Hey y’all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I woke up this morning with places to go and people to see, more laundry dirty than clean, and exactly 3.2 pounds heavier than I was yesterday. One of my biggest struggles lately has been how to dress with the weight fluctuations that healing from Lyme brings. The dressing style that I’m used to has fitted waistbands and shirts, but in this season those just don’t work for my body or comfort level. Occasionally I’ll have a non-bloated, healthy day and go back to that look, but in the meantime I’m trying to just be thankful I’m feeling well enough to get dressed. 🙂

Jeans with a TON of stretch are my best friends right now. I bought these on the app Mercari for $16 and wear them pretty much every “off” day I have to go outside. They’re American Eagle brand, Jegging style. This flowing blue shirt I got at a thrift store for $1. It’s Ann Taylor brand.

I found this gorgeous shirt extender tank on ThredUP and it just came in the mail yesterday. It’s the perfect length to turn normal shirts into tunics! I’ll have to keep experimenting with how to layer it in such a way that doesn’t look too bohemian, but for today it fit the bill.

My formula for “fat” days is either a full-blown athletic look with exercise pants, florescent tennis shoes, and pony tail, or this look of jeggings with a long shirt and my favorite Dr. Scholl’s boots. 🙂 I hope y’all have a great day! I’m off to do that laundry…

10 thoughts on “The Outfit For When Nothing Fits”

  1. Good to hear from you again.
    It is interesting to me that you are regularly wearing stretchy jeans. I still have not taken the plunge to buy a pair of jeans as I am not sure about the image. I was skirts only until a few years ago when I started to wear modest style trousers/pants and I try to cover my rear when in public with a long top or tunic. I have resisted tight jeans so far but may well try a pair with a tunic.

  2. What a cute outfit! Do you happen to know what brand the shirt extender is? That is really pretty and very much my style! I’d love to know where to look for one like it, since you got it on ThredUp. 🙂

    I’ve also been experiencing similar weight fluctuations with health issues, despite a squeaky-clean diet and exercise. It can be hard when it feels like none of your clothes are fitting well all of a sudden! I hope your health continues to improve! It’s certainly a journey. 🙂

  3. I looked at both websites but couldn’t see this nice lace piece … got a shock with some of the images there, as well as not modest they have negative slogans and models with rude gestures!
    But I did a Pinterest search for “extender slips” and got lots of how-to-make looks from tops to skirts with lace. Some were simple and some were flouncy, I guess you experiment with what you like. The challenge for me would be sewing non-stretch lace onto a stretch tee … hmmm, think I’ll give it a try because it’s a very nice look in your pic 🙂

  4. Olivia! So nice to see some more posts from you, your authenticity and your refreshing ideas always bring a smile to my day! When I was recovering from chronic illness my metabolism was shot and I became well acquainted with bloat. Our bodies sure take time to heal from the inside out, and I love that you honour your body’s timing and are finding “what works” for you in the interim! You’re rocking recovery!
    Sending hugs on your journey,
    Katrina <3

  5. Olivia, I just wanted to comment and encourage you. I found your blog early this year, and just recently I finished reading all of your archive posts. I cannot tell you how blessed I have been by reading your thoughts and seeing the many practical and beautiful ways you inspire women to dress modestly and intentionally. Thank you so much for this! I love your website!

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