The idea behind Five Take is pretty simple. One theme, five people… resulting in five different looks. The only restriction is having to shop from our closets. Sounds easy enough, right?
I have to confess that I am not too enthusiastic about today’s outfit… but hit or miss, I’ll always show the outfits to you! I had something in mind that worked better but in my flurry of packing… the necessary items got put in a box.
Top – Old Navy, 4X
Skirt – Land’s End, size 26
Leggings – Avenue, 26/28
Flats – Evans
Necklace – My grandma’s
Lipstick – MAC, Lady Bug
Speaking of boxes? I’ve been filling lots of them. Yup, it is crunch time! Next week, at this exact time, I’ll be headed out of California, with Chris and all of my worldly possessions to my new home in Texas. Exciting!
It might be a little quiet around here for the next few weeks as I finish packing. We leave California May 6th, arrive in Texas the 9th and our move-in is the 15th.
Today I went to go visit a childhood friend before I leave. We’ve been friends since the second grade, when I moved to the city I grew up in. There are some people in my life that I can go ages without seeing, but when we get together, it is like no time has passed. It is like that with her!
The outfit itself is pretty basic – an old top, this new-ish skirt from Land’s End clearance, capri leggings, worn out flats and my favorite necklace (also the only one that isn’t packed away, ha!). The leggings were necessary. I’ve learned the hard way to sew down the button placket or wear shorts. Otherwise bad things happen.
I swear this looked better when I walked out of the house this morning… but the shirt stretched as time went on and looked sloppy by the end of the day. Not my favorite. I wore it tucked in all day, but thought to see if untucking (and folding under) the shirt would improve anything… nope. Oh well!
I’ve kind of fallen in love with Land’s End. Yeah, I know. I can’t explain it but my taste (and style) is veering toward more classic, timeless items (and also higher quality). Which is fantastic for remix potential, but not too exciting otherwise. After glancing through their spring/summer catalog, I saw a lot of nautical inspired pieces too. I picked this chambray skirt up on clearance ($10!) to try out their sizing.
I even bought (half of) my summer swim suit from Land’s End. Despite reviews saying that some of their swim bottoms ran small… I had no problems getting the size 26 on my butt. Which is interesting because swimsuits are usually just as bad (or worse) than a pair of Spanx. All that power netting, tummy control… “put this on and look 10lbs lighter!” crap.
Oh yeah, my summer swim suit is a fatkini. AWW YEAH! I’ll need to invest in some serious SPF(and aloe) because my lily white stomach has not seen the sun in many years. And if burns on other sensitive places are any indication – a burn on my tummy will hurt like hell.
After we move in, one of the first things I plan to do is hit the pool… so hopefully I can take pictures soon!
One of my brother’s told me I looked like a bumble bee, and a couple of other disparaging comments. He is quite vocal about (my) sartorial choices when he has no room to talk!
I’m sure that Mitch (another brother) is bummed that this is the last set of outfit pictures he will be taking for me… but not really.
Want more nautical? Don’t forget to visit the others!
Do you like the nautical trend? What are your favorite elements?