I tend to shoot outfitpics a couple weeks ahead so I can shoot multiple outfits on the same day and work ahead. Usually that works great, but sometimes the weather is so unpredictable, which is why I found myself shooting spring looks on a particularly cold and snowy day in March. I had planned to do spring dresses, bare legs, cute sandals… But it was freezing and snowing so… Yeah. I decided to compromise and add some boots, which may look funny but HEAR ME OUT.
The majority of my clothes are worn all year round. The only seasonal item I have is a couple of really warm sweaters for winter and flimsy dresses for vacations. So you can totally picture this outfit with bare legs and cute sandals instead of the boots, and snow instead of sunshine, and TADAA spring look.
One of my new year’s resolutions when it comes to style is to wear more skirts, because they are so fun and feminine and easy to wear. The only thing is, they’re not that easy to find in plussize (don’t ask me why), so I was extra happy when I spotted this cute tropical skirt at Boohoo. It’s made from a thick scuba material and it has an elastic waistband, so it’s ubercomfi. I paired it with a red ruffle shirt for a pop of colour, and some statement earrings (wearing my jewellery more often was my second resolution, so I think I’m on a roll here).
I know people say that you’re not supposed to wear high neck tops cause they aren’t flattering and that ruffles on your chest make you look wide, but all I hear is ”blablabla wear whatever you want Marianne” which really is the best tip I can give you. Life is too short to care, honestly.
My mom never gets rid of clothes. Ever. She also has great taste. So one of my favorite childhood memories is looking through her giant collection of beautiful clothes and -secretly, cause she didn’t like it when I did this- try stuff on. Every now and then, I would come across a designer piece like a Balmain jacket or a Prada skirt, and those were the pieces I loved the most. Even now, 20 years later, those pieces have never lost their quality or appeal, and I hope one day she will pass them down to me and maybe I could pass them on to my children.
This is what I felt wearing this look from Marina Rinaldi. Like I was wearing something special, something high-end and designer. Something that would still be beautiful and amazing decades from now, because some things are just timeless. And if there are 2 things that are truly timeless, it’s a leather jacket, and denim. So imagine my sheer joy when I got to put on this jeans dress and leather jacket ;).
The look is from the Ashley Graham collection for Marina Rinaldi, and consists of killer denim items mixed with black looks, white pieces and some leather. The leather jacket has an INSANE fit (seriously, it’s like a second skin or something) and amazing quality, with gorgeous copper details. The dress is fitted yet comfortable, stretchy but holds its shape really well. I was concerned it wouldn’t fit me right around the stomach area (yeah, I have insecurities sometimes too :p) but it did magical things to my body and to the bodies of every woman I’ve seen in it. I’m telling you, it’s magic.
This whole experience has made me even more convinced that it’s worth it to invest in quality pieces that make you feel beautiful and special, and that you can cherish for a long time. And if I ever have a plussize daughter, I hope she’ll sneak into my closet and fall in love with this look too.