I’ve come to learn that you shouldn’t get rid of unique pieces of clothing because eventually, they’ll come back around in style and on trend. Take flared sailor pants, for example. They are EVERYWHERE this season. I scored a pair at a clothing swap last year and have been wearing them a lot – to many people’s dismay. “Oh. Are those back in style?,” someone asked me. “Wow, you have a lot of guts to wear something like that,” I’d hear. But check it out! These pants are finally on all the racks, and they look good on most women. Why? Because the front flap flattens a major problem area, and the flared leg helps to balance out our curves. So lucky for all of us, you can buy these pretty much anywhere right now – oh, and I am finally vindicated in my pursuit of the flared sailor pant!!
Let’s face it, the Off-The-Shoulder trend is here to stay – at least for another season. I’ll admit I was pretty skeptical of it at first and didn’t buy any ‘OTS’ tops. But once it became mainstream and I was forced to look at every woman’s shoulders from here to kingdom come on a daily basis, it creeped into my subconscious aesthetic. And suddenly I had to have one. Then another. And another. And now, I love the look and don’t want it to stop!
I’m trying something new on Belle Meets World. I’m going to write more often on a broader set of topics. Some of these posts will likely be shorter and take less time for me to write – which is a good thing since I pour a little too much into every post and therefore don’t get to write as often as I’d like. The idea is to exercise my writing muscle and most importantly, to learn more about what my readers want to read about. I just don’t feel like I’m hitting the mark with a broader audience. That said, I truly appreciate each and every one of my current readers and if all else fails, you’ll get to know even more about me than before. Some of this will be surface-level fun stuff, and some will be deeper personal stuff. I’ll start with a topic that’s been top of mind since arriving in Atlanta – how it feels to move ‘back home.’
Monochromatic dressing is one of the best and easiest ways to look instantly chic and to exude confidence. Whenever I don’t know what to wear to a social event, or am feeling insecure about my body, or have an important presentation at work, I will don the same color from head to toe. It makes me feel put-together, slim and powerful. And anyone can do it! Read on for my tips on how to dress in monochromatic style.
How does one follow up the two most real and passionate posts she’s ever written? By writing about more topics she’s passionate about. Like sweat. That’s right, today I’m addressing the fact that women sweat, especially Italian women like me. For years it impacted what I wore. Collared button-down shirts? Forget it. Satin and silk tops of any kind? Nope. I’d sweat right through them in two seconds with giant stains that were impossible to hide. It was one of the most embarrassing and least feminine things ever, and the world around me could see it.
Friends! I took a hiatus from posting for just over a week, and it felt great! I needed a little time to myself but I’m back and ready for all the style and beauty adventures fall has to offer us. Let’s start with my new favorite outfit that I can’t stop wearing. I put this together for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner, when I wanted to look casual and cute with a touch of the fall trends that I’m loving – like denim on denim + a 70s flair to everything.