[This OOTD is a bit late, but we just found the pictures!] For a rainy, windy Fourth of July, my awesome Hell Bunny pin up dress didn’t make sense for a long walk downtown (we ended up walking through Greenwich Village, the East Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Tribeca, City Hall, the FiDi, and all the way to the Seaport).  I wanted to stick with a red, white and blue palette for the holiday, without being too over the top with it.

This was also my first time wearing white jeans.  In the past, I’ve shied away from them for a couple of reasons: My propensity to spill things; and the oft-repeated “fashion tip” that wearing white makes you look bigger.  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to conquer the former (I dripped a bit of my latte on the leg shortly after this picture was taken), but I decided to say to hell with the latter.  Since discovering body positivity, I have been making a conscious effort to reject outmoded fashion rules that place a primacy on looking skinny above all else.  I am the same size in white jeans as I am in dark wash skinnies.  I don’t care if white calls attention to my thighs – they are nothing to be ashamed of.  Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista recently shared her tip of deliberately breaking fashion “rules,” and I wholeheartedly agree.  Fashion is no fun if your only goal is to hide and camouflage.  These jeans were a step outside of my comfort zone for me, but I ended up loving the look.  Now if I could only stop spilling things… 😉

White jeans: Gap (available in up to size 20)

Sheer bow print top: Forever 21+ (old; similar style here)

Cami: Forever 21+

Cobalt handbag: Botkier (sold out in this color, available in a rich brown here; similar style in cobalt here)

Red demi wedges: Two Lips Two (available in black and pink at Macy’s)