Rag & Bone dash skinny/slouchy jeans (get them at Saks for 25% off. SIZE DOWN TWO SIZES. I’m not kidding.)
Necklace by an unknown designer (sorry!!)
Jas M.B. bag
This is what I’d like to wear every single day for the rest of my life. Ok. So I exaggerate a little bit, I’d change it up every so often, and for summer, I wear dresses, but otherwise, I love this uniform. And I know I keep going on and on and on about Everlane, but truly, their sweatshirts are fabulous. I love that they’re a bit slimmer fit in the arms (which does make them harder to push up), and just a little slouchy. The one I’m wearing today is the “stone” color. A bit too similar to “mauve” which I already have, but that just means I’ll have to get ANOTHER one 😉 The “mustard” might be fun.
And I’m basically dying for these jeans. THE MOST COMFORTABLE jeans ever. And they’re just a little slouchy, while the legs are skinny, so I think they work better on me than the traditional “boyfriend” style. The color is awesome, and I love the distressing (I haven’t had a pair of distressed jeans in a while…). Um, and the fact that I had to size down two sizes to a 28 in these didn’t hurt the decision to get them 😉
But this gets me back to the issue of what’s “flattering” on me (Une Femme wrote a GREAT piece on this a while ago). I know Wednesday’s outfit with the the J Brand Lovestory jeans is a very flattering look for me, and by contrast, this look isn’t AS flattering. But that doesn’t mean it’s BAD. I like to wear things that I FEEL good in, and I’m not referring just to comfort here. I felt great in my Lovestory outfit; very powerful and tall, but I also kind of felt “made up” in a way. Not completely “me” – because of my shoes; I just can’t do an extreme platform anymore! Today, I feel 100% me – casual, chic, pulled-together, comfortable. I also think I look great, mostly because everything is aligned completely with this outfit, there’s not one element that’s pulling a different direction (like my shoes did in the Lovestory outfit), so to speak.
Ultimately, we must wear whatever “aligns” for us, and if it fits within the traditional definition of “flattering,” then great, but if it doesn’t, that’s also fine. (if only I could convince my husband of that ;))
What’s your most flattering outfit? Is it also one you enjoy wearing? Or do you often find conflict between flattering outfits and outfits you like wearing?
Have a great weekend!!!