When you choose to dress simple & casual, you still want to have a little style. You can have on a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans and look sloppy, or you can look stylish. It is a matter of fit and style. A boxy man-cut t-shirt will do nothing for your curves, while a slender-fit t-shirt will hug you in all the right places. The difference in the look is astonishing.
I wanted to wear a white shirt with jeans today, but I didn’t want to “tuck” my shirt in. I don’t have the waistline for a tuck, remember I am the emerald shape. This shirt is more of a dressy shirt, or blouse, and is more can be worn left out. I actually thought about tucking it in and trying to wear a belt, but I know that I would eventually drag it out and then it would be all wrinkled. This shirt is one I bought at Cato’s a couple of years ago. I have a couple other white shirts, (short sleeve, rusched, tuxedo style, etc.) but this one just seemed more feminine. Here is one on their website, but mine is more of a rayon-polyester type material. I like the seaming that makes for a more fitted silhouette, and the fact that there are no pockets. And here is one from Dennis Basso that is REALLY nice. It is also more expensive, and it looks it. The french cuffs add a nice touch. I saw this top at the outlet store, but it was not in my size.I have on a pair of peek-a-boo pearl stud earrings. I am wearing the Atlas Three-Row convertible necklace by Chloe & Isabel. I only have a couple items from Chloe & Isabel, but I really like what I have. They are a little pricey, but everything I have bought from them is quality made.Now, for the red portion of my outfit. The Claudia bootie by Bellini add a little sass to this outfit. These booties are the perfect color red, they have a 3 1/2 inch heel, zipper accents, and are micro suede material. I have only worn these a couple of times, they are such attention grabbers that I have a hard time finding something to put them with. I thought this simple style would let them shine, and also make the outfit more memorable. Here is a pair by Isaac Mizrahi that are gorgeous, but a more toned down color, if the red is too much for you.But, before I even got finished taking my pictures this morning, snow flurries started to fall. I went and checked the forecast and sure enough there was a chance of snow by this afternoon. Guess what does not do well in snow? If you guessed cute little micro suede high heel booties, then give yourself a hand. So much for that plan. HahaBring on the hunter boots, in red of course. I admit that I am loving these boots. I was really afraid that I would get them, and then not have enough need for them to justify their cost. I have worn them several times, here, here, and here, and the spring rains have not even begun. You may be sick of them by June. Lol!Since I found out it was going to snow, I thought a blazer might keep me a little warmer. The fact that it was only in the 30’s had absolutely nothing to do with my choice. Haha I grabbed my black Izod velvet jacket that I bought at a thrift store for $5.00 (yes I had to tell you the price, that is half the fun of shopping at thrift stores) for a little added warmth. All the jewelry, etc. matched, so I didn’t have to change anything. Here is a blazer but the price is quite a bit more, sorry.So, which simple & casual version did you like best? Sassy and cold, or warm and cozy?
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