Oh my grandmas are going to have a field day with this post!! [They’ve been complaining lately that there aren’t enough pictures of me on the blog. Well get ready, this is going to be a picture overload!!]
You know how I blogged about flattering clothes improving your body image? It really is amazing how an outfit can make or break your mood, especially as you’re working on accepting your body the way it is today!
The other day I was complaining about my lack of clothes (that I like!) and Melissa, the owner of the eco friendly fashion store Ecolissa offered to help me reinvent my wardrobe with a few layering tricks. I thought I was already layering but Melissa definitely took me out of my comfort zone this past Sunday and I have a slew of “new” outfits to show for it. Apparently she could “go on all day” because my closet was full of perfect layering pieces. Who knew?
We started with a few Bloody Mary’s while our husbands were drinking beers and playing video games, and then Melissa went to town on my wardrobe!
My idea of layering was a camisole under a deep v-neck sweater or a cardigan over a short-sleeve shirt for extra warmth. Man, have I been behind the times! Melissa started with laying out all of my basic turtlenecks and long sleeve shirts; the more interesting pieces went OVER those basics (never in a million years would I have put a tank over a turtleneck!!)
What do you think – does this work? I still have to get used to this idea!
We did a few work outfits too by tucking a long sweater into a skirt and then again – layering one of my summer pieces over a long sleeved tee and finishing it with a belt.
You see the theme here, right?
My biggest break-through (that Melissa has been trying to convince me of for as long as I know her!) – leggings! I actually repurposed my Lululemon wunder under crops that I purchased to wear under my other pants when running outside in the winter (I did this once and decided that running in those temps is for crazies 😆 ). They are incredibly comfortable and apparently quite stylish!!
Totally my favorite outfit now!!
This number felt very Vegas. I finally have a chance to show off those shoes!
Really, we could do this all day long but I think I got the gist of how to put outfits together now. I really do feel like I have a whole new wardrobe now!
I liked the little jacket but I fell head over heels over this Ecoskin Azurite wrap (below)! It has a cute thumb hole and is just incredibly comfortable and I think very flattering. It just draped over my body in that perfect way. And then I added the belt over it and told Melissa I’m not taking it off. 😆 Yup, I bought it instantly. It was love at first sight (apparently Melissa “bought” it from herself as well. It’s one of those pieces that once you put it on, it stays on.) LOVE.
We had a BLAST playing dress-up as Josh kept referring to it. Haha
Edited to add: Melissa is offering all Healthy and Sane readers a 20% discount on all Ecolissa purchases. Enter hs20 under discount code.
After dinner and drinks at The Other Side Café it was sad to have the evening and the weekend come to an end.
[Original Sin hard cider + Nature Boy plate]
[Pressed Greek sandwich]
Thank you, Melissa!! […and Josh, you’re cool! ]
When was the last time you looked at your wardrobe in a new way? Are you into layering and/or leggings? Also, I’d really love feedback on some of these outfits. I’m still not 100% convinced on a few of them!