Hello, I have found the pants I’m going to live in for the rest of my life. If I get married, I’m wearing them in my wedding. If you get married, I’m wearing them to your wedding. If there’s a sudden apocalyptic event, I hope my remains are mummified in these pants and the descriptive card at the museum in the future reads “Get into these pants doe!”
Now that that’s out of the way, I decided I would will Spring to come early by preparing for it with the purchase of a transitional suit in a pastel color. Some of us may know this as an Easter suit. I knew that I wanted something that could be broken up into different looks, because the only thing better than one good look, is a good look you can repurpose for multiple good looks. For this mission, I’m not going to lie to you, I went to Zara first. They tried to lure me in with that bright yellow set in the window, but I’ll not be fooled by poor craftsmanship. In my experience, quality fabrics just fit curves better. I used to be a very tiny person, and back then I could get away with shopping at Wet Seal for example (don’t judge me, it was a very long time ago). But you don’t know what stress is until you’ve bent over in a cheap pair of pants, thereby busting the ass seam in the middle of a workday. This is an actual thing that happened to me. This is yet another reason why I have to stay the hell out of fast fashion stores. I finally just accepted that this suit would be more of a financial investment, and strolled on down to one of my favorite more elevated stores, Aritzia.
Aritzia is like a cooler version of Banana Republic. Maybe the older, cooler sister of Urban Outfitters? Possibly the more down to Earth first cousin to Club Monaco. They have a really toned down color palette with pops of color. They spare no details when it comes to fit and fabric, which I love. While they have their own design team, they also carry other brands that have the same commitment to quality. The real selling point is their customer service. I promise this isn’t a paid advertisement (although I’m open to it if anyone is reading), I just really enjoy a great shopping experience. It’s kind of my kink. Every time I shop with them, they’re extensively helpful in assisting me with putting together a look, and I live LIVE for a great dressing room (see below). More specifically, I love when fitting rooms have great mirrors. The private dressing areas are a little small (such is New York) but the exterior mirrors are bomb for checking out your look.
I opted for the deconstructed blazer so that I can wear it without the pants, and still look casual. And the pants make such a statement on their own that they don’t need the blazer if it’s an especially warm day. Each piece can work independently of the other; however, this cropped top will only be worn with very high waisted things, as I do not have the confidence to let my gut hang out. Kudos to the people who do though! Speaking of confidence, you know who I admire? The women who work out in leggings that are any color other than black. That you can walk around the gym in full vag sweat confidence is inspiring to me, but I digress.
Everyone asks me where I find jeans that fit big booties really well, and I continue to scream from the mountain tops that American Eagle is the way to go. They are super stretchy and unbelievably soft. They’ve also come out with a curvy line, so I highly recommend them for your affordable denim needs. I bought these around Christmas on clearance, so I can’t find this specific pair of jeans but you can purchase a similar pair here.
These shoes were bought purely out of necessity because I needed to get those pants hemmed, but didn’t really have time. So, I bought the highest heel I could find on short notice. They look an awful lot like the Saint Laurent Tribute Sandal, which I loathe. These Aldo sandals are slightly less bulky though, and they have a 1.25″ inch platform which makes them really comfy.