Wednesday, December 17, 2014

the problem with layers

Rebecca Taylor silk top, thrifted
Calvin Klein straight leg jeans, Ross
Coldwater Creek scarf, gift from Mom

     I wore the cardigan most of the day, but after reviewing the photos, I've decided that I prefer wearing this outfit without the cardigan. Two long and loose layers - albeit very lightweight - don't look as easy and effortless as I thought they'd look. I thought matching my cardigan to my jeans would do the trick, but it doesn't quite. The effect is not terrible, but I prefer the proportions of the first photo. Somehow, the rolled-up sleeves and bare forearms seem to balance out the scarf and loose top. Ah, to be just a few inches taller and better suited to carrying off those long, effortless flowy outfits that I gravitate towards ...

 Bobeau cardigan, Nordstrom Rack

   I haven't given up on these types of outfits, however ... this caught my eye lately. I'd like to recreate it, but maybe try it with my more fitted maxi skirt to preserve some shape.
   Are you like me, and sometimes drawn to looks that are problematic for your body type? Or is figure flattery your top priority?


  1. I think you pulled off both looks pretty well!

  2. Katie from ak weredorkJanuary 5, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    I have to agree with everyone, I think this look really suits you, it's very cool and laid back. That blouse is gorgous, what a find and the scarf almost looks like a watercolor painting. I do understand what you mean, I really love that loose layer/flowy look so much but its so hard to pull off! I think you did a fabulous job, it looks really natural on you.
    I hope you had an awesome Christmas and new years and that 2015 ends up being a great year for you!

  3. Thanks, Joanne! I might try swapping out the cardigan for a more tailored blazer and see whether I like it better.

  4. Thanks for dropping by, Katie! This shirt is one of my absolute favorite thrift finds. What I enjoy about thrift shopping is getting to try out brands that I may not be able to afford at retail price. I might have to start stalking other Rebecca Taylor items on eBay!


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