Fashion hasn’t always been my forté. Looking back, I thought I dressed pretty cutely as an elementary student, with cute little dresses and character sets. But I guess that was my mom’s doing because once I hit middle school, apparently I had to choose things on my own.
I cringe just thinking about what I wore during middle school. Everyday consisted of flared jeans and a hoodie. I was that girl you see in those teen movies with my hair up in a ponytail and glasses. Those movies portraying that girl as the “ugly” girl, like She’s All That & then came Not Another Teen Movie that pointed it out to me. But I digress. I’m pretty sure I wore the same hoodie every day or at least alternated between 3 of them.
High school and some of college sort of became the same. Except the jeans were skinnies, the hoodies came off, & I let my hair down.
The past few years, I’ve become very conscious about the fashion I choose now. I mean, red carpet season IS my favorite season. I’m not trying to say I’m a fashion guru now, but I try to keep up with the times and I admire those that put a lot of effort into their outfits (OOTDs). Also, I definitely feel like I’ve gone out of my comfort zone and wear things with more confidence. Remember it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it!
Anyways, today I really liked my outfit! Is that vain? Probably. While it may be a basic outfit, it was still something I felt comfortable and confident in. And it was all affordable.
First I started with my go to fashion staples.
Black leggings from Forever 21 (Plus size) $5.90
They are comfortable and affordable. Solid colors are a must for me since because I don’t really like printed leggings. So I have like 5 different colors of leggings from F21. But I have like 5 pairs of black leggings. Yes, I’m basic.
Blue cami from Forever 21 (Plus size) $3.90
Another basic staple. Again, I like solid colors. Sue me. I tucked it in and pulled my leggings up high to give that high waisted look. I don’t really like to wear camis by themselves. I got issues. So when I saw the next item, I fell in love with it as something to coverup.
Long floral kimono by Living Doll Los Angeles $5.99
I took my mom shopping in National City. She loves this reseller store and honestly, I don’t. So while I was waiting for her to finish, I was browsing the plus size section, I saw this hanging all by it’s lonesome and it called out to me. It even had it’s sample tag still on, so could this possibly one of it’s kind? Probably not, but hey, it’s cool to think about.
I then paired the outfit with some nude ballet flats from Target (Merona $16.99). If it were fall, I probably would have gone with booties.
To add some accessories, I went with my clear heart necklace and some Privé Reveaux sunnies. P.S. I should have changed the band on my Fitbit Alta.
What are your fashion staples?
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I love your blog post. This has given me some great inspiration for my ootds. I love your style-it’s simple and basic but looks good. How do you recommend setting out an ootd post. I would love to know!
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