Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Style Secret #1

I’ve finally done it. I’ve been talking about having a fashion blog for weeks now, and have FINALLY gotten around to putting up my first post. 

Most of my friends love my clothes (and so do I), and often ask me why I’m always (or nearly so, anyway) fairly put together. I have a few secrets that I’ll be sharing, but the most important one (hence its place in the first post) is fit. I only own one or two items of clothing that don’t fit well, and those are buried as far in the back of my closet as possible. 

That being said, I have loose, flowy tops, skin-tight pants, boyfriend jeans, and fitted sweaters. However, if an item of clothing is obviously too big, it does two horrible things: 1) It makes you look sloppy – like you don’t care about your appearance –  and 2) YOU know it’s too big and that you look sloppy, so your self-esteem drops and you hate your clothes. Or at least, that’s what happens to me, unless of course, it’s an off-day and I’m spending all day in my pajamas. This is apparent even when you’re just wearing a t-shirt and jeans.  See?

See how depressing it can be (I was also having technical difficulties - excuse the excessive seriousness)?

Additionally, if your clothes are too small, they create rolls of fat when there are none there - I've had to take back at least one pair of pants that created a muffin top when I didn't have one! Clothes that are too tight will usually add at least five pounds visually.

So, your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go through your closet and throw out (or hide from yourself) EVERYTHING that doesn’t fit you properly. And here’s a fun outfit for the day. Kisses!

                                                                                      Close-up of the earrings

Shirt detail

  And last but not least, the fabulous, fabulous shoes!

Shirt - cullen, from Imagine Boutique
Cardigan - Victoria's Secret
Belt - from Imagine Boutique
Jeans - !iT Jeans from Imagine Boutique
Shoes - Qupid from Obsession Boutique


  1. LOVE your fun outfit (and hate the teeshirt and jeans, but I think that's what you were going for :) New follower here! Can't wait to see more!

  2. I love your first post!!! I started my own blog as well and I will definitely be following yours!

  3. Erin, you're right, that's totally what I was going for, especially with the first t-shirt/jeans combo. I still won't wear the second t-shirt/jeans combo unless I'm cleaning house or something, but at least it fits.

    Kecia, thank you! Yours looks cute too :-)

  4. I love your outfit and LOVE your shoes!!

  5. awww, man!! I am addicted to the t-shirt and jeans combo. But I will reluctantly grow-up and move on :( David will be happy.

  6. Believe it or not, Rebecca, I actually was pretty fashionable as a teenager/young adult . And I remember the Cuban heel because it was the very first "heels" that Aunt Mae allowed me to buy. I think I was in the 7th grade. It was Easter outfit time. The shoes were taupe, moderately tapered toe, sort of a T strap (sort of looked liked a Spanish flamenco dancer's shoe) , and , of course, had the Cuban heel. I looooved them. I didn't reach my full 5ft 6 inches until the year I was 18-19, so I was only 5'3", and this gave me an extra few inches. I had an empire waisted , off white bodice, navy bottom, Easter dress, the taupe shoe, and , ta daaah, opague stockings. Were no panty hose then, so it was garter belt and elephant knees. But I thought I was HOT stuff, baby. I am totally addicted to shoes still. Unfortunately can't wear heeels much with all my health issues, but still give a go.