Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What to Wear Wednesday: Super Casual Wear

Okay. First of all a BIG apology.
In my hurry to post a blog for last week, in the middle of packing for Ecuador, and trying to spend some final moments with the family, I decided I would multi-task and write my blog post on scarf tying while I was watching TV with my hubby and son.
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So, multi-tasker that I was, I turned OFF the volume of my computer, searched the internet for some good scarf tying tips and voila, posted it to run on Wednesday, last week.
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No problem, right?
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Well, not until I returned home and found a very disturbing email from someone telling me she couldn't trust me with sending Christian girls to my site because of my music choices with the scarf tying videos.
What?
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I wrote her an apology, telling her I was sorry and then I figured I better listen to the music. I mean, how bad could SCARF TYING music be?
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Oh dear. It was bad. I mean, really bad.
So I ask for forgiveness and grace...please. I mean, really, even if I wasn't a Christian I wouldn't have posted that kind of music with those kinds of words. Sooo sorry.
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And now for this week!
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Every day I have to drive my 14 year old son to school and it is a minimum 30 minute drive on the way TO school and usually a 50-60 minute drive on the way home depending on traffic. And every day I grab my most comfy sweatshirt (sans bra), my hubby's sweatpants, some fluffy blue socks that feel like slippers, throw my tennis shoes in the backseat (just in case I need to get out on the side of the road!) and off we go.
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My daily outfit is what inspired this post today. What if I have to get out of the car for some reason? What if we get in bad traffic and we show up late for school and I have to walk Luke in to sign him in? What if a policeman stops me for speeding, (not that that would EVER happen!) and he had me get out of the car? What if I got in accident? What if, what if, what if.
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You have to understand. I look REALLY bad in these clothes. I'm really not kidding you.
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So I did a little research on some super cute casual wear. Because honestly, how hard would it be to throw on a nice jogging suit? Or socks that weren't blue and fluffy?
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So I'm challenging you today to take a look at what you wear when you're in a hurry. Or when you're driving your kids to school. Or when you are running errands and just going thru the bank drive thru. Or whatever it is that you do when you think no one is really looking
(like going to get the mail!)
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I think we could all do ourselves a favor to have a cute comfy outfit that we can put on for occasions like this. For me, it would be an EVERY day outfit, seriously, something I would put on every morning as I drive Luke to school. What about you? What do you wear when you think no one will see you? And what COULD you wear instead?
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Here's some examples you might like. Take a look!
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These are from Newport News...really good prices, too! This is a whole page full of them, so you can pick your favorite! (Don't forget to pick a color that looks good on you!)
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Here's a page from JCPenney! I especially like the deep purple colorblock one from Xersion and the SJB beautiful blue one.
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And finally, Macy's has some beautiful ones at some beautiful prices! I love, love, love the red one...isn't that special?
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Well, this should give you something to think about. What are YOU wearing, when you think no one will see you? And really, you might say, "who cares if they do?" Really now, don't you?
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Love ya much!
Beautiful Blessings,
Shari
Inspiring others to embrace their self-worth by connecting fashion and faith

4 comments:

Tee said...

Sam's has BCBG and Jones NY sets right now that look a lot like the Macy's pieces. They are a whopping $12.81 per piece. Yay!

Holly Solomon Barrett said...

Shari, that is hilarious! I never imagined you doing the sweats-thing...and without a bra!!! Too totally funny!! Glad to hear that you are mending your ways...and thanks for the visual image for the next time I'm tempted to run out in my less-than-attractive sweat outfit!

b blessed said...

Shari, you need to check out the CAbi lounge pant and tops/hoodie and also the snap hoodie & crop. You will find them under the "CAbi Fever" section. They are soooooo comfy and you look like great. I'd love to come see you on Wednesdays!

Rachel Olsen said...

Hey Friend. I never run out in old sweats (though I used to). I slide on some comfy but nice jeans and a casual top - like a solid color 3/4 sleeve v-neck tee. I don't look hip, but I don't look scary sloppy either.

However, if I'm at home, I'm in my jammies most of the time. I love Pjs!! My jammie collection gets updated every 2-3 years so they are cute and don't look ratty. But if someone knocks on my door - I'm in jammmies. The UPS guy totally knows what I sleep in!