Thrifted Trends: Floral Midi Dress with Pockets

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dress- Value Village Roswell/ Clutch - B & R Thrift (buy HERE)/ Shoes- Jessica Simpson- Macys 

Yes, I love dresses, especially a vintage floral midi like this on, similar to one I blogged about HERE. I scored it at Value Village Roswell during our June Thrift and Brunch event. I fell in love with the print, the style and when I realized it had pockets...I knew I found a winner! I don't know what it is about pockets on a dress, but it sends my heart beating. 

Does your heart skip a beat when the dress you love has pockets? What made you fall in love with your most recent purchase? 

How to Pick The Perfect Little Black Dress

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Like a true friend, devoted husband or a love "affair", the little black dress is the one thing that you can rely on. It's always available, never goes out of style and makes a powerful statement.
Designer Coco Chanel has been credited with coining the term "little black dress"

Most fashionistas will agree that it is a must-have staple that every woman should have in her closet. Is your little black dress a fashion icon? It is if you can answer yes to the following questions:
  • Is it versatile enough to go from the office to a cocktail party?
  • Does it reflect your style and make you feel fabulous?
  • Is it the perfect background for your bold accessories?
  • Can you style it many times, without others realizing it's the same dress?
Here are some iconic LBD moments:

Audrey Hepburn's LBD by Givenchy is one of most iconic little black dresses. She wore it in the opening of the 1961 romantic comedy film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Princess Diana's Revenge Dress by Christina Stambolian worn soon after Prince Charles admitted adultery during a televised interview. You can guess who stole his thunder!!
First Lady Michelle Obama in a Michael Kors Dress for her official white house portrait. She is bearing her gorgeous toned armed.
My favorite LBD moment, was the day I scored this vintage Tadashi cocktail dress. It was featured in the fro-fashion week fashion show. It will fit me one day soon. What is your most memorable LBD moment? Where and how did you wear your LBD?

How to do a Wardrobe Audit + Shop My Closet Sale

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

After taking an honest look at my wardrobe, I realized that I needed to do a wardrobe audit. So over the holiday weekend, I began purging my closet.  When is it the right time to perform a wardrobe audit?  If you can answer 'yes' to any of the following questions, then it’s time to purge your closet.
  • Is your closet a gallery of your mix matched items?
  • Do you have clothes with tags that you haven’t worn? 
  • Do you take longer than usual to put an outfit together?

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

(1) Invite one of your trusted friends to assist you, especially one whose style you absolutely love. Or hire a personal stylist. (Click HERE for my shameless plug)

(2) Go through your closet and assess your clothing. Keep the items you definitely want hung up and separate the rest into two piles, a "no" pile and a "maybe" pile.

(3) The "no" pile should be clothing not worn in the past year. If these items have sentimental value, put away in a storage tote and store them away. Other items can be donated to charity or save for a fashion swap.

(4) Now go through the “maybe” pile. This is where your trusted friend is invaluable. Try on each piece and only keep items that you can wear immediately. No excuses, like I will lose weight etc. Any items that need to altered should be brought to seamstress ASAP.

(5) Change out any mismatched hangers. Having the same looking hangers give your closet a nice uniform look. Your closet will be organized and more user-friendly.

(6) Lastly, organize your closet. I suggest organizing by three categories: career, casual and evening wear. Then organize by color. Trust me, this will make getting ready so much easier. 

After following these tips, go through your closet again. You now have made space in your closet. If necessary, you can make a nice shopping list of items that you need to update or refresh your wardrobe.

So using this same advice and techniques, I separated the items I longer wanted into two piles: a ‘no’ pile and ‘maybe’ piles. But I added one more pile, the "sell" pile: a pile especially for my wonderful readers who would love to shop my closet! A few are pieces that I have featured on the blog. Below are some items up for grabs. 

Thrifted Trends: Seersucker Summer Dress

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dress- Nine West (Buckhead Thriftique)/ Shoes- Alice & Olivia (Goodwill NG Johns Creek)/ Clutch- Fendi (Alexis Suitcase Consignment)

Nothing says classic summer better than seersucker fabric- owning a piece made of seersucker is a must-have because this timeless staple belongs in your closet! Here is the history behind this fabric: In 1907, a New Orleans clothier made summer wear more comfortable by designing a light-weight suit in pale blue and white striped rumpled cotton fabric. He named that fabric “seersucker,” from Persian words meaning “milk and sugar.”  This best part about it is that is does not require ironing!

Seersucker suits became widely popular, especially among Southern senators. Now a long past tradition, Seersucker Thursdays was the third Thursday of June set aside for senators to wear seersucker suits. But today seersucker isn't just for suits- we gals can rock this nostalgic look too! 

Do you own a seersucker piece?

Stylish Review: Funky Flair Boutique Black and White Convertible Maxi Dress

Monday, July 1, 2013

Funky Flair Boutique allowed me to select a dress to wear to my friend's birthday party. It was a hard decision but I fell head over heels for this convertible maxi dress. It is very trendy, flowy fabric and super comfortable!  

I had so much fun with this dress because there are so many ways to style it! It leads to endless possibilities but it becomes hard to pick your favorite look for your given event. I wished the convertible part of the dress was the same fabric on both sides though, it would be easier to style the dress. You also need to have double sided tape to make sure your "girls" stay in place and do not come out unexpectedly. 

Well after several tries, I finally settled on styling my convertible maxi with a plunging neckline and lots of back cleavage too! I wore this dress to my friend's birthday party on Saturday and got so many compliments. If you want to turn heads, click HERE to purchase your dress too!

What do you think of this style? How would you wear this maxi dress?

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