Every once in a while I put together an outfit that I think is just perfect. I finally manage to accessorize or wear an item that I had been hiding in my closet and it makes me feel great. This was one such outfit, too bad I didn’t have anywhere to go.
[Jacket – Torrid (Xmas Gift); Shirt – City Chic ($13); Skirt – ASOS ($15?); Tights – We Love Colors (Xmas Gift); Heels – Madden Girl ($30); Purse – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bday Gift from Bot); Scarf – Urban Outfitters (borrowed from Mom)]
I bought this skirt from ASOS over a year ago when I was living in Atlanta. I had just found out about ASOS Curve and was desperate to buy some of their fashion forward plus size options. Then I saw this post by Nat and I fell in love with the lace dress and decided to buy it right away. I also threw this black linen pencil skirt in my order as well because it was on sale for a steal and I thought, why not? But then when the skirt arrived I was less than thrilled. It hugged my curves as a pencil skirt should but I wasn’t as comfortable with myself at that time so it sat in my closet. (I probably should have returned it but we all know how terrible I am about remembering to return things within the proper time frame.) Then I put this skirt on earlier this month when I was cleaning out my closet and was amazed at how much I loved this skirt. It had been over a year since I had first put on this skirt and, well, what a difference a year can make. Not in my size, but in my mentality. Now I love the way the skirt hugs my curves, and I even tucked in my favorite City Chic shirt to highlight the skirt’s high waist. I’ve come a long way and I’m rather proud of myself. It doesn’t hurt that I think I look fabulous in this outfit.