Have you seen this article that's been floating around the internet this month? According to its writer, there are eight things every happy woman should have: a go-to drink/ a go-to karaoke song/ a uniform/ a hair stylist they love/ an exercise routine/ a hobby/ a best friend/ a healthy sense of self.
I think the list is fun; but, while I think I'm a pretty happy woman, I don't have a go-to drink (unless you count diet coke), a go-to karaoke song ("Wheels on the Bus"?), or an exercise routine (oops). Obviously, its hard to really build a case around any of these things (except maybe #7 & #8) really being essential to happiness; but, regardless, it's fun to think about.
In particular, I've been thinking about #3 - a uniform. (Deep, I know.)
Lest you think I'm talking about a plaid skirt and knee socks, let me explain... Your "uniform" is your go-to style. It's the basic components that make up all (most) of your favorite outfits. It is the look you feel the most comfortable, the most beautiful, the most you in. If someone were to draw a picture of you from memory, this is the outfit you'd be wearing. Are you with me?
Anyway, I've been cleaning out my closet/switching to fall clothes for the last couple of
months days, and I've been particularly aware of my own uniform. Now that I'm actually paying attention to it, it's a little ridiculous to be honest... My uniform is SO uniform that I probably should go to some sort of stripe rehab branch out a little bit. But, regardless, I'm thankful to have settled on a look that is "signature" me.
The only thing I actually own from the above photo are the shoes (Tarjay baby); but, my favorite outfits almost always involve some variation of stripes, jeans, flats, and a statement necklace (oh, and pearls... always pearls). Obviously there are variations of this for the work week (substitute black pants or cords for jeans) or different seasons (add cute blazer, replace necklace with scarf, wear boots instead of flats); but, this look is pretty standard for me. I think it says "I'm casual, but I'm classy", which is just the way I like to think of myself. ;)
|#seewhatImean? #thosearedifferentshirts #Samwearstheuniformtoo|
Do I have any other stripe lovers out there? (ahem, Sara)
Does anyone want to buy me that Kate Spade bag? ;)
Does anyone else still switch their clothes over each season?
Have I asked enough questions yet?
Happy Hump Day friends! I'm headed to the Allume conference bright and early tomorrow morning, but I've got some great Working Mom guest posts lined up for the next couple of days.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
P.S. If you see me at Allume, please say hello! I'll be the one in stripes! ;) #butseriously