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Conversation #99: 21 Day Challenge - Closet Orphan

Yesterday the challenge on Kayla's blog was to wear something lurking in the deep recesses of your closet/dresser.  I was a little worried if I would find something season appropriate because I had just recently cleaned out my closet of most of the orphans (at least summer ones).  Since we are still rocking the 100's down here in Texas, I needed something work appropriate and heat appropriate.  I searched my closet and settled upon the perfect white eyelet sheath dress.  The only reason this dress has made it through many rounds of clean out is because my mom made it for me for my high school graduation 8 years ago.  I couldn't wear this dress 15 pounds ago, and since I recently lost those pounds I decided to give it a try.  And guess what?  It fit!  I did a happy dance and then decided to make my outfit:
Outfit breakdown:
Dress: made by my mom, free (well for me, haha)
Cardigan: Gap, $15 (I think, on sale)
Necklace: American eagle, $5
Belt: Charlotte Russe, $8
Shoes: Lands' End Canvas, $13
Watch: Anne Klein, ebay, $30
Glasses: Joseph Marc via Coastal Contacts, $12 (only paid tax and s&h)

So I can't wear this cardigan outside, but it keeps me warm in the ever chilly office (all of the women in the office besides me are going through menopause).  Also, I have to keep taking silly phone pics in the work bathroom because it is way too hot to do outside photos and my house has horrible lighting for indoor pics.  It is really quite weird.

You'll also have to excuse the crazy hair.  I just got it cut this weekend, and I love the cut but the humidity has rolled into town (even though our little suburb keeps getting passed on both sides by the rain storms).  I need to be less lazy with the hair, but at this point, no amount of anti-frizz product seems to be working!  I'm also sporting a new pair of glasses.  I'll try to share a close-up photo of those once I get the crazy frizzy hair under control :)

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