Feather Print Blouse and Cropped Pants

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

The Hubs and I are finally in Louisiana cue the choirs singing and I can honestly say, this has been the longest and hardest move by far. You can read all about it here, but I will say this: it’s not over just yet. We’re still waiting on the house to close and then I’ll be able to relax.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I saw this top on the SheIn website and fell in love, which is so weird for me being that I am terribly afraid of birds. But there was something about it that just captured my attention. Maybe it’s because of the neutral colors {which are my jam} or maybe it’s because this top is really meant to be a dress and I thought I’d look so cute in it, but I didn’t realize that I’m muuuuuch larger than the models on the site. I should add, that I’d intended to wear it with tights or leggings because, well, it’s a little too short for my comfort level.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Yes, it’s true. My top is actually a dress but when it arrived it didn’t come close to fitting me as such. But I didn’t want to send it back. I mean, the print and the coolness of the material {it’s really thin, which is perfect for hot humid days spent inside a freezing cold library}… I really didn’t want to send it back.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I just figured I’d find a way to make it work. So I tried scrunching it around my waist and wearing it as a blouse and, well, the adjustment made me super happy.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

These cropped pants are my favorite neutrals right now. I can see them with a white tank and flip flops for a day date with The Hubs or with a denim jacket, graphic tee, and strappy sandals for an evening out.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I just wish that I’d chosen different shoes for this particular outfit. While I like my Mary Janes, I think they make my legs look a little, ummmm, squat. But I had one of those days at the library where I needed to be on my feet a lot, so I wanted to be comfortable. Sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Kanye shrug

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Feather Print Blouse/Dress – SheIn  | Earrings – Nickel & Suede {Size Medium} | Necklace and Bracelets – Gifts | Cropped Pants – Target | Purse – Sharif | Mary Janes – Kmart

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

My advice when ordering from a site like SheIn is to measure your body and take a look at the garment measurements very carefully, then compare the two. I mean, the clothing is relatively inexpensive, so I’m not complaining {and, honestly, I have a daughter who could easily wear this as a dress if she were so inclined}.

Feather Print Top Olive Cropped Pants and Brown Mary Jane Shoes {living outside the stacks}

A LITTLE REMINDER

18th Century Spanish Textile from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access CollectionThe Style Imitating Art inspiration piece has been posted! You can check it out by clicking here. Everyone’s invited to participate! Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com by Tuesday, 3 July. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 4 July.

You don’t have to be a blogger, a photographer, or an instagrammer to join! You just have to love clothes.

Hope you’ll join the fun!

For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:

Where I co-host:

Ageless Style – First Tuesday of the Month

Style Imitating Art – Inspiration piece posted on Mondays with the round-up on Wednesdays

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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