- Polka dot 'tunic' - Eddie Bauer - thrifted
- Blue cardigan - Beth Bowley - Nordstrom Rack
- Wide, not-leather belt - Target
- Flirt Skinny Jeans - Old Navy
- Black fold-over boots - Chinese Laundry - Piperlime
I warned you that I blatantly copied entire outfits at times. And this is one of those times. Oh, I could lie to you and say I'm not proud of it, but I am proud of this outfit. Audi over at Fashion for Nerds did this outfit in spring of last year, and I loved it. And I had all of the (similar) pieces to recreate it. I wasn't sure if it would work for my body (Audi is on the taller side, but she's no giant), but I thought that it might. And I think that it did! It just goes to show you that you have to try things out - you may think they may not work for you for whatever reason, but give it a shot.
Another example of that is this polka-dot tunic. I'm pretty sure this bad boy is actually supposed to be a dress. And the size? It's a petite. Ordinarily I would never venture into petite territory, because if there is one thing I'm not, it's petite. However, this petite dress makes a perfect tunic for a giant.
To be fair, there is a downside to trying things out. For example, I found a dress at Ross Dress for Less once. Do you guys have these? They can be fabulous if you've got time to sort through the not-so-fabulous. I knew the dress was probably too small, but I loved the print (Polka dots. I'm telling you, I cannot resist.) and I tried it on. And promptly got stuck in it. In the Ross dressing room. Alone. After about 20 minutes I was able to wriggle my way out but it was touch and go there for awhile.
So, be adventurous, but realistic. Otherwise you could end up trapped in dress in a discount clothing store. And, take it from me, no one wants that.
Have a good weekend, everyone! Don't get stuck in any too-small clothes!