On Second Thought

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Have you ever lusted after a piece of clothing and then you finally get it and you’re underwhelmed? Then you think about it and try it different ways and realize maybe it’s not so bad after all?  This happened to me recently. When I saw this top on a couple of my favorite bloggers, including this beauty (Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine) I just had to have it. I kept looking at it online and thinking about it and hoping it would go on sale. It didn’t and because my lust level was at an all time high I decided to get it. I was so afraid it would sell out and I wasn’t sure I could go on living if that happened #dramaqueen. I placed my order and waited patiently (except not all) for the UPS truck to come. After what seemed a sweet forever (why can’t everything ship like Amazon Prime?) it arrived. I ripped open the box and tried it on immediately. Guess what? I felt kinda meh about it to be honest. Rather than return it I convinced myself I could fall in love with it. I wore it to work one day and felt okay in it and then wore it out to dinner for Mother’s Day. I felt good in it but when I saw the pictures I was not at all happy with how I looked. I looked LARGE. Here’s the thing: with a larger chest I have to be super careful about the cuts of the tops I wear. On top of the large chest (or really just beneath it,lol) I am short waisted. Big, flowy tops can leave me looking like Sponge Bob Squarepants if I’m not careful.

Then a few weeks ago my beautiful blogger friend Lisa who blogs at Coast to Coast wore it in blush and I had all the heart eyes for it again. You should check out her blog, she is so sweet and so fun!

 

 

 

 

So on a recent closet purge I looked at this top again and decided to give it another chance. This time I wore it with more fitted pants and you know what? On second thought I like it! Lucky you, if you like it you can score a great deal on it because it’s on SALE for under $30! I paid full price which KILLS me. For size reference I am wearing a small.

I have four looks with this one top. I plan on wearing all of these looks to work, running errands, and even for a night out. I changed my pants, shoes, and accessories proving to myself it’s a keeper!  Check out how the top looks with white denim, distressed denim, blue window pane pants, and my new slim utility pants.


I also want to point out a new pair of comfortable wedges. Friends, these shoes are comfortable! Mine are the metallic color, a great neutral shoe that I will most definitely wear to work. However, during the hour long lunch duty I’ll be doing everyday I will most likely wear a pair of Vionics. I’m just keepin’ it real here, lunch duty is no joke! So if you’re looking for a comfortable wedge, these  don’t rub my mutant feet anywhere, they’re lightweight and cute!

We all deserve a second chance, right? I thank you so much for stopping by. Make it a good one friends!

xo,
Kellyann

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Curvy Kick Crop Jeans in White • LOFT • $49.99
Modern Fresh Cut Skinny Jeans in White • LOFT • $69.50
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Women’s Bp. 54Mm Round Cat Eye Sunglasses – Tort/ Rose Gold • BP • $12
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Junior Women’s Bp. 52Mm Oversize Mirrored Sunglasses – Green/grey Tort • BP • $12

Linking up with:Patti for Visible Monday, The Blended Blog, Royally Waiting,Get Your Pretty On, Moda Thursday,Not Dressed as Lamb ,
Confident Twosday ,
A Pocketful of Polka Dots , Lady in Violet Fashion Should Be Fun Shelbee on the Edge

28 thoughts on “On Second Thought”

  1. YES!!! I cannot even tell you how glad I am you kept this top!! I LOVE it!! The color is gorgeous on you and I am super excited because you gave me inspo on other ways to wear it!! All those CUTE pants!! Happy Monday beautiful friend!!! Hope it’s GREAT!!

    1. Thanks girl, I seriously thought of getting rid of it and I’m happy I kept it too! I wore it out on Friday after taking these pictures and I got so many compliments. I hope you have a fabulous Monday too friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks! I’m glad I found some ways to wear this top that are more flattering. I guess the volume of the ruffles and my chest just made me look like a giant blob!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. I seriously cannot imagine it didn’t look good the first time after seeing these looks! I think my fave is with the windowpane pants but the cargo pants are a close second. All are adorable and I think this top flatters you. I feel your pain though….being short waisted with a bigger bust makes it really hard sometimes.
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    1. Oh trust me, it was horrendous! I think it was because if the bra I wore and I was wearing dress pants with it – too much bagginess going on and it was AWFUL!!! I think it looks best with a slim bottom and a minimizing bra. Now I need to get rid of every bra that isn’t flattering, I don’t need this chest of mine to appear any larger!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Patti, I’m glad I saved it from the pile going to the consignment shop. I really like it now!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Lauren, I’m glad I did too, it came seriously close to going to the consignment shop!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Oh thank you, Fonda! Once I started pulling pieces to wear with it I was surprised at how many worked!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. OH MY GOSH! First, thanks for the shout out!!! You are such a sweet heart. Second, I’m dying because I felt the exact same about this blouse. I love it on everyone but myself. I returned the blush and the hot pink I had ordered (but styled to blog about) and now thanks to seeing this on you…I just ordered it again!! LOL Maybe the 3rd times the charm. I think you look GORGEOUS in each of these 4 looks. One of these days when we all meet up, we can wear our matching tops. HILARIOUS!!! Have a great week love!!!
    Lisa recently posted…Sephora Play Review – June Box, Better Late Than NeverMy Profile

    1. Oh my goodness girl, I am dying!!! Because if YOU hadn’t posted that blush top I would have gotten rid of mine! Yours looked so cute on you and you mentioned the hot pink and I was thinking I wished I had gotten that one instead. This is just so funny, you really looked so great in it, I am thrilled you reordered it. Yes, let’s meet up and wear our matching blouses that would be the BOMB!!! BTW, your frozen lemonade pie was delish, I made it yesterday and just can’t get enough. Thanks for all the inspiration sweet friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. Oh my gosh I love that top! The ruffles and loose fit are so cute! And the color is fabulous on you! I am glad to hear you fell in love with it again because it is amazing and looks so good all the ways you’ve worn it! I have larger shoulders, so I know what you mean about looking good in more flowy tops. But this seriously is super cute on you!
    Laura recently posted…July BudgetMy Profile

    1. I appreciate it Laura, I wasn’t sure about the color but now I really like it, it’s just so different from anything else in my closet. I think it helps to wear it with a slimmer bottom, the first time I wore it I wore dress pants that were a little looser fitting and I just looked like a blob, lol! Thanks so much!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Karen! I decided to use the window pane pants at the last minute but I really like that look too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Yes Ruth, the tighter pants and minimizer bra were the secrets to the success of wearing this top! Thanks!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. I think these are all look that work. However, my favorite is the one with the window panel pants. It’s so unique and unexpected. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party.

    1. Thanks Nicole, yeah I grabbed the window pane pants at the last minute and I’m glad I did because you’re right the look is a little unexpected! xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Stacey!I am guilty of wearing something one way too so I am working very hard to change that and stretching my creativity for the blog is helping me get more mileage from my clothes too! The other times I wore this top I had on baggier bottoms and I looked like a giant blob! Plus I was wearing a bra that made my chest look larger so the whole effect was blech. I’ve since gotten rid of the bra and decided I need to stick with slimmer bottoms for this top. Works a lot better.
      Have a fabulous Wednesday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Mary!!! I’m going to crown you my “Sister from a different Mister” living in a land far away since you get my wit and humor!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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