Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ease into Neon


If you haven't noticed by now, neons are everywhere! Clothes, shoes, accessories, even Sharpies! If you've been afraid to try wearing it, be afraid no more! Here's some tips to help you add some brightness to your outfit.

Now I'm not one to wear a lot of black in the summer, but I knew that black would really make this color stand out!

If you're afraid to try a bright shirt all by itself, layer it underneath something. I layered this top with a lace moto jacket. This jacket is great for warm weather! It breathes well since it is lace. You can find one in black or white here


If you are still afraid to try a lot of brightness at once, start small. Wear a neon scarf with the same color neon sandals. Or use a neon purse. You can even go smaller and start with an accessory like a watch, or headband.




This top is great for layering. It's loose, comfy, and cool. Great for when you feel bloated and blah… if you know what I mean ;)



 This maxi skirt I found on sale at Dillard's a while back for $12! It it kind of long though, so I had to wear my highest heels with it. Just FYI, if you have a Dillard's in your area, my sister in law told me that they're having a big sale this week. In fact, I'm sure most stores will be having a sale soon since they need to start moving out all the spring/summer clothes and bringing in the fall clothes. Keep an eye out!


 * Jacket & top: Forever 21 * Skirt & shoes: Dillard's *

XOXO
Carmen

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Make clothes work for YOU!

Have you ever been shopping only to try something on and think, "If this was just a little bit longer." or "If the neckline was a little higher, I would totally get it!" Only to walk away from something you REALLY liked. Not anymore! Make clothes work for you!


At first glance, this dress looks too good to be true! High neckline, nice length, fits perfect. But what you don't realize is that when first I tried it on, I didn't like it at all! The waist was too low, the slip underneath was too short and I almost put it back. But I thought, you know what, I can make this work! So here are my secrets…


I used two safety pins on each sleeve to make the top fit better. It also pulled the waist and neckline up. Safety pins are a girls best friend! Now, I don't plan on leaving the safety pins there forever. I plan on sewing the sleeves to the size I want. But for a quick fix, safety pins work like magic!



As for the length, I will also eventually sew a piece of fabric to the bottom, but I couldn't wait for that to wear it! So what I did was wear a pencil skirt in the same color, underneath the dress. I already had this skirt at home so I didn't have to buy it. A solid color pencil skirt underneath is a great way to add length to anything!


In this first picture you can see where the slip on the dress stops, about midway up my thigh. In the second picture, I am showing the skirt I wore underneath. You can't even tell it's there!


So next time you try something on and it doesn't look like you want it to, check to see if it is something you can easily fix. Taking up sleeves and adding length can be a very quick fix and make an outfit look completely different! Make the clothes work for YOU!


(Dress: Nordstrom Rack * Jacket: Forever 21 * Headband: Versona Accesories * 
Shoes: Dillards * Purse: Brighton)

XOXO
Carmen

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