Knowing what works for you, and Thursday Threads!

One of the things I did when I started this blog was subscribe to a BOATLOAD of other people’s fashion blogs. I started reading them to get ideas, and in the process discovered that I do, in fact, have something of a personal style.

Still, I like to try new things. So tonight I went to Lane Bryant (mostly to pick up some underwear) and tried a few things on. In the process I confirmed for myself a few things:

  • I don’t like the way I look in a pencil skirt.  I know other girls love them, even a lot of plus-sized girls do.  I’m not one of those.  (And the ankle socks aren’t helping *grin*)
  • Even a really blousy peplum-style top seems to catch me at just the wrong place.  I need to stick with empire waists instead.
  • Drape neck tops are touchy; they can be lovely, or they can look like they are pulling across your chest, despite being loose around.
  • It’s hard to take a decent picture in a dressing room *shrug*
Just because it looks amazing on someone else doesn’t mean it will look good on me.  And there is nothing whatsoever wrong with that.

Linking up to Truth Tuesday!

Anyway, on the the Thursday Threads Blog Hop!



  1. CCs_Cheap_Chic says:

    I actually love the pencil skirt on you. 😉

  2. Megan Gann says:

    You have the best attitude about fashion! So many people get defeatist (including myself) when it comes to shopping and following the trends. Find what works for you and rock it!

  3. suzanne says:

    It takes a wise person to figure out that not every trend it going to work for them. It’s something that I often struggle with because I simply don’t want to believe it.

    The socks made me laugh. I’ve learned to try to dress in tights when I go shopping now.