Published 1/4/14 by: Kaitlin
Full disclosure: I do not consider myself a fashionista. Fuller disclosure (pun intended): I am not a petite person. I’m 5’8” (68 inches), and I wear a women’s US size 14. When I find clothes that fit, look flattering, are long enough etc. I feel a serious sense of accomplishment. This “What I Wore” post, along with future posts (when I can find someone to take a full-length photo of me, ha!) are incredibly intimidating to me because I don’t like to bring a lot of attention to my appearance. I also have never publicized what size clothing I wear on the interwebs, but it’s 2014 now, and I need to be real with myself and anyone perusing my blog. So, this is me, and occasionally I will try to throw a few outfit suggestions out there for real-sized girls because most of the time it’s really not easy finding anything that doesn’t look like a tent. I’d love to hear your recommendations for clothes or accessories of all ranges, so please chime in below in the comments!
Top: Bobeau Blouse (bought at Nordstrom Rack). This is a lightweight, short-sleeved shirt and a simple black camisole needed to be worn underneath.
Leggings: Black leggings – they have no tag, so I’m unsure of the brand, but they were bought at TJ Maxx.
Boots: Black Bongo ankle boots – my New Year’s Eve find! I bought these at Sears for $14.99! They’re available in three other colors.
Boyfriend Sweater: Gray textured t-shirt material sweater from Cable and Gauge
Necklace: Links of London Aurora Cluster Link Pendant Pro Tip – I bought this in the store and it was $125, even though it’s $150 online.by
Published 12/31/13 by: Kaitlin
I’m a firm believer in treating yourself. While “Parks and Recreation” may have coined the phrase “treat yo’self”, I have been promoting it to friends, family and colleagues for years. I work hard every day, and serve my students the best I can, so I feel worthy of a nice treat once in a while. Sometimes it’s a manicure, or buying myself breakfast before work, but other days, particularly bad days, I may go for a big ticket item. Pictured above are the things that I covet as we enter 2014. I accepted the fact that I’m a materialistic person a long time ago, and I’ve moved on. I may be liberal, and wear a lot of moccasins, but I truly do love the finer things. Has anyone seen that pillowcase that reads, “I lied about being the outdoors type”? I don’t even bother lying. I’ll walk around outside with you and enjoy some sunshine (warm or cold), but that’s the extent of it. What have you accepted about yourself in this past year? What do you hope to accept about yourself as 2014 rapidly approaches? Do you like to treat yourself? What should make my wish list for February?
Published 9/23/13 by: Kaitlin
I have never been petite. So finding clothes that actually fit and allow me to breathe has been a consistent life struggle. Add onto my issues the fact that I’m 5’8” (mostly legs) and you’ll realize that shopping for pants, skirts and dresses can be a real treat. Despite my own fashion woes, I love to cheer and jeer others’ fashion risks. Awards shows are a real achilles heel of mine, and since I have pretty much convinced myself that these actors I see weekly on my TV are my friends, I feel as though I can accurately pinpoint when they look like dog poo, and when they look so damn fine I have to sigh. Last night was TV’s biggest night: The Primetime Emmy Awards. I’m going to recap my fashion hits and misses below, and please beware: in my universe Connie Britton aka Tami Taylor can do no wrong.
LOVE IT: Zooey Deschanel wearing a sea foam blue. The dress hugs in all the right places. Her hair is totally Jackie O. I love the long oval shaped slit right in the center of the dress making her not have to wear a necklace.
LOVE IT: Julia Louis-Dreyfus was stunning last night. Not only did she take home an Emmy for best lead comedic actress on Veep, but she rocked champagne colored sequins doing it.
TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH IT: Connie Britton is a goddess. She has the hair of an angel, and I could listen to her say y’all all day. I have never loved any of her red carpet looks UNTIL NOW. Aqua and gold velvety deliciousness? Check. Colors that compliment her golden hair and blue eyes? Check. Give her all the awards already.
FASHION FAIL: Poor Julie Bowen. She was looking for something with texture (I think?) and ended up looking like someone lassoed her at the knees. The color is nice at least!
FASHION FAIL: Lena Dunham always goes for the raccoon smokey eye. Which is fine. Except for when she pairs it with a loud, ill-fitting dress that looks like a 1960s tablecloth, or something you would find at Delia’s. She’s an attractive girl, and this did not showcase that, at all.
FASHION FAIL: Heidi Klum. The color of the dress and the sequining is beautiful, but the collar on it looks like she’s being choked. The entire structure of the dress made her look like she was being strangled. So upsetting for someone who deserves to always be on the best dressed list.
Who did y’all envy last night? Who made you turn the channel?
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