Just another day in…

Tee: Heartbreaker
Cardi: Gap Outlet
Jeans: Target (swapped)
Scarf: A market in Ecuador
Oxfords: Thrifed

Ever had one of those weeks where you just can’t keep up? Uffda! Friends, this is one of those weeks, so I’m pulling some backlogged photos from an outfit I never posted. It feels especially weird since when we took these pictures, it was probably in the upper 50s, and today in Minneapolis? Mid-80s. Just another day in paradise the Upper Midwest.

This outfit: very simple, not too interesting, but I was pulling these flares out of the closet from way back in the day. They’re coming back, right? Even if they’re worn out and frayed in the back of the cuffs? Ah ha, I thought so.


Lessons on how to cinch a wrinkled skirt

Top and Belt: Gap Outlet
Skirt and Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Gift

I’ve been looking forward to this post since starting the 30 for 30 challenge, because it really highlights why I named this blog ‘in a cinch’.┬áThis skirt is one that I bought a year ago and hardly wore right off the bat because it was just a touch too big. Enter belt! By hiking up the skirt and cinching the belt tightly around my natural waist, my once-failed thrifted skirt turned into a skirt I wear all the time. And rightly so! The pockets are so dang cute!

This was also a supremely easy and fast outfit to put together. Simple skirt, tee, and belt? Check. A winner every time.

Today’s lesson: A little ironing never hurt anyone! Sheesh, I thought people didn’t really pay attention to wrinkly clothes (I know that I rarely notice wrinkled clothing), but seeing photos of how wrinkled my clothes were is a little embarrassing! Lesson LEARNED, my friends.