Fall Fashion Transitions

Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scary with silver and white jewelry.
Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scarf with silver and white jewelry.  The most expensive item in this set is the scarf.

You may hear the phrase being thrown around now Fall Fashions  and feel like everyone is jumping the gun when it’s still too hot outside to do anything.  Let me guide you through some easy fashion transition tips that will help unclutter your closet, but also re-use a lot of your Summer favorites for the rest of the year.   This is the time of the Summer when most, if not all Summer items are going on sale.  Not just a 10-20% savings, we’re talking almost 50% off the retail price.  Most stores are getting their Fall items now, and will get their Winter items at the end of August here in the states.  What does this mean for us?  Aside from a bathing suit, you can stock up on a lot of great items that can turn into great layering pieces as the weather cools down.

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Fancy Lady

Color Block Dress

 

This afternoon, I was in celebration of my friends marriage.   My dress is off the rack from Burlington Coat Factory, and my shoes are Guess.  I bought this a while ago, but it is turning into my go-to for semi formal events.  I love it!

  Don’t let anyone tell you it’s impossible to find stylish clothes that fit a curvy body.  Need help finding great items?  I will gladly help you! 

Tea & Crumpets

I don’t need to have a daughter.  I treat myself like a doll already.  I love to dress up, do hair and makeup and put on some high heels.   Happy International Women’s Day!  In the immortal words of Missy Elliot, “Make that money, don’t let it make you, girl!”

Power on!

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Outfit of the Day?

I’ve been asked quite a few times as to why I don’t routinely post any OOTD’s (Outfit of the day).  The main reason is, it’s unnecessary.  I want to avoid alienating any woman or make someone feel like they aren’t en vogue because they chose to go in a different direction than I did on that particular day.   Fashion is art and incredibly subjective.  It changes constantly and colors flatter some and wash out others.  Fashion should empower you no matter  what.  If you put on that dress and can walk into a room full of strangers and feel like a Goddess, work the shit out of it!  Own it.  Make it yours, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

My only suggestion is there is a time and place for everything.  The good Lord doesn’t need to see your best club wear, and neither does your employer or Gram-Gram.  Have some fun, take a few chances and remember to be yourself.  That’s the best fashion advice anyone can give you.

 

Holiday Fashion?

As much as I love to dress, style my hair, pile on makeup and do my nails – I really don’t dress up on the actual holiday.  You know what?  I don’t think you should either.  We work ourselves to the bone the rest of the year and deserve to sleep in, wake up looking a mess, make a huge mug of coffee and relax in our best pajamas.  This is what the holidays are really about.  Sit around, eat, socialize with family, eat some more then simply sit back and take it all in.  I see so many people stressed out because they didn’t iron their table clothes the right way, or they have to settle for using plastic plates instead of fine china as a table setting because their wondrous set was missing a piece.  All the fancy dresses, accessories and such, save it for those special holiday parties.

You know what I’m wearing to my Thanksgiving meal?   Leggings, fake uggs, a long sleeve tunic top, throwing my hair in a bun and calling it a day.  I’m all about comfort and functionality.  Who wants to suffer through a delicious meal in constricting jeans?  Ugh, I hate denim!

If you do get dressed up, I hope you look fantastic and all your effort was worth it!  Remember to pair your gravy stain on your top with the appropriate wine stain.  You would hate to appear gouache when Thanksgiving meal hopping today.

Stay safe & be thankful!!

Dress Sale

Formal gown

Color: Lavender

Size 22 – I had very minimal alterations done to it and the dress is long and off the shoulder with a corset back.  It’s floor length for me and I’m 5ft 7 inches tall.

Price $35 OBO + Shipping (All sales are final)

Great for any formal occasion, balls or prom.  I only wore it once for a wedding I was in.  It’s in great condition and has been dry cleaned as well.  It is sitting in a bag in my closet.  I don’t want it to go to waste and would rather someone else enjoy it.

Any questions feel free to contact me!

 

 

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Weekend Wishes

What are you getting into this weekend?  I hope whatever it is, you find the joy in it.  This should be a very interesting weekend for me.  Tonight is one of my favorite nights, date night.  I love any excuse for getting dolled up for a night out!  As far as makeup goes, I’ll stick with a gold base and maroon accent for a mild smokey eye, eye liner, mascara and a soft plum lip.  It is all very subtle but I prefer my makeup like that than the shocking style.  Makeup should show off your natural beauty, not a person you aren’t.

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Cobalt Blue with lime green accent on my fingers and toes.  You can see where I made a few mistakes with the polish.  We’re only human, right? Haha

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Floral high-low strapless dress.  I got this from Walmart (yes, Walmart!).

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Cute nude, peep-toe wedges. These are from Target.

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Turquoise like necklace with matching earrings.

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Orange gemstone ring with diamond accents.  It’s mix media but it works together well.

I hope your weekend is just as beautiful!