Clothes, clothes, clothes... Goodness gracious, I am officially obsessed. I swear, I don't own that many articles of clothing. The only people I know who have less stuff in their closets are my "jeans & t-shirt" friends. I don't have a very big budget and try to find pieces that can be mixed and matched and aren't stuck in just one outfit; I want to get lots of options out of each item. This top (actually a dress, but I've been wearing it as a long top) is one great example of versatility. It looks good with a variety of scarves and can be worn with my vests or my grandpa sweaters... Now if only I also had it in black, I could pair it with any of my leggings instead of just my black ones.
It's incredibly comfortable, which is a MUST for me. It's the whole reason I ditched jeans - I finally realized (last summer) after wearing them for my entire life, I had NEVER found jeans comfortable. It didn't matter if they had stretch or not or what the fit-style was, I had literally never owned a pair of jeans I felt comfortable in. Even as a thinner person, it just wasn't happening. I had been searching for the "perfect pair", assuming it was just me that had some kind of issue and I just wasn't looking hard enough - I finally realized that what I was looking for didn't exist. The closest thing I found was Lane Bryant's Right Fit jeans. The trouser style was incredibly cute, but the stretch wasn't enough to make them comfortable, while it was certainly enough to give me ass sag and waist gaping after a single wear. Bleh. Plus, those jeans are HOLY EXPENSIVE, Batman. POW!
For awhile it felt incredibly weird to ditch all my jeans and wear other stuff, but as with all things in life, I got used to it. Slowly but surely, I got used to it.
top and boots - Torrid
vest - Etsy
scarf - Forever21
earrings - Target
bracelets - Icing
Also of interest: Same basic outfit with a different scarf. This doesn't showcase the tops diversity as much as if I had changed the vest or worn a sweater, but still, you get the idea.