Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Out for the Day

Here's something that YES women of all ages could wear!
Its very hip and cool, but the "idea" of it could go for all ages. Take the idea of the top with the pants, and add a long cardi with it if you're not into showing your arms as much, but the basic idea of the easy flowing shirt with some fun pants can go at all ages!
I am the FIRST person to say that certain styles should stay at certain ages, but you can take a general idea, like the one above, and take ideas from it, and make it your own.
I'm not putting these up to have you go out and buy EVERY single piece that is right there, but to give you some inspiration on color, style, and putting things together in a way you might not have thought of before.
Keep an open mind, and keep yourself fabulous, at ANY age or body type!

Monday, June 29, 2009

My go to Summer Outfit!

So here's my new way of giving you gals outfit ideas!
I put together what I love, and when you click on this "look" it takes you to where you can see exactly how much everything costs, and where you can buy it!!
Too fun right?

My first outfit is what I would live in all summer if I could, love the easy going, casual look that summer really should feel like.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Personal Shopper!

OK, I have to share a website that i LOVE!


Its a personal shopper online!
You go online, click through various styles (pics) of outfits, clicking on the ones you like the best, then they categorize your "style".
Then they ask you your sizes, what colors/fabrics you like and don't like, then you move on to clicking on what brands you like or don't like. Then, (this is my favorite part!) you put the most you're willing to spend on an item of clothing (ie: shoes, tops, bottoms, etc..)
Then they will email you with updates on sales of the style you like, in your sizes, and @ the prices you put in!!
How FABULOUS is that!??
I've seen a lot of websites that will email you brands in your size that you might like, but never seen where you can put the prices that you're willing to spend on them!!

Check it out, its fabulous!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Color Block

I love this seasons trend of color block dresses!
I've found some I love on Anthropologie's website that are fabulous.. but pricey :(
Here's one that is adorable, but in the upper $100's and more!

Here's some dresses that I found that are fabulous and let you sleep at night w/o feeling that buyers remorse that we've all had to work through at one point in our life :)

This one is $19.50 @ Wet Seal! Totally cute with some sandals or add some heels and a scarf to dress it up!

Love this one!!$25.50 (also @ Wet Seal)

This one from Forever21 is only $22.80!!

So there you go ladies, just remember if you see something you LOVE, and you know you can't buy it, or will have to sell your first born to make it work, remember that there's always designers/stores working to make things that match up to those high dollar designs!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


So I'm sure many of you have been introduced to Decals, if not recently, maybe decades ago.. well they've made their comeback, and they are fabulous as ever!
I love these little critters b/c its an easy way to add a piece of art in your home, or change up the look entirely for not much AT ALL!
You can find tons of these on sites like Etsy, Ebay, or little boutique stores.
You just literally just peel and stick them up on your wall to your likeness, and they are easily removed when you get sick of them, or wanna change up your room.

I have a bunch of these for my house to put up after our renovation is finished.. which I will be posting before/after pics for you!

Just look at this adorableness!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My new Art!

So, enough about clothes for right now, im showing you what im cooking up in my house!

Got these new fabulous pieces for my pad, and loving them!!
You have to know where to look and what you want.. i wanted a sign to replace a god awful one i had framed, and just replaced the print, saved the picture frame.. (much cheaper!)
Do you ever have those things in your house, that you're just so used to, that you don't think to sell and get something to replace it, then all of a sudden one day you go WHAT WAS I ON when I bought that??? :)
So I found this one that i LOVE.. "Keep Calm and Carry On"...The original was issued by King George VI to uplift the spirits of the British during the war...
Love the font, and the simplicity of it.
Bought the poster, replaced the one I hated, and

The other is an original on canvas from an artist I love.. Got this piece for $25 on Ebay.. an original on canvas..which is ridiculously cheap for an ORIGINAL.. and its pretty fabulous.. LOVE the colors, I'm obsessed with the color palette!!
That's all for now, i'll let you know about some Decals I got for the house too.. later on that :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fabulous Shoes!

Loving all these shoes @ Piperlime... they're having a fabulous sale right now! Free Shipping too!
Love me some Piperlime! :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dressing YOUR body type

Love this pic from Dove's "Campaign for Beauty" where they state.. "to widen stereotypical views of beauty." love that!

So with that in mind, everyone always wants to know, what can I wear for my body, b/c as we see above, no body is alike! What can be hard about this is, every other minute some new trend comes out, and we see it on a model or our cute friend or someone we pass by and really want to trip and make fall b/c they just look TOO cute! :) (hee hee)
BUT they might not look good on you..

So before we go and show what types of clothing to wear, its good to figure out exactly WHAT type of shape you are, b/c lets be honest its a little confusing. Especially when you hear, "you're a pear, you're an apple, etc.." SO great to be compared to the produce isle!

But the fact is, we all are a certain shape, and its good to figure out what we are before you start picking and choosing our cute wardrobe for your hot bods!
We live in a world where the grass is SO much greener on the other side (in our mind), we all have insecurities, no matter how big or small you are, everyone has them. I saw this quote and love it.."Highlight the positive, delete the negative"

Here's some different types of shapes, and you can see which category you might be in. Find your body type, and at the bottom I'll show you what to wear for YOUR body:

Top Heavy: (bigger on your top half and usually skinnier legs)

Bottom Heavy: (smaller on your top half, and bigger on the bottom half, usually more defined waist too)

Top & Bottom Heavy: (this could be more rounded shape all over, or also more of an hourglass shape)

Athletic or no curves: (no defined waist line, flatter butt, no hips, broader shoulders)

So now that you've figured out where you might fit (and again its never going to be exact, b/c NO body is like the other) we can start to figure out what to wear to flatter your fabulous body, b/c it is.. TELL yourself that.
You have a God given body that no one else has, and there are people that would kill to have it. And when its easy to focus on the negatives of your body (b/c you're human) try to literally stop dead in your negative thoughts, and look at yourself and find 2 things that you do like about it. It may be hard for some, but I promise they are there.

Clothes for YOUR body:

Top Heavy:

First and foremost, GET A GOOD BRA ladies! If you've ever watched Oprah or other fashion shows, its ridiculous how bad your ta ta's can make you look if they're hanging down to your waist, or even if you don't have anything to hang to your waist, they can still look bad! And this isn't to say that you wanna just show off the girls or anything, but a good bra fit really makes or breaks the way your shape looks, I PROMISE!
So especially for you top heavy girls, a good bra is a must!
1. good bra
2. Bring attention to your bottom half. Pants that have a flare at the bottom bring more attention to your bottom half, tops that are not fitted or tight. V-necks are really flattering for top heavy body's. A trench coat that ties at the waist and creates more of an hour-glass figure. Dresses that gather under the breasts and flare out bring more attention to your bottom half as well. Jackets that button under the breast that are "fitted" NOT to where you can't button them though ladies, we don't want the girls popping out!
3. If something doesn't fit exactly right in every area, take it to a tailor, b/c every size "x" isn't going to fit every body size "x". So if you get it to fit at the top, the bottom half may be bigger, but a tailor could take it in, then you have something to fit YOUR body exactly!

Bottom Heavy Shapes:

1. Wide leg pants and flowy skirts hide a lot, and are flattering esp if they're more tailored at the waist. Darker colors on the bottom half, lighter at the top. Light ALWAYS brings more attention to your body. So if you're not loving the bottom half, AVOID lighter pants (ie: light khaki or white) as they'll bring all eyes to your bee-hind!
2. More detailed tops (ie: ruffles, buttons, bigger collars) will also bring the attention up, and is fun to wear something funky & unique.
3. No side pocketed pants, they just make you look wider.. and NO pleats on the pants please, all it looks like is either that you're bloated, or actually a man dressing in drag.. lets be honest!
No super skinny jeans or pencil skirts, fuller skirts/pants with a defined waist are always better.
Also since its summer, when you wear a skirt or something that shows your calves DON'T wear straps at your ankles on your shoes, its cuts off your leg, and makes your legs look instantly shorter!
Wrap dresses are good to, they define the waist, hide your bottom half and bring the attention UP!

Top & Bottom Heavy Shapes:

The temptation with this body type is to hide it, whether it be in super flowy outfits, or things that "don't cling". We don't want to cling, but you DO want to flatter your body, and showing NO shape doesn't do that at all.
1.V-necks, cardi's (cardigan's), with a straighter skirt are a great outfit. The v-neck brings attention to your neck area, and the cardi will help hide any flaws your might want to hide (but not swallow you either) and the straight skirt (not fitted) with a side button/zipper skims over your body to create a straighter line, and the side closure creates a flatter front on the skirt.
2. Jackets with a single button to create more shape in your waist, wider pants, that again are defined at the waist, but NO flare legs, as this can make you look just wide all the way down. A straighter leg will look better with this shape. Again, avoid pleats, this just adds bulk and as I mentioned above, just is all around a bad look.
3. A jacket/coat with a belt to define the waist is always a good choice, and brings the attention (again) to your waist to make a more feminine look.

Athletic/ No Curves:

So basically you want to create a shape, more of an hour-glass look, and more feminine look.
1. When putting together an outfit, highlight your waist. A belt over a dress/top is an instant hour-glass shape. Wrap dresses have this affect (but be careful if you're small chested that it doesn't swallow you), or a dress with cinching around the waist.
2.Skinny jeans or more fitted pants (not tight!) can hug your bottom half in a good way to bring more of a shape to your body and create the illusion of a shape. And at the same time, if you're not into the skinny jeans, more wide leg/bell bottom pant that has shape at the waist hides the fact that you don't have as much shape, and brings the eye to your waist. Add a belt and you HAVE a waist! :)

So there you go!
Each one of you has a fabulous body, it may not be perfect to you, but its fabulous.. and if you honestly think there is anyone that has a "perfect" body out there, let me introduce you to something called photoshop!
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