Tuesday, March 24, 2015

scrumdilly style 3: day 3

This top is not a keep but I stuck with it and paired it with each piece. This is what thrift shopping is good for...trying out colors and styles that interest you without breaking the bank. Sometimes I fall in love with a style idea but the reality is my frame is not flattered by it at all (peasant tops...ahem). This top was one of those. It could be because it is an XXL but I think the tie front is distracting and makes the top poof over my already poofy belly. Also, the neckline is enormous and it keeps slipping to expose my tank top strap along with my super strength bra strap and that just ain't pleasant for anyone to see. Or that could just be me. I have a thing about bra straps showing not on purpose (makes me think of sad raccoons and all sorts of sloppy) but love a bra strap showing on purpose (I blame Madonna circa 1982).

The skirt? I love the skirt. It is mostly super comfy but it is also slightly see-through. I love the fit, flair and length of the skirt but the lining of the skirt is micro mini and I swear if I bend over it just waddles up to my waist. Sadly, as much as I love it, I fret when I wear it so I am adding it to the donation bin. Wearing clothing well for a larger frame is all about balance and comfort. If you are tugging at this and pulling at that don't wear it. I don't care how cute it looks on the hanger or on someone else or how pretty it is or if it is the perfect shade of blue, just don't do it. Let it go and move on, I speak from experience (have I mentioned peasant blouses yet?) Balancing out your shape can make or break an outfit and can make you feel all sorts of spiffy or like running home to don pajamas and weep. The skirt here is fitting enough at the hips making a slender shape. The weight of the skirt keeps the flair at the hem from trumpeting and making me look like this.

In a nutshell, think balance and comfort. You should not hanker for p.j.s and a bowl of lucky charms (I love lucky charms) as you are out and about. You should be out and about and so comfortable you are not worried about looking like a sad raccoon.

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