Theory cashmere sweater, size xs :: Paige Verdugo Jeggings (fun color!), size 24 (need a hem) :: Christian Louboutin Simple 85 Pumps :: J.Crew Edie Purse :: J.Crew necklace :: Timex watch :: Bracelets – Eddera & (c/0) Alex and Ani
I care a lot about fit, but I forget that fit doesn’t necessarily mean snug. I blame it on years of wearing ill-fitting, too big clothing, that made it easy to go overboard when I discovered tailoring and clothing that fit and flattered. It’s time I shake the habit.
I love this little shrunken Old Navy sweater for it’s small fit, but when I picked up a second one in the same size, it fit about one size bigger than my first one (does Old Navy suffer from size inconsistencies often?). At first, I was disappointed and plotted to shrink it in the wash, but then I tried it on…and I liked it! It wasn’t huge, but it also wasn’t fitted…it was this new thing I’m kinda liking called “slouchy” (Hey, I never claimed to be fashion-forward…).
So now I’m enamored with a new idea…cozy slouchy knits. One of my slouchy knit inspirations is none other than the queen of slouchy-chic, Wendy, who, as it just so happens, is also very petite (photo courtesy of Jean).
Since many regular sizes can be slouchy or slightly big on someone my size anyways, I want my slouchy pieces to be special. This Theory sweater fit the bill. The stripe pattern is slim and chic, and in 100% cashmere, is a nice quality piece to add to my wardrobe. But my favorite part is the button detail that runs up one side. It’s little details like this that make a piece unique and worth the splurge.
I realize it’s a baby-step in the direction of slouchy, but bear with me as I break out of my snugaholic ways. :)
PS…in case anyone is interested, this sweater is available at Theory outlets, and these Paige jeggings are available at Nordstrom Rack. **Cher alerted me via Twitter that these Paige Jeggings are on sale at Filene’s Basement for $40!**
Is anyone else a snugaholic?