Thursday, October 18, 2012

Breaking all the Rules

I have always been a fan of makeovers. Clueless was one of my favorite movies growing up, and I loved TV shows like "What not to Wear". As much as I believe that how you look on the outside can affect your mood. I have become quite disenchanted with makeover shows. They always pose a stupid list of rules, especially for curvy women! No horizontal stripes, wear dark straight, but not skinny legged pants or an A-line skirt and heels to slim and elongate the leg, etc, etc, etc. 

I acknowledge that here are cuts, styles, colors and prints of clothing that are more "flattering" to my figure, but I think abiding by a list of rules when you get dressed in the morning is a ridiculous notion. If you aren't having fun with your wardrobe and taking some risks then what's the point? So here I am, wearing flat shoes, horizontal stripes and bold skinny leg pants. 

Look at me breaking all those rules. Where are Stacy and Clinton? 

Outfit: Corduroy skinnies-  F21+ last year; Sweater- Old Navy; Flats- Target

Allie over at Wardrobe Oxygen wrote a great post earlier this week on the subject of taking clothes a little too seriously. The post really resonated with me. In getting caught up in the rules, we jeopardize our personal style. We lose the things that make us unique! We should all take Allie's advice and lighten up a little! 

What  fashion faux pas did you commit this week? 


  1. I think you look fabulous. Rules schmules. I encourage personal style, isn't that the best part of fashion!?

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. I don't think that the stripes don't look great on you! Rules shouldn't be taken to serious - just wear what you want and most important what you makes feel good.

    xxx Anita

  3. I think you look great! I feel like fashion rules are meant to be broken :)

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  4. Look at you, I am glad you a breaking all the rules! :) You look great!


  5. I loved Allie's post. It was a great reminder. And I love his outfit. I'm in stripes, flats and skinny jeans today!

  6. love the striped shirt! You look so great! xO!

  7. Breaking the rules and looking awesome! Love those pants, the color is great.

    I think fashion "rules" are totally outdated and silly. I love breaking the rule of 'redheads shouldn't wear pink or red'. Screw that! I totally agree with you, fashion should be fun and personal style is something that doesn't need a rulebook :) Have a great weekend!

  8. You broke a ton of rules... and girl you look AMAZING! Thanks for the shout out, and rock on with your fabulous rule-breaking self!

  9. High five! And good for you!!! You have to wear what you like and fee comfortable in. Who cares about some dumb rules! You look fab!

  10. break the rules all you want girl, you look great! lovely blog!


  11. it is very true, there are so many body type rules, and they can just get to be a little much!! Yes, you should know what flatters you, but you should also be able to wear what you love! I think you are gorgeous, because you look so happy, and nothing is more flattering than a smile.
    Chic on the Cheap

  12. Oh boy, I love What Not to Wear, but lately it feels like they've been trying to dress everyone in their preferred style, rather than really working with the individual's style. (Ie, the hippie-boho mom from last season. That was just a disaster of an episode.) I do think that so many rules for what you can wear should be broken and you've really shown this. Those pants look killer on you and striped tops just work for everyone, enough said. :)

  13. Love the cord skinnies, stripes & leopard print! Break all the rules girl!


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