Looking at Old Things in a New Way!

Hey everyone! So, now that I’ve started this blog I am finding I’m pushing myself more to have outfits that I consider “blog-worthy” but without buying new clothes every week. In fact, I need to do a post on my closet so you can see I really don’t have that many clothes, just that I combine them in different ways. Anyway, one way I’ve found of expanding my outfits is to look at old items in a new way. The more I’ve learned about dressing my shape, the more I want to try different and exciting combinations. Take this jacket for example.

Summer Outfit for Big Busts!

I’ve had it for a couple of years. I’ve always worn it open but because the fabric is thin and linen it hangs weird so it’s been sitting unworn for over two years. I pulled it out after I commented on an earlier post that I don’t have much olive-colored clothes (not true I’m finding!) and put it on again, determined to make it work with all my new knowledge. This time I buttoned it up and appreciated the boxy look that I’m finding works for my shape.


Old jacket from Dress Barn, I think. Pants from JJill here and shoes are old from Sam Edelman



One problem was gaping at the bust in between the snaps. Since I don’t want that one detail to ruin a look or make me give up on a complete outfit I pulled out my double-sided tape and let it do it’s job! Voila! Summery, cool, flattering and I didn’t have to buy one new thing!

Summer Outfit for Big Busts!

I’m now looking at other items that I have in my closet that I haven’t worn for a while, to see what I can do to make them work again. Free, new outfits that this blog is pushing me to try! Thanks ladies!


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  1. This looks great on you! I tend to shy away from pockets over the chest, but honestly, this jacket looks great! I love this outfit — very trendy and cool. I assume you received “two thumbs up” from your offspring!

  2. Great idea to wear the jacket buttoned – I will have to try that. Sometimes I get into a rut wearing something only a certain way, so it is helpful to think about trying things differently – thanks!

  3. My problem is I have too many clothes. 😉 And I don’t like it because I often forget what I have. You post makes me thinking to give my old stuff a chance. 😉

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. Don’t forget to come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to link up with me again!
    Take care and keep in touch! 🙂

  4. I never button up because of the bust gaping issue! I don’t know if double sided tape would even hold my girls in! Ha! But this jacket looks absolutely gorgeous buttoned up. I love the olive paired with your white jeans with nude sandals. And your yellow bag is fabulous. I am totally loving this look! Well done!


  5. Very sharp look and really like the jacket! I’m a busty gal too and I’d never tried the double stick tape idea. Hmmm…I’ll have to give it a try and see if it works. Thanks!

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