That’s right, the Unlikely Runner is doing an Outfit Of The Day post, I’m as shocked as you guys are! Honestly, fashion is not my thing, it’s just not. I have a decent eye by most standards but it’s just not a gift I possess. If I could be completely fashionable in workout attire I would, but sadly I can’t.
On most days I do manage to look presentable and somewhat with the times; most of my clothing comes from Target or Old Navy (and is always from the clearance rack, always!!) and is within the season so I know I’m not too far off but for the most part if I have a fashion/hair/make-up question I will always, always call my sisters. My middle sister actually cuts my hair (what a saint!) and if you see me at any major event where I have to look nice you can guarantee one of my sisters has either dressed me, done my make-up or helped with my hair, man I’m so glad I have sisters!
So yesterday, when I put together this lovely little ensemble you better believe I was really proud of myself! Not only did I put together a professional looking outfit that looked cute, but I also got really creative with layering.
That yellow top, yeah, it’s actually a dress! It’s a dress I got a long time ago on sale at Old Navy (I think it was like $5) not really knowing what I would wear it for but I thought it was cute. It turns out that it makes me look like a box because it has no shape to it at all, it’s also a little short for work day attire but I have held on to it for some reason.
The skirt I got about a year and a half ago at a thrift store for $1 and the belt was from a resale shop for $3. The shoes came from Target on sale for $6 about a year ago.
When I pulled the dress out I initially put a black shirt over it but decided that was too bumble-bee-ish and so I pulled the tan one out and then added a belt for a slimmer look. I was very proud of the outfit yesterday and even got several compliments.
So there you have it, I may be finally starting to pick up some of the tips my sisters have been teaching me for years. I would still live in yoga pants and tennis shoes all day if I could but at least I know I look presentable at work! I know my sisters would be proud!