Week 13 :: of hate, love and breaking biases

I’m thinking we all need a break from skinnies, right?

Even though it has now been well and thoroughly established how much I love to show off my legs, for the sake of variety, let us now embark upon less chartered territory: the boyfriend jean.

Spring Wednesday

Ah, boyfriend!  How we hate to love you.  You give us the saggy butt and the slouchy leg, shortening our silhouette mercilessly.  You are only kind to the waif-like or pencil-thin; the rest of the shapes be damned.  You demand to be balanced with body-hugging tops that do no favors to muffins and mommy boobs everywhere.

And yet, how I covet you, boyfriend!  How I love the comfort of that roomy leg, that forgiving waistband!  How I relish the freedom of movement; how revel in the length and strength of my stride!

So for you, boyfriend jean, I overcome my biases.  I wear you with pride.  And I take comfort in the fact that, even if I look short and stumpy, I am at least on-trend by incorporating you in a black and white ensemble.  It’s a classic trope and I’ve actually done an entire week in honor of it, but today we make it spring-like with several key ingredients.

Spring Wednesday

First up – the polka dot top.  Sure, it’s another classic, but polka dots get a reboot with the bohemian blouson effect in both torso and sleeve.  Also, rather than traditional white on black, I give you black on white.  This lightens the look considerably, diminishing the potential “winter” vibe and boosting the “spring” vibe instead.  (By the way, if this weren’t work, I’d go bold and wear only a black bra underneath, but for modesty’s sake and so I won’t get written up, I chose a black cami instead.)

To mitigate the sloppiness of the jeans, I opted for a pair of shiny crocodile pumps – nothing as intense as a stiletto but with enough pizzazz to elevate the outfit and perhaps lengthen the silhouette?

Finally, more proof that the devil is in the details, I finished off the ensemble with a braided headband and Betsy Johnson pearl earrings, both keeping with the black and white theme.  This was the icing on the cake, and produced the same happiness factor as the accessories did for me in Monday’s look.

Spring Wednesday

What about you, my friends?  Have you got anything in your closet that you hate to love?



:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – tobi
Jeans – Earl Jean @ Marshall’s
Pumps – Rampage
Earrings – Betsy Johnson @ eBay
Headband – freebie @ Charlotte Russe

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9 thoughts on “Week 13 :: of hate, love and breaking biases

  1. Well, you kind of broke my biases already…blues, greys and blacks with wrappy cardigans. Now, I’m a lot more open to all kinds of clothes. There is no way you could look short and stumpy. You are petite!

    • But the blouse is so voluminous…ah, I think it translated better in person, eh? But I’m proud of you for breaking your biases. The student will soon outdo the master!

  2. I love it!! Got my white skinnies and they’re so comfy! I should have bought the boyfriend or boot cut too 🙂

    • I need to get my bootcuts hemmed. Would’ve bought the skinnies or boyfriends but I already owned these. Glad you like this look; it took me three tries to get the perfect shots. All my outages make me look like a whale. It’s the blouse. I should’ve worn something tighter fitting, I think.

  3. Are you sure you have a closet full of clothes and not a garage? I was just thinking about how many different outfilts you’ve put together over the last few months and just got a very scary image of sealed tupperwares brimming with clothes and shoes waiting to see the light of day again. 😛

    • Close. I do have my off season clothes in plastic bins atop my closet, but I assure you that it’s a perfectly closet-sized closet and not a garage at all. 😉

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