06 February 2011

Harem Pants? Well, maybe not…

What I’m Wearin’…

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Hey guys!  It’s been a while but I’m back!  Work has been super crazy but no excuses!  I’ve missed you all! 

If you follow me on Lookville, you’ll see where I asked about Harem pants for this season.  They were really big previous seasons but usually with plus sizes, it takes a while for our retailers to get the latest styles is our sizes.  However, I wanted to try this trend before it was completely out!  I purchased a pair like these black ones below and a long denim pair which is pictured below. 

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So anyway, this is my attempt to work this style.  These pants carry a lot of volume on the bottom so I figured that it would be best to do less volume on the top.  This is kinda difficult for me since I’m “apple” shaped, which means I carry most of my weight around the midsection and I don’t do sleeveless things.  So, I thought, “hmm…instead of doing less volume on top, I'll do more structure on top…”  I paired it with a brown blazer and white top…

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Well, as usual, I put it on Lookville, and they hated it!  LOL  I love my lookville family, they’re very honest…you can check out their comments below…

I also, always want to be honest with you guys so, I did a post on this outfit anyway, knowing that it somewhat failed.  Sometimes you’ll get things right and sometimes you won’t but don’t ever be afraid to step or think out of the box.  I felt that the outfit wasn’t the best but it was a decent attempt.  You be the judge…

Either way, I probably won’t do this look again but I will use the pants again because they are the most comfortable pair of denim anything I have ever owned.  They’d be great lounge pants if nothing else!

Here are some of the accessories:

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The Bargains:

Medium wash denim harem pants from It's Fashions for $17,

Chocolate ankle boots from Belks for $14,

Yellow and White Colorblock scarf from Walmart for $2,

Chocolate Knit Blazer-style Jacket from Avenue for $12,

White cut-out Shoulder top from Cato's for $10,

Wood and Gold Leaf earrings from Claire's for $0.50.

All Together:

$55.50!!!  Not bad, not bad…

Click the Lookville icon to see what the advisors there are saying about this outfit! 

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What I’m Lovin’…

Well, well folks!  Lucky lucky me!  I recently attended an event for the Stella & Dot jewelry line.  A good friend of mine, Ms. Shelly Carpenter is an independent stylist for this awesome company and invited me to her Cupcakes & Cocktails Social to showcase the new Spring 2011 Collection!

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Stella & Dot has been described as a boutique jewelry line that is coveted by celebrities and stylish women everywhere.  Created by busy mother of two, Jessica Herrin had the vision to create a new kind of company that would help today's busy woman thrive.   She offers a creative solution to having a successful career you love that you can also balance with a busy life and family.   Jessica's vision called for an entirely new concept- an opportunity that combined direct sales with social networking to create a fun and flexible yet lucrative business. 

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I must say, I had a wonderful time!  The pieces are really beautiful and Shelly is a real sweetie who knows her stuff when it comes to jewelry!  Some important things to note:

1.  Stella & Dot specialize in larger pieces that are more often than not, better for the bigger gal.  See examples…

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2.  Stella & Dot also sells link extensions for their pieces.  This is perfect for those of us with larger wrists.

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3.  Shelly frequently does giveaways and other events so be sure to click the pic and like on her facebook so you can stay posted!

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Here are some photos from the Cupcakes & Cocktails Social!

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“Stella & Dot is a company inspired by and created for strong women, just like you…“

Overall, I loved the collection!  This was my favorite piece, the Petra Braided Bracelet and I’m considering ordering it! 

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Thanks again for inviting me, Shelly! 

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What I’m Hearin’…

I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately!  Corinne Bailey Rae has been one of my favorite ladies of music for the past year or so!  I got put on to her late but better late than never!  A little back story: 

After a huge argument with her husband (who died of an accidental overdose) she wrote this song. There's a line in there that “love is bigger than your pride”, and that's how she felt about him. "No one was more right for me than him. No one. That song is saying that, even in this difficult place I'm in today, I would still do it all again. That's how I feel today. Even though he died so young, I still had the best person and was so lucky to have found him." ~ Corrine Bailey Rae Jan 2008 Interview.

When I hear this song, I think about my dad, my kid, even my blog.  The road has been rocky, but “I’d do it all again”…  Hope you enjoy it guys, here’s Corinne Bailey Rae!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

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4 comments

  1. Hey there! Wow, you got some great deals on your stuff! I must say that I like the entire outfit EXCEPT the harem pants.. But that's just personal preference. I don't like them for BBW OR thin ladies, but the rest of the outfit is awesome.

    Thanks for joining my blog, I just followed yours too :)

    (OOh, and that Petra braided bracelet is beautiful.. love it!)

    Pam
    http://shopaholicglamourgoddess.blogspot.com

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  2. hi, thanks for following my blig its good to know that i'm not the only one reading it lol
    nice blog you got an eye for a great bargin! www.lifethrutheeyesofacherry.blogspot.com

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  3. I like harem pants and i do think they are very comfortable but i also know they are not really suitable for all body types but like you, even if they are not the most flattering, i still want to own a pair if it is nothing but lounging. I don't have to look fab all the time. I want to be comfy when I am sick or just going out to grab groceries.

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  4. Love your scarf! Stella and Dot jewelry is AMAZING!

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