Fashion or Faux Pas?

Every time I go to the mall I glance at different outfits that the women are wearing.  Sometimes I get the cutest ideas this way; while other times I wonder what in the world they were thinking when they put on their clothes that morning.  Something that continues to boggle my brain, is it really necessary to wear your stilettos to the mall to shop in?  I love to wear my cute shoes for a night out on the town, but come on people to go shopping at the mall in stilettos?!  The words “Ouch, idiot, and band-aid” comes to mind.

I’m going to list a few outfits that either I have seen people wearing, ones that I have worn myself, or I have seen and am considering the possibilities.  For the ensembles that are faux pas, I will be adding suggestions to correct the fashion error that was made.

Outfit #1 Wal-Mart Madness

For the first outfit I can honestly say that I saw this at Wal-Mart a while back.  This particular girl was wearing a too tight black tank top which was tucked into a pair of faded skinny jeans.  Her accessories included wearing a light brown belt and white sneakers.

This outfit is definitely a faux pas.  Even if you are going to Wal-Mart please do not wear skinny jeans with big clunky tennis shoes.  If you really want to wear the comfy footwear, simply put on a pair of flair denim and a black belt.  Unless you have jewelry or shoes to tie in the brown, it will look like you accidentally grabbed the wrong belt.  Please also consider wearing a tank top that actually is not 2 sizes too small.  Yes, the majority of tank tops are meant to be tight; however, when your love handles are hanging about 2 inches out of your shirt I consider it a sight I do not want to see (and most likely the majority of the general population).  Remember, we want to flatter our body.

Outfit #2  Attention Baker’s Shoes Personnel

A while back I went shopping at one of my favorite shoe stores…Baker’s!  One of the main ladies that was assisting me had on the following outfit:  An ivory fitted lace top with an ivory cami tucked into a burgundy body con skirt topped off with a pale pink rinestone peep toe clogs.

This outfit is definitely considered fashion!  My new friend looked absolutely amazing, almost like she was getting ready for a photo shoot. I actually purchased not only the shoes she was wearing, but a burgundy  skirt (at another store of course) so that my new shoes would match and look as cute as the saleswoman (luckily I already had a top that would work perfect)!!  I love it when individuals inspire me, which means I’m always on the lookout for that “perfect outfit idea.”

Outfit #3 Gambling at the Casino

So my friend and I were at the bar at a casino and I look over and “Whoop there it is!”  I saw a full figured woman, with quite a bit of junk in the trunk if ya know what I mean, and she is wearing a pair of tight leggings with literally all of the colors in the rainbow and then some with a black top and white flats!

Ladies this is a major faux pas on numerous levels.  If you have a big booty, solid colors work best to slim you down.  If you prefer to wear a pattern, tone it down with something that might not be as colorful (2 colors rather than 30).  A solid color legging with a built in vertical pattern would look amazing (vertical patterns are much more flattering for your body if you are an average or a full figured woman).  If you wish to add color a solid off the shoulder top would look very sexy (and they are comfy).  As for the white flats (cringe), please wear black ones instead….unless you are wearing a white top.  Even then I would prefer  to see my lovely readers wearing black flats.  If you keep the color scheme going, black flats will slim you down.  Another shoe that would look cute would be black boots.

Outfit #4 Ruffles and Boots

So I arrive at my retail position and am greeted by my lovely co-workers. I’m getting clocked in and then head out on the floor.  I automatically see the outfit my manager is wearing!  She had on this really cute tank that had some ruffle layers to it.  The top was (if my memory serves me correctly) white with a blue and gray floral pattern.  She was also sporting a black cardigan and black leggings.  Her footwear of choice happened to be an over the knee flat gray boot that had silver buckles by the outer ankle and by the knee.

Can we say fashion?!  I loved the entire outfit she was wearing.  On a personal note I know that my body type does not work well with a layered ruffle top. If you feel like you are right there with me, a substitute during the winter would be a long light brown sweater with a gray belt.  Oh and the lovely boots I mentioned, yeah….I bought ’em from Shi by Journey on sale for $40.00 plus tax.  So needless to say, I was inspired by my manager.  🙂

I hope some of these “fashion” outfits gave you some new ideas. I know I was inspired, which is why I felt the need to pass them along!  If you happened to be familiar with one or more of the “faux pax,” I hope the suggestions were helpful.  I know that some individuals don’t care how they look; while others do, but they just don’t have the fashion sense on what they can and cannot get away with in regards to their personal body type.  No matter your size, there are always outfits that will make you feel sexy!!!  😉

Until next time,



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrianna F
    Dec 13, 2011 @ 12:21:23

    Hey now! I wear stilettos to the grocery store. Don’t hate! LOL


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  3. Nancey Harwood
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 13:53:16

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    • CreaturesWithInk
      Jan 05, 2012 @ 21:25:35

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    Jan 07, 2012 @ 18:36:59

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    • CreaturesWithInk
      Jan 08, 2012 @ 17:19:20


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