Flattery will get you nowhere

top: Urban Outfitters
culottes: H&M
sandals: Target

Something I've never quite understood is wearing only things that flatter one's self. I remember when I was around 13 and finally had my own money to buy whatever I wanted, the first thing I bought was a pair of royal blue wedge sneakers. My mom declared them "boat shoes" as in shoes that looked like boats, not the actual ones ubiquitous in yacht outings and posh brunches. People said those shoes made my feet look clownish and accentuated my calves to look like I pull wagons. But I sported those sneakers until we moved to the States and was forced to leave them behind. 

Over the years, I've made lots of "questionable" clothing purchases that have made people raise their brows, avert their eyes, and make fun of me. But whatevs-- that's their problem.

Whenever I wear these culottes, B keeps on telling me that they hide my curves and make me look boxy-- which is another way of saying "don't wear them-- they're not flattering." And you know what I do? I wear it again the next day. If he doesn't like it, that's his problem.

19 comments:

  1. I think you look great in them! I stopped caring LONG ago what people thought. Life's too short.

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  2. I love those pants, and the contrasting color blocked sections of that top. I do like to wear things that I find flatter my figure/shape/personality in some way, but ya know, sometimes I like what I like, and the hell with the rest! You look fabulous, as always, Laura! Part of fashion is just attitude, isn't it? :)

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  3. I love the graphic print of the top and the pairing of white and black! I'm all for wearing an outfit I love even if other's do not.

    Jessica @ Sunny
    Days and Starry Nights

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  4. Good for you! I think this outfit looks cute on you :) I need to be more confident with my fashion choices :x

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  5. Good on ya doll, I think it's important to always wear what you love and not what others might say. Because you have to feel comfy in them, not anyone else. I like it, you look super xx

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  6. K, I had to pick my jaw up so I could stop catching flies with my mouth. B is so silly! You look lovely!! I love this outfit. Seriously. I wish I had it. I think it's extremely chic. You look confident, comfortable and polished.

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  7. i like those on you! :) i have made some fashion choices that have made people make "nice" comments that really mean otherwise. but i have never really cared. too many things to worry about than caring for those thoughts, right? :)

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  8. Thanks, Courtney! I totally agree with you!

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  9. Yup-- you can't help but like the stuff you like! and heck yes-- attitude is 99% of fashion, I think!

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  10. thanks, Jessica! and good on you!

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  11. He is ridic. His "fashion rules" are made up entirely of complimentary colors.

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  12. Good on you, Jane! So true-- there's so much more to think about and do!

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  13. Technically it looks like the culottes nip in a little at the waist and do as much for your curves as such a thing would do. If they showed off your calf muscles or something, I would be questioning your knowledge of pants shapes.

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  14. Wearing what you love = confidence and that's the BEST thing a girl can wear.

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