Outfit Post: 6/26/13

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Dress: Goodwill (J. Crew) — Oxfords: Payless — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bastia Comfort Top Crew in Wisteria) — Bracelet: Solano Stroll — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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I had a vision for this outfit, and that vision was “lavender and gray.” 

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A pretty simple vision for a pretty simple outfit! I like it, though, even if it got a bit hot later on in the day for socks and closed-toe shoes.

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I was pretty dang pleased when I found this cute J. Crew dress at my favorite Goodwill, and I was even more pleased when it actually fit me despite being a size S on the tags. (I can sometimes fit into a Small on top, but my hips left Small territory ages ago.)

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There’s your lesson for the day, kids: tags don’t mean shit sometimes. I mean, if you’ve ever worn clothing at all–and especially if you’ve had the special joy of having to deal with a number of plus-size clothing lines–you probably know how laughable the variations can be, to the point of meaninglessness. Will this size L skirt actually fit me when it arrives in the mail? Who knows, let’s find out!

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When was the last time size roulette actually worked out in your favor?

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3 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 6/26/13

  1. Well I had a desigual “L” fit me, and an All Saints UK 8 (US size “4”) mostly fit, but also brought home a Ralph Lauren skirt in a US size 8. Sooo You never know. Sizes are strange,

    But! I love that your dress worked out for you. Also I love the socks with your oxfords! I’m still trying to get mine broken in enough that I can wear them with socks by cool weather. That particular size venture did not exactly work in my favorite. Fluevog size 6 can sometimes be closer to a 5.5

  2. Plus Sizes are crazy, too. Like everything, the more expensive the clothing, the smaller the size on the label. And the converse is true. I can wear a 14 in expensive plus sizes and a 22 in cheap plus clothes. God bless whoever decided to include size charts, so I can actually figure it out by my measurements.

  3. I remember this dress from a few years ago! I liked it when they did this style of things… I like the things they’re producing now less. I don’t know what they did with their factories, but the clothes are just not the same. I think you would do well with J.Crew clothing in general, though. It tends to assume a slim torso and curvy hips, which does not at all work for me 😦

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