Sunday, December 22, 2013

Day 225: My Polka Dot Obsession Continues!

Jacket: Purchased at Target (black with cream polka dots)
Jeans: Banana Republic
Boots: Antonio Melani (black leather)
Necklace: Purchased from (mustard)

I know this is no surprise to anyone who reads this blog, but I still have a polka dot obsession!  Thank God I can't buy anything or my entire closet would be full of polka dots.  

I don't know what I'm going to do hen the polka dot trend fades away!  I guess I'll just hold on to all my polka dotted garments until the trend rolls back around (like they always tend to do!).

I wore this outfit to our Company (Army talk) Christmas party on Friday night.  I did what I do and mixed several coordinating colors together to make my outfit pop.  First the jacket.  It is pretty basic I think.  The colors are neutral so I decided to wear a teal t-shirt underneath.  I could've played it safe with my choice of necklace, but I decided to wear my beaded mustard yellow necklace.  I think mustard and teal look great together!!!  Plus, the necklace really looks great with the polka dot jacket!

I have done something similar before, but the result was NOT as fabulous (it wasn't fabulous at all!).  In fact, the outfit made me look like I weighed about 50 pounds more than I do.  Not to mention, I had a HORRIBLE haircut on top of it!  I am embarrassed to show you all this, but I am trying to teach you all something today.  The right way to mix colors (i.e. the picture above) and the wrong way to mix colors (i.e. the picture below).

I look so top heavy!  That top (which is yellow with white polka dot...go figure) has an elastic band around the bottom which makes me look like I have the biggest beer gut in the world.  The jacket isn't doing me any favors either.  Looking at myself straight on in the mirror that morning, I looked pretty good.  I managed to mixed a teal jacket, a yellow and white polka dot top, a minty necklace, black slacks and (not pictured) burgundy heels.  

I thought I looked good.  It wasn't until I saw this VERY unflattering picture of myself that I realized how awful I really looked.  I really need to invest in one of those 365 degree mirrors;)   

Anyways, now you get the point.  Cute idea, poor execution.  I've worn this top once since then and the last time I wore it I tucked it in to avoid the billowiness of it.  It helped some, but I am forever scarred by this image of myself.  

What do you think?  Besides the poor fit, did the coordination of items pay off?  Or, am I just trying too hard to make things match?

Happy Shopping,


hotmomma said...

I think the colors were great. I think that it was the fit of the jacket mostly. For a while I watched TLC's What Not to Wear and they used to always reference ladies with big chests, saying they needed jackets that "locked and loaded" the ladies! Meaning they hold them in and hit and button in a flattering way across the chest. I would blame the angle the camera was shooting as well. You always look cute, and you look really skinny in the first picture. ;)

Christin James said...

I have lost about ten pounds since the bad picture was taken. I haven't worn that jacket since, but now I think I could button it up. I couldn't before:(