Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I have to be honest: there are some styles I just don't think I can pull off.  You gotta find what works for you, and I'm not convinced this is one for me.  I usually don't buy oversize pieces, but some recent weight loss has made some of my clothes roomier and boxier on me.  I'm right in between the point where I should start sizing down, but I just don't really want to give up some of my cute pieces!  I've taken some of my more expensive items in for tailoring, but I can't justify nipping in a cheapy shirt from the Target clearance rack.  I should have paid closer attention in home ec so I'd know how to tailor my own clothing.

So enter this outfit.  Two tops that I'd say are getting a little too loose to be flattering.  I tried belting this look, but it looked bunched and wrinkly.  Usually I'd extend the life of a roomy top by tucking it into a fitted pencil skirt for some contrast, but it was too cold for that to be an option for me today.  I just bit the bullet and layered two analogous tops and had a who cares? moment.  I can't say it's my most flattering look, but it sure was comfy!
Top: Old Navy
Blouse: Mossimo
Jeans: Gap
Booties: Style&Co via Macy's
Necklace: Charming Charlie

How do you extend the life of your clothing when you're fluctuating between sizes?


Courtney Erin said...

I actually think this is working - it's boxy but intentionally so and paired it with skinny pants makes it all the better. I'm also just a sucker for things in orange...

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Rakel said...

Love your orange blouse! Check out this one, you'll love it too ;)

Frannie Pantz said...

Really??? I immediately loved this outfit on you when I saw it on Instagram! You look great, I think! I know how weight fluctuations can be frustrating in the wardrobe department, but honestly I love this color and styling on you!

Lenya said...

First, congrats on the weight loss. I think you pull this outfit off beautifully. You are tall and that's the key for the boxy over sized clothes, I am short and can't pull them off at all. I really like what you did, the bright orange is a beautiful color on you. If you don't mind me saying so, the only thing I would change would be the boots, it's not the boots but the color, if you wear boots the same color as the pants it makes your legs longer. Thx for your sweet comment, btw!