we say hippy-dippy? I’ve been rocking culottes, wide-leg pants, and breezy silhouettes a lot lately so these jeans work for me just fine. Paired with this fun tee, I definitely felt like a real 90s mom.
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I bought these mules from Poshmark last year. I never really thought that buying shoes second-hand as something that was gross until Brian told me he would never do that. I was assured by the seller they were lightly worn but honestly, it didn’t really bother me all that much. I saw an Instagram account that focused on thrifting that made a poll about buying shoes secondhand and I guess I was in the minority. I suppose I see where a lot of people are coming from but I always figured that the health risks of wearing something like shoes secondhand was quite low. Plus, I can easily take them to a cobbler or even the dry cleaners to get shoes cleaned so I figured it’s not that big of a deal. What are your thoughts though? I’d love to get some input and see if I’m really alone in this haha!