There was quite a stretch of time, back when Katie Holmes first married Tom Cruise, that I really admired her style. She did a layout for InStyle that was just heavenly and ever since then, I’ve been watching her like a hawk to see what she’ll come up with next. But lately she’s been looking a little…sloppy. And although I love the Inspiration Monday challenge photo that the two lovely ladies over at Two Birds Boutique have chosen, I don’t think I would place it in the “polished” section of my inspiration folder (instead it went into Weekend Wear). Still, here’s our challenge for this week:
I love the high waisted/wide leg jeans, but I know for a fact that they will not be pretty on me. Those types of pant never fit my generous hips, but I figured I would try out what I do have in my closet (and have been dying to wear):
Jeans: Michael Kors, thrifted from the Rufe Snow Goodwill
Tank Top: Old Navy
Cardigan: Xhilaration from Target last year
Purse: Vintage Michael Kors, found on eBay
Sunglasses: Michael Kors
Shoes that you can’t see: Sofft, thrifted from Thrift Town in North Richland Hills
Okay, so I may appear to be a walking advertisement for Michael Kors, but that is purely coincidental! That purse is one of my favorites and I faithfully carried it daily until my back started aching, because of course, it was stuffed full of all kinds of things I didn’t need. And the jeans? Let’s just say they’re one of my thrifting highlights and I plan on doing a post featuring them later in the week. The sunglasses were picked up at the outlet store down by Austin and I absolutely love them.
I chose to go the tank top route, only because my gray t-shirts had a higher neck and they just didn’t look right with this cardigan. The cardigan, another favorite, has these cute gathered sleeves and a lace cut-out in the back. For mom comfort, this outfit receives high marks, as I was able to move about freely without worrying about showing anything. Maybe that’s why Suri’s mom chose it in the first place…
If you haven’t already, hop on over to Two Bird’s Boutique and see the other lovely ladies take on Mrs. Cruise!