Sunday, August 13, 2017

End of Summer Outfits

Outfit Details:
Turquoise Top: Similar
Catos Fashion: Similar
Peace Wrap Bracelet: Similar
Life Stride Wedges: Similar

I thought I wouldn't get this post up today. It was one of those days. The technology was not working right and the weather was not so pleasant (very cloudy day and rainy).  But the show must go on!

Whether we like it or not summer is ending. I have come up with some great end of summer outfit ideas. This will help those who may feel that they have run out of outfit ideas. I know that is how it feels to me except when I look at my closet to find these items have not been worn that often if not at all. I created a list of outfit ideas for the end of summer based on some of the items I have in my closet. Most of you probably have these items in your closet too, so feel free to use these tips to create looks of your own. Most of these outfits can be worn in fall with some minor adjustments.

Multi Colored Skirt

I have three colorful skirts I want to wear before summer ends. This is one of the skirts and this is the other.  Pair one of your colorful top with it for summer. But in fall you can always wear it with a long sleeve top

Beige Dress

I have this beige maxi dress that it seems that I forget about. I have not worn it yet because I would have to sew up the splits.  If you have a beige maxi dress wear you can wear it with a pair of your favorite sandals or flats. But if you want to get more wear out of it, you can always wear it with your favorite black or tan boots. If it is a sleeveless dress a moto jacket or bomber would look perfect with it.

Bright Maxi Skirt

I have this fuchsia embroidered maxi skirt that I have only worn once this year. I would love to wear it before fall comes because it is the perfect item to wear in summer. But I think I will wear it fall too with a nice neutral sweater.

Cold Shoulder Top or Dress

 I brought this cold shoulder top this summer by accident and I have not worn it yet. Since it is stripped top it goes with everything. I plan on wearing it with my denim skirt and in fall I still can get by wearing that way but with my favorite pair of ankle boots.

What favorite outfits would you like to wear before summer ends?

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

This or That: Great Basics Part One

This or That: Great Basics

Guess which of these loafers is the steal! 

Guess Guess

 Had you ever wanted a piece that you gravitate too? Something that looks great with almost everything you own. An item that you know is your favorite thing to wear.  Something that never goes out of style. Then what you want are great basics!

What makes them great essentials is that they look fab but yet is not considered to be trendy or over the top. These items you can keep in your wardrobe for years without wondering if it is out of style. They are timeless and perfect in almost any season! The items I am featuring today are those great staples that you would love to wear.

Since it is a This or That post you have to guess which of these excellent basics are a steal or splurge. A steal is a less expensive item and a splurge is expensive. I actually bet that some of these items you can't tell the difference!

This or That: Moto Jacket

I am not a huge fan of bulky coats but I love a good jacket. Something that not only completes your look but is great for cooler temperatures. A moto jacket is one my favorites because it can easily be worn in the day or night.

Find the steal! 

This or That: Tote Bags

A tote can carry all of the things you need. You never have to worry about leaving something at home because it does not fit in your bag.

Picked the splurge! 

Guess Guess 

This or That: Western Boots

Ankle boots for some are worn all year long. The reason is that this boot can be styled so many ways. Wear it with your denim or even your dresses.

Guess which is the splurge. 

Guess   Guess 

This or That: Pleated Skirt

If you have been following this blog you know that I love a pleated skirt. I dress it up sometimes for when I go to a special event. And other times  I wear my pleated skirt with a t-shirt and sneakers for casual events.

Pick the steal! 

Guess    Guess 

This or That: Pointed Toe Flats

Invest in a great pair of flats or loafers that are comfortable yet cute!

Which is the splurge?

Guess Guess 

All of these essentials are perfect investments for any woman's closet. But just in case you don't want to spend too much money the steals featured today are great options to buy. The steals are also perfect just in case the splurges are no longer in stock or available in your size.

What basics would you like to have featured in part two!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

9 Ways to Create Your Fall Wardrobe

What I am Wearing:

Forever 21 Tassel Charm Necklace Similar
American Eagle Outfitters Sunglasses Similar
White Blazer Similar
Forever 21 Plus Size Dress SimilarSimilar
Kenneth Cole Bag Similar
HM Sandals Similar

Even though it is still summer I am already thinking about creating my fall wardrobe. I do like to plan ahead especially when it comes to fashion.I even like to wear some of the fall looks I created now. Despite the warm weather it still has not stopped me from creating some of my favorite fall looks. I created these outfits from getting tons of inspiration from looking online or seeing what people are wearing. I even started shopping my closet for some items. I even mixed my summer items with my fall items (see this post)! I know it may seem too soon to some to start doing this but this is the best time to get things ready for fall.

Looking at Pinterest

I looked at a few ideas on what to wear for fall this year. I found a lot of new trends to try. I also found inspiration for this look that I am posting today. I wanted to find a new way to style this maxi dress that I have been having for two years. I usually wear it with a black cardigan but I got tired of wearing it the same way each time. If you get tired of wearing the same thing over and over again you can probably find new ways to style your favorite pieces on Pinterest too!

Looking at Fashionista you Love 

Believe or not I get a lot of my fashion tips and inspiration from fashionable women I know and love. I don't mean the famous women we see online or on tv. I mean the ones in my family, church, and community. I get a lot of ideas from these women because I know and trust their judgment. I also can outright out ask them where they got their outfit from! lol So start looking for your fall inspiration from the women you know and admire personally too! 

Checking out Magazines 

August is the month when magazines start displaying fall looks and trends. You can either buy them or get them from the library. Write down what looks you would like to recreate or even take a pic of it with your cell phone. Doing this would help you to figure out what you would like to wear or even buy.

Ask Your Self Some Questions 

Ask yourself how do you want to look? Also, think about if any changes have happened in your life. Have you gain weight or lost weight? Are there any life changes that happen like a new career? These things help you decide what you need or want.

Making a List

Some people hate making a list but sometimes you might need to! Especially if you want to focus on what to buy. This will hopefully keep you from buying too much! 

Shopping Your Closet

After you make a list of what you like then look and see what you have in your closet. You might already have what you desire to wear in your closet. Because you don't want to buy something you already have. I have done that before and it was not a good feeling!

Looking for Accessories 

Look at what accessories you have in your closet rather it is jewelry, bags, shoes, scarves, and hats What condition is it in? Is it out of style or do you just don't like it anymore?  Throw out what you want to give up.

Out with the Old

I know that sometimes we like to hold on to things. But sometimes you need let them go! For example, do you have a dress in your closet you have not worn for years but just kept it for a sentimental reason? It may be time to get rid of it especially if you can't wear it or it is not in good condition anymore.

In with the New

The new season means new trends! So look for what trends you like especially if you want to add color to your closet. Pantone Fall Color Trends can help you figure out which fall color is right for you.

These are just a few tips to help you get started building your fall wardrobe. There are other ways and articles to help you figure out what you want for this fall. This article from Vogue as some great ideas on what to add to your closet. But always keep in mind to dress how you feel and be confident with what you choose to wear.

What tips do use to create your wardrobe?