Hey, it's the first outfit photo of the new year!
The striped cardigan & blue pin tuck blouse are both from NY&C0. The scarf, pin, bracelet & black short boots are all from Target. The jeans are Ralph Lauren.
I was thinking about the lovely Trace's recent post over at Style Klutz , regarding how one approaches outfit choices if they've gained a few pounds this holiday season. I totally loved her rockin' party outfit and how she put it together -- she looked elegant and not like she was trying to hide anything (not that she needed to anyway!)
So I guess you could say this ensemble is my version of a casual approach to "what to wear when hiding extra holiday pounds".
I'll be outdoors a bit and therefore actually have 4 layers on (long johns & cami underneath) yet don't think I look bulked up at all, despite having gained at least 5 lbs this last couple weeks. My clothes are totally comfy, too, because they are all loose and lightweight fabrics.
The pin cinching the cardi closed offers some semblance of shape while not being constricting. The darkness of the jeans, and the fact they are not a particularly form fitting cut, also helps. I think wearing your best colors helps too, and this shade of blue is one of mine (tho hard to tell in the photo since I'm standing in the shade).
Anyway, here's to shedding those extra little pounds that were totally worth the enjoyment of putting on, and here's to the first official weekend of the new year as a great chance to get out there and get moving to help speed up the process -- enjoy!!!!