Monday, October 29, 2012

Wing It


In an attempt to get caught up here on the blog, I had intended to re-wear old favorite outfits for the next few weeks. Instead, as I often can't help doing, I started experimenting with some casual outfit options for a what was going to be an usually casual Friday. What inspired me was this past favorite outfit (one I considered re-wearing), but I wanted to incorporate my mint ankle pants - as of yet unworn - instead. Stripes, jacket, belt, heels - it was a combination I really liked and thought I wore well! So bring on the mint ankle pants.

Jacket - Lane Bryant / Striped tee - H&M / Ankle pants - Talbots / Belt - eloquii /
Handbag - Furla (via Filene's Basement) / Sandals - Nine West

The striped top has great button detailing along the sleeve, so I simply couldn't allow the jacket to cover it up! The cuffs of the jacket look a bit exaggerated, but I kinda like the effect. I also thought I wouldn't like the very pale, washed-out color palette, but once I tried on the whole outfit, I was surprised by how much that was exactly what I liked the most. The whole look is a clean, minimal one, and it's pretty much my favorite way to wear, well, anything.


I must admit that I continue to feel little self-conscious in these light-colored skinnies, but as I walked passed a entire wall of mirrors at work, I forced my thoughts from "Ew" to "This is my body, and I'm just gonna work it. And like it." I'd like to think it wasn't a fleeting thought.



11 comments:

  1. flyingpurplehipposOctober 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Love the combo.

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  2. this is so pretty..
    tempts me to try ankle pants...but I could not wear them as well as you.

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  3. You look amazing! love this outfit! did you lose weight - you look great!

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  4. thanks! it's a never fail combo, really!

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  5. oh i'm sure you could! it's mostly just about proportion and, well, embracing your shape!

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  6. aw, thanks, but nope i sure haven't!! =) smoke and mirrors effect of stripes and a belt, maybe? =))

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  7. You really look great in the pants. I think they would look super hot with boots this winter. Hope you have more brave days and wear them some more!

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  8. Wow you look great! This outfit is so flattering. Love it!

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  9. Julia P. ValentineOctober 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    I'm with the other comments -- I looked at this the other day, distracting myself from being home from work due to Sandy -- and I wondered how long it had been (only a few days) since I'd seen your posts. Because you looked like you just lost 10 lbs. Not that you needed to. You look fantastic. And I am so ready to brave ankle length skinnies now!! Thank you! I look forward to your posts. Hope you kick that insomnia soon!

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