Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends

Hola peeps!  You know what I love about my outfit today?  The only things I bought myself are my shoes and jewelry - everything else was either a gift or a hand me down from someone else!  The jacket I adore, it's another item from my cousin and it's so much fun - and the brand name is awesome - Positive Attitude.  How can you not love that??

The pants are from my sister-in-law and what I love about them is they have ribbon inside of them to help "cinch" a bit.  I'm sure other curvy girls get what I'm saying about the "gap" you get in pants sometimes at the back even when they fit everywhere else.  These help alleviate that issue.  They're from Athelta, I haven't tried anything from them before but now I kind of want to try some other stuff!  I like the color of these pants, they borderline almost a pale yellow, great for spring even if they are corduroy.

So I didn't get around to even half of your blogs yesterday, we lost network at work (yes I do read blogs periodically through my workday, I'm naughty) and then I had my eye appointment, which even though it was a year follow up to Lasik, it was a regular eye exam which means they dilated my eyes.  So then I couldn't really see for the rest of the day!  I have some catching up to do today!

I took this last picture to show off the detail on the jacket sleeves - the fun plaid pattern is so cute!  And you all know I love anything plaid!

Outfit rundown:
T-shirt - Old Navy (Christmas gift)
Jacket - Positive Attitude (from cousin)
Pants - Athleta (from sister-in-law)
Shoes - Steve Madden (thrifted)
Necklace - Charming Charlie


  1. I LOVE hand me downs and friendly donations :)

  2. I love those pants!! And the detailing on the sleeves, too. Great look!

  3. CUTE CUFFS! Love that Sherlock-y tweed...I actually have a spring/fall coat that's straight out of Victorian London...hafta post pics soon, now that I've been inspired by yours.

    <3 Cambria

  4. Cool about the pants. I know my mom ALWAYS has the back-gap issue and I'm beginning to as well (I think the ol' hips are sprawling with old age, hehe), and I love Athleta, so I'm going to hit their website up momentarily. Thanks!

    And you are outside! Yay!

    1. LOL yes I am OUTSIDE!!! It's cool out today, but at least it's not raining or foggy or other gross weather. Though it's probably far nicer in AZ. So jealous. :)

  5. friends who give you clothes? I want your friends!!! I really like that blazer with the plaid cuffs! I'm crazy for anything plaid as well :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  6. Don't you love the budding trees! Couldn't help but notice that in your background! :) I am so ready! Come on summer! :)

    1. yes! That is why I chose that bush - can you believe it?? It's awesome!

  7. Very nice outfit. I like that you rolled up the sleeves a little: it gives us another peek at the color of your shirt.

    Looking back through your past posts, I see a definite style here. It's pretty!

  8. Love the colors in this outfit. I keep lusting after Athleta stuff whenever Sal posts it. Their stuff looks so comfy.

  9. that's awesome... i like hand me downs too. It's wonderful to be able to create a chic outfit from hand me down pieces. I like your relaxed chic comfy pants.



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