OOTD :: of linebacker shoulders and badassness

1.28.14

1.28.14

1.28.14

I probably should’ve saved this outfit for Thursday because two items were a total steal.

The first is the tuxedo blazer, a spontaneous, caught-my-eye-and-had-to-try-it-on item I spotted on the super sale rack at Target. I didn’t have much hope for it since it’s an XL, but I’ve seen enough iterations of this sort of blazer that I just had to give it a whirl. Lo and behold, my linebacker shoulders came to the rescue! The blazer draped on me like a dream. Sure, the sleeves are a little long and so is the overall length, but I’m digging the oversized boyfriend vibe of it all and the way it gives me that androgynous 80s punk look. And at 50% off the retail price, it just couldn’t be beat.

The other steal? Well, see those pants? Admire its fabulousness then click on my link below. Did I pay that much for them? Mwahahahaha! No way. Are they the most amazing TARDIS blue ever? You betcha. Do I feel like a total badass in them? What do you think? (And if you must know, I paid a third of that listed ASOS price for the pants. Lurve.)

I suppose even the top could be considered a steal since it’s an F21 item and we all know how reasonable their clothing is. Unfortunately, they’re also junior sized, and the very shoulders that made me fall in love with the blazer makes me rue the day I bought this top. It strains, my friends, and because it’s got a center seam down the back, I’ve already had to have it tailored once to stitch up the bursting threads. I fear this is the one and only time I’ll be able to wear it before it heads to the donate pile. But it sure does add an extra oomph to an already oomph-y outfit, doesn’t it?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Jeans  – Tripp NYC @ Karmaloop
Blazer – Mossimo @ Target
Shoes – Doc Martens

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3 thoughts on “OOTD :: of linebacker shoulders and badassness

  1. Only you could pull off that outfit, funky and fabulous!

    The fit of the (gorgeous) tux jacket is probably a combination of your athletic build and the general rule of thumb that tux jackets (especially those made for women) are slim fit.

    Lol I can feel your love for the pants from here!

    • Argh! How did I miss this comment? Must’ve been super busy making the lurvely new blog buttons in anticipation of my link up. ;p

      Ahahahaha! Got a kick out of that “athletic build” comment because this build hasn’t seen the inside of a running shoe since last year. Should probably get back into that, eh?

      I’ve been hearing that a lot – that “only you can pull that off”. Hrmmm…does this mean my fashion sensibilities are – erm – unique?!

      • Lol yes is the answer, but it’s not a bad thing at all!

        Athletic build is another way of saying broad or squared which many people work hard to get but you have naturally! Like the linebacker name and that’s not bad either 🙂

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