Like many of you, my household operates on a budget. But I still shop for apparel almost weekly and I’ve managed to build a good size wardrobe. On top of that-I rarely pay full price! Let me share a few tips on how you can maximize your wardrobe on a minimum budget!
Hourglass, Oval, Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle…yep, we’ve heard them all before. We’ve all spent some amount of time analyzing these shapes and trying to fit our bodies into one of these categories. I remember a few years ago when I was getting my Fashion Stylist Certification going over all the rules of how to dress each body shape. I was so disappointed at the rules for my body shape. But I tried to play the part and stick to the rules because I wanted to prove that I had learned how to style to create balance. However I wasn’t wearing the things I really liked to wear.
Hey curvy momma’s! I know I haven’t posted many images of myself in a dress. That’s mainly because I don’t wear many dresses! I’m naturally more comfortable in pants to be honest, but warmer weather encourages me to consider alternative options. While walking through Ashley Stewart this cute maxi caught my eye. I’m not sure if it has a leaf print design, but it looks like leaves to me. The red and orange makes me think of nature and being outdoors. It kinda gives me a fall vibe, but it makes a nice addition to my spring wardrobe!
I don’t know about you, but my day-to-day apparel choices are based on how I’m feeling about that day. Some days I feel motivated and ready to take on the day, so I make bright, colorful choices. While other days I feel gloomy and just ready for the day to end. So my apparel choices aren’t so playful. Don’t get me wrong, dark colors don’t always mean I’m having a bad day. But I almost always wear brighter colors when I feel really upbeat. In a way, the colors I wear tell a story about my feelings for the day.
No matter which body shape a woman has, having a clearly defined waistline will help enhance the look of her body in whatever she wears. (I also feel a little sexier when I know my waist is snatched!) Some women already have a natural hourglass shape. For those of us who don’t, it’s really easy to create that look. Bottom line – it’s all about creating a visual break that separates the torso from the hips. Every woman has a waist. If you’re like me you may want to make it appear smaller and more defined. I’m going to discuss three simple ways to help you achieve this!
I must admit, when florals initially became a trend I didn’t jump on the boat immediately. It took me time to warm up to it because for some reason floral patterns just reminded me of the clothes that my grandmother used to wear! My thoughts have since changed and they are a must have for my spring wardrobe! Remember my trip to Torrid to spend my haute cash?
I absolutely LOVE going to the pool with my family during the summer! We usually don’t start until school is out in June because it’s too much of a hassle to wash everyone’s hair every other day during the school year (I have two girls, plus me equals 3 heads to wash. Whew!) So every year on the last day of school, we head to the pool! Well this year we went to Orlando during spring break, which we did last year also. This time we stayed at a really nice all-suite hotel, and I even scheduled an extra day in our trip just for relaxing by the pool.