five o’clock

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

five o'clock

 

one of my mother’s favorite sayings was “it’s five o’clock somewhere in the world.” and it just so happens that cocktail hour is a favorite time of day for me. it’s a chance to unwind, fill in my husband, or friends, on what’s transpired that day, and linger over a glass of cabernet before dinner. oft times, it’s drinks at home, but if i’m heading out the door i want to look chic, but still be comfortable. since i’ve had a number of requests from readers that i wear a top that conceals rather than reveals our tummies – this post is for you. today’s ootd is a simple pair of leggings and ruffled blouse that’s a perfect combo for hiding figure flaws. i popped a blazer over the top, because, well, as we all know i’m a big fan of blazers, and i sneak them in as often as i can. horizontal ruffles visually elongates my torso, hides my mid-section, and adds a touch of femininity. you can’t beat leggings as far as comfort goes (elastic waistbands are heavenly) and are perfect anytime of year in san francisco’s micro-climate. but most venues are air-conditioned these days, and tend to be a bit chilly, so this outfit could work in most cases. a wristlet clutch is perfect for cocktail hour as it allows me to have both hands free for a drink and an hors doeuvre. high heels and a little bling on my wrist, and i’m ready to sit back and relax.

labels: blouse ASOS; blazer Banana Republic (similar here); leggings and shoes Zara (similar here)

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