Archives for October 2013

Recommendation: WildFox Sweatpants

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I genuinely feel like you all and I are buddies, besties, friends, for lack of a better way of saying it. So, as I recommend the most random of items to my closest girlfriends, I figured I would start doing that here. No in depth review, no crazy photos, just me saying that I own this item and am obsessed with it so you should be too. In this case, the item is the WildFox Sweatpant. Take it from me, they have a thick waistband, are the softest thing in the world, and as Cesar says it make you look “hot.” Winner in my book.

A Shirt That Encapsulates the Theme of This Blog

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Not Photoshopped shirt, Francesca’s Boutique skirt (so old, similar here), SPANX tights, Seychelles boots (new version: obsessed), Sole Society hat, Prada sunglasses

You can’t see it, but this shirt reads: “Not Photo Shopped,” and I love it. I’ve worn it once before on this blog, but i’m pulling it out again just because I feel like if there is one clothing item that encapsulates the theme of what i’m trying to get across when writing ThePearShape, it’s this shirt.

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I started this blog with the intention of showing women how I dress myself. Simple as that. Perhaps provide a bit of fashion inspiration, tips, tricks, and pieces that I felt flattered a pearshaped or curvy figure along the way. I’m elated with where this blog has gone and sincerely can say that i’m proud to have kept it in its original state.

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Every outfit you see is rawly shot by Cesar, sometimes on the roof of our building, or in our front entryway. I edit in Lightroom and don’t even blur out pimples if they come, because I feel like it truly allows you to see me, who I am on a day to day basis.

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I love that my readers have grown with me, created their own community and help each other. I receive countless emails a day from women thanking me for being an inspiration, and while I wouldn’t call myself just that, I so sincerely appreciate every kind word. Women explain to me how while they “wouldn’t dream” of discussing their own body issues on social media or the internet in general, they read my blog for inspiration in the morning, and I couldn’t thank them enough for being silent soldiers on this adventure with me.

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There are going to be a few changes coming to the blog in the next few weeks. Nothing major at all, but I want to keep you guys in the loop as they come. Please know that this blog will not change it’s goal, or message, or content for that matter, but some fun opportunities have arisen that I think will only serve to help the audience of ThePearShape, and I couldn’t be more excited. So thank you for being on this journey with me, and stay tuned!

James Jeans Hunter High Rise Straight Leg

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James Jeans (wearing a size 31), Target turtleneck, Madewell belt, Michael Kors sneakers (old, but love these), Tory Burch sunnies

I snapped these pictures quickly last week after receiving these jeans in the mail after the Shopbop sale. I ordered these high rise straight leg jeans in the hopes they would be a high rise option that would allow more versatility in footwear (read: not just boots).

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I love the fit but as you can see they are not true high rise jeans on me. I’m guessing it is the extra junk in the trunk, if you catch my drift, that keeps them from rising as high as they look on the model, but I still like the placement. They hit right below my belly button and can be worn with shirts tucked in or untucked just the same.

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They are super long, so for any tall ladies, I suggest looking into these. It is on my list to get them hemmed to flats (my preferential shoe height) soon. One other note: these jeans stain. I don’t mean just stain your shoes or bags if you wear them new, but stain your skin. I wore them for a whole day right out of the package and my skin was blue in the shower that night. Lots of scrubbing was needed!

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Let me know if you try these out! I’d love to see them on you.

Review: Zara Puffer Coat

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Zara Puffer Coat (wearing an XL, more options below), Hat from Europe, LOFT sweater, Banana Republic pants (just repurchased again), Hunter boots, Prada sunnies, Kenneth Cole bag (this year’s, or similar)

San Francisco has decided to jump straight from indian Summer to frigid Winter and i’m feelin’ it on my walk to work every morning. I bought this puffer coat when it was on sale a few months back and reserved it for just this time of year. It is still in stock at Zara and is such a wonderful addition to my standard wool-coat collection for cold weather.

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I love that this coat is intensely warm but doesn’t add a ton of bulk. When zipped up it sits very close to the body and doesn’t require a ton of layering underneath as it has a faux-down interior plus a wind-breaker lining. With a fur collar detail and zip-off hood, it has everything I could need to battle the elements.

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I also love the exposed zippers at the wrist as well as the curved seaming along the back of the garment.

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Finally, with tons of gold hardware and a double-zip and snap closure, it’s a stunner piece without feeling too overdone.

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In other words, obsessed. Here are a few other similar coat options if you want something in the same shape but other fabrics:

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