Floral Days

June 4, 2012

If last week’s outfit was an example of a fail, here’s what’s hoping here’s an outfit success. Narrower denim cuffs, a better proportioned — yet still loosely fitted top — and a pair of wedges for cozy height work much better than last week’s look. One of my favorite aspects of this blouse is that it doesn’t overwhelm my smaller top half yet gives me a bit of ‘breathability’ since I’m not comfortable showing off my tummy these days. Finding it helpful to always think about my proportions rather than what works well on a friend or fellow blogger, or if I just like it. Does the cut cut and look flatter? If not, I’m ditching it or putting it back (a testament to my shopping yesterday at LOFT: swear at least 14 to 17 items went back; I couldn’t even find a tank or summer tee that fit me well even though I loved them!).

More photos after the jump, including a close-up of my favorite sentimental necklaces and what’s apparently my go-to pose.


Hope you can see my two super tiny necklaces. The first is an “s” necklace by Maya Brenner for my little girl, Sarah, that never leaves my neck and the other is a vintage piece of a little pink shoe gifted to me by my husband’s grandma; it’s the sweetest!

I’ve realized this hand on my hair is my go-to pose. No one told me, I just realized it’s in almost every outfit post. Seriously. Like “Waldo,” you can find it on every page! Do you have a go-to pose?

blouse: h&m (approx. feb. 2012) // jeans: joe’s jeans via tj maxx (2011; similar) — these have a higher rise, which is not my style for tucking in however they make my stomach (or scary muffin top feeling!) feel very secure) // wedges: nine west (2008?) // necklaces: c/o maya brenner, vintage // tote (my love!): michael kors

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  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    love that bag! the florals are so cute!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks. Swear this bag doesn’t leave my side. Just dump everything in. :)  

  • http://www.mydressyways.com/ My Dressy Ways

    I never noticed your go-to pose, but now I will. Haha. Love the floral top - and yes, it is definitely flattering!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Lol, and you have a great walking-type pose that I love. Very flattering! 

  • http://fashionbyalicia.blogspot.com Fashion By Alicia

    I really love this floral top!  It looks great.  My go to pose is my hand on my hip.  It is always there. 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Lol, funny how we all have our things, right? You have a good pose! 

  • http://www.kirstinmarie.com Kirstin Marie

    Super cute! I love your top & your bag! I always tend to cross my legs & have a hand on my hip, or either look down or smile HUGE. 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      yay, love a huge smile. Don’t love as much when bloggers are so serious; smile makes every prettier. :)  

  • Grace Atwood

    So cute, Alyson - I love your top! xx

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      thanks!! Adore H&M… so glad it finally opened here. 

  • http://www.cupcakesandcoffeebreaks.com/ Erica | cupcakes+coffee breaks

    The jeans and top look great together!

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Loving this top - what a perfect weekend look!  I totally have a “signature pose” and my husband is always quick to remind me that I need to switch it up! :)

  • jennifer {fabfatale.com}

    LOVING the look, and especially the “go-to post” lol.  i need that top in my closet!

    • jennifer {fabfatale.com}

      * pose, not post lol

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      haha, got it! love when h&m has some bargain finds. 

  • JamesNCleveland
  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    I love this top on you!  So pretty!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      thanks, tara!! all about the floral lately. ok, and the polka dots, ikat, chevron… ok, lots of patterns. :)  

  • witheachpassingday

    I have been meaning to check your blog but never got around to it. I’m glad I did. Love your outfit. 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      you are the sweetest…. thank you! 

  • http://forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com/ Katie

    what a cute outfit - your top is beautiful!!  i couldn’t reply to your comment - you must have your email checked to not show up - but the spray paint shirt I posted about - I have washed it once and it is just as bright and feels fine too!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      You are SO, so sweet to comment here. THanks so much…. must try out that fabric paint to do something similar. Thanks again for the feedback.

  • Muchloveilly

    aw, i love your floral top! gorgeous, alyson! 

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      thanks so much! 

  • http://twitter.com/BonBonRoseGirls Kristin & Megan

    Love your sentimental baubles!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks! They don’t come off. 

  • http://www.morganvsmorgan.com/ Morganvsmorgan

    That ‘s’ necklace is so delicate and beautiful. haha not sure if i have a signature pose yet, not doubt ill develop one given I’m so awkward when taking outfit photos.

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Haha, something fun to work on. :) Now my brother totally makes fun about me for it. 

  • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

    love the shoes! big fan of wedges for summer but I don’t always love the ones that cut off at the ankle. these are a great option!

    • AvgGirlsGuide

      Thanks! Feel the same.. can be much more leg lengthening. 

  • http://twitter.com/Glamamom Jill Seiman

    Love the floral and the necklaces are so pretty.  I love delicate jewelry.

  • http://twitter.com/momtrends nicole feliciano

    That’s discipline. You’ve got to know what works for you. No use filling the closet with things that are so-so. The top does flatter your frame. Thanks for sharing.

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