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!
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