24 January 2014

Oversized

Though it doesn't always work for a shortie like me, I have a love for oversized clothes. Partly because some part of my mind hasn't yet settled into the realization that I will never ever look like one of those gazelle-like glamazons (i.e., normal height people) that can make an extra large piece of clothing the perfect kind of slouchy stylish. And partly because bigger-than-needed clothes are comfy. No self-consciousness needed, no wondering about muffin top leakage required.

So I was kind of excited about this big ole sweatshirt I picked out from Choies. The lacy hem originally was a little longer than I preferred, so I sewed the trim up a few inches, then proceeded to romp around town on Sunday in it - wearing it to brunch with some blue heels, then casual-ing it up with some boots and a colorful scarf for the afternoon. Then it was way too easy to grab it again for some errand-running after work one day.

And I didn't have to suck it in once.

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Sweatshirt: c/o Choies stripe long w/lace hem
Shirt: Lands' End Canvas oxford (worn here - sim, sim)
Pants: Banana Republic factory (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: GroopDealz (worn here - the original, sim in clear)
Bracelets: Asos (sim) & F21 (sim)
Shoes: Carlos Santana brooky (worn here - sim, pricey)
Bag: Madewell pochette (same in calf, sim)

oversized stripes oversized stripes

Sweatshirt: c/o Choies stripe long w/lace hem
Pants: Gap (sim, sim)
Necklace: c/o Choies diamonds & bead lips (worn here - sim simpler)
Bracelet: GroopDealz (worn here - sim luxe)
Ring: F21 glam cocktail
Shoes: Sole Society desirae (worn here - sim)
Bag: Kate Spade (worn here - sim, sim)

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Sweatshirt: c/o Choies stripe long w/lace hem
Scarf: Just Dawnelle via Etsy
Leggings: Target (sim)
Bracelets: F21 woven chain & c/o Style Lately (sim pricey)
Ring: c/o INPINK (sim)
Shoes: Keen akita (worn here - same calf-length)
Cover: J.Crew (sim, steal)

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oversized stripes

oversized stripes

46 comments:

  1. Love oversized clothes too!
    I got a few tees from Anthro that are oversized and i love them.

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    1. I'm all for clothes fitting well, but roomy ones are so nice!

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  2. Super cute looks and I love all the different ways you've styled this!

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  3. I love a good over-sized tee or sweatshirt. It hides all my postpartum woes and if the fit is right, still looks good! Love the bit of lace on your sweatshirt. Lots of fun combos, I especially like the one with the scarf.

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    1. And a good thing about wearing a sweatshirt made of completely unnatural fibers? Doesn't breathe well, meaning it's oh so warm in the cool weather!

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  4. Really cute! I too have a hard time pulling off that "meant to be oversized" look. And, I have been obsessed with lace hems lately! I plan to do another post about them soon as I have acquired yet another sweater with one!

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  5. As a fellow shorty, I have the same problem! I have to accept that I'll never look lithe in oversized clothes, but I love them anyway! It's a really cute shirt!

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    1. I've got kind of broad shoulders anyways, so lithe is never a look I could achieve!

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  6. You rock this oversized one so much Lisa.....looks so fun & chic due to the accessories you put together!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. I LOVE oversized pieces...mainly because I can wear them with leggings. :) This oversized striped sweater is fabulous...so cute with the chambray layered under it.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  8. Oversized tops with leggings have been my uniform lately! That sweatshirt with the lace is adorable. And you seriously have a gift for accessorizing.

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  9. I have a love hate relationship with oversized clothes. Love how they feel, hate how they look. You are right, they always look good on super tall, leggy thin gals.

    My favourite look of yours is with the leggings and the blue heels.

    Have a great weekend!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I'm with you. This is probably one going to go down as one of my best overall looks, but I was oh so comfy!

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  10. Oh cute sweatshirt! I really like how you shortened the lace, I like it better this way. All three looks are great!

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  11. Ahh...I love it! The lace trim is so cute. I love it with leggings and high boots and a scarf. I would wear that outfit every weekend!

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  12. Oversized is great. It's so comfortable! And your sweatshirt is flatteringly oversized, not like some of the stuff I wear around the house. I'd be embarrassed if there were a fire and I had to flee my condo...

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    1. Oh yeah, if I had to go flee out into the street in the middle of the night, better watch out!

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  13. Gotta love an oversized top! This Choies option is so cool…stripes and lace…too cool.

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  14. That is such a cute oversized top on you! :) the lace detail is adorable :)

    I'm a big fan of oversized pieces too, just so much more comfortable! haha! :)

    Away From Blue

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  15. Lisa, you look super chic in your over sized sweatshirt! The lace hem is darling. Ya know...I am relatively tall but always feel like a giant hulking football player in big clothing. Maybe the proportions on over sized clothing needs to be spot on to make it work? Like what you just did with this outfit. It's perfect on you!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. I always feel like a kid in bigger clothing, haha.

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  16. Such a cute sweatshirt! I love oversized clothing too--they instantly make me feel more relaxed.

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  17. i love the lace hem. i'm tall and can't pull off oversized looks. they make me look to bulky. i already have broad shoulders, so i come off looking like a football player. not good for a woman. lol
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. I have the same problem, so I've got to be careful!

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  18. You accessories are sooo on point! love!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    dawn

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  19. Great piece! I love all the ways you styled it. I love when you put multiple styling options in one post. Have a great weekend!

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  20. I find that you have a personal, elegance and for that reason, you can wear whatever you like! Your bigger-than- needed T-shirt is very nice and your sparkling ring is a beauty!

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    1. Aw, thanks! No one has ever mentioned me and "elegance" in the same sentence before! ;o)

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  21. I really, really like the lace trim on your top! It definitely makes the whole outfit stand out!

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  22. I definitely think the same thing about oversized clothes! The lace is so cute, and I love your boots!

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  23. Yes for oversized tops! I'm also short and have the same attraction to slouchy things. I think hemming it was a good decision! Your accessory choices are gorgeous. And yay for cute outfits that don't require sucking in. :)

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  24. I hear you on the oversized clothes. They always look sloppy on me. This sweater looks great on you and I love the fun jewelry paired with this.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  25. I definitely like that you opted to shorten the lacy hem... good call, Lisa. And I like this look on you. It's sporty chic!! Definite winning look in my book. :)

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  26. I think the scarf and boot look is my fave...it totally works on you!

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  27. You look so cozy! I love this outfit.

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  28. You look so cute! I love those vibrant blue shoes!

    ❤Tallia
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  29. I love this outfit! I know what you mean, I'm 5'1 so oversized clothes sometimes make me look like I'm drowning in them. You really pull this this one off well, though.

    I'm so glad I found your blog! If you'd like to follow each other, I'd be happy to keep in touch! Just let me know on my blog :)

    xo
    Dolce
    www.mydailysweet.com

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  30. Cute! I love that it has a lace and it's striped. I kinda have a fetish with stripes lol. Love the looks esp the last outfit :)

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  31. I really like the lace detailing at the hems.

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  32. I love oversized clothes because they kind of feel like socially-appropriate snuggies. I feel like I'm walking around in a hug!

    Case in point, I bought a super-soft jersey maxi nightgown at Target, a size too big. I now wear it around the house like a muumuu and never want to take it off. Sigh.

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  33. this is such a cute and casual outfit lisa! i adore it on you!! i love that peek of lace hem at the bottom.. so sweet and pretty! :)

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  34. Absolutely stunning all 3 looks. Love that striped sweatshirt. All your jewelry is beautiful & I love the blue shoes.

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