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Such a Rebel: Five Classics I Will Never Wear

I know it sounds harsh, but let me explain! I love a good classic...I am all about having key pieces in my closet that last through each season. To me, these are the items that are worth a few extra dollars and the ones I tend to buy in multiples.

However, there are some known classics that every woman either has or should have; every woman except for me. It's not that I don't like them per se...I just don't like them ON ME. Whether it's a past experience or just my personal taste, the following are classics you will most likely never see me wear... (I say most likely because a few years ago I would have said flats and shorts and now I wear them like crazy).

Here we go...

1. Wrap Dresses - Wrap Dresses (specifically classic DVFs) are known to fit every figure. They are supposed to highlight curves and hide problem areas. Maybe that works for most people but for me, they look HIDEOUS and highlight my problem areas. First, I have no chest so there is no peak of cleavage bonus. Second, I basically have no waist but what would-be-considered-my-actual-waist is so high I don't want to draw attention to it. So really these are no-go all the way around and unless my body changes drastically. It's a little sad because I love DVF and her prints but at least she makes other styles I can enjoy!

Loving this DVF Shift Dress that I could totally wear!

2. Red Lipstick / Red Nail Polish - No matter how hard I try, when I wear red lipstick or polish, I look like I am dressing up in my mom's clothes/makeup. It just doesn't look right on me and I have tried pretty much all different shades of red. Also, I am a big smokey eye girl (I am addicted to eyeliner, remember) so I tend to always have a neutral, pale lip. Maybe I am just so used to pale lips that it looks extra weird on me. Who knows but you won't see me in it!

3. Denim Jackets - I think the 80's and 90's ruined me forever. I probably had like 30 denim jackets and no matter how in they might be, I can't help but have flashbacks of my jean jacket with NKTOB pins all over it. Ugh...I just can't do it again. One exception to the rule...white denim jackets. I am not 100% sure I could do it, but if I do, white is the only way to go!

I've always loved this pin - not sure if it's the jacket or the dog, though!

4. Strappy Heels (non-platform) - There are two main reasons I won't wear a basic strappy heel. One, I am addicted to platforms and any heel without an elevated toe is a no-go. Two, my feet tend to flatten (my husband laughs when I say that, but they do!) and they don't look great with straps going across them. But, add in a 2 inch platform and a 5-6 inch heel to any of these babies and I'll rock them. Like these are perfect for me...

5. Real Leather Pants - I want to say it's because I love animals (I do) but really, I won't ever wear real leather pants for the sheer comfort factor. I don't have super skinny legs so they are always tight on me and they just don't stretch when you move. Then there is the heat factor...and the fact that Ross had such a hard time with them. Never forget Ross and his leather pants...

If the paste matches the pants, you can make yourself a pair of Paste pants - ha! 

So there you have it, five classic pieces I refuse to wear.

What are some items considered classics that you won't / don't wear??


  1. i am SO happy to hear someone else out there does not look good in wrap dresses! (in a nice way of course haha) I loveeee them on other people, but i have the same 'less endowed' problem as you and they just sort of 'hang' in the wrong places. Also on the same boat as you when it comes to jean jackets! totally loving this post lady and your honesty!


    1. Totally agree! But what works on some people, doesn't always work on everyone! I do love them on other people, though. Just not me! :)

  2. I don't have a single thing mentioned... Minus red nail polish.. I can do that, just not the lipstick. And truth be told if I could look like the model with the leather pants I would wear them. Love friends!

  3. I have to say, you are missing out with the denim jackets! I wear mine alll the time in the spring. That Friends episode with Ross and the leather pants was hilarious!

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    1. I know...I wish I liked them. I like them on other people! I love the style of the jacket - maybe it's just the material I need to get over. :)

  4. Wrap dresses don't look good on me either! I don't get it! They're supposed to be so figure flattering but I just look terrible in them. And real leather pants are so sticky.

  5. I loathe strappy heels. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I can't do them!


  6. I LOVE the idea of leather pants...but I don't think I will ever own a pair...oh well :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  7. I love applying red lipstick. I think it's fun, but I understand where you are coming from!


  8. The real leather pants thing cracks me up... I think I would die if I saw someone wearing real ones in SD. So LA, not SD :)

  9. I love this post, though i feel badly that you can't wear wrap dresses - they're my go to, i LOVE them. Also, thanks for reminding me of that awesome episode. I miss friends!

  10. Good for you for not going along with trends! Fashion is about STATEMENTS, how are we ever going to make unique statements if everyone is a sheep???? Besides pairing pink & red... that's just WRONG!


  11. I absolutely love those strappy heels and that wrap dress, can those be in my closet now please?

    Sparkles and Shoes

  12. I'm with you on the wrap dress - they're not very flattering in my opinion. We all have fashion items we shy away from! Mine are super high heels - I'm already tall, so adding on height makes me...well, SO tall. It's awkward!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  13. I agree with every except I kind of like denim jackets!

  14. you are too funny! I really want a pair of leather leggings though :)

    Pearls & Paws

  15. I'm dying laughing over the Friends reference - every time I see a pair of leather pants I think of Ross in the bathroom lol and I'm with you on wrap dresses - whenever someone says they look great on everyone I think "not me!"
    kg loves this

  16. I too have no chest and no waist but I have to say, I feel really good in classic DVF wraps. I'm with you on red lipstick. Never gonna go there. Love your blog!


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