cindysmith, I feel that. Sometimes it's just figuring out how to wear something in a way that feels authentic.
Gigi, those sound like the kind of compromises I would make--where the "perfect" item might not exist, but one does that checks almost every box. I'm glad they worked out for you, especially the boots!
That's a great example, Fashintern! I've actually really liked the tops like that I've had...it's like tucking, but without having to futz with the tuck.
nemosmom, interesting! Those jeans would probably be trend at the shorter length now!
Joy, despite their weirdness, I'm always glad the EF bottoms have pockets. They're more handy than they are annoying.
kkards, yay! I've had that happen with a few trendier pieces I didn't want to spend on, too.
Jenni, you are an inspiration for enjoying what you have and the making the most of those pieces for what they are.
ophelia, good luck with the hair!