I Would If I Could…More Fun Items!

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! So, I know I’ve been doing a lot of these “scouting” trips finding clothing that works for our apple shape and presenting them here on these “I Would If I Could” posts. Even though I don’t buy them myself, I still recommend them if you have a shape similar to mine. Just because I already have reached my quota of gray sweaters, doesn’t mean you have! Since I like to keep this blog grounded in reality, I freely admit I cannot afford to buy everything I find. However, I don’t want to limit the choices for you just because of my financial limitations! Consider me the scout passing on the info from my recon!

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So, anyway, this top caught my eye with the fun pattern. It sort of reminds me of a french circus from the olden days when the circus would travel from village to village. I don’t know why. The sleeves remind me of a jesters sleeves so maybe that’s it. They have elastic at the wrist, so it’s easy to pull them up to your elbow or wear them full length.

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How cute is this ruffle at the bicep? Since these fun, dramatic sleeves are everywhere, I think it’s wise to invest in a vest so you can show off the sleeves but keep more coverage if you so desire. I may have to look into that!

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This is a perfect example of the fabric skimming not clinging — a must for me!

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This top is heavier fabric which also works great for skimming not clinging. The sleeves are 3/4 length so even though there is more fabric there they won’t get in the way of using your hands.

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It’s also available in a pretty burgundy and black if you’re interested.

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And is anyone going someplace dramatic this fall? Maybe an art event or fancy place? If so, this jacket from Anne Klein from Macy’s here would be a show-stopper! The proportions fit well in the shoulders and arms and it has pockets. It reminds me of the art of Keith Harding. They also have it in a beautiful fabric here that is less colorful but still a statement piece. I’m unable to link to the individual jackets so just search for Anne Klein Jackets at the Macy’s website and they both should come up.

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So besides doing a lot of shopping lately it’s also a lot easier getting photos done this way. My husband/photographer will be home in a week and a half for 11 days so I will be getting lots of outfits photographed during that time. In the meantime, I’ll keep doing recon and sending back scouting reports!

Linking up with Jennie from A Pocket Full of Polka Dots!

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  1. Hi Julia,
    I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. Actually, I am a pear shape, but I am so inspired by your fashion choices. I can wear many of the things that you suggest too! I love fashion of any shape or style and it is so nice to be able to watch your style evolution.

    1. Thank you so much Susan! I never thought of it as a style evolution but now that you mention it, I have changed how I shop and what I look for. I also feel like I can take more fashion risks b/c I’ve got the basics down. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

    2. You would make ordinary events dramatic if you wore that coat! I love it, and it would look great with jeans as well…

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