Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Get to the Ponte

I've had this striped blazer for a while now, and I realized I had never featured it on the blog. Blazers are tricky for a busty, plus-sized woman. I always feel like Chris Farley in the movie Tommy Boy ("Fat Guy in a Little Coat", anybody?!). Constrained, strapped in, straight jacket- none of those things are good for anyone, but for a teacher would spends a lot of time writing on the board, they are insurmountable obstacles.

And then Chris introduced me to the magic of ponte blazers. If you don't own any ponte pieces- most popular include dresses, skirts, and blazers- do yourself a favor and buy some. Ponte is amazing. It's a tightly woven polyester knit, so it keeps a great shape and NEVER wrinkles. Really, I can't think of anything more perfect. I really friggin' hate wrinkles and I refuse to iron anything. Pitiful, I know!

Blazer- Cato's     Top- Target
Skinny Jeans- Old Navy      Shoes- Express
Cameo Necklace- Gift

And it's stretchy! Stretchy, y'all! How cool is that?


Annie said...

I love the striped blazer, especially with the red! So cute Katie :)


The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

Oh I love that blazer - and it's stretchy??? Awesome! How bout this one: beautiful girl in a fabulous coat? Let's go with that! :)


Feathers & Freckles said...

A stretchy blazer?! Sign me up! Love the black, white, and red colors you've got going on here - those little flats are too cute.

And oh my goodness, Tommy Boy is such a funny movie! Thanks for reminding me... I haven't seen it in years. I love when he says "Does this jacket make me look fat?" "No, but your face does!" Aw, RIP Chris Farley.

Tara_St said...

I have a stretchy blazer too. It's like a fancy sweatshirt.

Penniless Socialite

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

Ponte is my favorite, especially for pencil skirts- I can size down to fit my waist, and the skirt will stretch over my hips and thighs!

ashleigh said...

You look adorable. I love the stripes with the red! I have always had problems with that too. I love linen blazers, but they do not like to fit right on my shoulders! You look lovely and put together as always.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Yay! Looks awesome, Katie!

Sharon S said...

That is a really cute striped blazer and love the pops of red!

The Tiny Heart

Crystal said...

I love ponte everything! Love the material, the fit, the stretch...just love it! You are working that blazer - love the pops of red! I've said it are such a great dresser!

Kristian Satterlee said...

Red and stripes are a great combo!

Melissa said...

Great look! You look really amazing in red!!

<3 Melissa

Shurree said...

Love that blazer, I have one from the Dress Barn (of all places) that looks just like it. My owl sweater came from Old Navy today, I can't wait to see your fox one!

Catie said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love a stretchy fabric that holds its shape. I have two of the exact pairs of jeans from Old Navy and can wear them three of four times before they looked stretched out. Gotta love that!

OMG, fat guy in a little coat! Chris Farley was one of my favorites. :`( Black Sheep was stupid and funny too. haha

Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha, ponte is pretty amazing! I agree, blazers are really tricky for curvy women. I have the hardest time finding a blazer that fits perfectly, and I usually have to get it altered. You certainly look fabulous in that blazer. I just love the stripes!

xo Jenny

grownandcurvywoman said...

I too have a striped ponte knit blazer. Ponte knit is so comfortable & stretchy BUT it keeps its shape. Im a huge fan of pretty much anything with ponte in it!

Marie_McGrath said...

Your blazer looks great on you! And it doesn't wrinkle!?! Doesn't get much better than that in my book. Love your red flats too, they are so adorable :)

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