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overalls that actually fit

This is me being about two years late to the whole overalls thing. And the prolonged period of overall-lessness is not because I didn't like them, but because they didn't like me. It was the tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, where Goldilocks is played by a short and "curvy" brown girl (aka me) and the bears are various retailers and their stinkin' overalls.

It's actually by a stroke of luck that I found these. Usually I don't even bother trying overalls on due to a lack of positive previous experiences. But something about these H&M overalls made me give them a try. The rest is history, and we lived happily every after.

H&M generally has weird sizing so I went two sizes up to get the fit I wanted: a relaxed leg-- not skin tight, but still tapered at the ankle, a high waist so my love handles don't spill out, and a roomy bib that doesn't pull at and accentuate my stomach. Plus they were black, and I can never have too much black in my closet.

overalls: h&m (similar from asos), cropped sweater: brandy melville, shoes: steve madden (similar by joie, dolce vita), lipstick: too faced melted











34 comments

  1. This whole outfit looks so cute on you! I love the sandals as well!

    xo ClassToCloset

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  2. If you are two years late then I am more way behind because I don't even own any overalls. LOL! You look good and this is such a laid back, chic look on you.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  3. Honestly, I never thought I would like overalls, but these are fantastic! They fit you so well and the black makes them look really chic! Love it!
    ~Sara

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  4. I have no idea why you skipped this trend. You look cute as a button in yours. Mind you, IMHO, overalls never really go out of fashion and they're actually a classic shape so you can wear them all the time.


    http://kikisparlour.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Chic!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  6. YAY! I love overalls! After I have my baby I am def going to get me a pair! Thanks for inspiring me!

    xx,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

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  7. You look great girl!! I love that they are darker overalls!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. you are rocking the overalls. love how styled it

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  9. They look made for you, that's for sure! Beautiful fit!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  10. great :) love your blog :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  11. Those overalls are amazing and they look fab with your sandals! Love!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  12. Lovely black and white look, and the overalls are too cute. I hate that H&M sizing is so weird as I never seem to find anything in my curvy size when I go into their store, it was like the store was designed for stick figures, but I do love their stuff.

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  13. I feel the desperate need to raid H&M for these overalls now...seriously, these look amazing!

    And I know, that's why I hate any one pieces in general...they're so difficult to find something that's actually appealing when put on! Love how you rocked these and haha, YES TO MORE BLACK!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  14. You look fabulous! And I love these sandals with the overalls! Happy Friday!


    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  15. you know Mili, I feel exactly the same thing about overalls - i never bothered trying them on. but looking at this just makes me want to go to H&M right now and buy the same pair. love it! looks great on you!!

    xo, Carla
    www.carlaviolet.com

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  16. you're right, those do look awesome on you. really awesome. especially with them sandals. such a cool combo. and I love the effect that crop top creates. by the way, I tried some short overalls on yesterday and I still don't know how to feel about them. I just can't imagine where I would go with them haha. I got them for free but am still not sure if I should keep them or not.

    Maiken - Part of me

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  17. I have to admit that I love overalls since decades and I'm so happy that they are now again in fashion :) Love your look, too, including the awesome shoes <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  18. Overalls can look so great, although finding the 'right' pair can be ridiculously difficult. I'm so glad you've found some overalls that fit you well and I love the sandals you've styled them with!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  19. these suit you so much! You look lovely, and I love your hair, its beautiful!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Uh please tell me this was a recent purchase because I will literally buy these tomorrow. They look AMAZING on you! And I love how you wore it with a crop top- this whole outfit is giving me hearts in my eyes. Also, for real, what is with their sizing? I always have to go up two sizes too and then I go into lecture mode when I'm in the dressing room. "You really shouldn't eat popcorn everyday Mar...." Sigh.

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  21. I love your overalls! but I'm not sure I would look great on it. I feel like it would make me shorter. Haha. You have gorgeous curls by the way!

    Janine
    Lime & Life

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  22. GIRL you literally found the perfect pair of overalls! They look amazing, and I agree, it's so hard to find the perfect pair. Love the sweater you paired it with, too!

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  23. I LOVE those overalls on you! I agree with you that H&M sizes are kind of weird but the fit is absolutely perfect!

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  24. love the black overalls and you have the most gorgeous hair.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  25. Glad you finally found the perfect pair of overalls for you! I think jeans are tricky enough to find the perfect pair, when you add in more fabric like the top half of the overalls it gets harder still! It's awesome your wait paid off :)

    Away From The Blue

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  26. I think you're the only person who is able to make overalls sexy. These are a perfect fit and the little whisper of skin at the sides is perfect.

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  27. This look is amazing on you. I too am hesitant to try overalls, but I love how these ones fit. I love how you styled it with the sweater and sandals, and I'm so jealous of your hair!


    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  28. Yesssss! You know I love a good pair of overalls; these are perfect on you. Love 'em with the lace-up flats!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  29. Yupp, they are recent! And I totally agree, I can never figure out how their sizing works. And hey, at least popcorn is better than chocolate ;)

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  30. Hopefully you end up keeping them :) I think they would be perfect to wear to the beach!

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  31. Yes! Black on black on black :D

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  32. Absolutely! A lot of the times the larger sizes are just longer...without being wider. It's so annoying :(

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  33. Hmmm, I never thought of overalls as classic but now that I've find out a pair that fit I can see what you mean.

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  34. Oh, yes! These are the best example of overalls back in style that I've seen. They still look very classy and adult, with the playful feel of overalls. You look great!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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