I didn’t have cable as a kid so if you reference a cable show from the 90s, chances are I didn’t watch it much. Of course I watched tv at friends houses (because us non cable kids know the best thing to do at a friends house is watch cable), but I wasn’t a die hard fan of any cable show. I literally just watched Ren and Stimpy for the first time this year. In 2016.
Doug was one of my favorite shows as a kid. For some reason, one particular scene has stayed in my mind all these years – I’ve searched high and low to find the clip to share with you guys buuuuut I can’t find it ANYWHERE. Who knows, I might’ve made it up. Either way, the scene has a cute little old lady and, like usual, Doug is overcomplicating things and the lady says “Keep it simple. It doesn’t have to be super complicated…just keep it simple.”
WHAT I’M SAYING IS, this is how I’m feeling about my wardrobe lately. I tend to shift my personal style here and there (with eclectic edge always keeping it centered and close to who I am), and right now, I’m in a season of simplicity. I’ve honed down my wardrobe and simplicity is best – I’ve been operating with minimal accessories and focusing on neutrals in fits that I love.
This particular dress is one I grabbed off of Target.com for only $8 and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the fit. I love that it hugs my curves without clinging too much – it’s seriously my new favorite piece in my closet. You already saw this dress once in this post when I threw a vest over it and I wore it with some nicer shoes to a wedding rehearsal dinner last week. Keeping it simple means you can easily dress things up and down and I’m all about that life. I’ve already got this dress down to $2 per wear and that’s pretty dang good if you ask me.
Side note: how are you feeling about my glasses? I originally wanted plain clear glasses but due to some unforeseen circumstances (aka Warby Parker not carrying the clear ones I wanted anymore), I ended up with these. They were my second choice but they’re really growing on me. If you’re not a Warby Parker fan, you need to get on that – $95 for the frames + the lenses AND they give a pair to someone in need!
I had to laugh when I threw on these Timberland style boots with this dress because I totally felt like J Lo in the Jenny from the Block video and I didn’t hate it. These boots were $20 from ShoeDazzle and worth every single penny. I imagine you’re going to be seeing lots of these boots as we head into spring and summer.
Even though my style is evolving (and dare I say, maturing?!) don’t worry, I’m still the same old me. I might’ve kept it simple for this outfit, but I also spent $40 on a Ghostbusters t shirt last week so..ya win some, ya lose some. What I’m trying to say is, I’m still, I’m still Valery from the block. (I’m not from the block…I’m from Fort Worth.)