Anyway, I skipped putting up my New Year's outfit since I was super sick with the plague right after the New Year, but my outfit wasn't that exciting anyway so forget that idea. Instead I'm just putting up a plain, old, borring winter shorts outfit. F.Y.I. if you're tall, wearing shorts and a baggy sweater makes you look like you're all legs. #WIN
Okay, I know winter shorts are kind of fading out of the limelight. They were super huge last year and the year before, but I don't see them as often anymore. However, 2013 has become my YEAR OF SERIOUS SAVINGS (please read that in a big booming voice). What that means is, I'm going to have to give up a big chunk of my new clothes budget, my crafting budget, and most other budgets (which really only leaves my going out with friends budget) and try to make due with the tons of stuff I already have - which is why I'm calling this the heavy lockdown edition. This is not an impossible task. It will just take some re-training of my brain to not give into impulse and buy that cute pleather skirt I saw in a shop window yesterday. Okay, it might take a lot of re-training.
What that means for my bloggy resolutions is lots more DIY and upcycling projects! Also, lots more "shop your closet" type posts. Sounds good to you? Great, cause that's what you're getting.
Anyway, back to today's outfit. Since I'm not buying anything new for the winter, I've been digging up clothes from the back of my closet that I a.) never wear b.) forgot I own. These shorts are part of that. They're really summer shorts and are a light polyester material, but on a sunny winter day paired with my favorite sweater (thrifted, of course) and some tights, they totally worked out! Yay for shopping your closet!
I think this outfit would work great for a day date (if I ever had such a thing) or lunch with the girls because it was cute and still pretty warm, but most of all it was comfortable. However, if you're going to go with a giant heel like I pulled for this outfit, I would recommend making sure it wasn't snowy and icy outside.