I was really excited when I heard the theme for this week’s Out of My Comfort Zone post. I wore horizontal stripes pre-finding fatshion blogs, but once I started finding bloggers, I really, really began loving it. It’s a big revelation when you finally see that you have nixed out various items, patterns, etc just because of old rules heard over and over again. Beka picked this theme, and she reasoned it perfectly:

“I decided on horizontal stripes as I think these can still be seen as something that makes some people feel larger than they are. Well what rubbish! I want to see you all rocking the burglar look!” 

I knew immediately that I wanted to wear my City Chic pencil skirt that I bought at the end of the summer season. This skirt is not-so wintery, but if you’re like me, then you are probably used to making mad dashes from a car to a building to avoid the cold :). I paired it with a chambray top, red/coral accessories, and animal print low heels. I have no idea if the shoes make sense, but I thought they were cute in how they clashed, so whatevs 🙂



This skirt is a AU 24, which is not at all my pant size, but it fits really well (and I’m not wearing any type of spanx here so if you wanted a smoother look you could get that). I’m not sure if all City Chic skirts run large, but I definitely recommend them for those who have large hips. It’s very rare for me to find pencil skirts that are built for larger hips, as they are usually cut much straighter through the waist and bottom hem.


Besides putting this skirt to its first use, I was also able to wear this Amrita Singh ring that I bought YEARS ago but haven’t worn often. This is also another “rule” breaker because it’s a big ring on a little finger. I have short fingers. I always will. There’s no way I’m going to nix all statement rings because of my short fingers.

Want to see other ways of wearing horizontal stripes? Check out the other OMCZ bloggers below:

Stephanie http://www.seeingsp0ts.blogspot.co.uk

Leah http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk

Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt

Becky Brown http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com

Natalie http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

Nikki http://www.nattynikki.blogspot.co.uk/

Rebs http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/

Verena http://aplussizefashionobsession.blogspot.de/

Beka bekasstuffystuff.blogspot.com

Hollie Http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com

Sabina http://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.de/

Katt http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/

Mookie http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/


Old Navy chambray top, City Chic pencil skirt, Amrita Singh ring bough via ideeli.com, and Target heels similar

How do you wear horizontal stripes?

P.S. The next OMCZ challenge’s theme is my pick! Can’t wait to do it 🙂