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OMCZ: Pick Our Own

October 11, 2013

Eek, late for this week’s OMCZ, BUT I really enjoyed it! This week’s theme was “pick your own” way of breaking out of your comfort zone.

OMCZAs much as I have worn dresses out to events and on this blog, there is one place that I go to often that I have never worn a dress to: to work. I teach at a university. I walk around campus all day and then I’m up and down during my classes. It has to be a very, very comfortable dress for me to consider wearing it to class. Kiyonna had sent me their Trinity Twist Dress (I already had the top version), and I knew it would be perfect for school because of the soft and light weight material and the length of the dress (right below my knees).


It’s finally feeling fall-ish in NC, so I went with an accent scarf and a denim jacket. This made it super easy to wear all day. Whether I was teaching or in my cold office, I felt comfortable and chic. 

When I first started blogging, I was surprised how many people in the fatshion/plus-size fashion community wore dresses all of the time. I grew up in jeans. I wore jeans EVERYWHERE (a lot of times accompanied by flip flops), so dresses have always felt a little odd, even though I am getting more and more used to them. Dresses are definitely more comfortable than some of my dress pants, so it looks like I will need to continue pushing OMCZ at work.



Check out how the other bloggers broke out of their personal comfort zones:




Becky Brown








Hollie Http://


Are there certain kinds of clothing items you hold back from wearing at work or school (not necessarily inappropriate but outside of your comfort zone)? 

*Kiyonna gifted me the Trinity Twist Dress. All opinions expressed are my own. (It’s a wonderful piece–and on sale right now!)


9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2013 10:01 am

    Oh my days, I’m in love with this outfit! The dress is beautiful in style and colour, the scarf is ZOMG perfect and I love the jacket. All the wants!

  2. October 11, 2013 11:26 am

    Gorgeous! You are so beautiful and the colour of the dress point it out. I love the way, you combined it with the jacket. Pure Love! ❤ xoxo

  3. October 11, 2013 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous color dress!!

  4. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    October 12, 2013 4:55 am

    What a beautiful dress for fall! It is YOUR color and the jacket and scarf match it to a tee. I am just considering dresses, one, I work in child care so wearing my dresses not practical, two, I have outgrown most of my skirts, three, the whole hose versus bare leg thing, four, the right pair of shoes, Five, my lifestyle and work have changed, do I seriously want to even keep them? The reason that most of us hate to get rid of anything is the money we spend on clothes! It is like Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. I like to keep my money where I can see it, in my closet. But mine is overflowing! And I keep bringing more in. I am a clotheaholic. Does anyone else have my same problem? And I have several sizes of clothing as well! Do I keep the skinny clothes, store them or just bite the bullet and give them away or try to consign them? Just because I am a plus size now doesn’t mean that I don’t like to wear pretty stylish clothes. Anyway… Dresses are certainly out of a lot of our comfort zones but as a teacher, a staple in our wardrobe.

  5. October 12, 2013 2:45 pm

    What a lovely dress. It’s the perfect color for fall.
    I’m training to be a therapist and one of the things you’re taught as a therapist is to meet your client where they are. With the population I’m working with, it wouldn’t necessarily be appropriate to come to work dressed to the nines, as much as I’d love to get all dressed up for work. I often wear jeans to work when I’d much rather wear a skirt or a dress. I think eventually I’ll get back to my comfort zone.

  6. October 12, 2013 11:04 pm

    Wonderful color. Looks so nice with your wavy hair and big smile! Girl you are in your ZONE.

  7. October 13, 2013 12:44 am

    I wore high heels for the first time at school last week. I was always too shy to do it, and it was my first time wearing heels in public. I ended up getting a lot of compliments and I have no regrets!

  8. Jacki permalink
    October 13, 2013 6:50 pm

    Love this on you. Beautiful color and just the right bit of dressy/casual, professional yet youthful. I have loved the top on you, definitely love the dress. May need to look this one up myself.

  9. October 18, 2013 4:44 pm

    This is sooooooo gorgeous!x

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