Blue, Orange, & Checked All Over
Lately I've been feeling a bit preppy, and it's been really fun to explore this side of my fashion personality. I used to think I could only wear things that hugged my curves or showed skin, in order to feel sexy and confident. But I'm discovering that sexy is an attitude, and that the fashion possibilities are endless if I'm willing to take chances. I'm finding that wearing pieces that are oversized, or even a bit shapeless, can be very cool! In many ways, I feel more confident when I'm all buttoned up in something unexpectedly funky. I push myself to try new ideas because it's a fantastic creative outlet, and well, it's really fun.
This bold orange, navy blue, and grey Old Navy sweater got so many compliments when I wore it. I usually wear a 2x, but this was an XL and fit just the way I wanted it to. I bought it an Old Navy outlet store recently, so I don't know if it's still available. But you should check anyway, just in case.
The white button-down oxford shirt is by Van Heusen in a 2x, which I bought from Amazon, of all places. It's so crisp, and I love the pointed collar. I plan to pair this shirt with lots of things! Watch is Fossil, and earrings and bracelet are Stella & Dot, which has such great jewelry. Admittedly, I'm addicted.
My jeans are thrifted, and the booties are Sam Edelman (last season), which I bought from Ross for $35 --STEAL!!. They've been a favorite of mine since I got them. You'll see them in the rotation a lot. I think the photo before this one shows them better.
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My orangey lip color is a blend of Milani Sweet Nectar and Ruby Woo by MAC (which, by the way, looks great on EVERYONE!). I love mixing lipstick colors together -- it's a great way to expand your color options on a budget too!
It's a little tough to see in this shabby photo, but I added a pair of small earrings to the button holes in the collar for a little extra sparkle. I have lots earrings in different shapes, sizes, and colors that will make this basic oxford shirt POP!
Well, if I've learned anything from this experience, it's that I need to take better pictures. Outside. During the day. I'm still getting the hang of this thing, people.
Until next time, I hope all your fashion choices make YOU feel good!