Archives for April 2013

Quick solution for a dress that feels too tight

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Theory sweater (similar. buy a few sizes up for a slouchy fit), LOFT dress (similar), vintage Chanel flats, Anthropologie necklace

Recently i’ve been feeling a little self-conscious in certain dresses that I own. Maybe it is that they shrunk in the wash, or I gained weight in that area, but tight fitting dresses that pull over my stomach have been making me feel uncomfortable. I wore this dress a ton last season and love its simplicity yet flattering cut on a pearshape. To make myself more comfortable in it I layered a thin knit and chunky necklace to draw the eye upward away from my stomach and the horizontal stripe of the dress.

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I tucked the sweater under a bit to keep it from hitting me at my widest part and cutting straight across my rear end. The thinness of the sweater still allows some visibility of my shape but provides warmth and another layer.

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In other news, I feel like my hair looks a bit drab and dry in these photos. Does anyone have any recs for great products to combat this? I’d be forever grateful! xo

Transitioning Work Pants into Spring, the J.Crew Cafe Capri

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J.Crew hat, Target top (similar in grey), J.Crew cafe capri, DSW no-name wedge

I’m the biggest fan of taking one clothing item and using it different ways. You may remember my review of these J.Crew cafe capri pants for work nearly a year ago. During an unseasonably warm day this last weekend in the city, I reached for them again but decided to find a way to dress them down just a bit and make them Sunday appropriate.

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I think the key to this look is in the details. The striped hat (that i’m totally planning a tropical vacation around…) and open toed wedges give it a Spring/Summer vibe and help to¬†camouflage¬†the otherwise stuffy, office nature of these pants. I also rolled the hems messily to give an even further relaxed look.

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Finished with some coral lip color and fun sunglasses, I felt incredibly comfortable and put together for Sunday brunch with my love.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. Thanks for reading! xo

A bulky sweater that is slimming

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Rachel Zoe sweater via Gilt (membership link), Ann Taylor Curvy Slim jeans, Sam Edelman sandals, J.Crew and Michael Kors bracelet

Another set of stunning photos for your Thursday morning. Lydia, that lady, is quite the talent. I had to have her document this sweater because I think it is one of my favorite, most unique pieces and definitely a winning purchase from Gilt. It is Rachel Zoe and the softest, slinkiest fabric. I was originally really worried about the fit of this sweater. I thought it would be bulky and not flattering on my frame but the rouching in the back and the high neckline make it quite slimming.

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I love that the sweater rouches into a deep-v on my back. It makes my upper back look quite sexy yet still covers bra straps and any bulging around the bra line. The string in the back is completely adjustable so I look forward to pulling it tighter in Summer and making this cropped in the back. The way the fabric loosely drapes in the front coupled with the subtle tailoring and high neckline make this very flattering on my big-busted figure.

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Furthermore, I don’t know if you can tell but the sweater has a thick ribbing on the bottom providing some extra structure.

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On an unrelated note, how baller is this Michael Kors bracelet my mom let me borrow this weekend? Seriously, the woman has some taste. Thanks mom!

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Thanks for reading!

Bootie purchase

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Welcome to my closet. And thank you ShopBop for providing the oh so generous 20% off that pushed me over the edge. The sleekness, the cutouts, the not-too-high top that won’t truncate legs. Can we say perfection for Spring nights and chilly Winters? #drooled. #purchased.

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