JACKET: Little Mistress (Girls on Film HERE) // T-SHIRT: Marshalls (similar HERE) // JEANS: Rich & Skinny (similar HERE) // PURSE: Errelleventidue (HERE) // BRACELET: Bali Couture (TjMaxx similar HERE) // BELT: GUCCI (similar HERE) // SHOES: BCBGeneration (similar HERE)
These past few days have been heaven sent; the weather has been so gorgeous and I've been taking full advantage of wearing some spring pieces, mixed with some winter, yet transitional ones. It's crazy, I kind of get the sense of what some of these animals that hibernate must feel like when they come out of hibernation and see the beautiful weather and nature for the first time in months. It was so intense here in the Northeast this winter, with temperatures hitting frigid temps, the lowest ever in over 100 years and the amount of snow storms back to back. As I step outside each day, I've been so thankful and optimistic for the official start of spring! Plus, it just does something to your overall mood and confidence when the weather is beautiful, wouldn't you agree?!
Today's look is rather interesting because it features a nice combination of navy and orange with a mixture of patterns. If you remember in my YouTube video (watch here), I mentioned a few strategies one can keep in mind when pattern mixing for one's body shape. In general, the rule of thumb is to wear a piece that features a smaller print in one area and a larger print in another, which helps in balancing things out and ties the whole look together. Since I'm a pear shape, I decided to wear a piece that features a larger print on top and a smaller print below. The smaller print helps in making my thighs appear leaner, as opposed to wearing a larger print that would further enhance the thickness, making them appear even larger. Some do want that effect and there's nothing wrong with that, if that's what you'd like to achieve. However, I know that there are some out there who like to either maintain what they have or visually slim the area and in those cases, this provides an example on what you can do to achieve that effect.
I, of course, provided some alternative options for all my ladies in the other body shape categories, which I hope is helpful :)
With lots of love,