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Styling the new me

Here’s a newsflash – I’m not very stylish. I wish I was. I try on occasion but I’m not sure I totally get how to put pieces together. For the past eight years comfort has taken precedence over fashion (I know Stacy and Clinton would not approve). After 4 abdominal surgeries, I have quite a bit of scar tissue so finding comfortable pants is an issue so I break another Stacy and Clinton rule and wear low-rise. I’ll be 30 soon and I know low-rise is not the most flattering so I’ve got to find an alternative that won’t leave me in tears after a work day.

So I am embarking on a journey to style the new me. I’m going to embrace my body as it is and attempt to both flatter my body and express my personality.

This is currently my typical outfit:

My typical day

Not very exciting huh? And the sad part is that it really doesn’t change much for work. I just swap the jeans for khaki pants. Sigh.

I will admit that I don’t think I will ever be the high-fashion/designer type. I just don’t. Its not me.

But how easy would it be be to put together an outfit like this:

Spring Casual

I still get the comfort of jeans and an easy top to throw on but taking a few minutes to add a couple touches would make such a difference! And would be totally work appropriate! I love the look of heels but don’t walk the greatest in them (and they don’t do too well for my joint pain) but I’m thinking that wedges may be something to try out!

So I will keep you up to date on my journey to find my style as a part of embracing the new me!

Anyone else trying to break out of a style rut? Do you have a plan?

12 comments on “Styling the new me

  1. I think both outfits are cute…..darn that Clinton and Stacy, you should see my outfit right now…………black yoga pants and a purple hoodie, and the oh-so-wonderful rebok toning shoes….because that’s my kind of workout!

    🙂 Have a great Wednesday!


  2. Misti says:

    Your normal outfits look like mine! My problem with the fancy shoes are that they look uncomfortable—pretty but I know I’d hate them in two seconds!

    Found you via SITS! Love the blog!

  3. Emily says:

    I am! And yes I do! I’m doing it with my blog readers. For three weeks I’m doing a series of blog posts about fashion and finding a personal sense of style, and it’s required me to do a lot of research, reading, and video watching. This is the first week, and I’ve already learned so much! 🙂 It’s been really fun. I’d love to have you join us!

  4. emily @ the happy home says:

    i love the second outfit! very cute and summery.

    everything i wear to work is stained. i work with wine, so the second it goes to work, it has red wine alllll over it. i wish i could dress cute! i miss it so much!

    • Jamee says:

      I have a hard time looking cute for work too as I never know what I’ll be doing. For the most part I’m in the office but it never fails when I dress up I’m in the floor installing phones or putting together furniture!

  5. Stacey says:

    Ahhh style. I think I’ve completely forgotten what that is. My current style of 9 months pregnant will give way to frazzled new mom soon. But those shoes in the second picture are super cute!

  6. Sistergirl says:

    You can add a little color to your blouse to cheer yourself up.
    May I suggest if you go to Disney, stay on the property and utilize Disney’s extended hours on certain days
    of guests who stay on their property. You can get on the ride with standing in long lines.

    • Jamee says:

      When we go to Disney, we won’t be in a Disney resort but we’ll be on the property so I’ll be able to easily go back and forth between the resort and parks. I’m so boring when it comes to color! I really need to step it up in that department!

  7. Jacqueline says:

    I think there is definitely a middle ground you can strike between comfort and style. I have worked with jewelry for the last 4 years since being diagnosed with RA and fibromyalgia and sometimes I HAVE to look stylish. Great job at utilizing the pants that are comfy and changing it up….especially with accessories. Accessories make all the difference!! Great job at adding some easy pieces, like cuff bracelets, earrings or necklaces that will just slip over your head.

    • Jamee says:

      Do you have any suggestions on where to look for cute and affordable accessories? I’m trying to learn new options!

  8. Heather says:

    I’m in love with both of those outfits! And I’m so stylish I tell my family to turn me in every time they complain about my style! It’s so bad that when I wore a solid colored short sleeve sweater and black pants to church tonight, I was getting compliments about how fabulous I looked! Yep, I’m bad!!


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