Thursday, November 29, 2012

Le Sportif



This outfit feels kind of sporty to me, what with it’s combination of rugby stripes, plaid and lace-up shoes:



Could I, in fact, play sports in this?  Hell no.  Unless, of course, “hobbled running” or “falling over” are sports, then I’d be a world champion for sure.

I like to think I’d also be a world champion at pattern mixing; I love the plaid skirt (vintage via Goodwill) paired with the striped sweater (Gap via Goodwill).  I also added a thrifted belt, Nine West booties (TJ Maxx) and burgundy tights (Hue).  It wasn’t actually cold enough for tights today, but I hadn’t shaved my legs (it’s winter, people, and I’m single) and I needed someplace to tuck my sweater.

Honestly, I don’t know how other bloggers tuck their sweaters and manage to remain so svelte.  Without the tights I looked like I was smuggling sausages in my undies.  I’m still a bit lumpy with the tights, but those could be Gracey-lumps, not sweater-lumps, so who knows?

Do any of you have any advice for tucking sweaters without looking like a smoked meats smuggler?  Or is it just foolhardy to try?

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

21 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit! your smile is amazing!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  2. Adorable skirt and I love those lace up shoes.

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  3. I can never pull off the tucked in sweater thing -- I so do not have the right for that!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    P.S. I love the pattern mixing.

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  4. Good pattern combo! And I think you tucked well too. I have no advice on that -- I always think things don't look quite right on me tucked in. I try and then pull the top out again!

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  5. You are cute for an encased meat....also i tuck shirts and things into my mid thigh spanx.

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  6. Haha, I wish I could offer advice, but if a tuck is needed, I walk away. I think I look funny with tucked in anything. I think you did a great job though! The tights and booties combo is pretty amazing.

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  7. I avoid tucking in my shirts most of the time. I don't really need any extra lumpiness around my middle ever!

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  8. Bet it's all done with smoke and mirrors, Gracey; those bloggers who look so svelte with a sweater tucked in have probably pulled all the bulk round to the back so you can't see it, their backsides must look like a sack of potatoes! The fabric has to go somewhere, right? Tucking in is fine if the top isn't too thick, but a bulky knit would be impossible!
    You have managed well with your tights trick, no lumps or bumps that I can see, just great stripes and checks and gorgeous boots and your fabulous smile - works for me! xxx

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  9. Pattern-mixing should be an Olympic sport. You'd bring home the gold.

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  10. That skirt is so flattering...very slimming. I also tuck everything i can into my 'under things'. It just makes for a smoother look.

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  11. Love the color and pattern combo! I think it looks great. I don't usually tuck sweaters. I mostly prefer to leave my blouses out if I can help it.

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  12. great pattern mixing and i love that you continued the maroon into the tights
    such a cute look
    brett

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  13. I really love this outfit. Great pattern mixing!

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  14. So fabulous, Gracey - I love the way you keep surprising with pattern-mixing!

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  15. I only tuck sweaters into A-line skirts, so I don't have any tips on that one. I think this outfit is very preppy, in a good way.

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  16. I'm an anti-tucker, because of those exact problems! Although I never thought to use the sausage metaphor...I let it all flow long and loose instead.

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  17. My secret to svelte sweater-ing is those awesome shaper camisoles and slips. Ah, no lumps :) Also, I'm MARRIED so I declared that meant leg maintenance stops on October 1 and does not resume until it is warm enough for bare legs again. Yeah, I know, poor guy married to me...lol.

    I love your adventurous pattern-mixing because it always looks so great on you, and that everything came from GoodWill. We have no vintage stores in my area, so I have to rely on GW and MegaThrift for the occasional vintage find.

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  18. i love the skirt you are wearing here! it goes so well with the tights you have paired with it!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute cute CUTE outfit!!! Love the booties!!

    I'm a non-tucker of ANYTHING!!! I'm very shortwaisted so if I tuck my boobs are right on the waistband even WITH mega-Hydraulics holding them up. Not a good look- my legs are also freakishly long for my stubby body so if i tuck into pants I look like two long skinny legs with a tit lollipop on each.

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  20. This outfit has a totally cool vintage sporty vibe, including its actual-sport-inappropriateness - I love those old photos of women's sports teams wearing quite voluminous dresses and such!

    It is awesome that your maroon tights are so functional as well as being perfect for the outfit - thank you for talking about the mysteries of sweater-tucking! It's like a superpower which I sadly do not have.

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