Do What Works


Yesterday, I talked a lot about my personal style and how I tend to describe it to other. A big piece of that, in addition to the types of clothing I’m usually drawn to, also has to deal with the fit and styles of clothing I tend to wear more of. Finding pieces that best accentuate my figure took me some time. I saw super models, friends and other bloggers wearing trends that I absolutely loved on them – but when I tried it for myself, sometimes it was a total swing & a miss. And that’s okay! I’ve come to the realization that some things look totally awesome and flattering on me and not on others…and vice versa. Coming into my own and being confident and comfortable took some time but I’m so excited to finally be there. 


 

RUFFLED OFF SHOULDER TOP | BOYFRIEND JEANS | SANDALS | BAG

What an intro. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “What does any of that have to do with a ruffled off shoulder top + boyfriend jeans?”. Well let me tell you friends: A LOT. 

I talked a little about body confidence and wearing things that flatter and accentuate your best assets (literally) in last week’s post. Just like with swimwear, this can also apply to your everyday clothing. Now, none of what I’m about to say means that you shouldn’t experiment with different cuts, fits, types of clothing etc. Girl if you love it, wear it. Personally, I love finding clothes that not only fit me but also make me look my absolute best no matter how dressed up or down I get! 

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY

If you haven’t really noticed by now, I have a smaller upper half and a much curvier bottom half which makes getting dressed SO much fun (I hope you notice the sarcasm). Pear shaped with a slight hour glass figure and a super flat chest – thanks mom! No, I kid. I hated my body type for the longest time. I wanted to be tall and slim and toned. And I did some pretty crazy things to get there (more on that next week!). But let’s be real, my body just wasn’t mean to be what isn’t. I have curves. And I am just now learning an appreciating how to dress myself in a way that flatters in all the right places. 

Outside of a midi dress that hugs the curves or wide leg trousers that give me that extra length, two of the trends I find myself leaning more towards a lot are off the shoulder tops and ripped jeans. Obviously, that isn’t anything new or exciting and I’m pretty sure 85% of the people reading this post also wear off the shoulder tops and ripped jeans. Want to know why? Because they looks good on EVERYONE. 

My love affair with a good ruffled off shoulder top started early last year. There is something about revealing the neckline and balancing the curvier bottom half with a flowy top that just makes so much sense to me. I kid you not when I say I probably have over thirty off shoulder tops and the collection keeps growing. This green ruffled off shoulder top also comes in two other colors and I may or may not have them both in my cart right now. 

GRAB A RUFFLED OFF SHOULDER TOP FOR YOURSELF

 

If you know me at all, you know I have a slight obsession with ripped jeans, especially these ripped boyfriend jeans. While it isn’t always appropriate to wear distressed denim, if I have the opportunity or occasion to dress down a little, you can 100% find me in a pair. Funny story: Brandon actually hates them more than my mom. But man I just don’t care. Something about the rips and holes  seem to break up and balance the “weight” of my legs. I don’t even know if that makes sense – but I just feel so much more cooler and put together when I have a few well-placed rips. 

 

JOIN IN MY OBSESSION WITH ANY OF THESE RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS 

 

RUFFLED OFF SHOULDER TOP: NORDSTROM | RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS: NORDSTROM | HEELS: STEVE MADDEN | BAG: SIMILAR HERE

 

Photos by Gossett Photography

3 Comments

    • June 20, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Thank you, Kara!

  1. June 20, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Absolutely love this post! It takes a lot of courage to write about dressing for your body and the obstacles associated with it. You did it so well. I’m a huge fan and love your style! Keep doing you!