You know how “they” say that hippy/pear shaped women should wear flared or bootcut jeans to balance out their hips? Well, the truth is that I don’t like the way these look on me as much as I like skinny/straight leg jeans, so I think “they” are wrong. But I just recently got these hemmed so I could wear them, and my husband prefers this style on me, so I’m giving them another try. I do like them on me, maybe just not as much as skinny/straight jeans. But I could also be crazy.
And I felt bad for dissing JP’s shoe choice in yesterday’s post, so I wanted to make it up to him by waxing poetic on how AMAZING and WONDERFUL this shirt is. I’ve had this top for at least 5 years and it doesn’t show it’s age at all. It’s quite flattering on all women, copied to death, and worn all over TV/movies – for a reason. I couldn’t possibly recommend ONLY ONE James Perse piece, but if you’re just starting out with the brand, perhaps this is the piece to start with? I do recommend sizing up one size, and be aware that it’s relatively sheer, but it’s the most versatile top I own. I wear it tucked, un-tucked (mostly), and open. If I wore color, I’d have one in every color 😉
Also, I made it a goal recently to find another place to take my outfit pictures, but the truth is that if I didn’t do them outside on my balcony, they’d never get done. I know it’s not fabulous photography, but I’ve been doing my outfit pictures myself, with a tripod and timer since I started, so I kind of consider it my “signature.” My husband can’t follow me around, pose me, and shoot my photo three days a week – and there’s really not anywhere else great (or flat) around my apartment to take photos. And a few of my neighbors freak me out. So for now, I’m going to have to keep taking my outfit photos on my balcony. And the truth is, I actually think it’s okay.
I hope you guys have a great weekend!! And in case you don’t read Grechen’s Codes regularly, head over there and check out the Friends & Family sales going on this weekend at Joie, Equipment & Tory Burch…