To Culotte or Not Culotte

11.28.2017

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As per usual, I am a year late on yet another fashion trend. Truth be told, I shied away from culottes because I didn't see the point in wearing something that made me look bigger than I normally am (although I envied all other gals who could pull them off), but these culottes were part of a co-ordinate set with a crop top & I loved how the entire outfit looked together. I wore this to Thanksgiving because the culottes came with an elastic waistband & it was exactly what I needed for food-baby hiding purposes. Mission accomplished.

I think the trick to wearing clothes that are wide on the bottom is just to accentuate your waist as much as possible--these culottes were high waist and the top comes up just enough to show a little bit of skin, so the eye is drawn there as opposed to all the fabric down below. I found this set at a random boutique in San Antonio, and my mom was there with me when I tried it on; we had very opposite reactions to the culottes. I get it, they're not for everyone, but when a piece that's both comfortable & stylish comes around, it is definitely for me.

p.s. My earrings are Christmas bows and you can BET I will be wearing them at every holiday related thing I get invited to this year. Tis the season!!

Outfit details:
Honey Punch velvet crop top & velvet culottes (similar)
Kate Spade bow belt (borrowed)
Old Navy gold sequin flats
Hand-me-down cross body bag
Francesca's Christmas bow earrings

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