Last June I took a picture of a display at my local Anthropologie that included a casual outfit I wanted to wear so badly. It boasted a slouchy olive military jacket, white tee with a knot, watercolor scarf in whites, oranges, and purples, and black and white pants. What I truly loved about this look were the pants. Although you cannot tell from my iPhone picture, they had a black background with white irregular dots and dashes with a bit of a global feel to them. Ever since then I have been on the lookout for a plus size version of these beauties. When I saw a pair of Lane Bryant pants being sold on Poshmark, I pounced. Since I already had all of the other pieces to recreate this outfit, I was ready to complete it with my new find.
I was truly amazed at how similar these pants were to the ones at Anthropologie when I got them. And although this was featured in the store as a summer outfit, I think the jacket is more appropriate for spring weather. Whenever I have an outfit that really fits my personal style, I feel amazing and that is exactly how I felt in this. All of the other items in this outfit came from my closet, so that was even better.
I have been dealing with a few personal issues in my life lately and am anticipating some big changes coming up that have me deep in thought. It has also made me re-evaluate what kind of content I want here on my blog and how much time I spend on it. I am also still in recovery from my hip surgery I had in January that faced me with learning how to walk all over again. As you can see, I am walking, in heels no less (I have to replace them with flats a few hours in though), and it is a constant challenge to keep from limping as I continue therapy. Regardless, I am so beyond pleased with how I am doing physically and with each day I am doing better. It is all a journey and honestly, dressing in what I love has been a huge part of my recovery.
To give this outfit my own touch, I added some accessories in the form of some wood & resin bangles and a patterned fabric clutch. If you have not noticed, or if you are new to my blog, I always try to show you a handbag with my outfit, no matter what. For me, it is something I always look for when looking at other blogs because it completes the look for me and is a practical part of my outfit that houses my wallet, keys, lipstick, and iPhone.
I have to admit, it is a little more challenging writing a post when really none of the items I am wearing are readily available, but I wanted to feature this outfit because I want to be authentic here. I really do wear what I feature here and a lot of the time, I am remixing what I already have. While I will always feature new items, I hope you do not mind that I show you other things like this every once in a while.
One thing I do have to say about this outfit is that I love the color palette, even though it is subdued. Black, olive green, white, brown, with touches of coral pink is a lovely mix of tones. I can see me reusing these colors in a multitude of outfits.
- Black & White Pants: Lane Bryant via Poshmark
- Military Jacket: Old Navy via Poshmark
- White Swing Tee: Torrid
- Watercolor Tassel Infinity Scarf: Target
- Del Mar Clutch: AllyOops Boutique
- Wood & Resin Bangle Set: Charming Charlie
- Brown Wedges: Franco Sarto via consignment
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Do you take pictures at stores to recreate an outfit? What kind of outfits make you feel amazing?
Today’s Postivity Note
Stay patient and trust your journey.