Sometimes…because it’s life…you get thrown into a funk. You don’t know where to go, where you’re headed, and how to jump back into it. And because it’s “life,” you just take it. I know, because I’ve been in a “blah” kind of mood lately. Read more
Losing a loved one is never easy. Never. Last week, my grandpa passed away. He was a loving, funny, hardworking, and amazing man. Losing him has not only hit our family hard, but it’s kind of left me in a weakened state. I’m not sure if it’s the guilt of not visiting him enough, watching his battle in the hospital, or a combination of both. I do know I’ve had to search hard, high, and low for my inner strength. Read more
I have a thing for maxi skirts. I adore them. I really want to wear them every single day. And they’re perfect for the spring and summer weather. I love them in all colors, prints, and super long! So, when a fellow blogger friend Jayka of Wacky Little House asked me how I style them, I couldn’t wait to share. Here are MY three favorite ways to style a maxi skirt. Read more
I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! The year has flown by so quickly, that it seems like a blur. I know that sounds so cliche, but it does! A lot of amazing things have happened in the past year. I couldn’t be more thankful, blessed, and honored to do what I love. Sharing here with you all has been an amazing experience. Read more
I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Sometimes, I get bored with my outfits. I know I already have a very casual style, but sometimes I feel the need to spice things up. OK, I’m not talking about getting crazy here. I just want to liven up my look every now and then.
A couple of days ago, I was mentioned in a tweet from a Miss Barhynn of Bitchy and Beautiful asking where she could find a few items. Among those items was a white blazer. That got me thinking…and wondering myself. So, as I sit in bed sick (still), I started a little search for that plus size white blazer. Read more
Welcome to “Ask Curves and Chaos” a new feature I’m trying out. A friend of mine had a question for me and recommended I share it on my blog. So here we go! Read more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ladies! And although it’s honored this month, awareness should last a lifetime. Unfortunately, my aunt lost her battle to this horrible disease when I was 19-years-old. She was the most vibrant, loving, and beautiful person, inside and out. I remember her always making us laugh and she was definitely a feisty woman! Read more
There once was a time when I would plan ahead. It didn’t matter what it was. I actually despised waiting until the last minute to accomplish something, especially shopping. Today, I’m no longer that girl. I’m now that “I’ll wait until last minute to find what I need” shopper and I don’t like it.
There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed or forced to buy clothing or shoes. I don’t know why I do it to myself. Maybe I think I’ll make quicker decisions? And because I’ve been so indecisive lately when it comes to fashion, this may make sense. I’m such a mess when I shop.
When I was preparing for my trip to Nashville a few weeks ago, I was shopping for something to wear and bought two tops, that I didn’t even end up wearing. In fact, I returned a dress I bought last minute (of course) for another trip and used that credit to get those tops. I’ll probably end up returning them too. Ugh!
I was also on the hunt for cute shoes and didn’t find any. Oh the drama! LOL! OK, so the obvious answer would be…”don’t wait until the last minute to shop.” Duh...I know that. I just don’t know why I can’t get in that state of mind.
Help ladies! Anyone out there know what I’m talking about? How do you deal with it and do you have any advice on how I can work on fixing this?
I have a blue & white tye dye dress that I want to wear on a brunch cruise,
but I’m style challenged on what accessories would look good.
I love yellow and blue together, so perhaps a yellow clutch? Silver bangles (tons of them; Ashley Stewart carries some really cute ones), large hoops and a chunky ring. I would prefer nude sandals with a heel or you can do wedges. Have fun!
I work in a professional environment where flip flops, jeans (other than Friday), tank tops, etc. are not appropriate. I consider myself someone that dresses with “flare” and would love to dress professionally in a way that flatters my shape while still adding some punch to make me stand out. What would you recommend I do to achieve this?
I also work in a professional environment and I understand where you’re coming from. My lifesaver at work has been dresses, dresses and more dresses (esp in this heat). I pretty much wear dresses for work all year long. I tend to look for more conservative styles that I can add a belt and printed shoes with. I also LOVE pencil skirts; I love showing off my hips and pencil skirts are perfect for this. I struggle in finding blazers to pair with said pencil skirts; however a cardigan is a good substitute while I search. Show off that waist! I have about 50 belts that I pair with almost everything. Belts are a great way to change up an ordinary outfit and to add a bit of a punch. Also, don’t be afraid of color! I wear yellow, red, cobalt blue to work on a regular basis and manage to still remain professional. In the winter, I add a pair of printed/textured tights to my dresses/skirts. It’s a bit unexpected and fun.
I was wondering how do you find fashion in a fashionless state and affordable. I stay in Arizona and there is hardly any fashion out here and stuff online is really expensive. If you could help me that would be great. Please and thank you.
I think the most important thing is to establish your style/what you like to wear. This makes shopping sooo much easier. My best suggestion would be to keep an open mind and shop in places where you think may have nothing for you. Thrifting as super economical, but can be frustrating if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Check you your local Salvation Army/Goodwill; I have found some gems in there. Secondly, what do you consider to be expensive? If you find an item you love, you will get much more wear out of it than you would with something you just “like”. Many websites have clearance sales going on now, i.e Asos (and they have free shipping!). Ebay is a great option, especially if you know your body well and what will/will not fit.
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