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An outfit that is not try hard but is bloody gorgeous
..... am meeting up with old school friends for a meal. Haven't seen them in a while and want to look gorgeous but not too try hard. Am a plump 50 year old. 5'8" - size 14. Happy to spend some money - in my head I think I am some parisienne, über chic fashionista but am actually a slightly dishevelled, disorganised accountant.
Size 14 with a wobbly tummy and huge boobs. Get better the further down I look - neat bottom, no saddle bags and decent legs. Autumn......... just want to find some nice tops that really look pulled together, in a very casual, not try hard way!
The other day my sister said I looked really chic and all I was wearing was a black v-neck T-shirt from Hush and Boden black coated skinnies with a simple but long-ish gold pendant necklace. I wonder whether that kind of thing might be the way to go, perhaps with an interesting jacket e.g. leather (or fake leather) jacket in a fun colour - poss blush? Not sure if this would all fit in your budget but the bonus is you'd probably wear it again? Or perhaps substitute the black t-shirt for a black or charcoal silk shirt which would skim any lumps and bumps up top? Fwiw I am quite busty and silk shirts look nice on me if they are structured e.g. with collar, possibly breast pocket etc.
You're absolutely right. I had my colours done and then avoided black like the plague for a couple of years. It's creeping back in again now because, well, black is undeniably chic......... If the jacket was in a blush, or a grey then I'd buy it in an instant - just not sure I could carry off silver. Love it though.