Hi everybody! I’m writing this post Tuesday night, but by the time you’re reading it I’ll be in the middle of my first day of Fall semester classes! I can’t believe this is my last semester of college. It’s so weird to think that in December, my sixteen years of school will all be over. That is, unless I decide to go to grad school someday
Fall Semester Schedule
- British Literature: 12:00pm – 12:50pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
- Literatures of the World: 1:00pm – 1:50pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
- British Literature 1600-1800: 2:00pm – 2:50pm (Monday, Wednesday)
- Shakespeare: 7:00pm – 9:45pm (Monday)
- Topics in Romanticism: 9:30am – 10:45am (Tuesday, Thursday)
- Women’s Health: Online
The other day, I told Brent that I was going to go shopping for Fall clothes. He says to me: “You don’t have Fall clothes already? What happened to them?” Hahahaha… boys!! Of course, what I meant is that I needed to create a new fashionable Fall/Winter wardrobe that’s different from what I wore last year.
I’ve actually never done anything like this, so that’s probably why he was confused. Normally, I just buy whatever looks good on me and don’t really pay attention to what’s technically “fashionable” or if it will match with something I already have. I’ve wanted to do this forever – you know, have a “grown-up” closet. I know what looks good (or at least, I think so!), I just never really implemented it on myself before. But I’m proud of all the weight that I’ve lost this summer and I want everybody to know that I’m proud of how I look. And that means showing it off in some fancy-shmancy new clothes!
I came up with a plan on how I should go about doing this after reading an awesome article in the September issue of Redbook about how to easily create a Fall wardrobe by combining pieces already in your closet with a few new items. While I was reading it, I was reminded of Maren’s post on the same thing a couple of months ago. Keeping both in mind, I began my mission of creating a fashionable Fall wardrobe for under $100.
What? Is that even possible?? Yup, it is. And I’m going to show you how…
First, I picked the main colors that I want my Fall/Winter wardrobe to be based around. I chose: Navy/Royal Blue, Cranberry, Chocolate Brown, and a fun shade of Orange.
Next, I went through my closet and found some items I already owned that would work for a Fall/Winter wardrobe in this color scheme. Here’s what I came up with…
Items I Already Owned:
- Navy Cardigan, Old Navy
- Cranberry Blouse, Marshalls
- Royal Blue 3/4-sleeve Sweater, American Eagle
- Nike Sneakers, DSW (These aren’t really “stylish,” but necessary for walking around campus due to my Heel Pad Syndrome)
- Wide Brown Belt, Charlotte Russe
- Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans, American Eagle
- Shiny Off-white Boat Flats, American Eagle
Next, came the fun part. Shopping!! This morning I headed out to my local Savers on a mission for cheap, trendy items that would work well with the idea I already had in my head.
Here’s what I got…
Items from Savers:
- Cotton Cranberry Button-Up
- Orange Boatneck Sweater
- Sheer Cranberry Button-Up
- Chocolate-Brown Sleeveless Dress
- Navy/Royal Blue Flowery A-line Skirt
- “Lovely” necklace (not really part of the wardrobe, but I liked it!)
(Some of these probably look a little awkward because they’re on hangers, but I swear they look good on, haha!)
After spending the day shopping, I’m exhausted and more than ready for my first day of school. I just wish it was already cooler outside so I could actually wear some of this stuff!
Healthy Goals Checklist
- At least 100g of protein. Check! I got 106.3g yesterday.
- At least 25g of fiber. Check! I got 31.9g.
- At least 4 servings of fruits/veggies. Check! I got 4.5 servings.
- At least 100 oz of water. No check. I was pretty bad on this one, with less than 50 oz. to speak of
- No more than one treat. Check! I had some candy corn.
- Exercise and/or stretch. Check! Shopping was a killer workout for me today. My legs are so sore!