(ABOVE) A peasant blouse, Bermuda shorts, and leather thong sandals for a warm fall day.
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I know we’re not “supposed to” wear voluminous tops with voluminous bottoms. And, actually, that rule is generally a good one to follow if we want an outfit to be optimally (figure) flattering.
To be honest, I don’t have a pair of slimmer-leg shorts in ecru and, looking at myself in the mirror, I thought these shorts and top looked good together. So I was surprised (disappointed?) when I saw myself in the video. It’s not that I think this outfit looks awful on me–these shorts definitely are not voluminous and I do like them. But perhaps I would have liked them even better with a slimmer top. Because, this outfit just doesn’t look as…well…sleek, I guess, is more the look for which I was aiming.
Then again, maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and become okay with some looser-fit looks again. It doesn’t mean I have to repeat the baggier looks of the 90s. At least, it’s something to consider.~Janis Lyn Johnson
WHAT I’M WEARING
TOP: Ralph Lauren, Past Season (Alternative Ralph Lauren Peasant Tops, Macy’s) / SHORTS: Talbots, Ecru, Past Season (Alternatives at Talbots and Ann Taylor) / ACCESSORIES…BAG: Talbots, Cabernet (Available Now In Black, Brown, Grey) / SANDALS: Tahari, Rubina, Black, Past Season (Alternatives in Bernardo and Tory Burch at Nordstrom) / JEWELRY…WATCH: Michele Diamond CSX With Interchangeable Bands (Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus) / NECKLACE: Stones By The Yard, 14K Gold (Similar Here and Here) / MAKEUP (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100 Percent Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in both Creme and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Powder Blush, in Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Gabriel Color Lip Gloss Treatment 8, in both Venus and Ambrosia / EYELASHES: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, in Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. (For more on my affiliates, see here.)
YouTube Video of My Outfit