How To Style: Crop Tops At Any Age

July 21, 2014 by  
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There really isn’t any big secret to wearing a crop top after having kids. All it takes is a little confidence and the right balance. last year I tried a crop top with a high waisted skirt and a white blazer (click here to see the entire post). The skirt and crop top were sexy and the blazer gave it a conservative touch – the perfect balance. This isn’t my day at the park outfit but it’s definitely a date night outfit. Below are some tips on how to rock the trend effortlessly.

How To Wear Crop Tops

 

Confidence

If you feel sexy you will look sexy. It’s that simple. The key is to own it! I have a belly and lots and lots of stretch marks after having babies, but life is too short to deny myself the clothes I love and want to wear.   Below is the perfect example of a crop top with class!

Plus Size Crop Top

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Balance

By balance I mean that if you plan on rocking a crop top make sure your bottoms are on point and choose a crop top that falls at your natural waist. High waisted bottoms are prefered because they fall at the smallest part of your waist and in return expose a tiny bit of that area. See Kim Kardashian,  the crop top poster girl below.

Kim Kardashian Crop Top

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Layer

If in doubt or out with the kids…layer! Layering is fun and has no limitations. Try a lose crop top over a white button down, a long lean tank or even over a dress.

Layered Crop Top

 

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Always Stay Simple

Avoid prints and loud colors and/or excessive accessorizing. Instead go neutral with beige, white, black or gray and keep accessories minimal. The idea is to look effortless and Kim Kardashian again is a perfect example of how to keep it simple.

Kim Kardashian Crop Tops

Go Monochromatic

One of the easiet ways to wear a crop top is by wearing a head to toe color – black crop top and black pencil skirt – then try a white blazer over the crop top. It will draw the eye to  the tiniest part of your waist.  Try it. You’ll thank me later!

 

Crop Tops With Class

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How To Look Stylish & Current In Freezing Cold Weather

December 4, 2013 by  
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Winter is here, and it is snowing, raining, and cold. How can you stay warm, and still look stylish? Just because it is cold outside does not mean that you have to layer up so much that you look like a blob. Just follow our tips for staying warm and chic, and you will light up any room that you walk into.

– If you live in a place where it snows regularly, the best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in quality thermal underwear. Stores like Essential Apparel and Land’s End carry great lines that will keep you warm during the day, and will not bulk you up unnecessarily.

– Whatever you do, do not go bare! Unless you live in sunny California (and even there you are not guaranteed eighty degree weather all year round), you will freeze your butt off in cold weather. Instead, if you want to wear dresses or skirts, opt for textured tights, which will keep your legs warm, and add a bit of visual interest to your outfit. Pair them with boots of any length. We especially like sweater dresses over tights with knee high boots, for a classic schoolgirl look.

– Be a bright spot. During the winter, everyone wears blacks, greys, and neutrals. It creates a very blah fashion landscape. If you want to stand out, wear bright colors. Opt for a bright red overcoat, or accessorize your outfit with a teal scarf. Jewel tones always look especially great in winter. To make sure you do not overdo it, pick one piece for the bright color, and keep the rest of your outfit neutral. You can find pretty accessories and great coats at stores like Boscov’s.

– Invest in a signature coat. Everyone needs a coat during the winter, and you might as well splurge on the nicest, most comfortable coat you can afford. The classic trench is always a winner, but if you want to update your coat for this winter, we love the pink overcoats that are on trend right now. Fur lined parkas are also a great option.

– Have fun with accessories. During winter, you will be wearing a hat, gloves or mitts, along with scarves, boots and thick socks and tights. There is absolutely no reason why any of these items have to be boring. Go along with your inner whimsy and pick playfully textured scarves, colorful gloves, and boots that are made for looking at.

– Skip the scarves and wear a turtleneck. Turtlenecks are making a comeback this winter season, and they are an easy outfit choice. We especially love solid jewel-toned turtlenecks paired with dark jeans or basic black pants.

– Do not be lazy with the outfit underneath your coat. It is easy to just throw on any old thing underneath a fabulous coat and call it a day, but we highly recommend against it. For one thing, you never know when you will need to take your coat off, and for another thing, you will feel more confident when your entire outfit, from head to toe, is put together and thought out.

About the author:

By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid shopper and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California.

Tie Neck Blouse Styled Three Ways

July 15, 2013 by  
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Tie neck blouses have been around for a while but I’ve never owned one simply because I could never find one that had as many details as this one from Yesstyle.  It’s fitted at the waist (which is very important because every time I’ve tried a tie neck blouse it was slouchy), the three quarter puff sleeve looks a lot more expensive than $16 and the fabric makes it easy to dress up or down.  Might as well get all 3 colors!  Check out three looks featuring the tie neck blouse below.

A tie neck blouse can instantly dress up your denim shorts.  Pair with wedges for a sexy leggy look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Denim Hot Pants – $56 | Steve Madden Wedges – $96.95 | Betsey Johnson Cross Body Bag – $49.95

Pair with wide leg trousers and platforms for a retro look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20  | Wide Leg Trousers – $90 | Studded Bowling Bag – $60 | Platform Wedges – $29 | Bangles – $28

A pencil skirt and tie neck blouse are perfect for a work chic look.

Tie Neck Blouse – $16.20 | Pink Pencil Skirt – $120 | Fold Over Satchel – $73 | Sandals – $55

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Stylish Curvy Picks From Curvissa

January 18, 2013 by  
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Curvy women look best in fitted clothing.  The idea is to play up your shape. One way of showing off your figure is to highlight your waist and streamline your silhouette.  Belts and heels can work wonders for your appearance (they help show off your waist and balance your curves).  Check out some of my favorite figure flattering picks from UK Plus Size Fashion Brand Curvissa.

Pair either one of these dresses with nude heels for a sexy figure flattering look.

Contrast Jersey Dress  | Wrap Affect Dress

A white blouse is a must in any women’s closet.  Pair it with this stylish vest or simply belt the blouse and pair with jeans, skirts or slack for work.

Long Sleeve Blouse | Faux Leather Vest

Edgy leggings or dark jeans are a must have and easy to dress up or down.

Buffalo London Leggings | 5 Pocket Boot Cut Jeans 

 

 

 

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Booties All Year Round

January 14, 2013 by  
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Womens ankle boots have been around forever but last summer I noticed them making a stronger statement when worn with cut off shorts and summer dresses.  Thankfully the trend stuck around cause I personally love the laid back touch it gives and when you’re from Florida like me it’s a great excuse to keep them out all year round!  There’s a ton of designer boots for women to choose from and if you choose to invest in them like I do, you can easily get them for less at stores like Payless, Target and many more budget friendly stores.  Below are some are of favorite pairs from Jildor Shoes and what to wear them with for winter, fall or summer.

Add a little attitude to your cut off shorts this summer with these prune studded booties.  Tip: don’t let the color and suede fool you – these boots can easily be worn with bright spring colors or summer florals.

Collar Satin Shirt – $28 at Sheinside.com | Denim Shorts – $32 at HM.com | Belted Satchel – $28 at Yesstyle.com | Sunglasses – $8 at HM.com | Prune Suede Booties – $295 at Jildorshoes.com

These black ankle boots are the perfect pair to invest in.  I paired them with burgundy skinny jeans and a sweater but they literally go with everything and they won’t go out of style.

 

Grey Pullover – $14 at Target.com | Tory Burch Skinny Jeans – $136 at Toryburch.com | Kardashian Kollection Fringed Hobo – $65 at Sears.com | Miami Chic Necklace – $29 at Modeets.com | Suede Ankle Boots – $295 at Jildorshoes.com

Another classic bootie that won’t go out of style and can be worn all year round.  Tip: tights and leggings make these boots even easier to wear, especially when transitioning pieces.

Lace In The Sun Dress – $53 at Modcloth.com | Quiksilver Sweetest Thing Cardigan – $61 at Zalando.com | Envelope Clutch – $28 at Americanapparel.net | Brina Leather Ankle Boot – $520 at Jildorshoes.com

 

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The Real Reason to Wear All Black

May 24, 2012 by  
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  • As a woman and a fashion devotee it’s no secret that every now and then dressing cute can sometimes be a bit of a challenge around that “time of month.”  The bloating makes it almost unbearable to wear a lot of my favorite outfits, but I’ve managed over the years to put together a selection of all black outfits as well as some tricks to mask the six long days my “friend” is around.  Check them out below:
  • Princess cut little black dresses are a life saver. They’re the easiest way to hide the bloating because, can be worn day or night, and yes, covers any embarrassing stain.
  • This is the perfect time  to show off some cleavage!  To keep the attention up top, don’t be afraid to loosen an extra button.  And, if you’re feeling a little devilish, button up a blazer all the way and wear nothing but underneath… chic and sexy!
  • Tunics are a must have (I have about a dozen and they’re all black!) because they’re easy to wear and go with just about anything.  Look for ones that hit right below the hips… they’re the most flattering.
  • Last but not least… leggings!  Not just any leggings, but all cotton, non elastic waist leggings.  The comfort and snug fit make them perfect for preventing accidents (which we all have). Not only can they be worn with a blazer or tunic, because they’re black you can practically wear them anywhere (even to the office with some chic heels or booties).

Always Maxi pads are designed to securely fit your curves. With a body hug fit, Always Maxi helps provide clean dry protection that’s also designed to fit. The LeakGuard(TM) core helps pull fluid deep into the middle of the pad, while the Deep All-Around Barriers help keep fluid away from the edges. Plus, the Flexi-Wings have been designed with stretchy pleats to flex with you as you move, allowing them to securely wrap around so that they help pads stay in place and help protect you against leaks.  Available in Regular, Super Long, and Overnight absorbencies.

 

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Always via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Always.”

Dress from TJ Maxx
Shoes c/o Shoe Privee
Necklace and Bracelet c/o Twisted Silver
Ring from Charlotte Russe

How To Wear Wide Leg Pants

February 15, 2012 by  
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I love Rachel Zoe’s entire line; especially her wide leg pants!!!  So seventies but with a modern cut that’s super flattering and easy to wear any season, day or night.  Tip: pair high waisted versions with cardigans, blouses and blazers, and pick a good sized heel to get a longer look. Also, make sure they fall at the hips (anything above will be unflattering)   Don’t go crazy with prints! instead, use accessories to give the outfit a little oomph.  Remember, when it comes to wide leg pants, it’s all about the cut, fit and balance.  Check out some of my fave’s under $100!

High-Rise Flare Pants – $98 at Whitehouseblackmarket.com

Trade Secret Pants – $84.99 at Modcloth.com

Stretch Twill Wide Leg Trousers– $88 at Anntaylor.com

Classic Flared Pants – $58.99 at Talbots.com

Market Flare Jeans – $99 at Madewell.com

How to Wear the New Lace

February 2, 2012 by  
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Lace has been on-trend for what seems like forever, and it’s still going strong. We all have it in our wardrobes; if you haven’t where have you been? So the lace trend must be getting a bit tired by now. Except this Spring/Summer lace has been reworked to give a fresh, new perspective to an exhausted and overworked trend. And this all starts with dresses!

Lace dresses were seen in a huge number of variations and colors on the Spring/Summer catwalks. All unique, creating what seemed like a brand new trend all over again. There is one major difference between the lace we already own and this new lace. The key to wearing lace next season is to opt for over-sized, bold patterns or Broderie Anglaise. If you remember one thing about this classic trend, remember that delicate, vintage lace has been replaced by bold, quirky patterns. This is a trend you can really have fun with!

Pattern is key, but color is still crucial to this trend next season. Be inspired by Louis Vuitton and get in on the pastels trend with candy hued dresses in spearmint green or pale yellow. Or opt for vibrant, eye popping brights in primary colors. But if you’d prefer a more understated shade to let the lace do the talking, try navy as an on-trend alternative. For example, this tiered scalloped lace dress from ASOS for $80.57 is perfect for summer evenings!

If you’re looking for something a bit different and less girly, try over-sized lace tees or lace pants for a more masculine vibe. There is a huge selection of dresses and other lace pieces available both on the high street and online. So whatever colors you choose, whether it’s white or nudes, pastels, eye popping brights or deep, dark blue make sure the lace you choose is bold and quirky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Tips: How To Battle the Holiday Bulge

January 3, 2012 by  
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As our digestive systems continue to work overtime long after we’ve gorged on rich holiday foods and sweets, a lot of us are left wishing we could return the extra pounds as easily as unwanted gifts.  While I’m certainly not the the best person to give diet tips (heck I’m still clearing out the Holiday cookies) I do have a few tricks that I swear by when trying to hide that little extra bulge.  Check out my tips and some of my favorite pieces below!

A classic fave outfit of mine is a pair of flared pants or jeans with a button down, blazer and a pretty scarf dangling in front.  It’s instantly chic, never goes out of style and the scarf and blazer camouflages any flaws (while the flared bottom balances it all out).

Flared Jeans at Luckybrand.com

Blazer at net-a-porter.com

Blouse at Aritzia.com

Scarf at Mrporter.com

Pumps at Nordstrom.com

Make sure anything worn on top lays right over your hips (I love a good vest cause they’re great for layering).  Anything longer will creat a tent like look (not cute), and anything shorter will defeat the purpose of this post 🙂Fringe Vest at Buckle.com

Cardigan at Macys.com

Let Banded bottom tops, sweaters and dresses take the work out of sucking it in all night. They’re not only comfy but surprisingly sexy!

Banded Top at Freepeople.com

Black Banded Bottom Dress at Windsorstore.com

Look for ruchin on tops and dresses; they’re perfect when trying to camoflauge the lumps and bumps (and if you happen to find a top or dress in a print with ruching EVEN better).  I love ruching because it not only hides imperfections, it accentuates curves.

Ruched Bustier Dress (try pairing with a shrug or cropped blazer) at Reiss.com

Ruched Crewneck Dress at Victoriassecret.com

Don’t go for the bigger sizes: either get it altered or get yourself a full bodied spanx.  I prefer this one because it’s SO much comfier….no need to be pulling at it all night or worrying if it’s creating a bulge elsewhere.  Wear underneath any of the pieces featured for extra figure flattering!

Bodysuit at Spanx.com

The higher the heels the better!  I know heels won’t hide the bulge, but they give you a sense of sexy confidence and when paired with any of the above tips – you’re good to go!

Stilettos Booties at Balenciaga.com

Buying Replica Watches That Last

December 19, 2011 by  
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Replica watches many not always be as good as they seem when you first look at them online. There are many things that can go wrong with a knockoff if you don’t know where to get it from or what to look for. The store and the warranty are very important when buying a new imitation watch and it is usually a sign of the quality you are getting. Despite the fact that fake watches are much cheaper then the originals, they shouldn’t only be good for a month or two. The hundreds of dollars spent on a copy should at least offer some lasting quality; otherwise it is not worth getting one.

No matter if is made of steel or has gold platting, every watch will show deterioration in time but the period it takes for it to turn into a bad looking timepiece is very important. Wearing a fake watch everyday for two months should not result in it becoming faded and ugly and if this may happen, it should be covered by the warranty agreement. Always read it carefully so that you know what to expect. Usually, a store that guarantees their products for a long period of time is confident that they are good enough to last at least that long. Those that only offer a 30 day warranty and the state of the watch is examined by them are something to avoid.

Of course, the aspect of the replica watch is not the only thing you need to worry about and the movement can sometimes be quite troublesome. If you notice anything wrong with it as soon as you get it, be sure to contact the store and get your money back or another model. It usually takes some time for the movement to break down so anything which is less than perfect from the start is not good.

In conclusion, the store should offer a long warranty period for fake watches because there are plenty of products out there that can create a bad image. Replica watches can be a great investment if they look and work properly.


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