“Effortless Style often takes, as it says, relatively little effort.  All you really need is loads of self-confidence…and a smile. (You can carry off anything with a smile!) Of course, a few tips can help you achieve your own effortless (or almost effortless) style.”  – Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange with Sophie Gachet.

This is where I first got the idea…reading this section from the book, Parisian Chic.  The idea?  To shop in menswear stores and departments for certain styles.  Ines likes to take masculine pieces and add feminine touches.

One of my favorite casual styles this past year has been to wear collared, larger shirts with leggings or slim leg jeans. However, a vast majority of women’s collared, tunic shirts are styled with two pockets on either side of the shirt.  For a woman like me, those pockets might as well be headlights shining bright on the ends of my girls.  It is just not the most flattering look on a larger chest.  I recently looked through Parisian Chic and the idea hit me…go look for these shirts in the men’s departments…they only have one pocket! 

My daughter also wanted me to shop for her.  She is looking for the Ralph Lauren Polo Men’s shirts in white to wear with boyfriend jeans and flats.  This will be my next hunting trip to Goodwill!  I found two men’s shirts for $7.00 each at Stein Mart recently.  This plaid works great for now, and I found a beautiful light blue stripe to wear with white jeans in a few weeks.  Currently, I love this style for the weekends.  Here I am wearing the shirt with my Coldwater Creek leggings, and my new silver flats from Ross.  I topped it with one of my Chico’s necklaces.

When I love what I wear, it doesn’t matter where the garment came from and I can easily follow Ines’s suggestion and wear it with confidence and a smile!!

Make sure you check out the other bloggers at Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop!!  and come back tomorrow to see who wins the Coldwater Creek jewelry set.

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The “living-like-you-feel-40” tip of the day:  Never leave the house without confidence and a smile!

Have a wonderful Thursday, all!!

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