This surprisingly simple outfit actually took me forever to put together. I really wanted to wear these cropped trousers I had picked up from Express last Christmas. Yes, it’s been sitting in my closet just staring at me for months! I decided to finally make use of them and since I spent way too long thinking about this outfit, you’re going to get the low-down on how this outfit came together. In case you’re wondering, wearing cropped pants has always been hard for me to pull off. 🙂
I have a slight fear of cropped pants. Because of my short legs (26″ inseam!), I have the hardest time first even finding cropped trousers that even fit me as cropped trousers. And while these trousers aren’t exactly as cropped as they looked on the model they do hit above my ankle. Honestly, I personally think cropped trousers that hit slightly above the ankle are the most flattering for petites as it lengthens the leg while still keeping true to the cropped look.
And if you’re petite like me, cropped trousers with heels is a must. Picking the shoes was actually the easy part of my outfit deliberations today. The slingback style goes well with the casual cropped look and the stiletto heels helps taper out the shape of the leg too, bringing in a bit of femininity back to the lower half of the outfit.
Since the pants were kinda on the baggy side, I needed something fitted for a top. The hardest part was finding something fitted that wasn’t dark. I can’t even remember how many tops I ended up trying on before finally settling on this one. I then spent probably another good ten minutes trying to figure out a blazer or jacket to layer on top of this top as I kinda think the light baby blue color washes me out. But unfortunately nothing worked (jean jacket? um, yeah, not so much) so I ended up giving up on that front. As I was storming out of my closet in frustration (oh closet, I felt so betrayed!), I noticed this little beaded necklace. Thank goodness for accessories. I threw this necklace on and instantly I knew I had to pair it with a pink skinny belt. Finally I was done getting dressed.
At the end of all of this, I felt like my closet and I had a big fight. My closet definitely looked like a war zone after all of this. But making up is definitely the best part. My outfit woes worked itself out and we’re all stronger for it. Oh, and my closet and I, we’re back to being BFFs again. 🙂
Michael Kors Chronograph Watch in Rose Gold (MK5430) – $127 after gc (buy)
Essie Nail Polish in Lady Godiva – $5 (buy)
Louis Vuitton Bellevue Purse – gifted from parents (similar)
Hope your Sunday was as exciting as mine!
P.S. In case you missed it:
- Color Brigade Vol 10 – Are you guys ready for Vol 11 tomorrow night?