Post(s) tagged with "Payless"

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Yesterday I had the perfect outfit picked out for the day ,until I realized it required ironing and I was running late. #ClassicJoanne. So what do I throw on to recover from outfit heartbreak? Why some of my favorite pieces, of course! After getting these cropped pants altered to fit my lack of calves better they easily became a summer staple. I’ve styled them up with just about everything in my closet – stripes, florals, even a little dot on dot action. So when I went for them yesterday morning I knew I wanted to style them up with a little lace and a dash of animal print. This tee has also become a staple - girly details, comfy fit and a touch of lace? Ah-dorable! What more can a girl ask for?

Get the Look: Tee/H&M [very similar here and here], Pants/Ann Taylor [last worn], Shoes/Payless, Bag/Zara [similar], Bracelets/InPink, Christina M Boutique (c/o), Watch/Fossil, Sunnies/Target

Pajama Party

Happy Monday my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend spent with good food, good friends and great outfits!! Now let me preface this post by stating that I was never convinced by the whole pajama trend. I’m obviously more of a skinny jean girl myself, but when I saw these slouchy trousers on sale I just had to give them a try. And you want to know a secret? Their totally a new favorite! Perfect for hot summer days and I could already see the countless possibilities for the Fall!

I wore this ensemble on Saturday for dinner and drinks and wanted to keep things low key but with a bit of spunk. There is absolutely nothing high maintenance about this outfit and the ‘after-hours’ vibe it evoked was totally what I was going for. I wore them again yesterday but went with a more summer resort feel to the look.

Get the Look: Trousers/Madewell [similar], Tee/Target, Wedges/Lela Rose for Payless, Necklace/Peacock Plum + gift, Bracelets: Derng + Souvenir, Clutch/Aldo

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I wrote the below a couple of days ago, when I was down and out. I considered not posting but with the encouragement of friends via Twitter I realized that honesty is in fact the best policy. So here goes nothing…

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For my style bloggers: Do you ever have those fits of frustration with your wardrobe, your style and yourself in general? I’ve experienced my fit or two recently and I can’t seem to find my way back. Before vacation I was eager to step away from the laptop and take some time to re-prioritize. I did admit to blogger envy and thought a holiday away from blogging would do the trick. And it did! I was ready to come back with fresh eyes and a relaxed mind, that is until I walked into my closet and noticed I don’t have the budget that some bloggers have, or the standout style or any of it . So I fell, hard. Hard enough to consider stepping away from FabAve for a bit longer. Who likes a negative Nancy?

I got to thinking about why I was here and the purpose of Fabulously Average. I’m here to express myself through a different point of view from the prototype blogger. With a real girl budget. A real girl body. A real girl attitude. I’m not here to be fake and get myself into debt. I’m here to make friends, express myself and to do the things I love. So here’s the deal: I don’t have the money to splurge on Rebecca Minkoff. I don’t have the hips to pull off a peplum skirt (I’d rather not embarrass myself). I’m naturally optimistic (a bit paranoid, mind you) but have off days where I’d like to tell the world to F* off. All that and a little wit is what you’ll find on this blog. I’m no blogger prototype and I’m perfectly happy with that. I just need to remind myself every now and again.

I thought I would express my frustration with y’all to clear the air and let you know what’s going on with me. I always intend on being straight and honest with my readers and expect the same from bloggers I admire. So sorry for the rant. I realized that the only way I might get some catharsis from my funk was if I hit publish and got it out of my head, for good.

What tricks do you use to snap yourself back into self-appreciation?

Get the Look: Pants/Asos [similar], Tee/Hanes, Bag/Zara [high:low], Wedges/Payless, Necklace/Peacock Plume, Bracelets/Cuff (souvenir), Derng

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