Today, we are going to play a game on the blog. If you like the game, we might make it a weekly or bi-weekly feature, so we will wait and see what you think. My blogger buddy, Jennifer from A Well Styled Life, has a weekly feature called, Would You Wear It. She goes to her local mall, takes a photo of a mannequin, and then asks her readers if they would wear the clothing. It is usually a lot of fun, so I decided to do something similar, but with a twist.
Today’s version is, Are You Brave Enough To Let Your Husband Pick Out Your Outfit??? I don’t have a local mall, and the nearest one is about 2 hours away. So, I can’t take a photo of a mannequin to show all of you. But, I just received a catalog in the mail, so I handed it to Joe and told him to pick me out some clothing that he would like to see me wear.
I gave him a big black sharpie, and he went through and found TWO outfits that he wanted me to order. Today, you will see the first outfit, and I will upload the second outfit at a later date.
Are You Brave Enough to Let Your Husband Pick Out Your Outfit
- Comment if you would wear the entire outfit or only parts of the outfit.
- Try to keep the comments specific, such as: “I couldn’t wear those pants because I am short/tall,” instead of, “those pants are hideous.” Remember, what you might hate, someone else might love.
- Comment if you are brave enough to let your husband/friend/son/daughter/neighbor pick out an outfit for you.
- Finally, comment if you liked this idea and would like to see it as a regular feature on the blog.
Joe has always LOVED Talbots. When we first started dating in 1986, he tried to get me to wear their clothing, but I thought it was too matronly for me. Either their styles have changed, or my tastes have changed because I now love their clothing. When he would travel out of town, he would usually go by one of their stores and bring me back something he picked out.
Now, he got to do the same thing, only using modern technology and ordering everything online. When I gave him the catalog to look through, I was shocked at the two outfits he chose. Honestly, I would have never thought that he would pick out this combination.
This linen v-neck pullover sweater is a beautiful sky blue. The white trim pops off of the blue, and it emphasizes the v-neck even more. The great part about that is that it draws your eye downward and elongates the neck. This helps to take the emphasis off of any multiple chins that you might have. I also love the cable-knit stitching on the trim that gives the sweater a dressier look. My DIL said, “this sweater is perfect for golf or tennis.” I think she meant it looked like a preppy style.
If the v-neck is too low for you, you can add a camisole underneath or a button-up shirt. I decided that there was enough print in the look, so I didn’t add a shirt. I am wearing a size medium in the top, and I think it is a perfect size.
I was surprised that Joe liked the watercolor vases print on these slim ankle jeans. He isn’t usually fond of prints on pants, but I guess a man can change his mind. Evidently, everyone else liked these pants since they are only available in a size 2 and 16. With Talbots clothing, I usually have to size down one size in pants, so I am wearing a size 8, and they fit me fine.
You can still get the same look with this canvas a-line skirt in the same print. I like the length of the skirt since it is longer but not dowdy.
Here are some other printed pants that would also go with the sweater.
Joe didn’t pick out the shoes for either outfit, but I added these Vachetta leather sandals in navy. I have been looking for a pair of casual navy sandals since I don’t have any in my closet. I think that I am missing a tote since I can’t find any of my summer shoes. Oh, shoot! That means that I need to go shopping and buy more shoes. Darn, I sure hate that! Lol!!! I am wearing my usual size 9, and these fit me great. BTW, they have a rubber sole, so that will help to keep them from being slippery.
The last piece of my outfit is this Tory Burch handbag that I bought during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I love quality handbags, and I try to buy one when I find them on sale. I can carry them for years, and I have never regretted making the purchase. Feeling like I got a “deal” is the key, so when I post about a sale, be sure to grab something that you will love for years to come.
Soooo, what did you think about today’s game? This was a lot of fun for me, and I’ve already handed Joe another catalog to look at. I challenge you gurls now, and I would love to hear what your husbands pick out for you.
If you wonder what I found so funny, I am laughing about the time that my sister’s husband got sent to the dog house. He should have watched the show, “what NOT to say!” Lol!
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