This is normally where I like to have some fashion story that may or may not relate to anything else I’ll write about, but I am at a loss right now.
I was so disappointed that Jim didn’t propose to Pam on The Office that it’s just hard for me to concentrate.
But on the plus side, I now know that if the devil explodes and evil is gone forever that it’s appropriate to throw a beach party.
And if you don’t watch The Office then you have no idea what I’m talking about. Please do yourself a favor and spend your summer in front of the T.V. catching up on the previous seasons.
Oh sure you could spend it outside at picnics, the beach, and pool parties, but that’s such a cliche’.
Dare to be different and just sit inside with the a/c blasting while you fall in love with Dwight Schrute.
Unless the devil explodes and we’re all invited to a beach party.
Now, on with the questions.
1. Shannon asks: “A lot of the tops and dresses you post are super cute, but i just can’t get the pregnant feeling out of my head when I wear something like that. I’m a size 6, but i still feel like they aren’t that flattering on me. Is there a certain body type these are best for? I am pretty curvy (dd chest and a little hippy). ”
There has been many a time over the last year of fashion that I’ve tried on various tops and questioned whether or not they made me look pregnant. Because if I bought a top, wore it, and had someone ask me if I was pregnant, then I would have to take it out in the backyard and burn it. While weeping and crying.
But the styles do invite that question and while it has always been my personal belief that you shouldn’t ask a woman when her baby is due unless you see her in a backless gown being wheeled into Labor and Delivery, there are always those people that use the question as a conversation opener.
I think there are a few keys to wearing the style. First, if you are busty, do not wear an empire waist line. It will just accentuate that area. Second, if you’re going to wear a loose, flowy top then wear some fairly fitted jeans or pants on the bottom. A long, flowy top will look much more flattering if it’s worn over something that’s more streamlined. Billowy tops with full bottoms will just look dumpy.
And last, if you don’t want to accentuate your hips (and really, who does?) then make sure the tops you choose either hit above the hips or well below the hips. A top that lands right on your hips will just make you look wider. This tunic top is a good example of a style that might work for you since it’s longer and isn’t fitted under the bust.
2. Melissa asks: “What kind of jeans would you recommend for someone who is 30 and has no bottom to fill up the back of a pair of jeans?”
Oh Melissa. How I wish I were an expert on this topic. Unfortunately, with the exception of the fall I was seven years old, I have never suffered from the issue of not having a bottom to fill up a pair of jeans.
Although I spent a few years in college suffering from the opposite problem. Too much bottom, too little jeans.
However, I am going to make a few suggestions based on my five minutes of research.
Citizens of Humanity jeans are supposed to do wonders for your derriere.
On a completely random note, I saw a t-shirt the other day that had the outline of Wisconsin and said, “Wisconsin. Come Smell Our Dairy Air.”
It made me laugh for a minute and a half.
But that’s off topic.
I also love Joe’s Jeans because they come in a variety of different fits and styles for various figures.
Your best bet is to go to a nice department store like Nordstroms and ask the salespeople to help you. They are experts at finding the right jean for the right body.
And let me just say, you will NEVER EVER regret spending money on a great pair of jeans. A really nice, well-fitting pair of jeans will serve you well for years to come. In fact, I will even be as bold to say that if you are going to splurge on one fashion item, I would make it a pair of jeans. There is nothing else that you will wear more.
Unless of course you never wear jeans.
Anyway, if there’s anyone else out there suffering from the no bottom syndrome, please share if you’ve found a great brand of bottom-enhancing jeans. Or you could always order a pair of these. Sweet mercy, I can’t even imagine.
Oh, and check of Zafu.com. They will suggest the right brand of jeans based on your personal profile.
3. Judi asks: “I just started a new job. Trouser jeans and capris are acceptable attire, as well as dresses or skirts. My friends who work there assure me that most people lean towards the casual. I have always worn pantsuits or skirts with tailored blouses to work. I want to fit in, but I also want to ‘stand out’ and appear professional. Plus, I don’t think I would be bringing my ‘A Game’ wearing jeans and flip flops. What should I wear?”
I think you already have most of the pieces you need to create the perfect business casual wardrobe. I would just mix and match the pieces you already have with a new pair of trouser jeans and a few casual shirts like this or this.
Then you can wear some of the tailored blouses with your trouser jeans and the pair the casual shirts with your suits and skirts. This will give you a polished yet casual look.
Good luck with your new job!
And that’s all I’ve got for today.
Y’all have a great Friday!