Outfit of the Day: A lot of Happy with a touch of Denim - Garnerstyle

Outfit of the Day: A lot of Happy with a touch of Denim

The weather was so nice today I was under the illusion that it is spring already.  There was a cool breeze in the air...I wish I had a kite to fly.  Anyways, I was too excited to throw on my "happy skirt" from JIBRI.   I purchased this skirt about 3 years ago.  I think I paid like $80 for it because it was a sample.  I thought it would be cool to pair it with a denim jacket that I had when I was in undergrad.  I think this jacket is at least 8 years old and it came from Lane Bryant.   I used to buy a lot of denim jackets from LB, they always fit me well and generally were very cute in design.  The jacket probably cost me $40.  I thought the combo of the my happy skirt and the denim would give my outfit the look of "Yes I am happy it has warmed up, but I do know it's February."  The scarf you see was gifted to me from the teachers I used to coordinate.  It was a going away present from Liz Claiborne.  

I wore my new all time favorite t-shirt from Target.  I really want to talk to you about this t-shirt.  I have been meaning to blog on the v-neck t-shirt from Target.  It's a whole $10.   It is probably the best plus size casual t shirt I have ever purchased.

I have a horrible time finding jeans and t-shirts.   T-shirts for plus size have a number of things that can go wrong.  They can be too short, have too much stretch (and roll up), the sleeves can be too long....the list just goes on and freakin' on.  Target, for the low price of $10, has solved all my (and maybe your) t-shirt woes.  The shirt is 100% cotton and has not spandex.  I have large hips and when a t-shirt has spandex in it tends to roll up on me.  The top is long enough to flatter my body type and the sleeves are capped giving it that girly flair.   It is super comfortable , but can easily go from day to night with a blazer or a tucked into a high waist skirt.    

I have this t-shirt in black, white, and gray and I must say it is the best $10 I have spent.  I am sorry for going on and on about my t-shirt, but if you have t-shirt woes this tee will probably work for you.  It is one of Target's best kept secrets in my opinion.  (Please excuse the lumps under my t-shirt --- I have on a few layers, but I wanted to give you a full length pic of the top.)

Lastly, I wore these denim flats with zipper detail.  These are a Target special also.   They cost me $25.  I thought these were super cute.

In this post I brought out a few pieces that I have had for some years.  Tell me about your favorite classic pieces and how long they have lasted you.


  1. You look adorable! Love the skirt! Too cute!


  2. You look great! A real inspiration! Because of you, I've started shopping at Jibri! and I am so so happy with everything I got.
    I am currently in your home town Atlanta! The weather is so good! I wish I could live here forever and forget Paris!
    Take Care :-)

  3. i adore these boyfriend tees, i discovered them summer before last when i was fitting into the straight size XL...after gaining weight i was happy to find them in the plus size section and i now have too many to count! the v-neck makes them sexy! gotta love comfy sexy white tee!


  4. I have the BF tee from Target in every color. I found them 1 1/2 years ago randomly in clearance and thought I wasn't going to be able to find them again so bought them all I could find. Now they are back and I still buy them.

    They are the best t-shirts out there!

  5. Your happy skirt is making me happy too with its bright and cheery colours!

  6. That skirt is ADORABLE!!! It's a much needed dose of spring I need in cold NYC!!! Great idea to pair it with the tee (which looks DOPE!) and denim jacket!!

  7. Such a cute look! I love the bright colored dress! I think this look is absolutely lovely. You look gorgeous and glowing!

  8. I love this post. That skirt is so lively and it compliments you extremely well.

  9. I swear by the Target Tee's too! I have soo many of them....In all sizes...

    I love that skirt!And welome to Texas where it's usually summer all year long!

  10. I absolutely love this skirt..you look gorgeoue. The colors are great on you. I'm a new follower here to your blog and loving it. Looking forward to meeting you at the Style Conference in Austin, TX.

    Stop by and visit me sometime.

    Diary of a Chic Mommy

  11. Sometimes its the little things that make us the happiest. I have these thigh high super thick wool socks. And while that sounds like, "Why would one want super thick socks to go up to your thigh"?, but trust me when its cold and you are sick of tights ridin down and you want to wear a skirt, they are FAB!!!

  12. It was soooo great to meet you today....I hope to see you all again soon..


  13. Just fab! I'm loving this lay back look, gorgeous skirt!

  14. I LOVE that skirt . I want.LOL.