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Your Personal "Sanity Outfit"

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When was the last time you were getting ready in the morning and you suddenly despised ALL of your clothes?!

I must confess… this would happen to me ...


I could be getting dressed for Church in the morning, and suddenly… i felt as if my skin was crawling! (for those who might think this is extreme, you’ll be surprised how many women have the same experience.)

And it is such an awful feeling! Is it NOT?!

Over the years though, this experience fizzled away. As I reflected on why it did, I came to realize that when I was in one of these “binds,” could always wear my tasseled, black skirt with my black, pleated back black blouse, and I would find… sanity.

Yes, this outfit was my “Personal Sanity” Outfit.

It’s as if it kept me sane knowing that I could always wear this if I wasn’t sure what to wear.

 This Wayf skirt has been such a homerun for me! Especially combined with a simple black blouse (that has a pleated back). These two pieces can be dressed up with jewelry and heels, worn casually with tights, booties and a denim jacket, or even worn on a warm, rainy day with rainboots (I promise it was actually raining when we left the house, LOL)! This outfit has seriously gotten me through A LOT.

This Wayf skirt has been such a homerun for me! Especially combined with a simple black blouse (that has a pleated back). These two pieces can be dressed up with jewelry and heels, worn casually with tights, booties and a denim jacket, or even worn on a warm, rainy day with rainboots (I promise it was actually raining when we left the house, LOL)! This outfit has seriously gotten me through A LOT.

I have found that there are 6 factors that will help you find the outfit which brings balance to when you don’t know what to wear:

Factor #1: The outfit must be able to transition throughout every season perfectly. Sounds nearly impossible, but that’s what it’s factor numero uno. When you find the outfit that matches this requirement, you are off to the races. (thank you tights, boots, and fur vests!)

Factor #2: The outfit allows you some room to wiggle up/down the scale. (hellooooo, Texas BBQ!) This throws out anything that’s too tight - which might cause you to have even more panic attacks when you try it and it doesn’t fit.

Factor #3: The outfit can easily be dressed up or down with accessories and shoes. This allows you to wear the outfit to a fancy dinner or just mimosa’s with the girlfriends. (where’s my metallic clutch?)

Factor #4: I’m no statistician or scientist, but this outfit MUST be 85% timeless and 15% personality. (a little pop and quirk!) Check out my article on how to know what fashion personality you are and which style works best.

Factor #5: Feel confident by highlighting your best features! For most women, this will mean anything to emphasize the hourglass shape. Balance your body and “trick the eye”, by using the right cuts, silhouettes, fabrics, and colors.

Factor #6: It needs to be comfortable! Lofty ideas of bearing with pain, never play out… so be practical!

After you have a think about these factors, reflect and jot down your answers. And there, you’ll have the guidelines of the perfect outfit you’re searching for! Hope this de-stresses your life!

Question: What is YOUR “sanity outfit”?

 This  Madewell Wrap Blouse  is SO flattering. It comes in and tucks you in at your tiniest point. It can so easily be worn with jeans and a Tee.

This Madewell Wrap Blouse is SO flattering. It comes in and tucks you in at your tiniest point. It can so easily be worn with jeans and a Tee.

 When ISN’T a peplum top a good idea?!? This  1.State V-neck Peplum  has the versatility to exponentially grow your outfit options.

When ISN’T a peplum top a good idea?!? This 1.State V-neck Peplum has the versatility to exponentially grow your outfit options.

 This  Chelsea 28 Smock Top  has the perfect chic, relaxed cut to match nearly anything and has a great fabric drape (which makes it flattering to tuck in to highlight your waistline!).

This Chelsea 28 Smock Top has the perfect chic, relaxed cut to match nearly anything and has a great fabric drape (which makes it flattering to tuck in to highlight your waistline!).

 How CUTE is this  Vince Camuto Puff shoulder ?! For any pair shape people out there- this will do you wonders to balance your top half out… your waistline will look so tiny and you’ll get that hourglass silhouette!

How CUTE is this Vince Camuto Puff shoulder?! For any pair shape people out there- this will do you wonders to balance your top half out… your waistline will look so tiny and you’ll get that hourglass silhouette!

 This  embellished J Crew Skirt  has the color and cut of timelessness with a pop of fun in the jewel detail.

This embellished J Crew Skirt has the color and cut of timelessness with a pop of fun in the jewel detail.

 What a chic statement this  Derek Lam A-line  skirt will make with a simple blouse! It’s timeless and flattering and can be carried throughout all seasons!

What a chic statement this Derek Lam A-line skirt will make with a simple blouse! It’s timeless and flattering and can be carried throughout all seasons!

 This  Robert Graham Pleated Skirt  will not only flatter your waistline, but also stay chic and stylish for years to come!

This Robert Graham Pleated Skirt will not only flatter your waistline, but also stay chic and stylish for years to come!

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