Showing posts from September, 2013

Stripes and Blue

Lately I've been quite fond of greenish shades of blue. At a thrift store on our vacation, I bought a t-shirt in this color family; I believe it is somewhere between aqua and robin's egg blue. What do you think? In any case, it's a lovely, bright color!
   One item in my closet that I like to pair with colors is my black and gray striped cotton skirt. I bought it earlier this year at a thrift store for $10, though I had just seen the same kind at Target a month or so before! It looks good with both warm and cool colors. Though I like the slightly asymmetrical design, it's too short for me to be comfortable wearing it without leggings.
  A few days ago, I put the skirt, top, and leggings together. I decided that it was a good day to try putting one of my favorite scarves in my hair. After folding in the same way shown in the tutorial of my last post, I just tied it on! In keeping with the color scheme, I wore a heart pendant on my silver chain. After slipping my br…

Of Scarves

Scarves are one of my fashion weaknesses. I have a wide collection of them in varying materials, lengths, widths, and colors. Adding a scarf to an outfit can completely tie it together (pardon the pun). Colorful scarves brighten up a monochromatic look. Silky ones make a posh addition. Knits are cozy for the winter. Lacy scarves lend a feminine touch. The versatility of scarves is part of what makes them fun to wear.
  Following are my first attempts at tutorials! They are quite simple, so I hope they make sense. :)

My version of folding a square scarf:

1) This is the scarf laid out flat. The dollar bill is for scale.
2) I begin by folding it in half diagonally.
3) Next, I fold it in half lengthwise.
4) Then, I fold it in half again.
5) I flipped it over so that there are no edges showing.

Wearing the Square Scarf:

1) I first knot the scarf like I would if I were beginning to tie a shoe. Double-knotting will probably work best with slippery material such as this. 2) I turn it so …

New Dress and Chambray Experimentation

This week, I went on a trip with my parents and best friend to a town that is artistic, touristy, and a home to fun shops and consignment stores. Of course, that means that we went shopping! One of my purchases was a brand new floral print summer dress (Yes, I do buy new clothing now and then, but it was on a superb sale of about $15. Also, the state we were in has no sales tax :D.)! The color scheme of the dress will make a great transition into autumn, and I think it will look cute with tights and boots. You will have to stay tuned to see what I do with it next. ;)

  Today I wore the dress layered with a t-shirt and leggings, since it doesn't quite meet my modesty standards on its own. Later, I decided to put a chambray shirt over it to wear outside. The chambray shirt is also new, and this was actually the first time I wore it. My mom got it at Kohl's on sale, and we are now sharing it. Having seen similar shirts tied in the front, I wanted to give the look a spin. Altho…

Print + Print

To be completely honest, I’ve always been a little suspicious of the idea of putting one piece of printed clothing with another. But  every now and then in the world of fashion, a girl has to try new things. One day, my mom suggested that I wear my striped tee with my floral print skirt. I tried it, and ended up enjoying the results. Yesterday I decided to wear a printed t-shirt under my beloved plaid sundress. They made a cute combination, and I wondered why I hadn’t thought to join them before!

In the first outfit, the top and skirt are both second-hand. The dog was just about brand new when I got him. ;)

Here, the t-shirt is from a thrift store, and the dress (Converse brand!) is from Target.
     Since I am new to this idea of print + print, I can’t give out any wonderful advice about it. So far, I think a good deal of making it work is using colors that look great together. The green on the striped shirt nearly matches a shade on the skirt, while the muted purple on the dress…

My Essentials (and why you might like them too!)

(above items are from Modcloth, Ruche and Anthropologie, respectively)
We all have go-to items in our closets and dressers that have more outings than our other clothes. Their cute-factor, practicality and versatility have us wearing them again and again. In short, they make the outfit. Here, I have compiled a list of my essential shoes and clothes. They are great for starting you on your way to being more stylish, or just sprucing up your present wardrobe. Though you may not like them as much as I do, or find them to fit your lifestyle, they are what has worked for me and I just want to share them. J

Striped knit tee

This is so simple and yet so fun. The secret is in the stripes! If you want a quick way to make a casual outfit more chic, wear some stripes.

A Neutral Cardigan After buying this oatmeal cardigan, I wore it almost nonstop until a recent heat wave. I usually wear it with the sleeves pushed up, and it goes with nearly everything. Cardigans add warmth and are classier than an …

Indroduction and Classic 60's

As this is my first post, I suppose that an apt way to begin would be to explain why I started this blog. :)  First of all, I greatly enjoy clothes. Putting together outfits is one of the ways I express my creativity. Lately, I've been wanting to share my hobby with others. Most girls want to wear cute clothes, but some don't know "wear" to start. A blog seemed like a splendid way to show others what I've found to work in the world of fashion. Also, I have pored over books about clothes and style. They are just so fun, that I thought I would try my hand at a similar, if smaller, endeavor. At the same time, another reason for starting this blog was to be different from other sources. Following are the two big differences: 1) As a servant of Jesus Christ, I will present modest fashions. Before I go further, I will say that I realize modesty is different for different people. My standard is probably too high for some and too low for others, but never outlandish. 2) …