Casual Friday

by Friday, March 6, 2015

Not every day can be a high fashion outfit day.
So I’ve been told.
While I firmly disagree, I thought I would share a more casual, cozy look with you all to inspire you for this weekend. I know the bulk of you are under a snow storm (winter, that’s quite enough of you, thanks!) so hopefully this cable knit sweater will work under your parkas.
I think one of the struggles we all face is making our casual wear something special. For me, what elevates a sweater from simple to special, is a shoulder-exposing neckline. Normally a chunky cable knit is a style that I veer very strongly away from. On my pear-shaped figure, the added bulk on top tends to look frumpy and sloppy. But this sweater from The Limited’s Scandal Collection challenged everything I believe about chunky knit.
It must be the Olivia Pope in it. πŸ˜‰

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casual friday ootd crystal coons plus size model what to wear casual jeans and sweater

casual friday ootd crystal coons plus size model what to wear casual jeans and sweater

jeans via torrid | sweater via the limited {old, similar, similar for summer} | wedges via sole society {similar} | bow bag via kate spade {in purple} | ring via wendys lookbooks x bauble bar

And when I’m going for a super casual outfit, I try and keep my makeup simple as well. My go-to lippy for everyday (but especially for lazy days) is Dior’s Lip Glow. It’s magical, you guys.
It’s one of those ‘your-lips-but-better’ shades that is universally flattering, and you don’t need a mirror to apply. It gives you the perfect hint of color with the moisture of your favorite lip balm. If you’re at Sephora and you want to try something new, this will change your life.
I wear it so much; I go through 2-3 tubes every year.
Every year.
I know.

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dior addict lip glow via saks 5th ave {also available at sephora, nordstrom}