The past few days have been very interesting weather wise in NYC. One day it is very humid, the next day it is cool, followed by heavy thunder storms out of no where that dissipate to clear sunny skies. The bi-polar nature of this season so far has been very fitting as it matches my mood, which has been quite melancholy due to recent events. The weather, coupled with my emotional state really made it real hard to “dress up” when I would actually venture out of the house, especially when all I wanted do is stay in bed all day. Its funny how a shopping trip and an impulse buy can change your attitude.
Two weeks ago my best friend pushed me to go with her to the NY Curvy Closet, and she somehow managed to talk me into trying on this floral scuba-knit pleated peplum top. I was a bit apprehensive as peplum tops have been a blessing and a curse on my frame, but once I put it on I fell in love. This is the first Eloquii piece I have ever owned and I got it for a steal thanks to Gorgeous in Grey. The shape, the print, the cut– it is so feminine and chic that I can wear this to the office or out to dinner with friends.
I am wearing a size 18 even though I am a 16, as I figured that sizing up would make the top more summer-approved, however, the humidity combined with the high temperatures made this outfit a bit uncomfortable. The fabric is thick and doesn’t breathe, which is why I was glad that the air conditioning in the office was set on blast. Also the exposed zipper gave me hell as it tangled my hair up, so in the future this will definitely be an “up-do hairstyle” outfit. Lesson learned.
I paired the peplum top with these NY&Co drawstring soft pants I bought last summer. The best thing about these pants are that they are so comfortable and yet still work appropriate. My family has officially dubbed them my “lazy-worklady” pants, but I don’t care. They are comfy and I get to wear them to work without breaking any dress codes. They are the best wardrobe staple I have even purchased.
Sure getting and wearing a new outfit doesn’t change everything, yet it has helped me realize that though things may be bad that doesn’t mean I should keep myself locked away. If anything it really makes you appreciate the good things, even if they are minor. So I won’t hate on the weather, if only because I can still find beauty in the gloom.
Many thanks to my friend and co-worker, Alexia Rose for these beautiful pictures.