Signing off one last time---
|Hat: Ralph Lauren, Roper: Kate Spade, Sandals: Guess|
So sad that our time is coming to an end. With this being my last post I wanted to end it with a bang. There's no better way to do that other than listing off my Do's and Don'ts of fashion.
1. A loose top and loose bottoms never work!
When picking an outfit, you want to wear something that shows off your body. Two loose items never work together, nor does two tight items. You want to make your body look proportional. The best way to do this is using a simple trick, if my blouse is tight go with something bigger on the bottom and if my jeans are tight, I want something flowy on top.
2. STAY AWAY FROM MIXING TINY PRINTS
My mom would always get on me about this when I was younger. Floral print was really in style when I started taking an interest in fashion. I would always look at my Teen Vogue magazine and recreate the looks. However, they never worked for me because I would try to add too many prints together. When you style and outfit, you want the person's eyes to be visually satisfied, not put them in a coma. My favorite was when I would wear floral print shorts and then a blouse with flowers all over it. I can remember my mom making me change whenever I wore because she said I would regret looking back on it...... I do now haha.
3. Try to avoid "costume " outfits
A costume outfit, is basically a getup. A lot of younger children do it and even the fashion world itself is guilty of it. This was another thing I did all the time when I was younger. I was really into the grunge look and whenever I saw photo shoots of it oh man I tried my best to recreate it. It never worked for me and still doesn't.
4. Simple is the way to go
Looking at my wardrobe, a lot of my pieces are very simple. It is mostly complied of basics, such as t-shirts, and tank tops. The reason behind this, is that these are the easiest things to pair up. It's hard to have a lot of Avant garde pieces in your wardrobe because you want pieces that will go together.
|Polka Dot Ball Gown: Sherri Hill|
Prom season is in the air! In high school. I remember getting so excited for this with my girlfriends. We would always try to go dress shopping, but it usually took me at least four trips to the store to figure out what I wanted. Now, the majority of these ball gowns are from a local store Watercolors High Fashion. My dress (polka dot), was ordered offline from a Sherri Hill retailer Peaches. At first, I was pretty nervous ordering a two piece gown online but it worked perfectly. Okay back to my story, the reason that I am speaking about prom today is not to make you reminisce on that high school body or high school at all....(well, maybe just a little). I'm speaking about prom because I was asked last night by one of my great friends! Currently I am in need of a rom dress and was wondering if you guys have any ideas! I'm begging my parents right now to split the price of half of a Sherri Hill gown. The lace detailing is beautiful on the gown. This is from the Spring 2015 collection. If you zoom in, you can see that the dress is has decorative turquoise jewels on the top of the bodice and at the waist line. I'm obsessed!!!
|Dress: Made by me, Hairpiece: Vintage flowers, my mother made the piece for me|
Okay, I have big news today! I was asked to put some of my pieces in a local fashion show *grinning from cheek to cheek* so with that being said, I'm going to talk about my favorite dress I have ever made. The fabric I bought in Paris, at a small boutique. It is actually home décor fabric, so it is super thick and heavy but it holds the shape of the dress very well. It was such a pain to sew with however. The fabric was so fragile, that the threads kept unraveling on me, but I pushed through it (lol-ing).
I love this dress because of the back cut out. It's very simple in the front and the back of the dress just makes it. The style of the dress reminds me of Roberto Cavalli's dress style, very timeless and classic looking.
My grandma was even so kind to give me old buttons from one of her coats that she wore back in the day. They matched the dress perfectly. My mother made the hairpiece for me using vintage flowers from one of her friends antique store. It took the dress to a whole new level by adding such a delicate accessory to it.
Until next time---
|Coat: Made by me, but fabric is Amy Butler|
Maryville has had some really crappy weather lately. The other day it was 50 degrees and sunny then around 3 o'clock it dropped to 16 degrees and started flurrying. The number of outfit changes I have gone through this week has been insane. I feel awful for my roommate because she has to look at a huge pile of clothes on my desk and my over-flooding laundry basket. I think she is a saint right now haha!
Okay, but this is one of my favorite coats. I made it my last year of high school and I'm still just as much obsessed with it. It's lined with a cool lime green material (pictured in top left photo) and the fabric is made by Amy Butler. It is such a groovy coat, every time I slip it on I think I'm Carrie Bradshaw in "The Carrie Diaries". In this photo I paired it with some classic brown riding boots and tan leggings that I think I picked up at Marshall's. It works great though with dark jeans and pink rain boots, which is how I styled it earlier this week.
Until next time--
|Top Two: BCBGMaxazria|
|Middle Two: Michael Kors|
|Bottom Two: Ralph Lauren|
|Dress, Socks, and Slip: Free People, Hat: Polo Ralph Lauren, Boots: Nine West|
Every once in a while, life gets difficult. We feel tied to down to our responsibilities and the stress of others gets put on to our backs. For me and most college students this happens often (well, everyday for me at least).But, between the mountain high piles of homework and daily responsibilities, we have to learn how to breathe and cut the string that attaches us from our struggles. My favorite craving recently has been large dresses that make it seem like we are weightless. This Free People dress is perfect for the moments when all you want to do is twirl like your in a music video and forget all your responsibilities. It is a lightweight fabric makes it easy to feel limitless and free. Its also great for hiding that freshman 5 you might have gained first semester, like me..... Anyways, the detailing of the dress is amazing. The pictures I use don't capture the clever V- neck neckline and the elastic around the upper arms. However, the dress is very see-through so I paired it with a white lace slip from Free People as well which gave it more of a feminine look. I highly recommend the slip to anyone because it is so versatile. On busy days I'll pair it with a large sweater to create a cozy, laid back look. It seriously goes with everything.
Until next time--