A little black dress is a closet staple but a little black dress that’s also a skirt and minimizes my waist and midriff is just genius! When I first got the Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt I immediately worried that it was going to be one of those suffocating fabrics – but it’s not. Sure it’s snug, but just snug enough to slim all the right spots. The more you play around with it the better it looks and what totally had me hooked was how when I realized that it held up the “little girls” and we all know that’s not an easy task. I wouldn’t say I would be able to go braless in it BUT any strapless bra would do (unlike other strapless dresses without support where I have to search high and low for maximum support). I’m obsessed with this dress! The fabric is a matte black making it super easy to dress up or down. It stays put which is important for me because I plan on wearing it on the dance floor and it’s machine washable. I could go son and on! It’s the perfect dress to pack on any vacation, for a night out on the town or under a blazer for a sexy office look. For more info on Sassybax’s Convert A Skirt visit
What I’m Wearing:
Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls (also seen here)
Sunglasses – $10 from Ross
Animal Print Crossover Bag – $7.99 at Ross
Platform Booties – $20 at Michael Antonio
Chiffon Kimono – $5 at T.J.Maxx
Patent Belt – $7 from Forever 21
Zipper Accented Satchel $25 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)
The pieces that I love the most are always the one’s that catch me by surprise. While browsing through Shopstyle I fell in love with this midi dress from ASOS! It’s perfect with flattering three quarter sleeves, chic length and soft jersey matierial – and most of all I love the price – $20.70!
The heathered touch gives you the ability to dress it up or down by simply adding heels or booties as shown, and by adding or removing bold jewelry pieces you can give it some glam. Definitley ordering…stay tuned!
Jasmine’s fashion mantra is “when in doubt, wear all black.” Although agreeable, what about the day when you will be wearing all white? Celebrities have shown us the right and wrong ways to sport a wedding dress – they face the scrutiny of the public and potentially the harsh words of Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. Below are some of the fashionistas that have received positive remarks and made their own wedding dress iconic.
Kate Middleton looked absolutely breathtaking in this one-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen wedding gown designed just for her. Although there have been rumors floating around about the cost, no reliable details have surfaced. We do know, of course, that the price tag is pretty heft. With the dress on the right, you get an identical silhouette and neckline to Kate’s dress but at just a fraction of the price on
If you’ve seen the Sex and the City movie, there is no way you could forget this stunning dress Carrie Bradshaw wore on her wedding day. We all gasped in delight when the gown was sent to her front door from the designer herself, Vivienne Westwood. The dramatic neckline and full skirt make this unique piece a must-have for any daring bride. If you don’t have the budget to afford the $17,000+ Westwood original, opt for the dress on the right by
Although Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries was short-lived, her wedding day was nothing short of elegance and beauty. Her gown, created by bridal fashion designer Vera Wang, had a mermaid silhouette that hugged Kim’s curves and gave the right amount of drama with a dramatic layered skirt. Similarly on the right for $999.99, Vera Wang recreated the Kardashian dress for her affordable White by Vera Wang collection at
Styling yourself on your wedding day can be overwhelming and a little bit of a hassle. Taking some fashion pointers from celebrities that have done it right when exchanging their nuptials can lessen the amount of worry and time spent planning. Do a little bit of searching for the perfect celebrity-inspired look that really speaks to you and go from there!
Monica Nolan has been a bridal fashion guru for many years and she prides herself on helping women find their dream wedding dress for less.
I can’t believe the year is almost over! Where did 2013 go? I haven’t even decorated the house yet but I did get some shopping done (click here for some stylish gift ideas ) and I do have something to wear for New Year’s (Christmas is at home and I plan to proudly sport some comfy sweats and a ugly christmas sweater). I always go all out on New Year’s and wear a pretty dress – it’s not often I get to do it so I take full advantage of it. This year I can’t really take it to the max but I do love the dress I will be wearing. When I do go all out I try to stay away from the typical gaudy dresses that I see all over the place for New Year’s. I look for pieces that are fun, flirty and more importantly something I can wear more than once. Below are some fabulous dresses all perfect for New Year’s for under $50.
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I can’t believe that school starts in less than a month down here in Florida and in September for a majority of others. It’s gone by way too fast but with the sadness of summer being almost over comes the excitement of some fall favorite’s like football, back to school shopping and for girls shopping for homecoming dresses! I have a bunch of boys so I don’t exactly have the pleasure of going out shopping for a pretty dress but I fondly recall my school dances and I do wish I had the selection girls have now a day. With a little savvy shopping, girls can buy a unique dress as opposed to the carbon copies I found lined in the boutique store fronts in Brooklyn, and most dresses today can be worn a ton of other times (if you don’t go too frilly).
Check out some tips on picking a unique homecoming dress under $200 that can be worn more than once. I also included some accessories and tips on what to wear them with below.
Look for little details like beading or tulle that make a dress look more expensive and can dressed up now or down later on.
I know girls love a floor length dress because it feels glamorous, but if you want to get the most for your dollar skip them. If not shop online shops for dresses under $100 and look for simple lines so they won’t quickly go out of style.
Avoid satin. Yes they look expensive and pretty but they also scream formal and most girls will have some form of satin on. Instead look for dresses in a matte jersey, with some tulle or if you have to have satin, look for ones with some ruching for a flirty feel.
This is where you can go all out! There’s a ton of affordable accessories out there so pile it on and have fun! Try big colorful necklaces for a fun pop of color; add sparkly jewelry to bright dresses or try some simple gold jewelry that you can wear over and over again.
Use online shoe stores to your benefit. It’s almost impossible not to find a pair of stylish shoes under $100 and in a lot of cases you can even get a second pair free or half off . But make sure you order early in case you need to exchange them.
Maxi dresses are a vital part of any woman’s stylish wardrobe, especially during the summer. The options are endless, but I have a weakness for a flowing white evening maxi dress (it has this boho goddess feel that just works!). Check out my favorite celeb looks and the dress for less.
I couldn’t just pick one celeb favorite but I did find one dress that was just gorgeous! The elaborate details on the evening dress make it look worth WAY more that just $120. What I particularly like about the dress is the detachable train that looks like something a modern day Stevie Nicks would wear on a red carpet.
Maxi Evening Dress- $120.99 at
There you have it two inspirations and one beautiful boho maxi dress now all you need is a pair of funky platforms, a clutch and you’re good to go!
Besides my kids excitement for Easter egg hunts and candy filled baskets, I always try to fit in a little Easter outfit shopping for myself. The kids generally stick to the traditional themed attire for the day, but for me the Easter outfit consists of a functional dress that allows me look stylish while also participating in the egg hunt and other festivities. I also try to pick a dress that can be worn all through spring and preferably even summer. This Easter I’ll be wearing a lace shift dress and flats to keep me comfy all day! Check out some of the pretty spring dresses from Target below that are perfect for Easter.
A dainty lace dress similar to the one I’m wearing above is feminine enough for day or night.
This seersucker dress screams spring and is pretty much a no brainer. It’s sort of a grown up version of a little girls Easter outfits. Wear with a light cardigan and pumps for a traditonal spring look.
Any dress with pockets is alright with me! This floral dress for only $24.99 is one of those dresses that can be worn all year round. It can be paired with a pair of wedges on Easter morning or a blazer and tights for work.
A tulip wrap dress with a retro floral print plus a denim jacket is flawless! Pair with bright heels for a sexy vibe.
Get a celeb worthy look like Naomi Watts’ with this white shift dress. Shift dresses are so flattering and never ever go out of style.
It’s Time for Springtime.
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Cooler weather means I get to layer! My favorite piece to layer, and the easiest one, has always been my army green anorak from Ross (also seen here). I wear it every chance I get and believe it or not the army green color can be used as a neutral making it super easy to incorporate into many outfits. This time I decided to pair my anorak with my striped dress for a day time look that I easily dressed up by removing the jacket, adding animal print heels and turning belt around.
Striped Puff Sleeve Dress $12.80 (also seen here) from Forever 21
Anorak from Ross
Animal Print/Red Patent Belt (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s
Black Heels (also seen here) $70 at Yesstyle
3 Bangles c/o
Brown Hobo Bag c/o
Black Satchel from Forever21
Animal Print Heels (also seen here) – $14.99 from Target.com
Metal Aviators from Ross
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For the most part New Year’s consists of something sparkly, short or sexy – all of which are just fine but this year why not try something a little unconventional? Below are 3 ideas for an outfit that’s not tight, short or even sparkly – we can leave that all up to the jewelry!
Anyone can wear a mini but it takes someone with style to rock a chic floor length maxi! Pair it with a cropped blazer for a dressy effortless feel, and metallic heels for sex appeal.
I love the idea of black and white for New Year’s, so why not try adding white heels to an all black pant suit or a sexy black off-the-shoulder sweater and leggings.
Stripes are a classic and totally unconventional for New Year’s and that’s what makes it cool! Try a striped sweater dress with black opaque tights and red heels for a dressy yet still easy-to-wear look (and it’ll never go out of style!).
You really cant wrong with sequins – whether it’s for a prom or just a fun night out – they instantly give off a magical, princess-like vibe that dominated the Spring 2013 runways and will never go out of style. One of my favorite stars that’s the perfect example off how magical sequins can make you look and feel is Taylor Swift. With her trademark ruby red lips, she’s rocked the sequins on many red carpets and always looks flawless! Tip: For a little more glamour and edge, add metallic heels (another huge trend) and a black clutch… and keep the jewelry simple! The dress will do all the work. Get Taylor’s look for less with pieces from David’s Bridal, Heels.com and many more!