WIW 11/9 in which I go thermonuclear on my outfit, literally

So originally I wanted to wear my Fallon mixed rhinestone and chain necklace. So I created outfit #1-2 around it. And HATED it. The fancy 3.1 Phillip Lim sweatpants are too tight (my weight is up a bit). The shirt is too short to leave untucked. It's just so failed fashionista. The funny thing is that about a year or two ago I would have been happy with the outfit.
Pause. #3.
Then I remember I bought this nuclear bomb sweatshirt from an independent sample sale site. #4-6. Paired with a Zara necklace, changed my lipstick to a more orange red, Barneys covered giant stud leather belt, True Religion Cameron's and LD Tuttle perforated boots.
So...much...happier. Fits my shift to interesting top and shoes. Whew!
Off to help Jenava to do a closet sort and create outfits. Wine will also be involved.

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  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    I like both outfits, but the second one is extra fab because YOU were happy in it.  And in the end, that is what's most important.  Have fun closet sorting!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    The second top is like a superheroine garment.  So fab. You two will have fun!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    whoo - the nuclear bomb sweatshirt made me gasp - so fab!  I'm closet sorting today too - wish I had one of you lovely ladies here helping me :)

  • Mo replied 4 years ago

    I so get this.  Laughing at Failed Fashionista though!  Good save.  Love the final product. 

  • peacechick replied 4 years ago

    What Lisa said, you look great in both but the bomb sweatshirt-- Booooom!

  • Marmee replied 4 years ago

    LOL at #3!  Both outfits look fab to my eye, but a happy outfit is so much better.  Have fun closet sorting!

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    "It's just so failed fashionista" LOL!  I actually like #1, maybe try again when you feel comfortable in the pants?  Great necklace btw and your today's outfit is fun! 

  • Jenava replied 4 years ago

    OMG, you look amazing!  Can't wait to see you!

  • Jenava replied 4 years ago

    PS, maybe since my weight is DOWN ATM you can lend me those pants...(-;

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    What a fun post!  #3 made me laugh out loud!  I actually liked 1/2 just fine, but 4/5 is truly spectacular! 

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 4 years ago

    Oh Anna, I just wanna have a wine with you, you're stella and look great in the final look. Simple pieces with huge impact.

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    Your failed fashionista is better than anything that I could come up with. But that nuclear tee is the out of this world.
    And thanks for some much needed comic relief today, your post made me laugh out loud

  • LACeleste replied 4 years ago

    I was a little afraid to open this....but I'm glad I did. You look great in that sweatshirt.  It is amazing.  I always notice when you wear warm colors--well--you are on fire!  Have a fun weekend!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    I liked #1 - #2, but #4 - #6 is spectacular! The sweatshirt is ultra fabulous.

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    Ha!  I love this post.  The nuclear bomb sweatshirt is awesome!  I don't mind the first outfit either, but I know the feeling and nothing beats a happy outfit.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 4 years ago

    Love the final outfit.  It is flattering and looks fab and is very you, i.e, not overly mainstream  (in a very good way).

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    I love the drama of the pictures including the pause. I do like the second outfit much better (you probably understand why better than I do) and I think it sounds terrifically fun to drink wine and help Jenava sort her closet.

  • SandyG replied 4 years ago

    Love the pause :)  Clothing ourselves should be fun!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Uh, I love both! Both are kapow!

  • Beewee replied 4 years ago

    BOOM baby...you're da bomb! Ok...I'm done. I couldn't resist.
    I really love #1. Too bad it wasn't comfy. You do look much happier and relaxed in # 2 so it really makes you fabulous.

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    Fun and fab outfits, and sounds like a fun a fab day planned.

  • Mander replied 4 years ago

    That sweatshirt is super cool.  Love it!

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    #3 made me laugh. The first outfit looks awsome. The second is spectacular!

  • gryffin replied 4 years ago

    Anna - first you failed fasionista is most people's aspirational fashionista!!  I thought you looked great in both outfits.  But I empathize.  I am only 5'3" and if I am up 1 lb things dont' feel the same way.  If you're not feeling great in an outfit it doesn't matter that you look wonderful to the rest of us.  So it was great to see you look so happy in the second pic!!  Love the necklace with the sweatshirt, but booties/jeans all fab!!

  • karymk replied 4 years ago

    I think you like color. That's why you feel so much better in the second outfit, which is colorful, hip, not too try-hard.

  • Marley replied 4 years ago

    Wow Anna!  Nice save - the 2nd outfit is so pretty on you!  Love pic #3 - AND, 'falied fashionista' is making me LOL.

  • Sharon replied 4 years ago

    I love your final outfit - that sweatshirt is spectacular. Your style seems to have become a little less ALGO over the past year. Still interesting and with amazing pieces, but put together in more streamlined, cohesive ways that put the focus back onto you. You are looking great!

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    LOLat nr 3:-)) that outfit is giving me pause!:-)

  • Archer replied 4 years ago

    t shirt is great but the necklace is ultra fab and the combination deadly

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    It's always good to change into another outfit when you're not happy with the first one. The new sweatshirt is killer with the necklace. Fun with the torn jeans too. 

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