Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stay-At-Home Mom Style: Dressed Up Tee

scarf, dress, belt, flats/ Target | tee/ Gap

You get two style posts in a row because today I'm linking up with Bri at Work Clothes, I Suppose for her Third Thursday Threads: Dressed Up Tees!

I guess you could say that tee shirts and I have an interesting past. All through high school and college, I was a jeans and tee kind of gal. So a plain tee made no sense to me. It was graphic tees all the way. Once I became a mom, I decided I should outgrow that phase and started wearing nicer shirts and blouses, and (mostly) left tee shirts behind entirely. But I still didn't see how a plain tee could benefit my wardrobe. 

Until very recently. Since starting this blog, I found myself thinking occasionally that I could totally put together a certain outfit, if only I had a plain tee. I finally made the plunge in August and bought one black and one white, and have worn them frequently since then.

When Bri announced this month's theme, I knew I wanted to put together a date night outfit (the only time I really get "dressed up" any more). I had a vision of this black tee with my new striped dress, but the v neck of the tee and the boat neck of the dress created an... interesting neckline situation. To remedy that, I simply threw on a scarf to camouflage it and voila! A new date night outfit that I will keep in mind for the next time J and I are able to go out (which in all likelihood will be sometime in November, so I may have to add tights). I really like how this ended up coming together, and look forward to wearing it some time.

13 comments:

  1. good idea with the scarf! And I'm glad you spelled voila right! It's one of my biggest blogging pet peeves when someone is like "wah-la!" and I want to tell them that's not at all what they are trying to spell!

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  2. Your scarf adds such a nice pop of color to the outfit! I love how you are wearing your dress as a skirt, way to put it to work! Wearing things different ways is the best!

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  3. What a cute outfit! I love the subtle pattern mixing and that great skirt.

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  4. Great pop of color and I liked how you belted the tee.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  5. Are you describing me? haha, I totally lived in jeans and tees for the longest time, ranging from logo tees in high school to funny tees and band tees in college. A few years ago, I started wearing more plain colored tees (layered with a contrasting tank peeking underneath, of course, haha) but that was a look that I really strived to move away from when I decided I wanted to "dress better" and start the blog. I started to wear fancier blouses and button downs, and avoided plain tee-shirts. It wasn't until recently that I realized that the very thing I was avoiding (plain tees) was such a closet staple, and now I can't get enough of them! I just bought like 3 different colored tees at Old Navy :(

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  6. I think this is adorable! I used to be similar to you - in high school and college, I wore graphic tees or solid colored tees ALL THE TIME (like Kimmie, usually with a contrasting tank underneath). Then I got to this phase where I though tees were super boring, so I literally had like one white tee, just to wear under a sweatshirt or something. Now, I'm realizing the versatility of a plain or slightly embellished tee, and I'm enjoying adding them slowly to my closet. I love how they can be so casual OR dressed up...and they have such a nice freshness that I really like.

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  7. Thanks, Brynn! It's funny how we've all sort of come full circle when it comes to tees. :)

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  8. Haha at least we finally figured it out!

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  9. Thanks! It really is! I'm so glad that I'm finally really learning how to do that.

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  10. Thank you! Haha that's one of my pet peeves too. Totally cringe-worthy.

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