I realized some time ago that the high-waisted skirt and tucked-in shirt look was super flattering on me. I don’t know if that’s a universal thing, but since I’m on the shorter side, a high waist makes my legs look longer, so I look taller. And since I have an hourglass figure (but the top of the hourglass is my head, not boobs – still totally counts), tucking in the shirt highlights my small waist instead of my relatively wide hips.
The only problem is that some shirts just do not work when tucked in. This is one of those shirts. Every time I slightly lifted an arm, I pulled the shirt out of the skirt and made myself look droopy and lumpy. It’s a few years too early in my life for that.
The best solution I’ve come up with is tying the shirt in front like this. If anyone knows of a good way to keep shirts tucked in (an undergarment perhaps?) please let me know! I’ll test our your suggestions and report back.
Shirt (on sale) // similar Skirt (under $25) // Shoes “Gabi” (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Bag // Bracelet (on sale)
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First of all, the name of this post is the title of a song from a musical. If you know what musical, you get a million cool points. Moving on…
On Friday we had a couple friends over for dinner. Apparently we’re grownups now. Or maybe we just spent all our money on vacation so we can’t afford to go out. It’s a little of both probably.
So what do you wear when it’s Friday night but you’re not actually leaving the house? You don’t want to answer the door to guests in your sweatpants, but it seems silly to do your hair and put on eyeliner and pumps just to hang out in your own apartment. So this is what I came up with: a plain t-shirt, a flowy skirt (it’s reversible, by the way!), one fun and bright accessory, and no shoes.
So be honest – did I overthink it? I tend to do that. If anyone else is a regular at-home entertainer, feel free to weigh in!
Skirt // Necklace
This outfit is from last Saturday, when I ran a couple errands and went out to eat for my bro’s birthday. (Girls can be bros. I looked it up in the Bro Code.)
Last weekend, the temperatures took an unexpected dip so I had this big dilemma over what to wear. It was like nothing in my closet was working for me. I wanted to wear something cute and springy because it was the weekend, but my delicate constitution and lack of meaningful body fat told me I should probably cover up. I get whiney when I’m cold, and nobody wants to deal with that.
For some reason my new jean jacket that I thought would go with everything just didn’t look right with this dress. I looked oddly wide. I’m hoping the jacket and I will reconcile soon, but in the meantime I was able to count on my chambray – tied at the waist of course.
So the moral of the story is: If you don’t know what to wear, just stay home. Or wear something like this. You’re welcome.
Chambray // similar Dress // another similar Dress (under $20!) // Sunglasses (on sale) // Coach bag via eBay
Well, folks, you saw Kristin’s “debut” a couple weeks ago, but I wouldn’t want that to be your lasting impression of her style. In reality, she’s more of a “jeans and t-shirt” kind of girl, but every once in a while, she really steps up her game on the style front. I like to think I have a lot to do with this 🙂
In the interest of full disclosure, I did have a bit of a hand in this ensemble: the sunglasses and necklace were both gifts from me, and I pretty much forced her to get this skirt (with good reason…it’s adorable). But Kristin did actually come up with this outfit all on her own. I couldn’t be more proud of my girl!
When it came to taking photos of this outfit endeavor, the conversation went something like this:
Kristin: I’m not used to being on this side of the camera.
Me: Just act casual.
Me: Um…Yeah, that looks great. Now try looking like a normal person’s version of casual.
Isn’t she cute?!
Chambray shirt: Target
Shoes: Minnetonka (old, similar)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban