hey friends! welcome to another edition of “what i wore wednesday”! this week i decided to mix things up a bit. actually, this grew a bit out of me realizing yesterday that i hadn’t taken any pictures of my outfits all week. well, except this one. i was helping my sister renovate a house most of last week so i was in grubbies most of the time. so out of necessity i came up with a fun challenge for today.
i’m calling it the 5 minute challenge.
i woke up super tired this morning (6 hours of sleep, after many nights in a row of only 7 hours… need more sleep), so i threw on yoga pants (that have never been to yoga) and dressed them up a bit with a sparkly sequined sweatshirt. this was fine until around noon when i remembered we had some errands to run. i have a hard time wearing yoga pants in public, so i gave myself 5 minutes to upgrade my outfit without changing entirely, and doing a little self-care/personal hygene while i was at it.
here’s my starting point. i’m usually wearing my fuzzy slippers around the house, but sean took us all out to breakfast down the street, so i already had my shoes on. i have a hard time finding yoga pants to fit me – i can see from this picture that these are already a little too short on me. rather than throwing on a plain sweatshirt, i wore this one with sequins on the front. it really does feel a little fancier just being sparkly! the tank underneath is a daily basic for me.
sweatshirt, tank, and pants – target
shoes – nordstrom rack
first thing i did was head to my closet to throw on some jeans. i knew i would keep on my “fancy” sweatshirt. i was trying to hurry, so in the rush i nearly fell down trying to untie my shoes while standing up, getting one tied in a knot, and breaking a sweat. then i the giant mass of clean clothes piled on my floor i couldn’t find the jeans i wanted (looser boyfriend cuffed jeans). they were in the washer. wet. so i opted for my other favorite pair and called it good, throwing my shoes back on.
and then i added a necklace because one little piece of jewelry can make you look like you actually took time for yourself. this necklace is new to me and i adore it! also, i almost never change my fake diamond stud earrings, so my ears were already ready to go.
on to the personal maintenance.
thankfully (for everyone) i had already showered and blown dry the front half of my hair (i was feeling lazy after a couple minutes).
all i did was put in my contacts, swipe on a coat of mascara, add some blush, a quick lip liner and a lap around with the burt’s bees. i ran a quick brush through my hair. oh, and brush my teeth. you’re welcome family ;)
i opted to ignore the giant zit under my lip and the ones on my nose. not because i was in a hurry, but because i’m almost 35 and have no idea how to properly use coverup, or whatever it is you actually use to cover up zits. when i do try to camouflage, it becomes more obvious than if i had left it well alone.
so not a huge difference, but i definitely feel better when i spend a few minutes on my face.
this was a good challenge for me. i think next time i’ll take whatever is thrown on my floor and see what i can make of it!
what about you? are you up for a 5 minute challenge?
do you wanna join me? yay! just follow the rules:
1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.
2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!
3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).
4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!