Turn Down For What?

Denim from Torrid
Some of you saw this via Instagram, but can you believe I bought all that stuff at Target (after only going in there for 3 things) and didn't come out with one thing for dinner.  When my husband came home, I threw my hands in air and said we are going out to eat.  I'm not going back to the store and you can't make me...LOL.  Anyways,  if you not proportionate, like myself, sometimes tops can be a beast, especially if you want to wear them tucked out.  I had a "make it work" moment that I thought was worth sharing.  It can be a struggle with structured shirts and getting them to fit both the top and bottom half.  In tops like these, I usually get the the average size between the top and bottom.  I would have worn a 1X in the bust and a 3X if I wanted it to fit the hips, so I chose a 2X.  With choosing the 2X there was the look of a struggle on that last button that was across the hips and right over the bottom tummy.  I decide to make it work by belting and blousing the top.  Worked like a charm.  I'm sure that last button thanked me.  He didn't want to hold on for dear life while we were at dinner.  

Style Note:  I am actively working on being better at casual.    I'm including more denim and working on how I can still make work with my own personal style.  I'm a more of a dressed up person, so I still want to add that element to my look.  Adding in a scarf is just the thing to give that feel of fancy.  Scarves so easily can take a plain everyday look to the next level. Add in your pops of color or funky prints through wearing scarves and watch the knob on your look "turn up."  

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Denim from Torrid, Plus Size Jeans

Denim from Torrid, Plus Size Jeans, Torrid
Outfit: Top - Calvin Klein (similar), Scarf - H&M, Denim - Torrid, Shoes - Christian Siriano for Payless (similar), Lipstick - MAC Angel

Denim courtesy of Torrid.  

16 comments

  1. Love the top, as well as those shoes! Great casual look. :-)

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  2. I'm a sucker for a nice casual look! Super cute!! I have the same issue with button up/down shirts because of my junk in the trunk. Great tip!

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  3. I have the same problem you have with regards to tops, most times the buttons are crying out for help!!! Never though of using a belt but will now, thanks for the tip!

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  4. You look goregois and blousing was a good idea...I need to follow suit

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  5. Looks great! And I'll have to try that. I have the same thing going on here with hips and blouses.

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  6. I am glad to hear someone else say they are actively working on their casual. I too lean towards a dressier approach and frankly I struggle with dressing down. Even in jeans I tend to look dressy. I also recently had an ankle injury so I love the fact that you keep flats or a low low heel. Even though I want to get back to a point where I can wear heels when I want, if I don't you give me hope that my sexiness won't be overshadowed by a flat or a low heel. I just relate to you on so many levels and that is why I heart and follow you. P.S. I will be was awarded reading glasses as well and I am glad you noted the switch in lense. Great idea!

    ~24PlusStyle

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    1. That high heel was such a struggle for me to give up, but I did and I'm so much happier LOL. ..Yeah happy winning!!!

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  7. Great casual look! Love the leopard scarf!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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  8. I usually avoid button-downs bc of fit issues. If I get one that will button over my ginormous boobs (Target's XXL won't button), it's baggy and shapeless everywhere else and makes me look bigger! I hate that bc Target has some really cute button-downs right now!

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    1. Christine I think you could use this technique as well...It will give your top some shape.

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  9. Can't ever find a single thing at the not one but TWO Targets located near me in Jackson,MS for my plus sized self. You look fabulous! If I want to wear clothes in plus sizes from Target I have to shop online. Totally baffles me because they're not the only major store guilty of having the smallest plus size departments in town. Khol's (which is across the street from Target), Old Navy, Stein Mart (right next door to Target) , Marshall's, Dress Barn, and the faithful GAP from my younger days were all the same way too! Walmart had a decent plus size area but clothes in it were nothing I'd want to be caught dead in. All of these stores have MUCH BETTER clothes online! My question is WHY???? Why in the fattest state in the US do these stores have the smallest plus sized department out of all the others in their store? Know I'm definitely not asking the right person but you are the one who has sparked that thought. I think some letters and emails are about to start flying. Hope others will look at their stores and if they have tiny plus size departments with clothes for Grannies from 1900, with huge patterns, improper proportions, and pants with the crotch at their knees then they too will write these stores too! Just shocked you got such a great clothes from the same store located less than a mile from my house!

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  10. That colour is sublime on you! I often have issues with button up tops too - they usually strain somewhat at the boobs - I like the way you made this top work, in fact I think it looks better belted than it would have without that detail.

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  11. You look fabulous! I follow you on Instagram and am constantly telling my BFF (who is a plus size girl) that she needs to follow you too.
    www.thriftshopstyling.blogspot.com

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