Fashion Friday (11/12/21)

Hey, friends! Can you believe how close we are to the holidays? I mean, can you not smell the fragrance of spiced apple and unchecked to-do lists?!?

Ugh.

Let’s ignore those for now and talk about BELLS instead. I’m here for escape, y’all, not the reality of my monster to-do list.

SO. Bells. I’m a curvy girl with short legs, so at first glance, these are not my best look. But I don’t care. I feel like these are some of the most versatile bottoms a gal can own, so I own them. Proudly. And they work for literally all of the style genres you could throw at me.

Except maybe Victorian England, I guess.

So you’ve got your throwback looks – a little casual, boho, 70s vibe:

Here with a cute knotted floral tee,

and here with a fluttery boho blouse.

And then there’s the southwestern vibe. These babes are killing it with the bells:

I own this duster and it is every bit as stunning as you’d expect. Obviously, it’s SO MUCH BETTER with bells and turquoise.

If I wasn’t naturally curvy, I’d be all over these stripes, but they would NOT do my hips and crotch area any favors whatsoever, so it’s a pass for me.

But if you’re not naturally curvy, please wear these so I can live vicariously through you.

Then there’s what I’d like to affectionately dub the ‘cool mom bells’ vibe.

This is 100% an outfit I would rock without a second thought. It’s sweet and feminine and still a little sexy, and I’m here for that I’m-a-mom-but-STILL-COOL vibe.

This is another outfit I’d rock with 100% certainty, which, now that I’m thinking about it, probably sums up who I am as a person.

I’m a ‘cool mom’ with quotation marks, y’all.

Anyway, I’m going to ignore the quotation marks and focus on the ‘cool’ part here. I’m feeling the leopard and the hat and the whole vibe.

Finally, you can go total vixen with a good pair of bells:

With any manner of sexy slashed tops, obviously:

I’m gonna be honest. I know myself well enough to admit that I’m not cool OR ‘cool’ enough to pull off the vixen vibe.

But the point here is that you can LITERALLY wear bells with any style.

How about you? Are you a fan of bells, or is it a pass for you?

Happy Friday, friends!

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