I love an off-shoulder top. I’m cool with my shoulder and clavicle. And I was about to say that as I get older, I can’t say that about many body parts, but to be honest, the parts I’ve historically been insecure about are pretty much the same now as they were 20 years ago.
And actually, I feel more confident in pretty much every way now than I did 20 years ago. Further, it gets boring to talk about aging and all the insecurities it brings up. So I’m not going to go there, OK?
Instead I will tell you that I have discovered something about flare/bell jeans: the most flattering way to wear them is either super long, so they nearly cover your foot, or slightly cropped at ankle length. In between, i.e. hitting the top of your shoes, is not completely terrible, as you can see here.
But to be honest I always struggled a bit with the look of those Parker Smith jeans in the previous link. I LOVE the color, but I wondered if they were super flattering. And then I imagined wearing them under a dress and a vision of the jeans cropped above the ankle came to me. So I grabbed my scissors and went for it and I don’t regret it.
You can be the judge of whether that was a good decision in a future post. For now, we’re talking a bout this Join Life (Zara’s eco-friendly line) top and Frame jeans.
What is there to say other than I love this casual look for doing basically anything, and these jeans are incredibly comfortable?
OK one more thing I will say is that I’m on the East Coast at the moment, and while it’s nowhere near as cold as it can get out here, this top will not cut it, warmth-wise. So I wore a bodysuit underneath and that did the trick.
Lastly, isn’t it kind of neat that my top matches the stripes on the street? Anna noticed that (she’s a color savant). More outfit details below!
Wearing: FRAME Le High flares, on super sale right now for $66! Join Life Zara top, $69; Soko bracelets; Antik Batik wallet; Topshop booties, old, similar here; Salty Fox chevron ring; Osei Duro stacked rings.