Hey everyone! Everything I’m wearing you’ve seen before — just not in this combination. Proof that this fashion blogger isn’t always wearing something new!
The jeans you’ve seen before here. Yes, they’re my new style of jeans (aka maternity jeans) that I’m loving. One thing I’ve figured out is you have to be careful wearing a crop top with these jeans b/c the non-jean fabric that covers your tummy can sometimes show. And some of the belly fabric (I like that description. I may have to keep using it) looks like underwear so it’s definitely noticeable. In the future I’m going to look for the belly fabric in dark blue or black if I think there will be a possibility of it showing. Just something to keep in mind while you’re looking.
This tank top is a serious clothing workhorse. You’ve seen it so many times on this blog. It is the most forgiving top and has a v-neck or round-collar option just by turning it around (no front, no back, no tag!). When I want a top to just be in the background, I grab this one. And it’s sleeveless so it’s good for when the temperatures are warm or your jacket is tight in the armhole or sleeve. White House Black Market always seems to carry this but it’s not always on sale. Here it’s on sale and in other color options too!
The shoes I’ve worn before too. I wanted to try loafers since I didn’t have any and I wanted to try a print on my shoes. These fit the bill, but I actually struggle finding items to wear with them. So far, I’ve been happy wearing them with skinny jeans and regular office-type pants (you know, those boring, nondescript pants like I wore here). I may have to push myself out of my comfort zone to try them with other items (like maybe a skirt?) to see if I can get more wear out of them. These exact loafers are no longer available, but I saw some similar ones here and here and if money were no object I would just have to try these!
This jacket I bought last fall so unfortunately it’s no longer available from Maurices. Though I don’t often shop at Maurices, because a lot of their clothes seem to be geared for younger women, I do appreciate that they have jackets that go up to size 16 and 18 or Xl and XXL before they go into the plus size. I actually don’t fit into plus-size. When I try plus-size, it’s usually too big everywhere except bust and waist. So I appreciate going slightly higher in the straight sizes.
Then finishing off this outfit with a new black purse. My old black purse doesn’t have any structure, it just kind of flops along on my arm. I feel a bag with some stiff structure can elevate an outfit quickly from frumpy to more put-together, especially if you’re wearing more slouchy items.
So, just shopping from my closet with this outfit but still keeping it interesting and avoiding ruts. I hope your day is as bright as this red is! I’m squinting just looking at these pictures!
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