White Peplum x Tailored Flares

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With the exception of my wedding dress, prom dresses, and bridesmaid dresses being altered by professional seamstresses, for the first time ever, I took an article of clothing to be tailored recently. How odd that I’ve spent an arm and a leg (okay, the bill actually went to my parents, but you know what I mean) altering dresses that were only worn one time but have never spent the $7 to tailor a wardrobe staple that gets far more wear.

Even though I’ve been on this planet for thirty years and swooning over clothing for about 28 of of them, I have always bought my garments dependent upon how they fit off the rack. Yes, it’s certainly easy when the stars align and you find the perfect pair of jeans that fit like a glove, no alterations needed, but we shouldn’t have to pass-up a potentially amazing piece if that’s not the case. When you think about it, we all come in different shapes and sizes so why do we expect to all fall under a XS-XL tag or any other generic, numerical size?

I like the elongating effect that flared jeans give but every pair I tried was either too long or too short. I found these jeans at Nordstrom and loved the cut and fit with one exception, they were too long on me (and I’m 5’7″)! Because I liked them so much, I initially tried to get away with wearing them with my tallest wedges but they still scraped the ground. After too much a little deliberation, I decided to bite the bullet and send them to the local dry cleaner to be hemmed.

I don’t know why I was expecting them to come back looking like an 8th grader in Home Ec hacked off a few inches with craft scissors and sewed them back together but what a difference. Not only did the hem look exactly as it did pre-alteration but my flares are now truly the perfect fit for me. I feel like I’ve been living under a rock my whole life and have just seen the light for the first time…oh the clothing possibilities 🙂

Can we also talk about this bag for a minute? From the cognac color down to the tassel detail, it is perfect in every way. It holds a ton and would be great for traveling or for a mama on the go! I will be wearing it a lot so I apologize in advance for how many times you may see it. It also comes in black and a pretty deep red color that’ll be perfect for fall 🙂

Thanks for reading and in case you missed it, be sure to check out my top picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here!

Classic and Gray Post Signature

Loft Peplum Top (similar here) // 7FAM Flare Jeans // Henri Bendel Tote // RayBan Sunnies // Prada Wedges (love these) // Michele watch (case & band) // David Yurman Bracelets (1, 2, and 3) // Nars Cruella on Lips

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    July 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm


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      July 22, 2016 at 2:31 am

      Thank you pretty girl! No one rocks a red lip like you do though 🙂 See you in a few days xoxo

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    janna doan
    July 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    michele–URGH i hate it when i type a comment and my chrome shuts down like WTH i’m trying to comment on my besties site, GOSH. anyways just catching up on posts and wanted to tell you how much i love this one!!! the top is so summery and perfect for the texas heat. the jeans,.. girl you make me wanna buy flared jeans but i am so short. idk if i can rock it. and the wedges!!! they have bows on them!!!! lastly, you know how much i support the red lips! oh wait ok no lastly, but i had to say something about your HB bag. !!! love the color and it honestly looks like a celine! but with a tassel. ps–i am also one to buy things based on how they fit off the rack. i really hate getting stuff altered. so when i do buy something that needs altering, i def have to be crazy about it! thanks for sharing GF. xoxo,

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      August 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Chrome is the worst! I am currently responding to comments from my phone because it was marking all of my responses as SPAM. Bro, this is my own site, are you kidding me?! Anyways…please, PLEASE buy a pair of flares! I know for a fact they’d look amazing on you! I just got a pair of slimline flares (more of a bootcut) from Paige denim and they’d be right up your alley. They’re not so extreme so it’d be a good transitional piece. Add some wedges, one of your fab bags and BAM, your milkshake will be bringing ALL the boys to the yard. You have inspired me to wear a red lip more often and I’m saving my pennies for some TF. One lipstick is like 1/4 of a HB bag though so you can understand the hold up #priorities. I didn’t want to mention how much this bag looked like the Belt bag but obv you would think the same thing because, twinsies.Can you come visit me soon please? I’ll bribe you with froyo like, every night. xo

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