Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Another Abundance of Bows

Anyone can wear this hot accessory, especially since it comes in numerous styles. Really there’s an option for every occasion- gloves, hats, headbands, hair accessories, jewelry, purses, and shoes! My favorite place with the most adorable bows is katespade.com. The brand itself consists of girly, bright, and cutesy stuff. The “cutesy” label definitely defines the bow trend going on right now, so it is no surprise that kate spade stores showcase them in all entities.

If you enjoy trips to the beach, the Barrow Street Anabel is a perfect purchase. The punchy pink and red color along with the bow make it feminine and fun. If you’re in the market for a new purse, the Charm City Ostrich Joleen has two separate bows, and is a leather shoulder purse in a patterned lavender shade that is ideal for spring. The shoulder strap is gold links with leather threaded through, and the inside is gold, both of which add even more adorable details! I think that is part of the fun of the kate spade brand really- everything has tiny cute details.

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Check out the Fiona shoe in wild colors! They look like presents and can be justified as presents for your feet in bright spring colors. Pair these flats with a little black dress and make your outfit stand out! These would look cute with some jeggings too.

If you are in the market for some new jewelry, there is the plated gold All Wrapped Up Small Pendant, Bangle, and Bow Ring, a necklace, bracelet and ring trio you can own together or in individual pieces. These are classic enough to wear everyday yet trendy and cute at the same time.

If that wasn’t enough bows, there are bows on the pattern of the Madeleine Bows Emma Dress, purple Broome Street Patent New Bow Glove, two pairs of wedding shoes, and the stunning bright green Plaza Bow Pouch clutch.

Buy them all or just buy one item, whatever you choose you can’t go wrong. There is something suitable for every type of woman here.

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Wearable Denim

Jeans are always in style of course, and now currently denim material is in too. The thing is, you have to be careful not to get too carried away with it. There is truly a fine line between going the cute route versus the cheesy route, and here is my guide for staying trendy but not drowning yourself in it.

Tacky Denim

Overalls- While you may see them returning to stores at this point in time, please remind yourself why they went out of style. Overalls are not cute, and neither are short overalls (or clogs). I don’t care what you say, even models look bad in this, so the normal person should not wear it either. The reason it left our wardrobes was because it was cheesy, and it should definitely stay that way.  Avoid overalls at all cost!

Jean jackets- These can be cute when they are tailored appropriately and were all over the runway. However, while they paired it together with jeans on the runway, be very careful if you pair them with a pair of matching jeans. The new jacket is more fitted and flattering than before, and I personally think it looks best over dresses. I love this J Brand one here.

Dresses and skirts- I love the new jean dresses and skirts out for sale right now! They are extremely wearable.

Urban Outfitters really seems to have taken the trend to a place where I feel safe and can wear it at the same time. I just purchased the Cooperative Denim Skirt, something I can pair with all my shirts and even wear to work. Urban Outfitters carries a bunch of other options too, with something for everyone. I recommend shopping online today to find something that suits your individual style!

Retro Swimwear

My latest obsession since coming to Miami is retro swimwear. You see it a lot, like in the uniforms at the Fontainebleau or at a day on the beach. I love polka dots (which most people know by now), and I have one that is a little retro with polka dots. I am definitely in the market for a new bikini since my favorite broke two weeks ago, and I have started my browsing process.

J. Crew usually has a good assortment, but I really like Betsey Johnson‘s line of swimwear, like the one below:Find that and more at shopstyle.com, where I will be browsing to find my next purchase for my ever present beach days.

Spandex is a Privilege, Not a Right

Something that really irritates me about the gym (other than the obvious act of working out) is the really ridiculous things people wear.

  1. Regular underwear with spandexSpandex should never be worn with regular underwear, granny panties, and especially not booty shorts. Why? Because it’s tacky and literally everyone can see your underwear. No one needs to know what kind of underwear you have on or see it. Really, this issue should be a non-issue and a worldwide agreement that no one wants to see your underwear in public settings.
  2. Juicy Couture Track Suits– Nothing says “serious” like a terry cloth hoodie and matching pants at the gym. Actually, it’s the exact opposite. It is permissible to walk in this to the gym, but to prance around with “juicy” on your butt bundled up like it’s 10 degrees in the gym means that you aren’t working hard enough. Dressing like Snookie at the gym is not going to get you a lifelong partner, and I am fairly certain guys aren’t really into bejeweled terry cloth pants that make you look like a complete tool.
  3. Bra Tops– The gym is not equivalent to the beach. I do not want to envy your anorexic frame or see your wrinkly stomach flapping on the treadmill. If you are 65 and wearing this, please, for the sake of everyone just stop! Leave something to the imagination instead.
  4. Rainbow Capris My favorite lady at the gym has triangle hair, loves rainbow capris, and likes to hog the cardio equipment I always want… So she gets her own number. Her rainbow capris are possibly the most hideous pants I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, and I am entirely uncertain where you find such a… special?? purchase. Please, stay away from tie dye pants at all costs.
  5. White Pants– Yet again, I feel it is necessary to remind people that no one wants to see your underwear… or lack thereof. I believe that white linen or tight pants are yet another unnecessary and unfortunate purchase. In case you were unaware, while white jeans are designed to not be entirely see-through, tight pants are not.
  6. Shorts That Show Your Butt Cheeks/Crack- You might think you look wonderful in those shorts, but I must convince you otherwise– no one goes to the gym to see your naked tushy! It is not attractive or cute and is far from classy, so cover yourself up! Short spandex is quite all right, but just don’t cut it too close.

Lots of things are acceptable like shorts, t-shirts, and fabulous-looking spandex. The ever adorable store lululemon definitely has the cutest workout clothes I’ve ever seen! There is definitely a way to have fun, look cute, and be classy while sweating!