Fitting Back In

not quite as flattering as  Monica Escobar  (photo) assured me it is in person

not quite as flattering as Monica Escobar (photo) assured me it is in person

Today NYC decided to be summer again. No complaints here! This Texas flower loves her some heat and I really need to try to wear a few more warm weather items before the chill blows in. This outfit is meaningful for a few reasons. First, I bought it in New Orleans last year before our wedding and wore it to the most fun Friday lunch ever at Galatoire's (Friday lunch is a "thing" there). 

The second reason? IT FITS. A few months ago it wouldn't have, but I worked hard over the summer to feel better about myself and not have my clothing strangle me, so putting these pieces on today felt really good. Although I had a couple of #fails first: I tried a denim pencil skirt and Chucks on the bottom—nope, the proportions didn't work. Then I tried white jeans and nude heels. Nerp again! It looked way too summery plus the jeans weren't quite high-waisted enough for the length of the top and I don't need to be showin' any midriff in the office! Then I remembered these Hudson jeans I originally wore with the top [Free People] and voila! I threw on these Dolce Vita shiny slides to add a little pop and some fringe-y earrings on top because it just felt festive AF. 

OutFIT or LoseIT?: I'm really glad I forced myself to try this top today because I hadn't worn her in awhile and she might've not made the cut. As long as these items continue to fit (see you never, dessert) they'll stay in the mix!


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Lindsey Kaufman