Style Me Pretty

A new series I thought we’d have a little fun with is Style Me Pretty. Outfits, fashion, jewelry. Everything pretty, fabulous and fun.

This week I had a beautiful day planned at Banana Republic, photo’s of classic navy overcoats, beautiful dresses. Buuut…. unfortunately sweet Benjamin was under the weather and I pulled husband out of work last week so I could meet Prince Harry. Sooo I kind of played that card already, lol. In lieu of me in store, I bring you ‘Style Me Pretty.‘  (Jazz hands here please!)

Today’s outfit is brought to you with style advice from Banana Republic store manager, Katie. I know right?! We love her already. The Katie’s are taking over!! Missed the big news? Check HERE!

Design board showing Banana Republic grey tulle skirt and black crew neck long sleeve sweater with ruffle cuff. Also shown Banana Republic statement necklace,  black and gold and sparkly jewels, 3 small ruffle flowers on one side. Two Kate spade gold bangles, one plain, one with bow, Kate spade black with gold accent fitness tracker with simple gold face rim and kitty  ears. Miz Mooz black Mary Jane  shoes

Versatile and put together, this outfit is soft, classic and flattering on just about everyone.

This Style Me Pretty is focused on a pulled together outfit and size appropriate clothing.

Katie’s style advice of the week: Don’t be afraid to size up!!!

Wish to know a little secret? I buy clothes in all different sizes!!! I’ve shopped in the plus section of stores. I think that’s okay. I also buy shoes in the kids section. I bought these BOOTS last week from the kids section.  Dress what you’ve got, right?! P.S. they’re fab and I’m going to wear them with this skirt too.

A good general rule when shopping a store is to try on different items and get a baseline for your size. I know I’m somewhere in the 10-12 zone lately. This is a hard number for me, I was half those numbers less than 2 years ago. Life happens. Should I keep wearing the clothes of the old me? Or should I just admit that this is where I’m at right now and dress my body so I feel good?  There’s another option of eating my feelings in the closet whilst I cry softly into a baguette. I choose happy today!! This doesn’t mean that I’m trapped in this number forever. Tailoring is an easy solution for when I work my tush off and shrink back down. Other things I consider when looking at sizes is how I want to wear the item, the fabric stretch and what look I’m going for. An XL sweater off the shoulder, cute jeans, a little gold necklace, and shades. An amazing look. EXTRA LARGE! Doesn’t matter, still adorable. With this tulle skirt, we (the Katie’s) chose a soft black sweater with a simple ruffle cuff. This meets two of MY main fashion goals. A timeless multi-purpose piece, with a touch of detail. As a bonus, this sweater is super soft and appeals to my super sensitive skin.

So there you go! Style me Pretty post number one! Tips, comments, or advice? Let me know and send your questions. We’ve got this!

With love Kate

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7 thoughts on “Style Me Pretty

  1. Rana says:

    No questions at this time, just MORE please. I love this post and am going to keep it in mind when shopping this week. My mother taught me early on to dress the body you have now. We even give away clothes as we no longer fit into them (one way or the other) to keep the focus on the now. OH, I do have a question about having big and wide feet, do you have a recommendation for a go-to shop that sells women’s 10 wide (for real wide, like a D or E)?

    • thislovelydayca says:

      Let me look into the shoe question. I know it’s hard to find shoes when you have wide feet. I can wear a childrens 3 if it’s wide, but I also size up to a womens 8 if its narrow. I do love MIz Mooz. They are super comfy, I’m on at least my 7th pair. *Note they do not pay me, lol, I just love them. I have a very sore spine so you know I don’t take shoe advice lightly. What type of shoes would you be keen on? We’ll find them!

  2. Kristi-Ann Webster says:

    Looking forward to more posts with Style me Pretty. I’m hopeless when shopping for myself. I finally bought myself new jeans after about 3 years. Now I’m looking for fall sweaters to pair with them. (Need to be well put together at the hockey rink.)

    • thislovelydayca says:

      @Kristi-Ann yes let’s shop for sweaters! And not mom sweaters, do you have a preference? Long, short, cardi?

      • thislovelydayca says:

        I’m on it! Let’s do a series! The name will come to me, but a series of mama style posts!
        A long sweater would be nice because you could pair it with a tunic dress and/or tights.

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