How To Wear Flare Jeans

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Let’s put flares on the list of things I never thought i’d own. They always felt clunky and like they were adding weight to my bottom half instead of detracting from it. But guys, i’m hooked. Few pants have made me felt slimmer and sexier than these.

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When wearing a pant with a wide leg, I always like to keep the top simple but bold. No patterns or big volume, but a punchy color to draw the eye upward.

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You may have noticed, but my solution to most things in life is: tuck, tuck, tuck.

Here’s my thinking: When wearing flared pants, you want your legs to look as long as possible. That’s sort of the point. So, tuck the shirt into the front of the pants to show the top of the pant line. This will make your legs look miles long and won’t cut them off mid-hip where your shirt ends.

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What are your thoughts on flares?

Joie Jacket (so old, similar here), Banana Republic Cashmere top c/o (here in dusty pink) – wearing a size XL, Madewell “Lucy” flare jeans – wearing a size 32, Ivanka Trump shoes

Fitted Bottoms + Voluminous Tops

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Truth be told, this is how I spend most weekends. My husband and I wander around San Francisco dressed down with a drink in hand.

I love the combo of a wider top and a slimmer/more fitted bottom and have found myself gravitating towards this silhouette in recent months.

My recommendation when choosing a more voluminous top is to be sure the pants sit very tight to the leg. I have a tutorial for cuffing jeans and pants here, and still use this method today.

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Sweater (old but love this one), Leggings (wearing a size 12), Sneakers, Sunglasses (here in this year’s color), Purse

Questions for You

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Okay so, before we get into the details of this post, let’s just take a collective sigh after the last year it’s been. Yes, I got married in 2016 (woot!) but otherwise, this has been a rough year. And gosh, the last month has been just beastly. I’ve had a terrible cold, followed by bronchitis, followed by the holidays. And so, no posts. Womp womp. 2017, i’m rootin’ for ya.

What I really want to do in this post is as ya’ll some questions. I’d love your candid, honest responses in the comments below, or via email (thepearshape@gmail.com), twitter, instagram, wherever or whenever. I’m doing some research for a potentially very exciting project, and your input would be the most welcome.

1. Where do you shop for leather wide calf boots?
2. How much would you pay for a beautifully designed, luxury wide calf leather boot (think Stuart Weitzman style, but that actually fit your calf)?
3. If you could design your perfect boot, what would it look like?

As always, ya’ll just make my heart sing. Thank you for being you, and for being here.

Review: Ann Taylor Colorblock Slip Dress

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Dress (currently 50% off), Shoes, Jacket

Let me just jump up and down for this dress for a hot second. Seriously, i’m wearing a size 14 here and it fits me EVERYWHERE. Hallelujah! It’s the colorblock silk dress from Ann Taylor and it. is. exceptional.

It is a perfect midi length on me, has adjustable spaghetti straps and even has a built in bralette.

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I just love the way it skims my curves while not being too tight, making it totally office appropriate.

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I’m styling it here with tennis shoes and a jean jacket, totally perfect for a casual weekend but think it would look amazing with nude or black pumps, hair up, and a vampy lip.

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As a curvy lady, nothing feels better than clothing fitting off the rack, amiright?

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