How to wear a fun, bird print t-shirt with acid wash jeans and white sandals. Perfect outfit for Spring!
Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy’s Fashion Style host a fun monthly challenge called Good Buy/Good-Bye, where participants share a photo with a short description explaining if the item was a Good Buy or one that you will be saying Good-Bye to, and this month’s theme is Birds and Feathers.
I missed the original announcement, but after I saw the reminder from Shelbee, I immediately thought about this bird shirt I had in my closet.
I spent some time a few years back working at a local bird store. I made great friends with one of the guys that also worked there. As bird enthusiasts, we would go to the bird expo that came to Central Florida a few times a year, and I bought this shirt from SheIn back in March of 2019 to wear to the next one that came in April.
I will say, I did wear it, and I received lots of compliments, but I did not love the fit. It has a very boxy shape to it, and I’ve never been a fan of this style, or anything oversized. I was 160 pounds.
Fast-forward, this top has been sitting in my closet ever since! I decided to pull it out for this challenge to see if it fit. With my weight gain (20+ pounds) and knowing the top didn’t have much stretch, I was so confident the shirt wouldn’t fit, and I’d be saying Good-Bye, but when I put it on, it actually fit really well! And I like the fit so much better now than when I originally received it. I am a 42″ bust wearing the size Medium, and my only complaint is that the armholes are tight, but not uncomfortable tight. I also like that it’s not tight on my stomach so it hides a bit there.
I decided to pair this top with some acid wash VIP Jeans pants. I got these pants from DDs Discount a couple years back. I had had my eye on acid wash jeans so I was really happy when I found these. They have belt loops, but also have a drawstring. Though the drawstring doesn’t work as well as a belt, I do like the look of it tied in a bow.
These pants are very comfortable and easy to style, but I wish there was some compression in the belly area. In my Black OUGES Top & Red Pants post you will see how they actually fit (same pants), but for this bird outfit, I pulled out my Flex brand shaping panties (from Ross) that have been tucked away for years, and it actually made a real difference – I never really feel shapewear does much for me, but they had just the compression I needed to feel more comfortable and confident, and not worried about my belly pouch sticking out. My waist is 35″ and my hips are 44.5″, and I’m wearing a size 13 (junior sizing).
My slingback sandals are also from SheIn. They are sold out, but I think these have the same kind of sole on them, which is really comfortable!
Good buys all around.
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Laura Bambrick says
This is a really cute outfit! I love your bird print top and the side pockets on your pants!
Thanks so much!
Shelbee on the Edge says
Alexandra, I love this whole look! The bird tee is so cute and I really like the jogger style denim. I love when I pull out something that didn’t fit well before but then it fits well now! It’s like getting a brand new piece of clothing without spending any money! You tee will be featured on Nancy’s blog tomorrow and I put your bird feeders!
Indeed! It was just like having something new again. Thanks for the fun challenge!
This is such a cute look! That top is definitely a keeper! Love the fun bird print!
Jill – Doused in Pink
That is one pretty tee! Love the print and love how you styled it!
Thank you, Mireille!
Lauren Renee Sparks says
I have a daughter I call my song bird because she sings. That would be so cute for her! Visiting you from the traffic jam linky.
That is so sweet! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
The bird tee is cute and this is a cool look on you!
Thanks so much, Lovely!
It is such a lovely tee! Birds make me so happy.
Great minds 🙂
Karren Haller says
What a great way to meet people and make new friends!!
Your jeans are so cute, I love the details and love your sandals!
I must agree – this challenge is so fun! Thank you!!
Helen Fern says
Love that T!! Thanks for sharing at my Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth party! Hope your week is wonderful.