Monday, September 23, 2013
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 brown flats on, I was ready to go outside! :)
I hope that this post inspired you in some way. Perhaps you will put a scarf in your hair or risk trying a matchy matchy outfit for the cute effect! Until next time, happy styling!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
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. Although it adds warmth, it's in keeping with the casual, summery effect. I'm quite pleased with the outfit, and look forward to wearing it again!
"likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works." ~ 1 Timothy 2:9-10, ESV
Saturday, September 7, 2013
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. ;)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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 Casual Dress
When I'm not sure what to wear, I need to look no further than this brown button-down dress. It goes with both sneakers and heels, looks great with my red leather belt, and has an updated 40's/50's feel to it.
This skirt has taken me through many years, and thus needs to be replaced. It goes with every color and is among the most easy-going of skirts.
To top it all off (literally), here is a blazer. It is admittedly not the best blazer in the world, but a blazer of any kind is great when you require outerwear that has a sharper look than a baggy sweatshirt or windbreaker.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Well, now that you know WHY I'm blogging, let's get on with this post! One of my favorite ways to get inspiration for outfits is to try a "look". Again and again I find myself trying the "classic" look. For my latest birthday party, I wore a sophisticated 1960's look. With a black sheath dress, colorful blazer, pearl necklace and heeled oxfords, I was going for an Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy style.