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Aug 2, 2019

My First Ever Fashion Post: A Favorite Top

I'm sharing a completely different post today. In the recent years I've been following some fashion bloggers (thank you Amy for introducing me to fashion blogs!)  Well, just like in papercrafts there are fashion blog linky parties where you can link up your style. So here I am sharing my first ever "fashion post"👀. Finding clothes that fit has never been easy for me as I am short and most pants, skirts and dresses are too long so it's been a struggle (and I don't agree with paying extra to have clothes hemmed...). But following fashion blogs has been helpful. One thing I learned is if I purchase ankle or crop pants (in regular lengths) they will fit like regular pants 😀.

By the way, if you are following my blog for my papercrafts, don't worry, I don't plan on quitting my hobby anytime soon, and will continue to post my  handmade cards as usual. But I figured since I rarely post to my blog more than once a week, I might as well share other topics here instead of starting a new blog.

So these photos aren't the best. The sun was blaring and we probably didn't have the right setting on my DSLR camera. It was set to "portrait" but the photos look a bit grainy. My husband and daughter were both involved in taking these photos and taking "fashion" photos will be a learning process for all of us - should I decide to do this again :-)

So what do you think of this outfit? 

I am wearing a top I found at Target last summer I believe (maybe even two summers ago?? Time flies!!) It was an impulse purchase - I  love this print! Wish I could link to it, but as you can imagine this specific print is no longer available. Here are some current options I found at by the same brand (Xhilaration). I wasn't really a fan of the tassel details when I bought this top (I think they were "trending" back then), but they grew on me and I don't mind them now. And I love that this top keeps me cool on a hot summer day but the colors are more muted and are perfect for fall as well. We usually have beautiful fall weather here up into mid- October. 

The jeans I recently purchased from the Kohl's clearance rack. They are Levi's Denizen brand boyfriend jeans.  This pair by Levi Signature looks similar and this one by Lucky Brand looks promising as well but more expensive. According to the reviews sizing down is recommended on both. These jeans are supposed to be a cropped style, but as I mentioned, when I buy cropped pants they will fit me like regular pants.

The purse I picked up from Walmart last spring. This crossbody purse by Vera Bradley looks similar, but is higher priced than my purse and I am sure a higher quality as well and I love the pretty lining  on the inside. This purse from Target also looks similar and comes in several colors.

Not the best picture of my shoes, but I wore Espadrilles by "Grasshoppers" purchased at DSW. They are also 1+ years old but definitely a favorite. This specific style is no longer available but I did find a very similar pair on Amazon.

I realize my sunglasses do not match my outfit at all, but they are prescription glasses and the only pair of sunglasses I own with my current prescription lenses. The frame is by Vera Bradley. When I got these glasses I didn't realize that they weren't going to match 95% of my clothes :-) I will have to wait until next year to get a new pair as my insurance only allows a new pair every other year, and I just got a new pair or regular glasses last year.

Denizen by Levi's Jeans - Similar Here and Here // Xhilaration Top - Similar Styles Here // Similar Purse Here for more and Here for less// Grasshoppers Shoes - Similar Styles

While my frames were picked out at an eye doctor's clinic, Vera Bradley sunglasses with non-presciption lenses are also availabe on Amazon, and I've linked a few below.

I'm sharing this post at Jo Lynne's Fashion FridayJill's linkup, Rosy's Outlook linkup,  Monica's Midweek, Straight A Style

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

I've linked some similar styles to Amazon below. These (and some of the links above) are affiliate links meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links but at no extra cost to you. As always, thank you for your support!


kiwimeskreations said...

Looking very comfortable Ellie :) - I too find that I get a good (regular) length when buying cropped jeans :)

Marilyn said...

Nice outfit!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You look GREAT!!! I love that outfit!! And see -- I am tall for a female (5'8") and have always (no matter how much weight I lose!) had bigger thighs -- so pants aren't easy for me! LOL!!

Amy Johnson said...

I am so impressed! Wow! What a great first fashion post. And thanks so much for mentioning me, you are so sweet. I love how you included links even though you were wearing something old. I used to do that, but stopped because it was so much work and I don't monetize my blog anyway, but I should really get back to that. I think you're pictures look great actually...the grainy look is back "in" I think. At least, I notice some of the more famous bloggers like Amber Fillerup clark are using grainy pictures. I think the grainy pictures look great in the setting too. My only advice is not to photograph when it's sunny. The best pictures are always taken on overcast days or when the sun goes behind a cloud. Oh, and love the outfit! SO CUTE! I would definitely wear that top!

Ellibelle said...

Thank goodness for cropped pants! Thanks so much for visiting, Maxine!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn, same to you!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Julie. The thighs is an issue I have as well. While I was always skinny I never did have skinny thighs. So pants would fit perfectly around the waist/hip area but way too tight on the thigh area. Probably a reason why I don't feel the most comfortable in skinny jeans. Luckily there are so many style of jeans to choose from now.

Ellibelle said...

Amy, thank you so much for your nice comment and photography tips. It's not always easy to get a cloudy day over here, I don't remember the last time it was cloudy LOL. But will be watching the weather forecast more closely now.
Searching for links is definitey time consuming but I love blogging and thought I might as well sign up as an affiliate. Of course looking for links that fit make me want to buy stuff - whether it's clothes or stamps :-)

mireille said...

Great post! Better than my fashion posts, lol! You all did a great job with pics, lately I squint in all of mine because it is so sunny!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comment. Sunglasses are a must for me these days but I am sure cloudy days will follow!

Grace Liang said...

Loved this fashion post and outfit! You should definitely do more posts like this in the future. :)

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Grace! So appreciate your comment!