Today post is two coral combos - one for work, one for weekend. I love the inspiration photo, but both of my interpretations are what I call "good enough" outfits. As a perfectionist, it would be ideal if every outfit was a perfect 10, but let's be real - does anyone ever love 100% of what they wear? A million factors can come into play when you are getting dressed - a recent weight loss or gain means nothing fits, haven't shopped in ages syndrome, or you just aren't feeling creative, to name a few. But ultimately you have to leave the house in something - so when is good enough good enough? On really stressful days I will repeat a past outfit I loved, or a simple white top and solid bottoms. But it's the gray area in between that is most difficult to navigate in my opinion. Sometimes an outfit is just a 7 out of 10 and you have to decide whether or not you are walking out of the house in it. How do you decide what is "good enough"? Are you a perfect 10 or bust, or is there a gray area when getting dressed?
Blazer: Banana Republic, $69 (similar, cheaper)
Shirt: LOFT, $20 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $30 (LOFT version, similar, similar)
Shorts: Gap, $20
Belt: H&M, $18
Heels: Nine West c/o, old (similar)
Flats: Nine West/DSW, $60 (similar, similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $89
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similar)
For today's shopping picks I decided to torture myself with a little drool-fest over at J.Crew Factory. :-) It may not be the same quality as retail J.Crew, but it's a great solution for fashionistas on a budget like me who love J.Crew's style, and certain items like the blazers on the bottom you can hardly tell the difference. Which item is your favorite?
Top / Jacket / Top
Skirt / Flats / Heels / Skirt
Blazer / Blazer / Blazer