Post-Vacation Burnout

Do you ever find that you actually feel more burnt out after your vacation than you did before it? That’s the situation I’m having now. I was doing ok a month or so ago. And then on our “mandatory unpaid week” I did some relaxing… perhaps too much? Because when I started working again I immediately felt exhausted! I thought it would pass (it takes a while to get back into the regular routine), but it still hasn’t. Granted, its been an exceptionally busy month with only two days off so far.

stripes!!
Ann Taylor top, J. Crew pants, J. Crew shoes (OMG comfortable, still available in silver), Vintage Fendi bag

Putting on real person clothes this month has been a nice change, though. I’ve actually been doing a pretty good job of mixing and matching my closet. But now I’m starting to notice holes in my wardrobe. One area I’m lacking is knit tops (somehow most of my closet turned into silk shirts).  I made two $10 additions to my closet that have already added a lot of versatility. One is the top I’m wearing in these pics. I could probably mix this top with many colors, but I love the way it looks with the fatigue green. The other top I love is a regular scoop neck tank but in the most vivid, beautiful papaya color.  I think the color actually made me happier every time I looked at it! I’m grabbing a few other cheap sale knits to try now, too. I’m excited about this vintage-y coffee stripe tee, this rolled sleeve one in a deep eucalyptus color, and this simple, comfy black tee.

Vintage Fendi in Python

While finding knit tops is easy, my ongoing issue has been finding pants or jeans that fit and are flattering and comfortable! I’ve had some successes (with some caveats). The best fitting pants I’ve found is Ann Taylor’s Modern Knit Slim Pants. I have these in navy and black and they’re both extremely comfortable and flattering. What I don’t know how to handle is the length. They’re full length pants and I never figured out how to wear skinny/ slim full length pants with shoes… I typically take everything up to above-the-ankle length. I might need opinions? As far as jeans go, I only had two pairs of jeans in my closet (one J. Crew matchstick crop from last year and one AG stilt from a long time ago) and I’ve been buying and returning like a mad woman trying to find another flattering pair! I ended up with Citizens of Humanity Racer jeans in Slash. Holy flattering (very good for the bum, just read the reviews…). And an amazing wash! They also come in a stunning dark wash and a young distressed wash… we’ll see if either of those go to sale! A few other pairs of pants are on my radar yet, but I’m not sure what I’m actually going to try.

 Stripes
Oh, and did you find anything ant Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale? I know a lot of people love this sale, but I wasn’t able to find too many things I was excited about. I am taking this opportunity to try out some Zella leggings finally! I couldn’t decide what pair to try initially, but I’m going with their classic ‘live in’ reversible legging. They also come in the capri length, but I have enough plain black capri leggings. The only other thing I was interested in was a cozy pullover that I can throw on over leggings from Beyond Yoga (never heard of them, but just found out they have maternity yoga clothes… good to note for the future!!). Did you pick up anything?