Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cozy Cardi

Cozy Cardi 1 Cozy Cardi 2 Cozy Cardi 3 Cozy Cardi 4 Cozy Cardi 5 Cozy Cardi 6 Cozy Cardi 7 Wearing:
Silk contrast shirt
Vintage sweater
Citizens jeans
Nine West booties
Chanel aviator sunglasses
Mac "rebel" lipstick

I read in a magazine once that men don't understand certain fashion trends.  One of those fashion trends they fail to understand is when women wear anything boxy (like shift dresses) or other types of clothing that hide our bodies (kind of like my cardigan).  Apparently, the opposite sex doesn't "get" why we choose to look "frumpy" by hiding our bodies behind shapeless garments.

Prior to reading that article, I don't think I ever thought much about what men think about women's fashion.  And it made me more aware of how others may see me.  But that didn't stop me from continuing to wear boxy, shapeless clothing.  In fact, I think I wore it even more.  Not as a form of rebellion, but because I discovered how liberating that type of clothing can be.  And because I came to realize that dressing for me feels so much better than constantly trying to please someone else.

I'm also a firm believer that you don't have to wear a skin tight short dress to look sexy or feminine.  In fact, you can wear a loose fitting sweater, be covered up head to toe and look even more fantastic (and stylish) than if you had worn a skimpy dress (obviously, it has to be weather appropriate, but this is just an example).  Less is more when it comes to showing some skin.

While this outfit is probably far from sexy, it is still feminine.  And more importantly, it's comfortable.

xo  Azu


64 comments:

  1. This feels very relaxed and still elegant. I really like it!

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  2. Nice look!

    xx
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    now is your turn!

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  4. You look very sweet... I like the cardigan... I don't think it makes you look boxy at all... you look very feminine ;-)♥

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  5. Great look, like the sunnies so much!

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  6. you look lovely in this purple cardigan with the little patterns on it!

    Check out my latest post featuring something dark with an edge :)
    AL xx
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  7. I love the way you styled this cardigan! And I totally agree my clothes just have to be comfortable but cute at the same time.

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  8. You look so beautiful! I love purple cardi's! I have one too but yours is nicer!
    xoxo,

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  9. I really like your dressing style.. Such a nice cadi
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  10. Love it! the pictures and the look are gorgeous!
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  11. Great sweater dear :-)
    xoxo

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  12. Love this outfit!!!!! So pretty!!!

    xo, Lizzie
    The Uptown Girl
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  13. Does the opposite sex get anything we do? But of course, it's vice versa too. I never understood the appeal of things that blow up in a fire ball, but apparently all the men like them.

    Lovely style. I understand this outfit very well.

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  14. i looove your purple sweater! just followed you(: Hope you'll be able to follow me back if you'd like(:

    x Shirley
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  15. wonderful look, and i love you long legs, woow :) xo Babsi

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  16. The opposite sexs will never understand each other. If the men can choose our fashion, for sure we will wear like a porn star (with all my respects for the female porn stars)
    Nice cardigan anyway :)
    Big kisses, have a nice weekend!

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  18. So beautiful!
    Paola
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  19. I love your Cardi, and it has pockets too!
    xx

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  20. love that bag dear
    xoxo
    happy week end

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  21. That cardigan is so pretty, I could do with some new ones and yours has pockets, that's even better xx

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  22. Loveee your outfit, you look soo sheek and stylish wow!!

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  23. great outfit!! :)) Xoxo
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  24. this is gorgeous! love the white shirt, it looks classic and chic, and love your style! <3
    thank you for visiting me anyway, and thank you for following, I'm following you as well now :)
    keep stylish dear :)

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  25. I love cardigans - simple to throw on but still look cute! love your tiny purse too!
    xxCarrie
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  26. Thank you Dear for visit,you are beautiful I love your style and of course I follow you:)
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  27. I've heard that all the time as well! All men that I know just don't understand the whole baggy concept. To be honest, I prefer something more figure loving as well.

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  28. Gorgeous look!
    Love the sunnies!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. Great Post, I love it!
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  31. really nice outfit !you look great :)
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    Let me know :)
    have a great week-end <3
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  32. Nice look!! :)
    thanks for your kind comment on my blog!:)
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  33. Love the cardigan and shirt, you look gorgeous!

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  34. love the way u put together the look, so simple, yet has a vibe of chicness !
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  35. Wow you look great... Love your outfit... :)

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  38. Nice outfit dear! x

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  39. great outfit! love the sweter!!!
    thanks so much for visit my blog!!
    WELCOME :)
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  40. love your outfit....also your fuschia lipstick !

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    Love, Leonita
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  41. Great outit!! You look so pretty and I am in love with your sweater!! ;)

    Love
    Charu
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  42. You look fantastic! The purple looks amazing on you and i love your bag! And I agree, fashion can be comfortable and fashionable at the same time :) xox

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  43. <3 your cardi.... so lovely!!!!
    Happy sunday darling!!!

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  45. I'm loving this outfit, you really suit it, its very simple and chic but it looks amazing. You know how to pull it off!

    I'm following you on GFC! Thanks for the follow. I genuinely really love your blog and I'm not just saying that!


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  46. I'm following you back now lovely! <3

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  47. Great look my dear!
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  48. Nice look!
    I also follow you!
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  49. I love this look! And you're right the most important thing is being comfortable & this outfit definitely does look comfy. Very happy to have found your amazing blog :)

    x leah symonne x

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  50. thank you for your nice comment on my blog ;) I really like your blog so I am following you via GFC now! :) I hope we will stay in touch.

    I know what you mean, men don't understand fashion trends at all (unless they're totally sexy haha). But Coco Chanel once said that a woman should get dressed for other women and get undressed for men ;) and I think that's the best tip ever haha

    xoxo

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  51. I love your blog
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  52. I love everything about this outfit, its sharp and edgy!
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  53. Absolutely love the sweater. xx

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