October 29, 2012
Filed Under: Style
I was recently in Baltimore for work and had a spare moment to stop in a couple of stores. I found a dress that I liked at Anthropologie, but it was too big so I left empty handed. Next, I stopped in at J.Crew and tried on a shirt that was too big, so I bought it and left happy! Yes, you heard me right. I bought a shirt that was too big.
The top I’m wearing in this look is actually a size large and I normally wear a size extra small. I found it on the sale rack and it was the only size left. I loved the color and, of course, the stripes, so I decided to try it on anyway. Once I had it on, I felt the oversized fit really added something to the shirt. I thought it would be perfect for a casual day, which is exactly what this day was!
Don’t be afraid of trying things on in different sizes. I’ve done this before with other non-structured items before such as blouses, sweatshirts, and tee shirts. If you see something you love on the sale rack but it’s not your size, give it a try anyway. You might be surprised!
Awhile back, my parents bought me these earrings made out of old typewriter keys. They picked out my initials, KH. I absolutely love them, but feel they are a little too bulky for my ears. I’ve been thinking of other ways to incorporate them into my outfits, and today I use them to cover a couple of the buttons on my cardigan. I simply stuck the earring post through a hole in the button, and used the earring back to secure.
Cardigan: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Top: J.Crew (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Jeans: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklace: Anthropologie (Similar.)
Shoes: c/o Minnetonka Moccasin (Same.)
Curled away from my face with a 1.25″ curling iron.