When: Friday // Weather: fall // Real life: work, then dinner and The Rocky Horror Show with frands
I’d say my “Frocktober” challenge is going pretty well so far, but last Friday I had to accept defeat. I really wanted to wear a pink floral dress I got a few weeks ago (seen here), but I couldn’t get it to work. I tried it on with the suede jacket I’m wearing here and the proportions just weren’t flattering. It made me look rectangular. I tried on a few other jackets and they weren’t quite right either. The dress has flutter sleeves that would look lumpy under a cardigan, and I think it would’ve looked silly with a layer underneath.
So I went back to square one with the jacket I planned on wearing, and built this outfit around it. I ended up really loving this look, so my defeat was followed by a swift comeback.
Knowing what outfits work on me is something I’ve gotten better at over the past couple years of blogging. I used to get an idea of an outfit I thought I should wear based on how it looked on someone else (or in my head). Then I would wear it and fidget with my clothes all day because subconsciously I knew something was off. Now, I try not to be overly critical of myself, but I also accept when a particular combination doesn’t turn out the way I imagined. PERSONAL GROWTH.