Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I'm About...and a one year challenge to myself.

Hello out there, if anyone starts to read this blog at any point! I'm a 30 year-old who has returned to school for a new career. I can't wait to finish and obtain said career, so that I can finally hopefully have the type of job where you can dress nicely. My previous career was as a teacher of very young kids, and that job would destroy nice clothes. I'm recently married and have no kids yet. I have always loved clothes. When I was four years old, my mother would ask me what I wanted to wear, and I would give her answers like, "I want to wear my fuchsia shirt with my turquoise pants" (yes, it was the 80s, but that actually sounds like it would be cute today!) I've been inspired to begin blogging again after a years-long hiatus because of all of the amazing fashion blogs that are out there. I don't even expect to come close to the caliber of those blogs, but I'd like to do this mostly for my own records. I want to look back in a few months, and then a year, and see what I was wearing and also perhaps be inspired to try those looks again. However, I am the type of person who rarely wears the same exact outfit twice, so probably not.

I am a bargain shopper through and through. If you're looking for a high-end fashion blog with lots of labels, this will not be it. My favorite stores are Target, Forever 21, Old Navy, Kohl's, and anywhere with a clearance rack and a steal. I've actually recently gotten into thrifting, so if there are ever any fancy labels, that's probably where they came from. I'm going today, armed with 40 bucks, so I will share my finds later.

I also lost some weight for my wedding and then promptly put it back on, so I will be sharing any successes, struggles, and perhaps an occasional recipe on here. I want to focus primarily on clothing, though. That being said, since it is hard for me to stick to projects, I am issuing to myself a one year challenge. By the time I reach a year, I want to be able to say I've lost 25 pounds. I feel like that is a realistic goal. Any outfits shown here will unfortunately not be shown on me...when I get dressed, my hubby is not around to take a photo, so it is hard to take one of myself. I may buy a full-length mirror at some point to help me with that, but until then, I'm just going to take ghetto pics, Polyvore style. ... So here goes, until July 29, 2014, goodness willing.

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