Cashmere sweater – thifted – similar
Jeans – Gap Sexy Boyfriend
Pumps – Del courtesy Corso Como
Bracelets – Bibelot and SageKandCo
Necklace – courtesy Blue Nile
Earrings – Urban Outfitters (no longer available) – similar
I can’t remember the last time I trotted out WendyB’s Never Is the Next New Thing™ mantra, but it wasn’t all that long ago. So my personal lesson here is just to quit with the nevers already. Like many people, I recoiled the first hundred times I saw boyfriend jeans, especially the distressed, hole-filled kind. But they grew on me. And grew and grew. And as someone who loves to play with juxtapositions, I realized they were a marvelous piece for dressy/distressed pairings. But every pair I tried looked a mess on me.
Then I chatted with Alison, who is marvelously curvy and rocks the hell out of hers. She wore a pair to the Foxcroft Style Stars shoot and as we were chatting, she told me two things: Buy Gap Sexy Boyfriend, and get ’em a size up. Tip one worked, tip two did not – my regular size 10 jeans worked best. And I’m still experimenting with them, but excited to have landed on a style that I like.
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Have you tried any trends that you swore you’d never wear? Any current trends that you love on others, but can’t quite work into your own looks?
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