Ace & Jig Bo Skirt in Tuxedo (small)
James Perse crew neck tee
Golden Goose platform sneakers (true to size) | purchased with credits I earn at Shopbop
(Haha. I prefer taking outfit posts as mirror selfies, but the lighting in my office is terrible. Taking photos in front of a timer just seems so “blogger-y” LOL. And clearly I do not know what to do with my hands!!)
I may have finally learned my lesson. Before deciding to keep anything, SIT IN IT, walk around in it, play with the dog (or your kids) in it. What the hell is the point of buying/wearing/keeping ANYTHING if you can’t actually wear it? That was the problem with the kamm pants I almost decided to buy for myself; they were ridiculously cute STANDING UP, but I felt oxygen deprived every time I sat down. Not to mention the camel toe.
Some things you can alter though – like this skirt. It’s a bit tight at the waist sometimes, which I don’t even notice until I sit down. I can definitely play around with the button placement though, and make it more comfortable, because it fits my hips, etc., exactly like I want it to.
All this year I’ve been adjusting to my new size and have been making all sorts of mistakes. Sometimes buying too big, but also buying too small. I try something on, like the way it looks on me standing up, looking in the mirror, and then I wear it, sit in it, walk around in it and realize it’s not going to work. I was thinking about that with regard to my Elizabeth Suzann andy trousers I’ve been hemming and hawing about – the small looks nice on, and the fit is more streamlined, but the elastic JUST fits, and would it be comfortable on a 2 hour flight? Sitting around the house? Working? I don’t think so.
Honestly too, I don’t want anything touching my waist lately. Yesterday I felt so bloated I couldn’t even wear a bra. So I wore my Ozma romper and called it a day. Ugh. Jumpsuits FTW. And dresses. It’s still too hot to wear my Ace & Jig Casey dress much, but I did wear it a couple of times in the last week or so. I’m taking it to Florida with me to wear to dinner.
I’m not going to beat myself up about this stuff anymore – live and learn – but why is this even still a thing? Why do I still sometimes pay more attention to how something LOOKS rather than how it FEELS?
So annoying 🙂
Nothing much interesting lately. Sadly.
Going to Florida this weekend to spend time with my dad and step-mom, back on Tuesday!
I think we all love clothes because we are visual people. How it looks (attractive!) can easily overshadow how it feels. I saw a blogger recently saying she was wearing a comfy outfit for car travel or something, but it included Kamm pants, and I have SUCH a hard time believing they are actually that comfortable. But who knows! Everyone’s different? I’m with you though. I’m over wearing things that I’m too conscious of being uncomfortable in.
I always sit (or squat if there is no seat available) in an outfit before I buy it. I have a belly so there is a huge difference between sitting and standing. I also look in the mirror while sitting. I go to many meetings and have a gut so it is important how my belly looks while sitting as well. I also lift my arms up for dresses and skirts. Arms up or sitting can drastically affect the length of a skirt and I’m not a spring chicken anymore (and spend a decent amount of time on planes trying to get stuff into an overhead compartment).
That said, I absolutely love this skirt! Yes, maybe moving the top few buttons over would help. Another option would be to have a seamstress add elastic in the waistband (you may need to add a small piece of fabric on the back. Now that you own it and it looks so lovely on you.
Hahahaaaaaa I saw that same post and being a visual person myself I’m imaging that scenario…. like ok you can’t bend at the waist, maybe you get loaded in the car like a bag of golf clubs?