Hey ladies! For those of us who are on tight budgets, I’d like to announce that it’s time for a massive shopping spree! It’s that time of the year when you can find lots of goodies on clearance! Retailers are trying to move out their summer apparel to make room for new fall fashion apparel. Some retailers even have deals on their clearance items such as BOGO half off! Remember, some summer apparel, especially tops and dresses, can easily transition into your fall wardrobe. I’m excited about at all the new apparel rolling in, but I’m definitely spending time looking for clearance items that I can wear the remainder of summer, as well as make a part of my fall wardrobe options. And in case you’re wondering- yes, I will wear white after Labor Day!
Hey ladies! Lately my everyday style has been more casual. I’ve written before about creating a casual look by styling up the classic tee. Today I want to show you a few more comfy casual looks that don’t include a tee shirt. The first is this lovely sheer split side blouse from Ashley Stewart paired with some distressed boyfriend jeans from Torrid.
Guess what??!! Today is my birthday!!! Yay!! The timing is perfect to share one of my absolute favorite pieces thus far! We buy a lot of nice clothes right? But every now and then we’ll come across something really special. That’s how I feel about this Off the Shoulder Chambray Dress from Eloquii.
I want to talk a little about bold prints. I know that they can be a little intimidating. I used to avoid buying bold prints because I felt that they were too flashy and drew attention when I didn’t always want it. However, I’ve learned that it’s important to have a few strong pieces in your closet. Let me explain why.
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!