To be honest – this one had me stumped. I trawled through my wardrobe for inspiration and came up with nothing. I’m having the same trouble with androgynous week (it’s still a few weeks away) – I’m a girly girl – when I was little I always wanted to wear princesses dresses everywhere – and when I look at my closet as an adult – it’s still 3/4 princess dresses!
So, how to do Military while still being me… Glam-ouflage!
Part of me desperately wanted to go and buy one of those camo/stud jackets that are all the rage – but I’ve been down that path before – buying something that’s bang on trend but not-me – it sits at the back of the closet and I end up selling it on eBay two seasons later, with pangs of regret about what could-have-been. Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching a lot of Gok Wan repeats on the lifestyle channel, maybe it’s because my husband just moved his clothes to the spare room so I could have both sides of ‘our’ walk-in-robe… But I am actively trying to curb my over-buying ways of the past and invest in clothes that are ‘me’ (cut/style/shape).
So, confession time: my entire outfit this week… Is brand new. BUT, each piece is still me, and will get a lot of wear.
Last week I did a review of my shopping stop at the Virtu Clearance Store (read it here) and today’s outfit showcases some of my bargains… This grey sweater-dress ($20) has nice button details on the shoulders and cuff, which reminded me of the military look… After a couple hours wearing a knit dress, I always find that it looses its shape a bit – so I generally add a belt around my waist – and when I saw this khaki belt for only $5 at the checkout, I knew it was the perfect finishing touch to the outfit.
The boots were a bit of a splurge purchase from Dorothy Perkins. They had a 25%off everything sale with free international postage – it was too good not to order these beauties. AND, they will get a lot of wear over the cold months as they are flat, comfy, enclosed and look pretty hot with skinny jeans…
Tights: Wetlook tights from New Look
Boots: Dorothy Perkins
Anyway, that’s my take on Military week – I can’t wait to ‘do the rounds’ and see what the other girls came up with…. Aussie Curves is a weekly fashion challenge for Australian and New Zealand bloggers, sizes 14+. Join in the fun!
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