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 www.sassybax.com
I’m not a huge fan of purple but when I caught a glimpse of the $5 price tag on this dress, I immediately yanked it off the rack. It was then that I noticed the flecks of sparkle and the POCKETS. I was in love! My immediate thought was to pair it with my denim jacket but I thought I’d give it a quirky look by layering it over a polka dot button down and of course a belt (I try to belt just about anything I wear – it’s kinda my thing). I love the definition and personality the belt gives my outfits.
I’ve had this white lace shift dress for some time and I would have worn it sooner but it didn’t fit. Yep this baby has been sitting in my closet for 3 months and 10 pounds. I kept trying it on every couple of weeks and I was SO happy last week when it actually fit! I’m still a few pounds of from my goal weight but I’m happy how far I’ve come.
Normally I would be terrified to wear a white dress but being that it’s a shift dress it’s a lot more forgiving. For accessories I kept it simple because I wanted to let the green bag do all the work and for shoes I was initially going to pair the dress with pointy toe pumps but I thought they were way too expected and a little dressier than I wanted to look so I decided to wear these gorgeous flats by London Sole that gave it the perfect balance of dressy and dainty but still casual.
I was so thrilled when I got the London Sole Henrietta Quilted flatsworn by some of my favorite fashionista like Olivia Plaermo, Kate and Pippa Middleton, and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of their large celebrity following..They’re the true definition of a stylish classic shoe that won’t go out of style and well worth the investment making them a celeb and stylist favorite. These are the types of shoes that need to be in any women’s closet (especially busy moms like me) because they’re easy to wear for day or night, comfy and can be worn year round. I love the details like the quilting that London Sole is famous for, the dainty little bow and even the heart inside their leather lining. So glad I got them now because I have tons of shorts both casual and dressy that I plan on pairing them with a la Olivia Palermo.
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I don’t know about you but my handbag is a pretty important part of my outfit, and when I pick one it has to have every detail to fit my needs because I wear it all day long and it’s usually filled to the brim! I was recently sent the Square Dark Orange Tote by Angela & Roi to review and immediately fell in love with the bag AND the company! It’s a roomy tote that can easily carry an ipad or books and has separate pockets on the outside (essential for people like me that lose everything). It also has a detachable strap making it not only stylish but super functional. Angela & Roi offer a wide variety of vegan made handbags with a vintage feel that have a luxurious look without the hefty price tag. Their classic selection of bags and colors make them closet must-haves that will never go out of style. I also think it’s brilliant how they incorporate charitable endeavors via color. How does the Donate by Color Mission work? Different medical issues relate to specific colors. For example, Colon Cancer awareness links traditionally with the color blue. When customers purchase a blue handbag, five dollars will automatically be donated to Colon Cancer Alliance. Check out my tote below and for more info visit – www.AngelaRoi.com
To help celebrate the kick off of the Diet Dr Pepper Sweepstakes on March 4th I was asked to write about my one of a kind style. In a nutshell, my style has always been eclectic and deeply inspired by music and movies. Musicians like Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin played perfectly to my boho/hippie style, while actresses like Edie Sedgewick and Natalie Wood greatly influenced my flirty retro looks and even my hair. While in high school I shopped the malls like every American teenager, but I was always looking for ways to add pieces that were unique and found on the side streets where thrift stores thrived. No joke I hit every smoky dungeon I could find in New York in a fervent effort to add to my trendier mall finds (something I still do to this day).
My style hasn’t changed much and I still shop at the malls for affordable trendy pieces but as I get older I’ve learned to dress to my evolving body and shape and the thrift store finds focus more on jackets, bags and more importantly accessories! I tend to lean more towards modern, better fitting pieces but still keep my overall look in the boho vein. I believe that it’s the little details that count and not a specific style. For example, one day I will be dressed in a modern white jacket with skinny jeans but the next time you bump into me I’ll be wearing the very same jacket over a flowing dress (like the one seen below). Two completely different styles that I make my very own with over sized bags, chunky rings, a stack of bangles and always – and I mean always – with a pair of over sized shades.
In my look below I decided to try out a trendy high low dress for the very first time. I decided to give this one a shot because it has all the right elements of everything that my style embraces. The feminine length and chiffon is complimented by a studded camouflage top – I love it and it was only $25! As soon as I saw it I immediately envisioned it with a cropped denim jacket and flats but when I brought it home I realized that it would look amazing with my white blazer and ankle tie wedges. The jacket definitely gives it a dressier look and the bow on the wedges give it the perfect dainty touch.
I’m all about the accessories, but it has to be the right amount. While this outfit has plenty of character thanks to the camo, studs and white jacket, I had to add a ton of bangles! The belt was a last minute add-on that looks like it came with the dress and helped accentuate my waist a bit.
I actually debated on using a clutch but this zippered accented bag played off the camo’s masculine feel.
From the front this jacket looks like your basic boxy cut blazer, but the back is what makes it special and the high low hem accentuaed it even more – love it!
So there you have it! My One of a Kind Style: a little boho, a tad tomboy, but 100% girly girl when it comes to accessories and shoes.
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I’ve always been an avid thrift store shopper and nothing is more exciting than finding something you love on the cheap. Just the other day my son asked me to take him thrifting and I was SO excited not only because he showed an interest in one of my passions, but also because we were going on a day that offered 50 percent off clothes. While my son was looking to find what he called “Cosby” type sweaters I hit the women’s clothing section and found a spotted faux fur coat for $16 but I got it $8! I expected the coat to need some type of tailoring but it fit perfectly and it’s in amazing condition! I won’t be wearing it too often here in Florida but I now have a super cute coat for my frequent NY visits.
What I’m Wearing:
Vintage Faux Fur Coat – $8 from Local Thrift Store
There’s something about a peplum top that’s so feminine, and as soon as you throw it on you instantly feel classy. I have a few peplum tops (you can see my lace one here) but the most flattering types are the ones that fall right at the hips and have 3/4 sleeve (but that goes for any sleeve). This black one is like a basic tee and it’s a easy way to add a little flair to jeans or skirts.
What I’m Wearing:
Peplum Top – $14.99 from Kohl’s
Black Jeggings (also seen here) – $19.99 from Marshalls
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.
What I’m Wearing:
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
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This week’s edition of Links a la Mode includes a variety of style tips, collectively helping us all achieve wardrobe domination. Dirty Laundry gets creative with monochromatic colors, we have a juicy American Apparel shopping tip from The Coveted, Capitola Girl introduces us to new wooden accessories for summer and Vulgar Moon even shows us how to look good in sweatpants. Be sure to check out all the links and feel free to let us know which posts are your favorites!
Links à la Mode : May 28th
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