Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Summer of Makeovers

It has been a long time since I have felt pretty. Do you ever get in those moods? Lately, I have felt as if I didn't have anything to wear, that my make-up didn't look good, and that I just couldn't get my hair to do anything. I hate feeling this way, so I decided that this summer would be my summer of makeovers. I decided that I am not only going to makeover myself, but that I would throw in my car and a few rooms in my house to go along with it. Okay, so with this many things to makeover it may continue into the Fall!

My first step in my summer makeover was to work on my wardrobe. My wardrobe is beginning to look very pitiful, so it is definitely time to spruce it up! Here are a few of the new items I picked up on a recent shopping trip to Ann Taylor Loft.

I think this shirt (above) is perfect with a pair of jeans.

They were out of my size in this skirt, so I ordered it on-line in this color and in black. I am still waiting for it to come in, but I think I am going to pair it with a solid tee.

The dress above actually looks cuter in store. It is dark gray and made from a very thick jersey material. I purchased a pink cardigan to go with it, so I could wear it to work.

The dress above was one I ordered on-line. I am still waiting for it to come in, so I have no idea how it is going to look on me. I hope it is cute. I love dresses and currently have very few that I like to wear.

On top of buying new pieces for my wardrobe, I have also promised myself to stop being lazy when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. I have a bad habit of only wearing outfits that are easy, so I end up wearing the same things week after week. Instead of doing this, I am going to put together my outfit for the day the night before. I am also going to have a back-up outfit in case I decide I don't like the designated outfit. A girl has to have choices! :)

I hope you enjoyed my first post in my summer makeover journey. Stay tuned! Tomorrow night I am going to a class to learn how to better put on eye make-up. Maybe I will learn some fun tips and tricks to share with you!

30 comments:

Lindsey said...

Those are very cute items! I love Ann Taylor!

Southern Belle said...

I like Ann Taylor, and it's affordable too! Very cute stuff=) Yeah, you should try Marshalls. It's just like TJ Maxx.

pocket full of pink said...

Cute stuff! And how fun to have a whole makeover theme with your house, self, etc. Love it!

Blissfully Enamored said...

cute picks! ann taylor is always a good place to find some cute stuff!! you should also check out www.francescascollections.com !

That's Sassy said...

I loved this post! I definitly feel the same about a new wardrobe. I can also relate to being lazy in the morning and just grabbing something in sigh. Also loved what you picked up at Ann Taylor!!

Jacylann Nix said...

i love all of those outfits! i especially like the last black dress! very cute!

Lis said...

Sometimes we all need a makeover! I am currently so in need of one myself!

And you found such great stuff at ATL - the purple top and last dress are my absolute faves - so cute!!

MissJody said...

Very cute outfits!

You lady, got taste :)

Two thumbs up!

Mrs. Potts said...

I love these! I really need to add some new pieces to my wardrobe - I'm going to have to check out ATL.

Jennifer said...

Great buys! I love the summer makeover idea... I've been unofficially doing this myself.

Can't wait to hear what you learn at the class!

Belle said...

Love the AT buys! You'll have to share some great tips from your class! I could use a few for my boring ole' eye routine!

~Holly~ said...

Girl, I can't wait to hear your tips about the eye make-up because I don't even wear it cause I don't know how to apply it! :)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I saw that dress at ann taylor loft (the bottom one) and I loved it. If I had the extra money laying around, I would definitely buy it.

constance said...

I have never seen you in anything that was not lovely...love your new choices!

Jillian, Inc said...

Love everything - especially the last dress. I always see so many things in ATL that I like but most are too short waisted for me. Can't wait to hear about your eye lesson!

Wearing Mascara said...

I LOVE the Loft!!!! Love everything you picked!

~Holly~ said...

Love all of your picks!! And you are pretty, never forget that! :)

tickledpink said...

I have that skirt in black, and love it! You will really like it! I bought the dress too! ATL has had a lot of cute things lately!

short southern momma said...

cute buys!! Love the purple shirt! You are beautiful inside and out!!!

Jen said...

While you're at it - why don't you makeover me?

Lindsey said...

Very cute!!!

Rachel H. said...

Cute outfits and can't wait to hear your progress on you summer makeover! How fun!!

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Cute stuff! I've been feeling like I need a fashion makeover too.

Kristen said...

I have the black dress {bottom one} and LOVE it!! It looks adorable! I bought it in the store. I never saw the pink skirt though!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i def know you feel=)! cute picks! can't wait to see more=)

Life at the White House said...

I can TOTALLY relate to that "I just look horrible....in every way possible" feeling! Sometimes you just hit a brick wall and realize you need to get it all together again!

I too went on a little shopping spree at Ann Taylor Loft (love it) and bought that same black dress!

Anyway - long story short, I think we are often too hard on ourselves. BUT sometimes we do put ourselves on the back burner (or are just so exhausted that there is no alternative) and need to take some time to feel good about ourselves.

Happy almost weekend!

Jules said...

I love Ann Taylor Loft. They had some great sales the last time I was in there. I love all of your new items, especially the dresses.

I really need to get into the habit of putting things out the night before too.

BLC :o said...

Just loooovely! Money can't buy feeling pretty, can it!? Cheers TPC! Xoxo-BLC

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Very cute clothes!! I've never shopped at Ann Taylor, but everytime someone posts something of hers in blogland, I love it. I may have to find a store...

Katiebell said...

I've got my eyes on that first dress...almost bought it the other day. Love it!