Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dis-proportionate

I wore and outfit the other day to run errands.  I guess, obviously I wore an outfit as I'm not in the habit of streaking!  What I meant to say is that I wore an outfit that really didn't do much for me while running errands the other day.  Let me show you what I mean....


So, I LOVE the colors and patterns in this top...in fact it is one of the VERY few items that have come through my store that I paid "real" money for.  By that I mean I bought it before it went into final clearance because I knew it wouldn't last until then.  I was right on that front, we sold out of our stock within 2 weeks.  However....I really didn't consider how this top would look ON me.  

I am not a very tall woman...you can tell I barely top that armoire!  I'm only 5'3, wear between a 6 & 8 pant and I have a pretty big chest (D cup).  Those really aren't good proportions for this floaty top with elastic waistband as it adds a ton of bulk where I really don't need the help!  Were I proportioned differently, say a hell of a lot taller perhaps, my legs could balance out the poofy.  Pairing it with this length skirt was also not a good choice as my line is basically all straight and wide.  But, you know what?  It was 85 degrees out and I was only going to the grocery store and to pick the kids up at school.  I figured, even though it wasn't a totally rockin' outfit, at least I wasn't in yoga pants.  Small victories people, small victories.  

If I was going to attempt to visually lengthen my legs, and I worked a very short shift, I could perhaps make this top better for my frame with this bottom:


So, I still look big on top, but at least the slim bootcut narrows and lengthens overall.  Are you wondering why I would need to work a short shift?  Because these pants are really long and I have to wear 4 inch heels just to get them off the ground.  And, if you read yesterday's post, you know a little bit of what I have to do at work occasionally! ;o)

Kayley at Sidewalk Ready has a great post about proportions, go check it out.

'till next time,

Alyssa


7 comments:

  1. A short skirt would have a similar effect of lengthening your legs.

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    1. Were I "of an age" where anything shorter than that were appropriate, I would agree!! :o0

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  2. Hi Alyssa, I found you through GCOGH. I love you blog. I am a mommy trying to get out of my jeans and sneaker rut and reclaim my closet. First of all you look FABULOUS! I wonder what you first outfit would look like with the top tucked and maybe a belt to define your your waist.

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    1. @rwilliamson. Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you like the blog. You are very sweet with the nice compliment as well. As to tucking this shirt, I actually did try that but it is just a lot of fabric and it tends to ride out with the elastic! Great thinking though, and if my mommy tummy were smaller, I'm sure that would work.

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  3. it's so true, isn't it? working those proportions make all the difference. i lovvvve the top with the white pants. you look gorgeous! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

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    1. @rubygirl. Thanks! That is so nice of you to say. Feel free to throw up a link if you have a proportions post on your site!

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  4. I do that too! I buy something because I love the print, but forget that the style might not be too flattering on me. But you figured out how to work that top!!! Gorgeous!

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