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DSC_0494_FotordancereduxMaybe if I do a little dance, autumn will get here sooner. That’s how it works, right? Well, I can at least wear what I call my “hurry up fall” outfit. So far it hasn’t worked. Exhibit A:

916foggyclose_FotorreduxThat’s not some fancy filter I added in post-production; that’s straight up humidity on my lens. Don’t even get me started about what happens when I wear my glasses! I do like the Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds commercial effect. It’s somewhat flattering, don’t you think? No?

DSC_0418_FotorclosenofoxeditreduxThat’s better–loud and clear! What I really want to prove with this outfit is pin up style can still work as the temperatures cool off and even when you choose pants instead of skirts. Now, I’m not what you would call a retro purist. While I love polka dots and circle skirts, my jam is adding modern touches to those styles. Besides, my hair game won’t allow for beehives and victory rolls (which would be so much fun to learn how to do, but that’s another blog post).

DSC_0476_FotorwideshotreduxThese teal pants were a great find. Because I’m on the larger side plus sizes, I sometimes feel like I have to pick boring clothes for my bottom half due to the lack of variety on that end of the spectrum. Heck, many plus size retailers usually stop before they get to my size. It bums me out when I see cute clothes at certain places only going up to size 24. That why these pants were a wonderful surprise. You never know what you can find if you look a little bit harder!

DSC_0430_FotorshoeseditreduxI bought these shoes last fall, and they were totally neglected. I’m so glad I found a special outfit for them this year. Oh, and they’re still available and on sale!

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How are you all starting to incorporate fall pieces into your wardrobe? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Thanks for wandering over to my little area of the interwebs. Until next time, stay cool!

Top: Myrtlewood by ModCloth / Pants: Avenue / Shoes: Jessica London / Headscarf: ModCloth (similar in mustard)/ Flower Pin: Maurices / Necklace: Fossil

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Print mixing–I’ve seen many of my blogger friends do it before, and I tried it out in this previous post. While I’m not anti-matching, I feel having the option to mix it up can give you more versatility if you have a limited, or even not-so-limited, wardrobe. It’s long been my home decorating philosophy if nothing matches then it all goes together. Remember the chairs around Monica’s dinner table on Friends? If a “friend” went all WWF and smashed one of them, she may have lost a cute chair, but she didn’t have to worry that it broke up the set. Monica could just go to a thrift store and pick up a new one in whichever style she wanted. It’s so much fun to bring this idea to fashion. I really like how the polka dots on the chambray skirt are structured and traditional, but the spots on my blouse are just not having any of that. Speaking of the skirt, I feel it will become like a favorite pair of jeans, and I’ll wear it often. The shoes and purse don’t match either; in fact, the only things that match are my necklace and earrings.

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Dots, stripes, floral, or novelty: which prints do you like to mix? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Top and Skirt: ModCloth / Shoes: Zappos / Necklace and Earrings: Fossil / Purse: Thrifted from Goodwill / Glasses: Ray-Ban

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Try Again

June 2, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Does this dress look familiar? I’ve worn it on the blog before, as a skirt, here. Kinda blah, right? Honestly this convertible dress/skirt from Kiyonna has been sort of a problem child from the get-go. I originally ordered it a size bigger, but had to send it back. My waist is obviously much bigger than my bust, so it worked as a skirt, but as a dress, not so much. The problem didn’t completely resolve itself with the smaller size, but I was able to make it work by pinning it to my bra. I love the above outfit much more than my first go-round which goes to show some pieces of clothes deserve another chance!

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I have been in the market for a denim vest for a couple of years now, and until I came across this one from Lane Bryant, I had a tough time finding one I liked. I decided to dress up this casual outfit with gold accessories, like this fox necklace and earring set from Fossil and this vintage brooch from Femme DeBloom’s Etsy shop.

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Even my shoes are gold, and I love the bling on the heel! They’re from Jessica London.

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I took these pictures last week right before we had tons and tons of rain. There’s still stormy weather in the forecast. Looks like I gotta get more creative with taking indoor outfit picks! Thanks for stopping by!