Going From Okay to Awesome

I felt okay when I woke up this morning.

Okay. Just…okay.

I prefer to feel awesome. Don’t you?

Usually, when I awaken to a less than stellar self image, my closet can correct the error: I have a “go-to” item of clothing that always makes me feel good, no matter what my body’s doing or how awkward or tired I feel. Right now that go-to garment is my Five Bamboo Blueberry Dress (which I wore in an outfit post, here). Before that it was a pair of Miz Mooz oxfords (featured here and styled here) and before that…okay, I don’t remember. Sorry, wardrobe.


The dress and shoes in question.

Today I paired my dress with an open short-sleeve cardigan, platform sandals and gigantic sunglasses. As I was walking from the bus stop to the office, I caught myself in a mirror – and instantly went from okay to awesome.

So now I’m curious: what makes your fashion-loving heart skip a beat? Please let me know by taking the poll below, and if you’re really enamored, leave a comment telling me more about your go-to garment!

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  • I really cant say what My go to item is. i dont think i have one? or maybe i have several? haha but you looks great in that dress! or it looks great on you rather :) and those shoes are just adorable :)

    xo
    A_riot
    http://www.thickthreads.net

  • My Nally & Millie shirt! It’s so freaking hot here today… I have no warm weather clothes – I live in Seattle for ____’s sake! I put on some grey, wide-legged slacks and the grey, drapey Nally & Millie top (link below) and immediately felt comfortable, hotsauce and even got a compliment from my barista- YESSS.

    http://brokeandbeautiful.com/2011/im-wearing-straight-as-an-arrow/

    Also, I have to mention, my purple cat-eye oversized sunglasses – instantly a movie star.

  • Honestly? A simple pair of skinny dark jeans makes me feel better than anything else. They can be worn with anything and dressed up or down.

  • I have a bunch of Vneck tshirts, the best from AA but also a few from Target, that I throw on with jeans and then just had a few large pieces of jewelry. Instantly feel pretty awesome. It’s so simple but they fit well and are all in colors that work for me. I love dressing up, but if I’m not confident for whatever reason, this is what I throw on. The jeans are always dark so it works for evenings too.

    • LOVE this idea! So easy, and a great excuse to collect statement jewelry. :) (I love excuses.)

  • Oh, my six jewelry boxes will let you know I never have a problem finding excuses for more jewelry. Luckily, I make a decent portion of it. (I let myself think that means I don’t have a problem.)