In theory, this Five Take post should have made it up before my trip to New York… or while I was there, because I naively thought I’d have time to this post… and blog about Full Figured Fashion Week as stuff was happening.
Kudos to those who did! I can’t even imagine. FFFW posts are in the works, hopefully the first two will be tonight/tomorrow. We have a house guest, I had to get images out to other people, more “responsibilities” and my first few days back to work have been super busy, so the blog (as usual) gets neglected.
My school semester starts this week too! Oh boy. I better get my shit together, right?
Dress – Land’s End, 3x
Belt – Torrid, 4
Cardigan – Old Navy, 3x
Shoes – Clarks, 11M
Purse – Coach Outlet
If you’ve been here before, you know the drill… if not, the idea behind Five Take is pretty simple. One theme, five people… resulting in five different looks. The only restriction is having to shop from our closets. Sounds easy enough, right?
This may be shocking to some, but my wardrobe is sadly lacking in animal prints. They just aren’t really something I’m drawn to, and if I am… I’m really, really picky. Badly tiled designs, odd colors, and weird prints are a no-go. It is one thing I absolutely love to see on other people, but rarely wear myself.
That being said… I own a few pieces, none of which are suitable for the weather here in Houston. Two cardigans, a short sleeve sweater and a belt that I haven’t seen since the move, otherwise I would have worn that. Ha!
I thought wearing the cardigan was a stupid move, but it wasn’t bad at all. Guess I’m acclimating to this weather faster than I thought? Then again… it isn’t even “hot” yet!
Back in December, I posted about the twin of the cardigan I’m wearing. This grey version has become one of my casual outfit staples. Bright jersey dress, funky animal print cardigan, maybe a belt… and off I go!
Oh wait. This outfit is exactly that but (to me), the bright red dress and make-up make it a little fancier!
It could be because I am in love with this dress (and the purse). The fabric is amazing, it is a heavier knit but still light. I’ve washed it several times now (no special treatment either!) and it is still bright red, with no pilling. The cut and fit are fantastic – there is a little bit of structure in the waist, great draping in the neckline, pleats in the front of the skirt and the length is just right.
I don’t think I can actually say anything bad about this dress, except for the price, which is $65. But in my humble opinion, it is worth it. Luckily Land’s End seems to always offer a coupon, usually with free shipping, which makes it even better. Right now Land’s End has a coupon for 25% off + free shipping – code: PRIVATE, pin:2530.
Don’t even get me started on all the dresses I’ve bought from Old Navy or Torrid that pill after the first wash. Grr… every time I think, “Oh! Maybe they’ve changed…”, things haven’t.
Not sure if this was purse or New York excitement/panic or just me being silly.
I guess you can tell, but last year or so, I have completely fallen in love with Land’s End. They carry more preppier clothes than I would usually wear, but they do have some great basics and cute dresses. They carry up to a size 26W, and run big, in my experience.
Take a walk on the wild side, visit the others to see more animal print!
Would you wear animal print?