Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 9]

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring · Pinterest Parallels

Oof, you guys. I apologize in advance for this photo and, really, this outfit. I wanted to wear my leopard shirt since it’s part of my Top 10 Remix and I wanted to wear it with my green jeans in order to try and emulate this pin.


 Shirt – J. Crew via eBay (similar) | Jeans – Old Navy (similar) | Shoes – Mia (similar) | Necklace c/o t+j designs (similar

Yes, I swear my  jeans are a dark green color. Not that you can tell because I asked my husband to snap a photo using my iPhone after a long day of work, riding a Divvy bike home, and meeting him at the dog park.

Anyway, I wanted to love this outfit but it just wasn’t working for me. The jeans are too high waisted to tuck the shirt into so I tried leaving it loose (looked too big) and I tried tying it in a knot (felt sloppy).  Kind of a lose-lose situation.

I originally added this shirt to my Top 10 Remix because I lusted after it for almost a year before I broke down and bought it online. Now, though, I hate to say it, but it feels too big! It might become a shirt I only wear under things instead of on its own.

Also, when looking for similar jeans I kind of fell in love with these pants from Old Navy. Their pants don’t normally fit me but it couldn’t hurt to order them, right?  It wouldn’t hurt to have more casual pants, right?

5 replies on “Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 9]

  1. Jodie filogomo

    Couple things: 1st I don’t think the shirt looks sloppy like this….I really like it tied at the waist!
    2nd…I couldn’t get your link to the pin to work?
    3rd…I have a chambray shirt that is too big like yours, and many times I wear it more as a jacket/cardigan especially with my dresses—not sure it would work with this lightweight blouse, but worth a try! jodie

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Jodi, try clicking here to see if you can see the photo. Unfortunately whoever pinned the photo originally didn’t pin it from the direct source and even Google is failing to find where it was posted originally!

      And thanks for the idea to wear it like a cardigan! That’s definitely something I don’t do very often but could definitely try.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Well, if you buy those pants from Old Navy and end up hating them, I’ll take them off your hands. Old Navy pants fit me like a dream, and those are really cute! Or I suppose I could just buy them for myself since I like them so much 😛

  3. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    The pattern is so you… maybe try belting it while still keeping it tucked out, just to give the waist some shape? And I LOVE it with the green jeans! And is it strange that my first reaction when seeing your pic was, “Oooh, nice, I love the way your hair looks in that pic!” I wasn’t thinking it was a bad pic at all. All about perspective, right? 😉

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