Posts Tagged: tunics

Reader Request: Long Over Lean for Petites

Fabulous reader Emily – who I was lucky enough to meet and chat with when I was in New York last summer – e-mailed me a while back asking about making the long-over-lean formula work on a petite frame.

Lately, all I want to wear are leggings and longer things on top – which I realized is: Sally’s Long-Over-Lean formula. Thing is: I own 1 pair of ponte pants, 1 pair of cheap leggings, and 1 pair of sort-of-skinny jeans. I’m 4′ 11″ as you might remember. I carry my weight in the belly. Literally in the belly, as in, could be 5 months pregnant all the time (I ain’t). Clearly if I want to make this happen as My Look, I need more leggings. And more long swinging / pooch-hiding sweaters. BUT!!!!! (Here’s my question): DO I want to make this happen as My Look? I’m short. If I wear a long sweater on top, I think I go 50%-50% in terms of body division. Not the Golden Mean by any stretch. read more

Originally posted 2014-05-01 06:15:16.

Comfort vs. Style on the Weekends

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Allow me to make myself unpopular: I don’t believe that comfort trumps style on the weekends. I don’t believe we should eschew all things polished and structured in favor of all things soft and comfy just because the work week is on temporary hiatus. I don’t believe that blazers and heels are punishments while jeans and sneaks are rewards. I DO believe that mixing a few refined – and possibly mildly uncomfortable – pieces into your casual looks will help kick your casual style into high gear. read more

Originally posted 2011-05-27 06:17:46.

Gracey Wears: Summer Faves

The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in Western PA this past week.  As a result, I haven’t much wanted to give up wearing my summer faves.

Nor have I had to.  I mean, I’m still running around in short-sleeve chambray tunics:

Grace of Fashion for Giants in No Nonsense denim leggings, Old Navy chambray tunic, and Echo scarf

And I’m still pairing those chambray tunics with white denim leggings:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants in No Nonsense denim leggings, Old Navy chambray tunic, Echo scarf, and Dune London lace up sandals

(I know, I know, I clutched my own pearls even as I was putting them on).

It’s not that I’m not looking forward to wearing my Fall clothes (okay, I’m mostly just looking forward to wearing tall boots).  But, for now, I’m thrilled the weather is allowing me to continue to wear my summer faves with only a scarf for added warmth. read more