OOTD: Falling for Color

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Somehow, now that I’m paying a lot more attention what I wear and how I put myself together, it somehow always feels like I have nothing to wear. That’s not true, of course, but when you’re going through your closet at the last minute, it can definitely feel that way.

Case in point: My husband, who is a reggae singer, was scheduled to perform at Atlanta CaribFest this past Saturday. After spending an hour going through my closet, I finally decided on an outfit, but I had no shoes. So I ran to Target, 45 minutes before we needed to leave, to grab a pair of riding boots. But, of course, while I was there I had to peruse the clearance racks. And what did I find? A shirt for $2.40 and a skirt for $6.88 in colors that felt like Fall.

I had no intention of wearing them that day, but after running around the store in the light sweater I’d planned to wear, I was left feeling hot and sticky. So about 2 minutes before we walked out the door, I decided to switch to the clearance shirt and skirt I’d just bought, along with my new boots.

And you know what? I loved the combination! I felt cool (temperature-wise) and confident, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more skater skirts — particularly in leather.

Anyway, that’s the point, right? Aren’t we supposed to wear clothes that make us feel good, regardless of what anyone else might think or say? It took me years to get the memo, but I finally got it, and I’m not turning back!

Details:

Striped Top, Skater Skirt & Boots: Target  | Earrings: Forever 21  |  Necklace: Thrifted  |  Bracelets: Forever 21 & Gifted (aff)

Check out all the other ladies who are dressing for the day they want to have with Dear AbbyLeigh, and link your own outfit post in the linky!

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  • Janelle King October 17, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I love it. Simple, and still hot. I am also embracing myself to get out and take more pics of myself despite what others think.

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    • jennae October 17, 2012, 12:44 pm

      Thanks Janelle! I took these pics in front of a bunch of Caribbean folks. And you know I was getting side eyes, because our people can be a judgmental bunch. But you know what? I’ve reached the point where I genuinely don’t care what other people think. I felt good about myself, and nothing else mattered 🙂 It can be challenge if it doesn’t come naturally, but you can do the same!

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  • dearabbyleigh October 17, 2012, 3:12 pm

    YES – this is IT: “Aren’t we supposed to wear clothes that make us feel good, regardless of what anyone else might think or say?”

    I have never heard the term skater skirt and now i want 12 of them! you look great in these colors and i love the twist on bright colors in fall!

    thanks so much for linking up!

    abby

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  • Arianne October 17, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Love it! Girl you look fierce, and I adore how you paired those boots with the tee and skirt to make it feel Fall-ish.

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