Ok, let's get something straight right away: I KNOW that in these photos, I'm working an 80s angle that I'm entirely too old for. But here's the thing: in high school, I was a total band geek with absolutely zero fashion sense, and less than zero plus size trendy clothing options. So forgive me if I re-live my teenage years just a bit. Maybe you'll forgive me more after looking at this:
Right? I'm sayin. Granted, this photo was taken my senior year of high school in December of 1990. I think you can trust me when I said this was the fashion culmination of my high school existence....this is what BETTER was for me after four years of trying. I think the puffy paints are a nice touch, though. Nothing says "please kick my ass" like a giant G Clef on your sweatshirt!
Now let's fast forward to present-day me, all happy in my new present-day body. So what is fashion like for me now? HELLA AWESOME. And I'm telling you right now, if I had this bod and these gorgeous pieces from MESSES OF DRESSES back in the day, I'd still be a band geek, but I'd also be an A-Lister Fashionista!
Divi at Messes of Dresses sent me these gorgeous pieces to try and review:
When I pulled this one of out the package, my initial thought was, "how the hell do I wear this?" Let's be honest: my fashion sense is slightly better than it was inhigh school, but I still rely heavily on other advice and styling magazines to help me decipher what actually looks fashionable. Cue the website!
Styling Tips: Pair with legging and combat boots
NICE! Tips for styling right there on the website! It's like Fashion For Dummies, which is 100% completely me. I love the site even more for helping me out there.
I don't own combat boots, but I own leopard print tights, which could also be considered a legging of sort. I'm kind of loving what I put together here, but most definitely love the super-soft and forgiving fabric and easy zipper from top to bottom.
The material is really flattering too. For a girl like me who's got a paunchy middle section just like a marsupial, this covered everything!