What I Wore: From the Hip

eloquii floral one shoulder blouseblouse | jeans | boots | hip bag | earrings | lipstick

eloquii one shoulder blouse eloquii one shoulder floral blouse spring 2017 eloquii on wardrobeBlouse: ELOQUII (14) | Jeans: c/o Talbots (14P) | Boots: L'Amour des Pieds | Bag: Amazon | Lipstick: NARS ‘Heat Wave' | Earrings: ASOS

leather hip bag fanny pack belt loop bagI don't think I've featured this bag on the blog yet though I've had it for a while.  This is my concert bag, my music festival bag, and an all around great bag to have when you want your hands free but carry more than what can fit in your pockets.  Black leather, two clips to attach to your belt loops (I've even clipped a detachable purse strap to it to make it a crossbody).  The front is a flap pocket, but there's also a zipper pouch that has a few interior pockets to store cash and cards.  It can hold my phone, a portable charger (I love this one, it's pretty and has a built-in charging cord), lipstick, ID and cash, keys, sunglasses, and even a snack without worrying that I'll lose my bag or need a place to hold it when heading to the facilities or when my hands are full.  The specific one I have is this, which is sold out, but this one is similar (and a similar low price) and this one is a similar concept without the stud detail.

alison gary of wardrobeIt was so cold and windy the day we took these photos we rushed through the shoot and I never got a good shot of these insanely awesome earrings from ASOS!  As I got older, my metal allergy got worse to the point I couldn't wear heavy or non-Sterling earrings. However, when I cut out most red meat my allergy subsided.  Just in time for a season where statement earrings are a hot trend! These are so cool, the backs of the earrings have their own dangle portion and each time I wear these strangers stop to ask me where I got them.  Not heavy and under $20!

Thursday night was the VIP party to celebrate the ELOQUII store opening in the DC area and it was awesome! Those who follow my InstaStories saw the behind the scenes.  It's so exciting to have a gorgeous store full of well-made, fashionable plus size clothing.  Big well-lit fitting rooms (even had heels for trying on with dresses), a staff of stylish women who know the line, the store feels upscale yet so welcoming.  And Thursday night, it was full of incredibly fashionable plus sized women having fun with fashion.  I bumped into CeCe from Plus Size Princess who came all the way from NYC to check out the store; her post has a great video of her fitting room experience and some of the clothes she tried on.  I bought this top online, but did get a great dress at the store event that you'll see on the blog in the future!

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15 Comments

  1. Emily
    March 18, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    THAT LIPSTICK!! I might have to check it out and see if the colour will work on me because it looks amazeballs. I just invested in one of those clear lipliners to stop bold lipstick from feathering at the edges so I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone a bit! That top is also great. This might be one of my favourite outfits on you for a while?! Even if I might need a bit more persuading to adopt a bum bag (can’t bring myself to call it a fanny pack!)…

  2. Alison French-Tubo
    March 18, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Love this look on You! I am not usually drawn to florals but this one brings back faint memories of a few awesome pieces in the mid to late 70s. I remember you said Elliot is coming out with petites so I will have to look for this fabric…

  3. Debra McKinney Banks
    March 17, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Love the entire look!! So sassy and sophisticated! On the website, the top looks longer on the model….Glad to see it on a “live” body so I can get a better idea.

  4. Susie Gorden
    March 14, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    You just look splendid. Love those jeans on you. As a child of the late 80s/early 90s … you may have your work cut out convincing me to re-embrace the fanny pack. Side note? It makes my British fans laugh hysterically when they hear us Yanks calling it that 🙂

  5. Delora
    March 14, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I know this post was about the top (which IS super adorable!), but those jeans look perfect on you! I don’t think I’ve ever tried Talbots denim.

    • March 15, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Pleasantly surprised and they hold up great too. So many stretchy jeans get icky with washing and wear, thse are a year old and still look new!

  6. Nancydrew
    March 13, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Great outfit- thanks for facing the wind for us! Had to tell you I ordered the shower water filter from Amazon you posted about. It was crazy- the water literally felt softer on my skin and smelled like water from a waterfall??!!! Can’t wait to see how my hair color holds up with it!

  7. Shessomelicious
    March 13, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Aiyeeeee … I’ve had my eye on that top! It’s so good on you.

  8. cDs
    March 13, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Such a cool style on that shirt! love the way the shoulders are different!
    x0x0 Caro http://thecarolove.com/

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