Versatile Style by Tracey

Getting Out of My Style Rut

Posted on: May 29, 2015

I’ve been feeling so uninspired to create outfits lately.  

There are several reasons behind that including  my weight gain and wonderful bottoms from last year that don’t fit me. 

Coming home to the newly done bedroom and bathroom has sparked a strong need for me to clean out all drawers, cabinets and closets, who feels like getting dressed for that!  I must say that I am getting dressed as I do go out to the store and even went bowling.  

If those two aren’t enough I have two more things going on…

My camera is missing… Don’t ask me what happened during my time in Vegas, but I know everything from my room and closet was moved to other parts of the house for re-carpeting and painting, so a huge chaos for other parts of the house. Somehow my camera has been misplaced.  I do however have my new phone with 21mp camera, so not a real excuse. 

And the final reason is that my dear son home from his freshman year in college requested a room of his own. He has always happily shared a room with his brother as there was really no other option. With my oldest moving out last year, I had taken over his room as my dressing room… Yep, I am a great mom, cause I readily gave up my dressing room and have been cramming my stuff back into my walk- in closet , dresser and new under the bed drawers.  

I am sure this is a temporary thing, so in looking for inspiration I thought I’d share with you. 


Alison from Get Your Pretty on is starting a new challenge with the shopping list coming out next week. I hope to shop my closet and think I am in good shape.  What’s so great about this is the private Facebook page with all the very supportive, kind hearted women.  

Next up for Inspiration is Pinterest of Course

Casual Outfit


With my Vegas purchase from Charming Charlies of a similar hat, I couldn’t resist this look.

Mine is sold out online, but they have this version. 

I don’t have jean shorts, but could use capris or a skirt.  

Love it great fall outfit


I love the simplicity of a white top with blue bottom and cognac accessories. 

"Bermuda's, Baby!" by rockreborn on Polyvore


A striped top with animal print shoes, what’s not to love? 

Ooohhh, awesome! I would wear a slightly larger sweater so it wasn't so tight, but otherwise this is cute!!


Since I bought mint pointed toe flats and a navy striped t-shirt dress this season, I could pull this off. 

"Cool Colors" by archimedes16 on Polyvore


Yet another option for my mint flats. I  would do this with my orange boho skirt.  

Dear Readers, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Keep your fingers crossed we figure out the electrical problem we are currently having that includes my bedroom and the bathrooms.  I’d like to add, no lights in my closet as another bump in the road towards getting inspired, lol!  


I am grateful for the Summer Style Challenge to look forward to in the next few weeks. 

I am grateful to my daughter who has been by my side during all my purging and closet cleaning. 

I am grateful to my husband for putting his Navy background to work and spending late nights replacing electrical outlets. 

I am grateful for the home school testing being done and the fantastic results where my son finally achieved a perfect score in vocabulary, something he missed by one question each time.   A great self esteem boost.  

I am grateful for a Parent’s Night Out dinner for next week to look forward to, as our bowling group is suspended for the Summer.  


2 Responses to "Getting Out of My Style Rut"

Well, I am sure the little weight gain is discouraging for you, but you still look very young and pretty! Maybe this can be a summer in which ypu enjoy your many attractive skirts! I always like the way you style them. Enjoy your newly organized and decorated home!

Too funny Suzanne, I joked about living in maxi skirts and dresses for the summer… You are so kind, I appreciate that!

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