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OOTD: My Old Love

April 22, 2011

Since blogging, I’ve gotten much better about incorporating colors into my outfits. My closet used to be a sea of blacks with some other dark colors, but now it’s much more diverse with different patterns, colors, and textures. Sometimes, though, I think fondly of all my old black clothes and know that I want to get back in touch with my old love.


I ordered this sheer black pocket tee from Evan’s and when it first arrived I was a little worried. I’m 5’4″ and this shirt was way too long on me. Thankfully my studded belt came to the rescue, and I really liked the shape it made with the shirt. I could have made it drape-y-er (word?!), but I liked seeing the studs. I’ve had this belt for over a year and had never worn it, because I bought it as a set of two and I use the braided version all of the time. So finally this belt got its day in the sun.

I also wore my angular earrings, gold ring, City Chic zip jeans, and black suede wedges. I’ve decided to start taking more pictures from the side perspective, too. I decided this partly because outfits look different from the side, but also because the purpose of this blog is to become more confident about my body, my whole body, from every angle. I’m definitely umm…. shapely(?!) in the bum region, which is something that I’ve been embarrassed about on a few occasions, so here’s to hoping me and my bum can live happily together forever and ever.

Now don’t get me wrong; I realize that black clothing is not a bad thing, but it can be (and was for me) a crutch as a way to hide my body and be less noticeable. I don’t feel that black clothing is that crutch for me anymore. Now it’s just another thing that I like in my wardrobe, and that makes me REALLY happy that I’ve gotten to that point.

(Shop: Similar Evan’s Top, Jeans, Similar Torrid Belt, Shoes, Earrings)

Do you have a type or piece of clothing that is/was your crutch?

How did you learn to step outside of your comfort zone?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeannee permalink
    April 22, 2011 4:33 pm

    Stylish, wonderful outfit! I must say, you’re a very good photographer – your pictures are clear, your backgrounds are varied and interesting – there is nothing irritating that interferes with seeing you as you really are in your OOTDs! so I always look forward to your posts!

    • April 24, 2011 10:04 am

      Thanks so much!! I always think my photos are boring because I don’t have interesting backgrounds by a mountain or in the city :). My mom is my excellent photographer, so I try to make her life easy and stick to the house.

  2. Jeannee permalink
    April 22, 2011 4:34 pm

    Crutch clothes! Oh, dear!!! Well, it’s that time of year again where my clutch clothes are no more … you see, as soon as we have blasts of cold, wintry air, I go out without a bra, because I’m wearing this gigantic, big, heavy, dark-colored winter coat! so I feel – who knows?! (the only thing I live in slight fear of is any situation where I would have to remove my coat – car accident, arrest ;- ) ….

    • April 24, 2011 10:07 am

      Oh gosh, you sound like me when I’m just running errands. I always am going out with the quickest shoes or shirt, and then I hope I don’t run into anyone I know or get pulled over ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April 22, 2011 5:15 pm

    I’m still a little gulity of having clutch clothes. Even after losing almost 125 pounds. But I love the outfit and I love how you put everything together. I just want to tell you that I have been inspired by you to start my own blog. Now I don’t have outfit’s up there yet, but with time that will comes… But anyway nice outfit and I look forward to the next post.

    • April 24, 2011 10:12 am

      Yeah, I think no matter what weight you are, you still have those crutch clothes. I had them when I was thinner and I have them now. Well thank you very much for the compliment and I’m happy you decided to blog yourself. I’ll definitely check it out :)!

  4. April 22, 2011 6:30 pm

    This look is adorable! I love love looove anything sheer so that top is heaven to me! the studded belt goes so perfectly with it.

    You look gorgeous! The outdoor photo is beauuuuuutiful. ๐Ÿ˜€

    xo Allison of CurvyGirlChic

  5. April 24, 2011 1:46 am

    I used to live in black clothes. Now I far prefer colour, but I realised that my black pieces are great anchors for all the colours.

    I’m still struggling with accepting my extremely large belly, and struggle with stepping outside of the comfort zone of dressing to “flatter” it. I’m getting better, but it’s still a struggle every day.

    I love this classic look on you BTW.

    • April 24, 2011 10:20 am

      Thanks, Kath! I tend to feel that way about my stomach and my arms. Although, I realize that my body is hmm… proportionately fat all over? My sister carries the majority of her weight in her stomach, and we have talked a lot about how it is easier for me to wear things than her, even though she weighs a good bit less than me. Plus she feels the need to wear “flattering” clothes because she’s had people ask if she is pregnant, which obviously hurt her. I hope that struggle gets a little easier for you every day.

      • April 24, 2011 11:32 pm

        I fully understand your sister’s feelings of hurt and need to work around her body shape. I too have had people ask (or assume) that I am pregnant – in fact, my belly is bigger than many pregnant women have just before they give birth. Your sister and I are told everywhere that our bodies are “wrong” because we’re not the same shape as what is considered the “norm” in our culture.

        That’s part of what I’m trying to break down.

  6. April 27, 2011 8:56 am

    *sigh* Oh, black how I love you. LOL! Great post! I run to black all the time. It is a crutch for me, too.

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