I'm feeling inspired by Word Lily's recent Style Statement and feeling introspective. This lead to me to think on my goals and descriptors for the casual side of my wardrobe, which is basically going to get constructed from scratch. I hope you all will help me along this journey!

Images 1-4 are casual looks I love. Effortless, feminine, polished and comfortable are all words that come to mind. I'd love to add a touch of creative/artsy to my look. In my free time, I enjoy reading/writing and also am a freelance photographer. This is a side of me that I want to bring out through fashion, but don't know where to start.

Color palette: Olive, black, burgundy, ivory, stripe, leopard/red accents

My weekend uniform is skinny jeans + tee + fun accessories and shoes to make things interesting. Skinny jeans are my denim comfort zone but I do really want to branch out. I'm contemplating BF jeans or relaxed skinnies for a more casual outfit to run errands in...but denim whiskers are so prevalent on this style and do NOTHING for my wider hips.

I have also been on the lookout for a relaxed striped tshirt dress like the one in image #3. I kind of like the striped orange/oatmeal/ivory tshirt dress in my finds below, but it's sold out in my size.

I am also on the struggle bus when it comes to bras. When I measure myself, I come out as a 28DDDD. Yikes. I tried some bras from bare necessities but like always, have never been able to find a bra in which the center gore lies flat on my chest. The 28 band was also uncomfortable, so I'm going to experiment with 30s. Does anyone else have this problem? I just ordered a chantelle bra in 30H to try and have my fingers crossed. This is a top priority purchase for me so I'm willing to invest in quality/fit.

The red pointy toe Halogen flats are on my wishlist. They're sold out in size 7 right now and will not be restocked. Fingers crossed for a return!

Other items I'm thinking: Drapey cotton tees, casual stripe tee, burgundy jacket (lightweight, don't need much warmth in FL) and maybe some olive pants. A wrap dress that can function for business casual or a nicer date night would be good too.

This is kind of a mumbo jumbo...just wanted to share my thoughts and hope for some feedback. I'd love to hear about your approach to casual style and how you defined it for yourself...this is the one part of my wardrobe I feel is really "blah" and doesn't reflect me.

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