Friday, April 24, 2015

Best for Last

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.

Signing off one last time---
H

Friday, April 17, 2015

SAY WHAT??

Dress: Lily Pulitzer
 
      Okay, so Lily Pulitzer just debut her line for Target and I think every sorority girl is secretly screaming on the inside. Her line includes everything from plates to dresses to flip flops. The best part is that its not $100+ for a dress. Most dresses that are in the collection are only about 35 dollars. That's an incredible price for Lily! It's actually affordable.
      My favorite part though about this line for Target though is that the prints are still wonderful. It's not like they were cheapened down or boring, they still look very much like Lily Pulitzer's actual brand. Personally some of the prints for Target look less bizarre than her real collection. Yep, that means no $30 sailboat dress......
       Not only does she have dresses in this line, but tons of swimsuits. From one pieces to high waisted bottoms, and even string bikini's. It's going to feel like you're walking into the actual Lily store than walking into Target. The only thing she is missing is her iconic planners that help girls everywhere survive the school year.
 
 
I think it's safe to say that Lily has done it once again...... and killed it this time.
 
 
Until next time---
H

Friday, April 10, 2015

Let Them FESTIVAL




 
With Coachella starting this weekend, I thought that this would be the perfect time to discuss festival wear! Now, this look is very different than just bohemian and grunge, its a mixture of different styles. This year, be expecting to see a lot of heavy metal jewelry and turquoise. Fringe is also very popular for festival goers this season. The festival look is more of a western hippie vibe. There are a lot of crazy prints rather than just floral headbands like there has been in the past. Each year, the style for festivals are getting more and more unique. This is a time for people to really express themselves and who they are.  

Until next time---
H

Friday, April 3, 2015

I PROMise This is my Last One

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!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gone in a Flash



 
 
As many of you know, today I finally get to leave for spring break and I am so EXCITED!!! Let's just say next week, I will probably be planning on posting about swimwear because the beach is most likely going to be the only thing on my mind instead of preparing for finals.
 
Today I wanted to talk about my newest obsession and my must for spring break... Flash Tattoos.
Now, these can be purchased online at Flash Tats or they can be found in stores such as Altar'd State. They are a little pricey but they stay on longer than your average temporary tattoo. Usually, flash tats last about 4-6 days depending how well you take care of them. My favorite part about these though, is that they are so unique and can be placed anywhere on your body. I have seen girls wear them above their eyebrows, place them along their backs, and even covering their whole arm in them making it look like they are wearing a sleeve of tattoos.
 
A lot of these cool designs are supposed to be worn like temporary jewelry but some people are very creative with their uses. Surfers, will typically not even wear them on their skin but put them on their surfboards.
 
 
Okay with that being said, have a lovely spring break and be safe!!!

                                                                              Until next time---
                                                                                                    H
 

(Enjoy the jam! I know I will be on this 20 hour car drive to Panama City Beach)


 



Friday, March 13, 2015

Pitcher Perfect


Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, Watch: Nike, Hat: Jock's Nitch
 
 
     Spring is in the air! Which also means that the best time of the year is just starting.... baseball season. With that being said, recently when I was home I did some DIY-ing. The first thing I made was a blinged ball cap. I picked up these diamonds from Michael's Crafts and used Aleene's metal glue to stick them down with. 
       The next thing I made while I was at home was this simple t-shirt dress. I the t-shirt I'm pretty sure I got for free with my admission into school and the fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. I'm thinking about making a step by step post on how to create one of these dresses, so please comment if that's something you are interested in. But anyways, it was super easy to make and took me no time! Then I finished off the look with adding a black satin ribbon around my waist and tacking it to the back center of the dress so the ribbon wouldn't slip.
        I cannot wait to wear this look to the next baseball game.
                                      GO B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S

 
Until next time---
 
H
 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Oh La La




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 d├ęcor 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---
 
H
 
 
 

   
 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away




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--
 
H
 
 
 

 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Walking on the Wild Side


Top Two: BCBGMaxazria


Middle Two: Michael Kors



Bottom Two: Ralph Lauren
With New York fashion week coming to an end, I wanted to put together some of my favorite looks from the shows. Fall 2015 trends have not seemed to dissapoint with the excessive use of fur, chocolate browns, and leather. Each designer seems to have incorporated a western-tomboy look into their collections. Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors had women wearing wide legged pants and ties, and BCBGMaxazria took metal mixed leather to a new level. It seemed like most designers were trying to create a very rough but classic collection. Most pieces that I saw were less couture and costumey than usual. I cannot wait to see what other designers are going to add to this western jungle. 

Until next time--
H

Friday, February 13, 2015

In to the Woods

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--
 
H