Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What I Wore: 90s-Inspired Style

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic

Inspiration can strike at any moment.  I've been getting requests to put together a 90s-inspired look for quite some time.  While I certainly wore jeans and flannel and Converse in the 90s, I wasn't really "grunge".  And I was never confident enough to wear things that weren't baggy and oversized. (And I'm talking early 90s here, like through '95-ish.)

I was down in South Carolina for my high school reunion recently, where my friend Brandon gave me a t-shirt with his own album cover on it.  I'm so proud of him and really wanted to put a look together to wear his tee here on the blog.  And then inspiration struck with this look that feels both out of my comfort zone but like me in a surprising way. I am LIVING for this look!






- Brandon gifted me the tee in this post. All other items were bought by me.  All opinions presented are my own and without influence. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. -
Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 52/49/58.

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic

I'm going to promote Brandon first because he's super talented, smart, kind, and fun to be around. We've been friends since 7th grade, and I'm incredibly grateful to have him in my life.  He released his album this year entitled The Crackpots and These Women; and I am so happy for and proud of him!  You can check out his music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, etc.  You can also check out live performances on Facebook, and other recorded songs on Soundcloud. (I'm partial to this one that I'll talk about more in an upcoming reunion post.)

When we met up for dinner before the reunion festivities kicked off, he brought me this tee.  I am wearing a 2X and find it fits really well, which surprised me.  I'm always worried about the fit of t-shirts because, plus sizes especially, can be really boxy and shapeless.  So, I'm also employing a trick to help a tee fit the proportions of a look without having to tuck it in.  I've really been on a kick to try to utilize different styling techniques and push myself farther out of my comfort zone to try new things.  I've been loving the knotted shirt look a lot, so I simply gathered the shirt to the side and used a small black hair tie to secure it in place.  Keeping the proportion close to my natural waist lends it enough shortness to go well with the shorter skirt.

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic

When I think 90s grunge, I think denim and flannel and combat boots.  That was my inspiration to begin with, but I decided to get a little glam and funky with it.  This Tartan Plaid Twill Skirt from Torrid (no longer available) is actually more knee-length in its actual form. (see a couple photos below for its true length)  I rolled up the waistband until the skirt was at a length I wanted it to be.  I wanted short, flirty, sexy, and I wanted the skirt to look similar to a flannel shirt tied around my waist.  The skirt actually stayed in place well for the photos, though next time I would secure it with a belt under the rolled up portion to be safe.  I am wearing a 3X in the skirt and find it fits true to size.  I actually prefer the shorter length on me, though I am not used to wearing such a short skirt.  With the right top and shoes, the longer length doesn't look so frumpy.  But there is something about a flippy skirt that makes me feel like kicking ass.

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
Actual skirt length
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic

As it is chilly out now and I like the added security of knowing I'm not flashing folks, I felt like these Suspender Leggings from Curvy Sense (no longer available) were the perfect undergarment to utilize for this look.  They continue the sexy, grungy vibe down to the boots.  I am wearing a 3X and find they fit true to size.  The ankles are a little baggy, but that is really my only issue.  The suspender buckles are actually working ones you can reposition on the legging tabs if need be.  I bought them on a whim when I saw Cora of Vintage or Tacky talk about these in one of her try-on videos.  I had no idea how I was going to wear them or if I could pull them off, but I wanted to try.

I finished the look with my favorite denim jacket (from Yours Clothing) and my favorite red lipstick, Renmen by Colourpop. BOOM!  I was as sassy as I wanted to be, rollin' up to the park to take photos while all the playground moms gave me the side-eye. hahaha

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic
Album Tee - gift from Brandon Mullis Music (find him on Facebook & Soundcloud)
Tartan Plaid Twill Skirt - Torrid (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Mesh Inset Leggings - Curvy Sense (similar, similar)
Plaza Float Boot - Clarks via Amazon
Denim Jacket - Yours Clothing (similar, similar)
Lipstick - Renmen Ultra Satin Lip by Colourpop



Do you like to infuse 90s style into your day-to-day look? Kelly, I see you!  Do you like to pull inspiration from another decade?  Do you have a friend you want to brag about?  Have you been utilizing a new technique or thinking outside the box with pieces in your wardrobe?  I want to hear all about it!  Let's chat in the comments!



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