When you have your wardrobe ‘basics’, such as a black blazer and plain pencil skirts, you can create much more interesting outfits than if you buy a full suit….here is an example of pulling together a relaxed black cotton jacket with a straight white cotton skirt – the fun part was adding the print blouse (found at Portobello Road, GREAT shop in Chestnut Hill), the belt with the rhinestone buckle, and the silver necklace….it is creative and summery, yet still completely professional.
Where is the part about being ‘fanatic about fit’? Look at the photo above. The skirt is boxy and not as streamlined and flattering as most pencil skirts are now….it was either take it to my tailor or replace it….well, after searching high and low I found the perfect skirt at a reasonable price at JCrew, so I chose to replace it.
Do you have an item in your closet that something about the fit or shape isn’t quite right? Would be glad to hear about it and offer advice!
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by the time I had both my children (in a span of 5 years) I was ready to get back into my skinny clothes but the pants all had wide leg bottoms, not stylish anymore. It seemed like a simple fix but at $25/each to make them into straight legs I thought I might as well buy new. Lucky for me, my M-I-L is a sewer. She straightened the leg for me.
then I promptly lost another 7 pounds and it no longer mattered. 😉
That’s great that you altered the pant legs! And especially that you lost the weight. 🙂