If you are like me, your Sartorial go to colours are blacks, greys, and blues. I love easy muted tones that allow me to get as much milage as possible out of my clothes. I have felt like a total rebel by choosing COLOUR for Fall to spice things up a bit. This dress I bought for some Summer events (see here) and I’m still getting use out of it. Because it’s more of a mustard yellow, it lends itself perfectly for Fall with a pair of boots. This berry coloured pull over sweater, from the Dex Clothing Plus collection, is proving to be a versatile one. It works great layered over the dress with an oversized knot to make it the perfect, flattering length.
Speaking of flattering, I recently ventured out to buy some proper bras. I have found myself stuck in the sports bra / breastfeeding bra (even though I am no longer breast feeding) / sleep bra vortex of boob comfort. As comfortable as they all are, they don’t really offer much support or any kind of flattering shape. They are like the sweatpants of bras. So off I went seeking support. I bought five booby torture devices to keep the girls looking their best. I was blissfully unaware of what a real bra cost. The average price seemed to be about $100 for the ones I bought. I made sure I got measured to start things off as I really wasn’t sure what I should be wearing anymore. When the oh-so-sweet sales associate asked me what size I’m currently wearing, I gave her the old “38C? or D maybe????”. She politely informed me I was a 34H. A 34H!!!!!! What the heck is that? No way I was that size, whatever that size is. When I tried on the first bra to “just see if that’s the right fit” it was clear. That was indeed my size and the girls had never looked better (well except for when they were in their 20’s and pre-children. Those were the glory days!) The bras are great, but I am totally guilty of putting my sad comfy “bras” back on when I’m just hanging out at home. Underwire has no place when I’m trying to be comfy cozy at home.
You will be seeing this same sweater in an upcoming post styled a totally different way. Stay tuned! It is absolutely possible to get milage out of your pieces that aren’t in a basic hue. The key is to play around with colour combinations and textures and don’t be afraid to try something new. (Like a proper fitting bra.) When I saw this dress and sweater hanging next to each other, I knew they would be a winning combo.