Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{what i wore this week} reconsidering fashion edition

This week my view of fashion got turned on it’s head. Oh my goodness. I thought the hubs and I were on the same page when it came to what looked cute on me.

I thought we both loved outfits like these:

funky plaids with lots of jewelry…

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shirt- AE/GW $4, pants- Gap $7, shoes- Gianni Bini, eBay, $8, bracelet, JCPenney


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and cute polka-dots and skinny jeansIMG_2638
shirt- $4 GW, pants- AE/GW, $6, shoes- Dillards, $28, belt- Target, $4

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even dressy tees with metallic shoes and headbands…

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shirt- GW $4, pants- GW $7, flats- Gap, $10

and vintage belts and heels in bright red…

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shirt- Goodwill, $4, pants- AE/GW $7, shoes- $4 GW, belt- $1/GW

and last week, I discovered this is what my husband actually likes:

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shirt- Hawaii, jeans- hudson’s refashioned, shoes- Steve Madden, $11

t-shirts and jeans and flats.

I was all ready with my cute clothes for the day, and then changed into a t-shirt and jeans to do some mopping and cleaning. I walked out and he told me in all seriousness for the first time I can ever remember, “You look so cute! That’s definitely my most favorite outfit of all you’ve ever worn.”

What?

What????

I looked down again to see what I had on, and looked back up to him to see if he was joking. And then I looked down again. It wasn’t that adorable red skirt or my high heels that I’d planned to wear, or the cute clothes and accessories I’d worn for the past few weeks in an effort to impress my sweet husband.

It was a black t-shirt and jeans.

Seriously. What’s a girl to do when she’s been given the highest clothing compliment ever by her hubs?

She wears her t-shirt and jeans for rest of the day.

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Nothing special here. But he loves it….?

I’m looking for a motive…maybe it was that the t-shirt was from our last vaca to Kauai? and he’s fondly recalling the great time we had there?

Or…maybe {wishful thinking here} I look young again and it reminds him of our youth?

Or….

or…. I don’t know.

maybe he’s just a t-shirt and jeans guy.

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I clearly have some thinking to do.

And I suppose a couple of t-shirts to buy.

I have like two.

I’m not a fan of t-shirts.

But I guess I will try to become one??

oh. my.

What would you do? Is there a happy medium between t-shirts and cute clothes? Ideas, anyone? I’m in trouble.

Help. Please.

Linking up at the pleated poppy!

oh, and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s big entryway reveal! so exciting!

35 comments:

mandyBH said...

Ah that's hilarious! It's true, I do think they love the simple things! Love it!

Dearlylovedmist said...

My husband is the same way! His favorite shirt on me is this old blue Nike t-shirt that I've had FOREVER. No makeup, hair in ponytail, and jeans. Yup. I don't get it either. I think we ladies dress up for each other!

Nicki said...

I read this post a few days ago...lastnight, my husband said something to me that I can not remember when he may have ever said it before. "Are those new pants?" Me, "no". Husband, "Huh, they are cute." I was wearing plain black sweat pants. Wow! Husbands like the simplicity I guess :)

mary beth said...

I WISH my husband was a t-shirt guy. He tells me he's not picky, but I know he would love it if I dressed up cute like you every day. My style is more casual J.Crew if I had to pick and they have super cute tees in case you want to look. :-) I find them super cheap at the outlet when they have their extra 30%, and 40% off sale on their clearance.

Cami @ CamileeDesigns said...

This is the sweetest post. Your outfits are all darling! I especially love the polka dot turquoise shirt.

mandyBH said...

thank you for stopping in!! :)

mandyBH said...

I love that!! How funny! I wish I'd seen that article so I wouldn't have been surprised! lol!

mandyBH said...

Oh, thank you, friend! It is funny for sure! :) I'm liking the fitted tee idea- I might have to go find a few at American Eagle or something this weekend! Do you like your Toms? I have the Steve Madden version but I'm wondering if the real ones might be better quality...

mandyBH said...

Oh, I like your theory....maybe that's it! I'm guessing I will add in at least one day for t-shirts and jeans, and maybe see if he still likes them after a while! :)

mandyBH said...

:) thank you girlie! You are too sweet!

mandyBH said...

Oh thank you for your sweet words! Comments like yours always make my day! :)

mandyBH said...

Ahhhh that's so funny! I know what you mean- mine tells me I'm the prettiest when I have no makeup and just rolled out of bed. I don't see it. LOL! I'm thinking I will add a few jeans and tees to the rotation! They are super comfy! :)

mandyBH said...

Isn't it soo funny!! Men, who can figure them out? I love cute aprons and he always compliments me in those too...maybe it's just that anything we do housework in is cute to them! lol! :P

mandyBH said...

Oh thank you! I'm thinking I may institute a casual Saturday outfit or something, I'll have to go shopping for a few more t-shirts though! I guess I can take that...lol!

mandyBH said...

You so made me laugh out loud- that's exactly what I thought when I was wearing that outfit! And um, honey do you need new glasses? heehee. I'm right there with you on the reverse psychology thing! I'm starting to think that's the case! lol!

mandyBH said...

Isn't it so weird? We think they like the dressy but they really love the casual look. And I thought I had him all figured out! LOL!

mandyBH said...

Oh, good idea- maybe I can institute casual Friday! I like the vintage tee idea- those are cute!

mandyBH said...

Oh thank you! :) I'm so glad you're following along!

mandyBH said...

Oh, thank you, you are too sweet! :)

Jenna Duty said...

cute outfits!! i love them all!!

xoxo
Jenna Duty

www.thedutyfamily.blogspot.com

Linda Z said...

Love all your outfits. :) So funny... I read an article on Yahoo that a majority of guys prefer a fitted T, a nice pair of jeans and some flat shoes. When I wear that for my husband on the weekends, he tells me I can't go out like that cause I look too good! :)

Jenniferkindle said...

I am a tshirt and jeans kind of girl but awhile back I decided it wasn't probably the most fashionable thing to wear toting all these kids around...didn't want to give off the "always barefoot and pregnant and too stupid to know why" look so I compromised...I still wear my jeans (which I LOVE JEANS) or capris but I wear my undershirt that is long and has lace that hangs out the bottom of my cute fitted tee. They aren't the boxie tees that feel like a moomoo so...still cute...but still jeans and tee...only a little more girlie! And...my toms or my flipflops or flats! You have the cutest figure so you can swing anything...yes, I read your "not liking your body" post....isn't it funny...noone ever is content with themselves until God works it out in them...you are fabulous!!!

Beka said...

It's probably because you dress up most of the time and this is a "new" look for you. He's used to seeing you looking hot pretty much one way(dressed up) and this is a fun new look.

ChristyB said...

You're just too cute in anyting you wear, even a t-shirt and jeans.

Barb said...

You are so darn cute no matter what you wear! I look so forward to your Wednesday posts...actually all of them. :) Loved all your outfits this week - you look adorable in jeans and t-shirt, I can see why your husband likes it! Have a great day.

Kris said...

I think you are they type of person who just looks cute no matter what! I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl myself. Actually my fave is a pair of American Eagle cargo pants I got at a yard sale for like $2. They are all baggy like and frayed on the hems but the most comfy pair of pants I have every worn. I like dressier clothes, but for hanging out all day cooking, cleaning and studying, jeans and t's are just more comfy and practical for me, since I tend to be messy at whatever I am working on ;). My husband always surprises me by saying I look cute when I am a hot mess working in the yard or something like that...Yuck!

kevinandnicoleplus2 said...

Lol, my Hubby is the same way. I could spend and hour doing my hair and wear and outfit I find "sexy" but he likes me better in ripped jeans, a tank, and flip flops..... no joke! He always tells me I look the prettiest in my apron and bare feet too.... its pretty cute. I guess that truly means that he loves me the way I am no frills needed!

Jodi said...

That is too funny. You did look cute, it's true, but I have to comment on how much I love your other outfits!! I think I would still dress for me except when doing something "with" my hubby when a jeans and tee would still be appropriate.

Melissa, SoChick! said...

How funny... mine is the same. He compliments me when I 'dress up', and I feel cute... but then he throws me for a loop when I'm in cleaning or workout garb... "That looks hot"... "Really? Cuz I'm pretty sure I look like a bum, dear". Gotta love hubbies who encourage us to be super comfy! Though, I still dress nice... for me. ;-) On second thought, maybe it's my husbands idea of reverse psychology to keep me from shopping for things that cost more than jeans and a t-shirt.... Hmmmm. ;-)

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

This made me giggle...my husband is the same way. He doesn't mind when I go all out and dress up with heels & a dress...but he seems to love me in just jeans and a t'shirt. :D Oh well, it makes it a little easier & cheaper for me on a daily basis.

Stacey29lincoln said...

I think that is really sweet! I have recently seen some fun vintage style t-shirts (like at Target) that are back in style. They are cute and girly but casual fun. I like them layered with a boyfriend cardi!

Maybe - you could "dress down" on his day off???

Meagan at Fairlyfabulousblog said...

Oh my goodness- you are beautiful! I get it- your hubs loves you just the way you are, but OH I love all your favorite outfits. ;) New follower.

Natalia said...

I guess it's more comfortable! I think you are so beautiful! And your hair, my goodness!! People pay good money for that kinda hair and I love it. It is so beautiful on you!

Lisa said...

Just curious, do you think you're going to get "discovered" with all these pictures of yourself?

Denise said...

My husband really likes t-shirts and jeans. Maybe that is because that is what he wears and feels comfortable in and he doesn't want me showing him up that much. He likes it when I dress up too, but casual is his favorite. :) BTW I would like to see some articles on how you do your hair and what you use in your hair to keep it looking so healthy. I'm a naturally curly redhead too, but my red fades so easy and I'm also starting to go more of a sandy color because of greys now. However; I think once I get mine cut and let it grow natural and long again without straightening it too much, I should be able to do some of your cute hairstyles. Thanks! Love your blog that I am new to.

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