Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What I Wore: Hot Lips

 What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

On a Saturday not too long ago, we had a super packed day of fun events.  First up was me waiting at my computer for New Kids On The Block concert tickets to go on sale.  I am a ticket snob and will not sit farther back than row 5.  It was a nail biter!  Second was the Portland Seafood and Wine Fest with my mother-in-law and our great friend Nigel.  This event offers multiple wine vendor booths where you can sample and purchase wine, along with various seafood options like clam chowder, shrimp melts, scallops and rice, and crab.  It is always a blast, so we attend every year!  After the wine and seafood fun, we headed to the Wine and Canvas painting class to paint rolling hills, trees, and skies.



What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

Sometimes jeans and a t-shirt is just the most practical and comfortable option, but it doesn't have to look sloppy!  I wanted an outfit that would be comfortable all day, was suitable for all events, and wouldn't be too warm or fussy in the crowded event hall.  I picked up the shirt and jeans from Lane Bryant recently and couldn't wait to wear them!

What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

The t-shirt is a really soft knit with longer short sleeves that I adore.  This is the perfect length for my larger upper arms, without being a three-quarter sleeve.  The shirt also has a bit of a high-low hem.  The front is still long enough to hit at a great spot, while the back isn't long enough to look like a tunic.  The shirt also features little sequined lip prints all over that add playfulness and color.  I received several compliments from strangers while at the fest!  I absolutely love the silhouette and feel of the fabric, so I hope Lane Bryant makes some more of these for the summer.

What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

I paired the tee with a dark wash skinny jean.  I have been looking for dark wash skinny jeans with no whiskering, no distressing, no crazy pockets, and no faded parts.  I just wanted a normal, dark wash skinny jean.  Those are really hard to find!  These do have slight whiskering, but otherwise meet my needs.  I prefer the Genius Fit line at Lane Bryant, having previously owned straight leg and skinnies from the line.  When I was in store, I tried on a couple different sizes in the dark wash and they just weren't working.  The crotches were really long and the butts were baggy.  It was uncharacteristic because I have a pair of size 24 black Genius Fit skinnies that are perfect!

So I tried on these "Tighter Tummy Technology" ones.  The TTT doesn't really do anything for me, but the fit was way better and I desperately needed some dark wash jeans.  Now having worn them a few times, I can tell you that the double-button is annoying and painful.  It cuts into my tummy fat and leaves bruises, so now I always have to tuck in a cami when I wear these.  Also, the knees stretch out faster than the rest of the jeans, requiring me to wash them more often to tighten them back up.  So while I love the overall initial fit and wash, the waistband and baggy knees are not ideal for me.  If your body is shaped like mine, you might have similar issues.

What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0
Sequined Lips Tee - Lane Bryant
Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology - Lane Bryant
Flyaway Hoodie - Lane Bryant (no longer online, but I have seen it in stores)
YourFlex Trainette 3.0 - Reebok



Sean and I posed with our friends Nigel and Geoffrey at the Seafood and Wine Fest!

Portland Seafood and Wine Fest - DivineMrsDiva.com

At the end of the afternoon, we met these two adorable animals - a wallaby and a cavy named Lucy - and had our photos taken with them.  They were so sweet and soft.

Portland Seafood and Wine Fest (Wallaby) - DivineMrsDiva.com
Portland Seafood and Wine Fest (Cavy) - DivineMrsDiva.com

We finished the evening showing off our paintings!  I love these classes because I learn something each time and get more confidence in creating my own art at home.  Plus, it is really fun to see how everyone's paintings are slightly different, but the same.

Wine and Canvas Portland - DivineMrsDiva.com
(Photos from the Wine and Canvas Portland Facebook page)


Where do you get your favorite jeans?  Do you have a yearly event you never miss out on?  Do you love to take painting classes?  I would love to hear your thoughts!





4 comments :

  1. Girrrrl you know jeans are my nemesis right now. However, If you want dark wash skinnies...try the "Rockstar "Jeggings" from ON. Jeggings they are not, but as skinnies they're not so bad. (I ordered the dark wash in a 28...they're a little big, but not so big I wanted to size down. They're not nearly as whiskered in person.) Also, if you DO want jeggings...the ones from ASOS curve are AWESOME. Size down. I usually wear a 24 from ASOS, but these in a 22 are perfect for me. The best part is that they are TIGHT on the calf and are exactly right for tucking into boots. LB's jeans never quite seem to work for me...the pockets suck. And the T3 ones are all about that muffin top. (I have surgically altered a pair from Catherine's with the "Secret Slimmer"...but the Catherine's ones that don't have stupid elastic are kind of tight in the waist for me. It sucks because they otherwise fit really well.)

    I love that t-shirt from LB...I agree with you on the sleeves Those cap sleeves everyone is so fond of for summer are just not for me. I also like Sean's flannel...I love that color combo.

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  2. I wish I could find jeans that work. I'm shorter than you (5'4") and cannot find jeans that fit well without being way too long. The only store I can go into where I live is Lane Bryant & their prices make me want to cry sometimes. I'm currently returning another pair to ON that ended up being way too big.


    I love your posts on casual clothes. It fits my lifestyle better, so seeing cute tops like this is awesome. I'm also on board with these type of sleeves. Very cute!

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  3. So I ordered the lips top since they were 40% off-ing yesterday. I also ordered 2 more of the shapewear bras, because they're the most comfortable bra I've worn in forever. They take care of the back boob without being tight or binding, and they have enough support in front. I've given up on trying to find a push-up bra that fits me, because I always feel like the girls are making a break for it, lol.


    The Rockstars have more shape than the skinnies (as do the bootcut versions) but maybe not enough? At least you can send the shit back free if it doesn't fit, and I think they've made it so you can return to store now, as well. The ASOS jeggings are definitely tight as hell, but they are miracle fabric that makes thigh bumps vanish. (I have the denim and ordered a black pair. Also another one of their black turtlenecks because they're an AWESOME layering piece...they don't lose their shape, they're fitted, and they STAY BLACK in the wash. My old cotton-blend ones are now gray.)

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  4. Oh thank you for the info. I am gonna keep my eye on the ON Rockstars and the ASOS jeggings too, so I can try them out when I am some money. I wore my Maurice jeans a lot this weekend and decided I really really like them even though they don't have real pockets and are super tight. But I feel like they look pretty good anyway. lol I wanted to get some more jeans at Maurices but the outlet had NOTHING. I was disappointed.

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