A few months ago on Instagram, I teased that I was going to start sharing more of my everyday outfits in the form of–much to my dismay–mirror selfies. I have a pretty well-edited closet and never wanted this to be a full on fashion blog, so photographing everything I wear on a daily basis in the form of outfit photos has never been my goal! I also work a full-time job that would mean either hopping out to do a full shoot every morning before work (not an option) or recreating all the outfits before or after the fact. I’d much prefer to share things in “real time” so try to do that on IG Stories whenenver possible because I know I love seeing what people–fashion bloggers or not–actually wear every day!
I’ve shared a handful of snaps taken before heading out for the day, but realized something pretty quickly…I frequently commute in workout clothes and change when I get to the office, so I wasn’t actually getting dressed at home and therefore wasn’t snapping these “what I actually wore” selfies. My commute is about two miles each way and with DC summers and unreliable bus times (seriously–that thing shouldn’t even claim to have a schedule!), I hated sweating through everything and just commuted in a sports bra and athletic clothing since I end up walking so often. The good news: fall is on the horizon and I love winter, so the selfies will be more consistent and I’ll be sharing them in this roundup every 8-10 outfits or so.
Everyday outfit ideas
A little background before we kick this series off…my office dress code is casual so I can wear my entire wardrobe to work. This is definitely a perk I’ve enjoyed over the past year, particularly since my previous jobs were all business casual! Also, I tend to commute in sneakers (#grandmalikefootpain) so if I’m just wearing the footwear I leave at my desk, will be barefoot or in socks :)
Also: I fully acknowledge that these are terrible photos, even as far as iPhone snaps go. This hallway is really the only place we have for a full length mirror unless I somehow think of another spot in our tiny place (that I really don’t think exists). We upgraded the overhead light but it’s still not great as far as photos go…so I’m going to try and figure something out and at the very least, will be cleaning the mirror regularly. Thanks for bearing with!
Free People dress (runs large; I’m wearing an XS–limited stock on SALE for 40% off here and in blue–which I’m in LOVE with–here) // M.Gemi sandals (c/o; old but these are similar) // Mulberry bag // Vintage earrings