Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Learning to Embrace Baggy

I like defined shapes. I wear a lot of belts, cropped cardigans and jackets and form fitting clothes in general. Big, baggy clothes haven't really been my cup of tea since college. Although back in college putting on actual clothes and not just pajamas was a big step for me, so using that as a touchstone doesn't really mean much. One day I will scan some photos and you will all have a very big laugh at my expense.

This outfit represents me out of my comfort zone. I was planning on belting it till I caught a glimpse in the mirror (as I was crossing my room to grab a belt) and thought, "oh, this doesn't look half bad just as it is." And since I'm trying to try new things and go out of my comfort zone a bit I left the house sans belt. I will say it was a very comfortable outfit.

The top is via Re/Dress NYC and you first saw it in September (where I wore it with a belt) and the jeans you've also seen before, they're Z. Cavarichi via Ross. Since the outfit felt slightly masculine to me, I felt the need to overcompensate by having it unbuttoned pretty low and flashing some cleavage, and some bling via my H&M "pearls" and bejeweled flats from Nine West.

Photo credit and chartreuse shoe belong to the darling Ateqah.


  1. Okay, this is so funny because I posted an outfit TODAY where I am wearing an oversized men's shirt and leggings. Twins!

  2. Wow it really is a different look on you. But I like it! The necklace was a nice touch.

    I am so glad you have this blog. It is SO much fun to see you. And I love your smiles in these photos. Sooo Bloomie!

  3. It's definitely hard to dress out of your comfort zone, but once you do and find a look you like it's amazing how you can wonder why you never tried a certain look before! This one looks great!

    Oh, and I passed on the Sunshine Award to you for being a favorite blog!

  4. Wow! I really like that - you look awesome! I too have a hard time with the baggy look because I fear looking like a pregnant woman.

    Are those skinny jeans? I have such a hard time finding plus size skinny jeans!!!

  5. Allison thank you so much for the award - that is SO sweet of you. I really appreciate it.

    Sara they are indeed skinny jeans. They're Z Cavarrichi's (or however you spell it) in a size 20 that I got from Ross, but I also have another pair of their skinny jeans that I got from Torrid so you can try looking for them there.

  6. I think baggy can be cute, especially if it's a good shirt. I have a thing for baggy men's shirts- oh so comfortable. You look really cute, I love your blog!