Friday 07 August 2015
- Shoes: Target; purchased circa 2012
- Tights: Target; purchased unknown date
- Skirt: American Apparel; purchased circa 2008
- Shirt: Target; purchased 2014
- Map of London Necklace: gift
Pairing pieces in unusual ways is my absolute favorite. Using an extra-casual tee under a fitted skirt makes this feel more pulled together.
TIP: FOCUS ON FORM -- Even your tighter pieces can still be comfortable and that makes dressing for work or for a formal event more enjoyable. I buy bodysuits, wear most things veryhigh-waisted, have a staple brand/style of underwear that feels like I have nothing on, etc. all to address my short torso and curves. In both pics I have my tights/leggings up to my bra line practically because, for me, it's more comfortable than feeling cut off at my gut and let's me feel smoothed and covered. It's a short person thing, too.
Saturday 08 August 2015
- Boots: Just Fab; purchased, 2013
- Socks: unknown
- Leggings: Safeway; purchased
- Dress: Target; purchased circa 2012
- Necklace: Target; purchased 2014
i have been trying to replace this staple dress for years. I think I have finally found some pieces this fall at Forever 21. Having easy basics is the best piece of fashion advice I can give you.
TIP: DRESSES HAVE CHILL - What do you feel best in? You may actually have to try on different things to know. My cousin, devoted to jeans and t-shirts, was surprised by how bolstered she felt when she discovered modcloth dresses. While she still prefers casual separated, this was a helpful discovery. Throwing a skater dress on is way easier for me than buying jeans ever could be.
Are you into dresses or are you forever trousers?