People over a certain age remember the phrase “sweater girl”. If you are young or don’t remember, here is a definition:
A young woman, esp a movie actress or a model, with a notably attractive body, which she features by wearing tight and short clothing
Here are some photos. I have posted them before, but I think when you see these you will realize why I am a sweater girl!
And here are some “sweater outfits”. You have seen most or all of them before, but not at the same time! And these are just a fraction of the colors that I have. I have collected them from everywhere…The Loft, Old Navy, WalMart, Target,etc. Whenever I see a color I don’t have, I buy it. Believe it or not, I still need a few more. I actually do not have brown, but I am on the lookout for it! 😉
Some of you, no doubt, are nice and trim and very well-proportioned. Maybe you don’t need to hide your middle or your arms. Great! But you still need COLOR and ACCESSORIES and CUTE SHOES. And you still need to wear clothes that fit and flatter, and are the correct length.
The rest of us need to figure out a look that flatters our figure. The purpose of all these posts is so that you will see that you do not have to have a perfect figure. You do need to figure out a look that flatters YOU. I promise you that if you work on it long enough, you will find ways to make your body look proportional. Hey, maybe you would look good in a belt and cardigan. 🙂
Try stuff on! Take pictures! Have a friend give honest opinions!
See you next time. Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good.
Today I am linking up with Tania onWednesday’s Wardrobe.
You may remember this dress from a previous post: http://over50under20.com/index.php/2016/09/07/if-its-brown/
In that post, I told you that this dress was going away because I really did not like the way it looked. Most of you agreed with me.
A couple of people made suggestions, so just for fun, I thought I would try their ideas of adding a jean jacket or a colorful scarf.
As you can see, these ideas improved the look, but not much. The proportions of this dress are just not right for me!
To give it one more shot, I tried it with my usual belt and cardigan option.
After this, I quit. I admitted to myself that I don’t like the dress, it does not look good on me, and I will never wear it!
Moral of the story: Give it a try, but don’t wear something you don’t like. I will definitely keep trying to find cute outfits, and I hope you will too!
I can assure you that you will never see this dress on this blog again. 🙂
See you next time. Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good. But you do have to wear clothes that look good on you. 😉
Hope you are learning something from my mistakes. 🙂
Are you ready for another transitional outfit? I am alternating between dresses and jeans. This one does have some fall color. I know you will not be surprised that I added a belt and a sweater. I only have so much imagination when it comes to disguising my figure flaws, and this combination seems to work pretty well.
I don’t remember where I got this dress, but pretty sure it was from Ross for about $12.00. The sweater is a $5.00 WalMart item. I will show you how I got to the outfit I will actually wear.
- Try on the dress:
2. Add a belt and a necklace:
3. Add a sweater, a bracelet and some cute shoes:
Of course, I will have to wear it in an air-conditioned place, but that’s okay. I am not going outside again until it cools off!
Today I am linking up with Tania on Wednesday’s Wardrobe.
Today I am beginning a series about transitioning from summer to fall. As I said before, I am SO tired of hot weather, and just do not want to wear summer clothes anymore. BUT, it is actually hotter than it was in July, so I need to find outfits that look fallish, but feel summerish. You know what I mean.
I bought this little dress for $6.00 from my secret shopping website, that I will tell you about one day 😉 I feel like that needs a separate blog post!
Here is what it looked like when I tried it on:
Most people would just say, “Well, I am glad I only paid $6.00 for this, because it looks terrible.” But by now, you know I will do my best to “make an outfit”.
I really like this, and it is cool and comfortable, and does not look summery. What do you think?
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss any of my fascinating posts! I’ll be back soon with more transition outfits.
Today I am linking up with Tania on Wednesday’s Wardrobe.
Not long ago, I challenged you to put together an outfit that cost less than $50. Today I am going to go through the process I used to buy an outfit with my $50 birthday gift card.
- Went to Ross to look for a dress
- Tried on about 40 dresses
- Tried on dresses in my size and one size up and one size down
- Did not look at the price tag before I tried on..most Ross dresses are less than $20
- 35 dresses were a definite NO
- 5 dresses were maybes
- 1 dress was clearly better than all the rest, so kept that one
- Paid $11.00 for my dress (On Tuesdays Ross offers 10% off to ages 55 and above)
- Went next door to Famous Footwear
- Started in the clearance section
- Found the perfect pair of heels to go with the dress. Price tag said $25
- Went to check out…actually on sale for $17.00
- So far, have spent only a little more than half of my budget, so still have some left for accessories and purse
- Went to Cato to look for a necklace
- Found one for $6.00
- Received a purse I had ordered earlier. Cost: $6.00
- Bought a stack of bracelets for $10.00 at Glitzy Chiks
- TOTAL: $50.00
- Made it! Right on the nose!
Now of course, you know I had to try a sweater with my dress. I always love to add a little color and cover my arms and midsection. This made the outfit more expensive because the purse was $18.00 and the sweater was $16.00. So this version of the outfit cost a total of $78.00. But if you take into account that these two items were already in my closet, I only spent $44.00. No wonder my husband has a hard time with my accounting practices. LOL
Bottom line…it is possible to find inexpensive clothing if you are willing to do a little work.
You still have a few days to enter the shopping challenge! Don’t forget that the winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Here are the details of the challenge:
How did you like my outfits? Which one do you like better? Constructive criticism welcomed! If you hate them, I will have a good excuse to go shopping again. HAHA
As always, thanks for reading and come back soon!