Tag Archives: Denim jacket

Black Linen Pants

Last weekend I was ecstatic when I stopped into Ann Taylor Loft and discovered the “Julie” pant.  These pants were made for people with curves on their lower half and felt like they were tailored for me.  On top of the pure joy of finding pants that actually fit and were flattering, they were on clearance and on sale on top of that!  (I always appreciate a good bargain.)  I ended up buying 2 pairs of these linen trouser style pants, one in black and one in khaki.  I also found a pair of navy capris in my size in the same “Julie” style that fit like a glove with just enough stretch and room to comfortably move.

Here is how I decided to wear these to work.  I paired the trousers with a black and white striped tee I bought at Talbots years ago, and a collarless blue jean jacket.  I also thought they’d look better with a bit of a heel (I typically wear flat shoes) so I grabbed these Me Too sandals with a T-strap.

Black Linen trousers Ann Taylor Loft
Black Linen Trousers from Ann Taylor Loft paired with a striped tee and a cropped collarless jean jacket

Where to get it:

Black Linen Trouser pants – Ann Taylor Loft (In store, clearance section)

Bracelet – Dana Buchman @ Kohls $15.60

Striped Tee (similar) – JCrew $45.00

Silver necklace (similar) – Banana Republic $39.50

Sandals were Me Too: Humble Wedge, sold out on DSW

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The maxi dress

Now that summer has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, I decided to try out a style I had been seeing everywhere, the Maxi Dress.  This particular one is from Old Navy and I found it to be a great staple that I can easily dress up with different accessories.  On this particular day, I wore it to work with a cropped jean jacket from Old Navy, a wide brown belt from Anthropologie, and some bracelets I made myself.  (Which you can’t really see in the picture.)

I feel that this worked for my shape because I was able to balance my proportions with a cropped jacket on top, and accentuate my waist with the wide brown belt.  I was worried about the knit fabric hugging my hips so I ended up buying the dress a size larger than I could have and brought it in at the waist with the belt.  This way, it skims nicely off of my curvier parts and provides the shape I want.

navy maxi for pear shaped women
I paired this navy maxi with a cropped jean jacket, a wide brown belt, a long necklace, and some flat sandals.

Where to get the look:

Jersey Tank Maxi Dress in Goodnight Nora – Old Navy $29.94

Similar denim jacket – Old Navy $32.00

Braided Strands Corset Belt – Anthropologie $48.00

Handmade stretch bracelets – Instructions and Supplies on Fusion Beads