I’m going to be honest with you: over the past few months, I’ve put on some weight. And not just the five or so pounds we’re all constantly taking off or putting back on, but so much weight that my best jeans don’t fit over my hips, and mirrors have become the enemy. All summer I could kind of ignore the issue because I usually wear pretty voluminous dresses, but now that fall is arriving the truth must be faced head-on. This is requiring a fresh diet and exercise regimen, and a few new articles of well-fitting and more flattering clothes—mostly pretty well-priced but with a couple of nicer numbers in there too. I find that pants are the hardest item to locate, but am very happy with these Citizens of Humanity jeans, which are super-comfortable and boyfriend-cut.
My biggest splurge was a pair of these Nili Lotan Paris pants, and while my boyfriend took one look at the drop crotch and asked if I was wearing them wrong, he later allowed that they reminded him of something Marlene Dietrich might have worn, so I feel like that’s netting out as a compliment.
I missed these Universal Standard joggers the other day, but I really like them a lot: the fact that you can belt them adds a touch of polish.
I am not so crazy about how it looks when I tuck shirts in these days—and as a strong devotee of the half-tuck, you can only imagine how painful that is for me. So I acquired one of these Everlane silk shirts in black and another in fuchsia because I like the boxy cut and straight hem.
An easy tunic that’s just about long enough to cover my ass, which is a priority at the moment.
Another cute straight-hem top from Xirena.
I like the clean, slimming lines of this Mac coat.
I know it’s more slimming to belt a dress like this one, but I like how it looks loose and flowy.