Based on the following post, you might think I go on mission trips all the time. That would be inaccurate.
These shoes are from Colombia, and are the only remaining souvenir from my time there (I also got a REALLY great haircut, but sadly, I could never recreate it here in the States.)
Super cute, right? They came from the Bogota version of Rack Room Shoes. Very exotic.
It should be noted at this point that I’m bad at finding good deals and/or haggling in other countries. I find reasonable prices by American standards, but not those bargain basement deals everyone else seems to find on the mission field. I’m doing something wrong.
To complete my international look, I wore my favorite pants I bought in India. I bought them knowing that loose, pajama-like pants were still a trend, but had I realized just how big the flowy pants with elastic ankle cuffs were going to become, I would have stocked up.
I love the floral pattern of this pair (I also love that florals are so in right now), but I would have preferred the pockets to be on the side, a la 1995 cargo pants, rather than in the middle of my thigh. I always feel slightly like a clown when I wear them. But, they’re pretty, so I embrace it.
Fashion Tip of The Day: To avoid drowning in flowy clothes, balance is always key. When wearing something loose on the bottom, focus on a more tailored fit on top, and vice versa.
In case you haven’t stepped outside or looked at facebook, it’s cold outside. Super cold.
So, today, I’m resurrecting an outfit I hadn’t yet blogged about, because there’s nothing like cold weather to make you just want to wear your pajamas all day.
A few weeks ago, I bought myself some pretty pajamas – a t-shirt and pants. I planned to wear them as pajamas. But, then when I tried them on, they kinda looked like real clothes, and I thought, I bet I can get away with this! So, I did. Or, at least I tried – you’ll have to be the judge.
To make the pants look as little like pajamas as possible, I dressed them up with a blazer, pearls, and heels. What I didn’t plan on, though, was the pants loosening as the day went on – as cheap cotton tends to do. The longer I wore them, the baggier they got and the more like PJs they looked.
I knew this was a one-shot deal. When I washed the bottoms, they pilled and looked even more like pajamas. But, it was a fun experiment for a day – one that is corroborated in InStyle magazine, I might add.
If you’d like to mimic this trend, I would encourage you to follow the instructions in InStyle’s article and avoid flannel. Only a couple people called me out, but still; you don’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed – even if you did!
- Pajamas – Forever21
- Blazer – H&M
- Heels – Ross (Nine West, I think?)