Today is my best friend Gail's birthday, so in her honor I'm posting an outfit comprised partially of her fab hand-me-downs! We did a big closet overhaul when I visited her in Albuquerque, and I got to take home a couple things that weren't working for her but were right up my alley. For instance, these high(ish) waisted jeans & belt:
jeans: Express, belt: unknown, cardi: JCrew, tee: LOVE by Ya-Ya, bag: HoakonHelga on Etsy, shoes: Martin+Osa, leather cuff: craisfrodleather on Etsy
Secondly, I made a skirt!! It's not perfect, but I like the way it turned out. Especially considering I didn't use a pattern & was pretty much winging it the whole time. It has pleats in the front, an exposed zipper in the back, and can be worn high-waisted or lower if you hike it down.
cardi: JCrew (same as the navy above!), tee: Gap, boots: Frye, bag: Hayden Harnett, skirt & jewelry: Haute Hardware
I wore this outfit out to dinner last Friday night to celebrate getting a job - yay! I've been out of work for 3 months, so I'm looking forward to going back. However, I want to make sure I keep up with my creative outlets...it's so easy to put things off when I'm working 40 hours a week. :/ So I guess I'd say it's bittersweet, but I am excited nonetheless. This will definitely mean more outfits to post, that's for sure!