Remixing H&M chunky knits with Anthropologie classics + vintage Chanel

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H&M sweater (current), Anthropologie dress (similar), vintage Chanel flats, Kendra Scott bib (similar)

I bought this dress in college and at the time, it was one of the most expensive purchases i’d ever made. Plus, the tight fit and short length made it completely out of my comfort zone, and began my pushing boundaries of fashion for my bodytype. Now, it is one of my favorite pieces for Fall or Spring and I love mixing and matching it with beloved new pieces. I paired it with my H&M chunky knit sweater for a fun remix on this classic sweater.

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A bold lip and a gold bauble to punch up this outfit even more.

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I chose to remix this sweater with a tighter silhouette on the bottom to balance out the heaviness of the top. I love the look of tone on tone and added these gold vintage Chanel flats for a monochrome look of sorts. The gold bib and poppy lip draw the eye upward.

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What do you think of a chunky sweater on top with a tighter silhouette? Do you remix your dresses like this?

Dressing for pictures: the fit & flare

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H&M dress (very old) (similar), Sam Edelman heels, H&M necklace (another fun option)

With the amount that I have my picture taken for this blog, I think a lot about what styles allow me to look most photogenic. These thoughts not only apply to bloggers but to anyone attending a social event where they are sure to end up in front of a camera! One of my go-to styles aside from a tight-fitted dress, is a fit and flare. It nips in at the waist, flatters my body and allows for movement.

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Apologies for the wrinkles on this dress, it was after a day of sitting! I chose this piece in particular because of the style but also the intricate details. The ruffling on the bodice, the subtle pleating at the waist and the flirty bottom all make for interesting picture details.

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A fit and flare also allows for movement and sultry poses like this!

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If you’re at all uncomfortable about the width of your hips, or the shape of your rear than a subtle fit and flare in a draped, non-clingy fabric is perfect. It grazes curves without hugging them, emphasizing all of your assets. Paired with a bright bauble to draw the eye upward, and nude heels for leg lengthening, this is the perfect picture outfit!

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To add even more interest, throw on a trench or jacket for added coverage.

Do you love the fit and flare?

A mod look

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ASOS sweater (similar), Zara dress (similar), boutique old sunglasses, SPANX tights, J.Crew boots, Chanel WOC bag

I wore this outfit last Sunday to brunch with some friends. In the spirit of continuing to be risky with my dressing, I decided to layer clothing items I typically wouldn’t. This full sweater from ASOS and skater dress from Zara are adorable alone but even cuter together. While this outfit somewhat hides my body shape, I felt sexy and flirty with the short length of the skirt and fun outfit details.

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These are the first sunglasses my boyfriend has EVER loved. He loves how they compliment my face and the interesting color. Who would have thought with a cheap $10 pair from a SF boutique?!

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Would you wear this outfit? Do you think this way of layering is flattering enough?

Surprisingly flattering Zara draped knit sweater

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Zara cardigan (recent), Madewell dress (similar), SPANX tights, J.Crew boots, Chanel WOC handbag

Anything that can be described as “drape-y” is typically something I stay away from as a pearshape. As a woman with some serious curves, fabrics and garments that simply hang tend to make me look like a big rectangle, and eliminate the curves I have and love. However, as I mentioned last week I have been deliberately trying to step outside of my wardrobe comfort zone and experiment with new styles. This draped wrap cardigan from Zara is a prime example. While the other two pieces from that order didn’t work out, this piece is a new treasured favorite in my closet.

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One thing that sold me about this cardigan was the high back. I tend to stay away from items that are long enough that they cut at the widest part of my body but instead are either shorter or longer than that point. This cardigan was shorter and thus more flattering.

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I also really love the versatility of the piece. Worn over dresses and tights in the Winter, or over denim mini skirts in summer (my plan!) I love that this cardigan can work for many occasions. I also plan to turn it into a wrap piece and add a belt for an even more interesting look. Fun fact: I rolled the “sleeves” of this cardigan over to create a different drape and my laugh is a result of my boyfriend ever so lovingly calling me a Rabbi! Ha!

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And of course, we must goof off during shoots: Ninja chop!

Thanks so much for reading!

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