Frump to Fabaganza: Week 2

Soooo… this week was a little on the weak side for getting dressed and what not.  I was sick on Monday and Tuesday and basically stayed in my jammies… because that what you do when you feel like crud.  But I did pretty good for the rest of the week.  Even made the 9 am cut-off time, which I took as more of a suggestion than a rule last week.

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6. Shirt — Kohl’s
Jeans — Delia’s
Shoes — DSW
Earrings — Kohl’s
Necklace — gift

7. Shirt — Kohl’s
Shorts — Old Navy
Shoes — DSW
Necklace — New York & Co

8. Shirt — Old Navy
Sweater — Target
Jeans — Delia’s
Shoes — somewhere in downtown D.C.
Necklace — Claire’s
Bracelet — gift


Frump to Fabaganza: Week 1

Week 1 of Frump to Fabaganza was a little more effort than I originally thought.  Breaking out of bad habits (pj’s all day) is hard, and this was no exception.  My usual morning ritual is to make coffee before Hubs goes to work, then sit in front of the computer writing emails, making calls, occasionally getting up to make the bed and fold laundry… all while still in the jam-jams.  Days 1 and 2 were easy — I actually had places to be and things to do before noon.  The rest of the week, well, lets just say that this project was the only thing that kept me motivated.  I mean, really.  Who wants to think about hair and make up if you’re just hanging out by yourself all day?

I did find (and this is a lesson learned for the billionth time) that I was more productive, even if I was just hanging out at the house by myself.  I was more inclined to venture out into the world beyond and get things done.  Like grocery shopping.  Dog grooming.  Class registration.  Ya know, grown-up, “responsible” things.

I struggle sometimes with being a grown up…  My usual motto is “Responsi–SHINY!!!!!”

The struggle is real, folks!

The Outfits

The Outfits

1. T-Shirt — Target
Pants — Loft
Shoes — Target
Necklace — New York & Co
Earrings — Claire’s
Sunglasses — Target

2. Black Shirt — Target
Necklace — New York & Co
Shorts — Old Navy
Watch and Earrings — gifts

3. T-shirt — Target
Pants — …somewhere in New York
Shoes — Target
Necklace — Claire’s
Bracelets — gifts

4. Shirt — Target
Jeans — Delia’s
Shoes — Target
Necklace — gift

5. Shirt and skirt — Target
Necklace — Claire’s

New Summer Shorts

Summer Time!

Summer Time!

I don’t usually go for shorts, much less crazy patterned shorts.  I generally find them too, well, short.  If I wanted to wear underwear in public I just wouldn’t wear pants.  On the other hand, I also don’t want to look like I can’t dress myself, which was the other option in the shorts department — big, billowy, and ill-fitting.  However, I am excited to say that in the last few summer seasons shorts are showing up in appropriate lengths for normal people.  Yay!

I saw these “loud” shorts [as Hubs described them] at Old Navy and decided I had to have them.  I also bought a pair of Khakis, just to round out the wardrobe.  I mean, let’s not get too crazy here!  🙂



1. Shirt — Loft
2. Shorts — Old Navy
3. Charm Necklace — Claire’s
4. Earrings — Target
5. Sandles — 8 years ago… soooo… ?
6. Belt — Anchor Blue



Even though it’s only costume jewelry, I just adore that little owl charm necklace!  And even though the shoes are 8 years old, they have been in storage for probably 7.  I just dug them out of all of my old stuff over spring break and had Mom send them to me.



So, what’s your favorite summer time outfit?  Have any guilty favorites?  Oldies but goodies?  Loud shorts?  Long shorts?  Short shorts?  I’d love to hear from you!

A Couple of Outfits to Start Us Off…

Here are a few outfits from the past (fallish 2012) to start us off.  I apologize for the awful quality; these photos were taken before Spider (story coming soon) and I really had no idea what I was doing (not that that’s really changed…).  I have tried to list where all of the items I’m wearing are from, although a good number of them I have had for quite some time.  Also, lucky for us, I just so happen to be a believer in shopping your closet and finding fun, new ways to wear items you already have, so you’ll notice there are a few repeat items.


1. Grey Loft Suit Jacket — found at Goodwill for $4 🙂
Grey Sweater — Christmas present from forever ago
Delia Jeans from two years ago
White Ruffle Collar shirt — Kohl’s, several years ago
Black Belt — Target
Black boots — Kohl’s

2. Floral top — Kohl’s
Navy Shorts — Old Navy
Canvas shoes — DSW

3. Same Grey Loft jacket as #1
Purple Silk blouse — Loft, on sale
Skinny jeans — Dress Barn
Purple heals — Target
Necklace — NY&Co
Movado watch — gift from Hubs 🙂

4. Same skinnies and grey sweater mentioned above
Blue chambray shirt — Loft, on super sale!
Scarf — Target
Skinny Belt — Target
Necklace — NY&Co
Bracelet — NY&Co
Onyx and Sterling Ring — gift from my Auntie
Shoes — Payless or Target…

5. Same skinnies, belt, and shoes from #4, same necklace as #3
Silk Leopard blouse — Loft, on sale
Purple cardigan — Target