Workwear: Long White Cardi and Mustard Belt

25 Apr

Today is another edition of: Attack of the Clothes! (aka outfits that don’t work for me) However in saying this, I realize that sometimes clothes have too much power. Now their power comes from us so it’s really that we rely to heavily on the items we wear. I have no problem relying on their strength. I actually quite like that my shirt yesterday had great seaming and my pants today did not spontaneously fall off. I am talking about their power over your mood, over your happiness and over your confidence.

Yes, clothing has the ability to give you all those things (a good mood, happiness and confidence) but it can take it away as well, if we let it. Let your clothes know who is boss! Rise up, seize them by their itchy annoying tags, and shout, “I am your owner. Fear and Respect me!” And if they don’t cooperate, ehh they are just cardigans and corduroys in your drawers and you can leave them anytime you want.

Basically, clothing isn’t everything. Don’t become a slave to them. Yes, I have fun putting together outfits every morning, but I won’t let it become an idol. I don’t let them have that kind of power over me and you shouldn’t either.

What inspired all of these thoughts was looking at this outfit and thinking, “Man, I have hips.” This sweater doesn’t work for me and it may be time for me to realize that and give it up. I’ve had it for years and every time I wear it I feel uncomfortable about the way it makes me look. Pockets on my hips (when you have hips) can add interest or it can look awkward and bulky. Either way this outfit was comfortable and I made it through the day. But, it may be the last time this sweater makes an appearance.

IMG_0304 IMG_3374Dress: Loft — Sweater: Eddie Bauer — Necklace: Target — Belt: Kohl’s — Shoes: Target



5 Responses to “Workwear: Long White Cardi and Mustard Belt”

  1. JenniMarie (@thejennimarie) 25.25.2013 at 9:04 am #

    On the contrary, I love the outfit! (I saw the pictures, then went back and read your words. Heh.) I think its the colorblocking. Elongates . . . or something.

    • Jill (joodlesdoodles) 26.26.2013 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks Jennifer. After wearing it, I seriously wanted to take scissors and just cut a foot of it off. Now, you’ve brought me back from the edge. 🙂

  2. Brooke 25.25.2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I’m having one of those itchy tag days too, and think the combo of the pants and shirt I’m wearing make my butt feel fat. But I thought the same exact thing this morning – I WILL wear you and you will NOT make me feel ugly! And ya know…as long as the rest of your day goes mostly ok, it can actually work! 😛

    • Jill (joodlesdoodles) 26.26.2013 at 8:05 am #

      I dislike when the outfit I’m wearing makes my whole day bad and everyone knows it. So I guess I just sucked it up so no one else would know how I felt. lol.


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