Tuesday, October 12, 2010

casual. chic.

I told you not long ago about my favorite new shrug from Fashion to Figure. FTF is a great shop online and in select areas featuring clothing for sizes 12-26. If you're like me and typically find your clothes in the Misses section, please consider FTF as you may be pleasantly surprised at the fit. I love their clothes and they are cut for the curvy woman. If you generally wear plus sizes, you also must check out this brand because they will cater to your curves as well.

Anyway, I have this great shrug and I love it. I wear it with a black tank or on extra cold days, over a fitted long sleeve black tee. Today I decided to follow my own rule of going outside my comfort zone to try something totally new. I wear jeans on most weekdays and typically go for a dark wash trouser or flare leg cut. The wider leg balances my wider hips. I decided to take advantage of a 40% offer I had for Avenue. Sometimes I can wear a 14 in their jeans. Jeans are so tricky for me. I am a 12 in Not Your Daughter's Jeans and most trouser cuts. I need a 14 at Old Navy. Sometimes those even seem snug. My hips get in the way sometimes....or the waist is just way too big. I have to try, try, try.

We have an Avenue nearby and I decided to stop in there. I found these super cute jeans on the clearance and tried them on. I remembered seeing a 40% online offer, so ended up ordering online today. Now, these are not my typical style. They are boyfriend fit, are slouchy and also have a narrower leg.  I thought they'd look awful and I was actually wrong. These will look cute with a ballet flat and my Fashion to Figure shrug. Add some bracelets and a pop of color, and you'll be effortlessly chic in no time. Here's the look:

Shrug is from Fashion to Figure for $22

Art 2 Wear slim boyfriend jeans from  Avenue $14.96 (use your Visa and coupon code JLA4030 to save another 40%)

Clutch from Let's Glam Up, $21.50

Ballet flats from White House Black Market for $88 (of course, you can find similar ones at a lower price elsewhere if you look!)

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