Sunday, July 23, 2017

How to a Wear Midi Skirt

midi skirt

Outfit Details
Pearl Necklace
Catos Fashion Mock Turtleneck: Similar, Similar 
Ava and Viv Stripe Midi SkirtHereSimilar 
H&M Wedge Heels: Similar 

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I got this skirt around Fourth of July at Target for around $8. When I first picked this skirt up I picked a 3X. But it was too big so I went and found a 1X skirt that fit fine. So I knew I had to buy this skirt because I could never get a skirt this inexpensive.

The price was perfect but the print and colors really sold me. Black and white looks great with everything so I knew this skirt would be a staple. And hopeful I have enough guts to start mixing prints which give me more possibilities.

How to Wear a Midi Skirt 

how to wear a midi skirt

But having worn midi skirts I knew I could not style it the same way as I style my non-midi skirts. If I would try that it would end up looking frumpy and that is something no one including wants to look like. If you feel the same way about midi skirts not looking right on you, I have a few tips to help you style your midi!

Choosing the right skirt

Choosing the right midi skirt
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All midi skirt are not alike! I tried on another midi skirt but this one was more flattering for me. The other was too straight and long for my body type. So when it comes to picking a skirt that looks good on you. If you prefer a shorter midi skirt then chose one. A shorter skirt is perfect for those who are petite or want to give the illusion of long legs. A skirt just below the knee would be ideal.

Tailored Fit

Tailored Midi Skirt

Okay, I have something to confess! I really hate to sew but sometimes it is necessary when items really don't fit. The blush pink HM skirt from last week had to be taken in. You can also hem your midi if you feel it is too long.

To tuck or not to Tuck

Tucking in a midi skirt

I tried wearing my midi skirts with a long top but it ends up looking slouchy.  It looks nothing like the images in magazines or perfect Pinterest. So I tuck my shirts in usually because it looks neater.A cool tip to remember what tops to wear is if you have the volume on the bottom don't have any on the top. Wear shirts that are fitted, tucked, or even cropped with a full skirt.

Right Shoe

plus size midi skirt

Another thing that can make you look shorter is choosing the wrong shoe. Flat, for example, would make you look shorter with you pair it with a long midi skirt. Heels look best with skirts longer than mid calf. Ankle strap heels should also be avoided.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer Dresses Under $100

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses Under $100 

Does any one love a good dress for summer but does not want to spend a lot of money? 

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1.River Island Plus Size Dress $80 Here, 2. HM Long Dress $34.99  Here3. Mango Ruffled Sleeve Dress $99.99 Here 4. Dorothy Perkins Multi Floral Dress $55 Here, 5. Gap Pintuck Dress $69.95 

I love wearing dresses any season but in summer I love them even more! Dresses are perfect for hot weather when one does not want to wear too many layers of clothing. They are also easy to style you can simply throw it on and go! That is why it seems are wear dresses a lot in summer.

And with summer being the longest season in North Carolina I know that I will be being one before it is all over. But this season I have not really bought any. Maybe because I have not found one that I love yet! Some I did not like the fit of it or I just did not like the price. But I have found some pretty dresses online that I would love to own. The five featured above or just some of the cute dresses I have found. The widget at the end of the post has more of my favorite dresses that are not only affordable but pretty too!

A few of these dresses can easily be transitioned into fall which makes them a good investment. Others can be dressed up or down or worn day or night. Believe or not the dress from Gap would look perfect with sneakers (See Image Below). And don't worry all of them are not pink I just did that for the first picture

How to wear a dress with Sneakers

This Gap dress does look cute with sneakers don't you think?! 

1.HM Denim Jacket  Here
2. Gap Dress Here
3. Betsey Jonshon Crossbody Bag Here
4. Old Skool Vans Here 

What is your favorite dress to wear for summer? 

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

How to Style Your Favorite Staples

Summer Essentials

Outfit Details:

HM Lace Yoke Top: Here, HM Pleated Skirt: SimilarSimilar, White Bow Slingbacks: Similar

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Have you ever bought something you knew you were going to wear a lot? An item that you just can't get enough of wearing. Well, this HM lace blouse and the HM pleated skirt are the two items I have worn repeatedly. Maybe because they are my favorite summer staples. I have displayed how I have worn these two staples in these three blog posts: here, here, and here. I also have come up with ideas on how to style some of your favorite staples. 


Blush is one of the top colors for this season besides yellow! Blush can sometimes be muted which makes it easy to style it has a neutral. When you want to style it has a neutral you can wear it with bold colors. But you an also wear it other neutrals. A blush top would look perfect with casual pieces like denim but you can also dress it up with other pieces. 


Lace fashion is great any season but when the weather gets warmer it seems that it is often worn the most. Lace dresses, in particular, are a perfect summer staple but any lace piece is right to for this season. Lace dresses look excellent with feminine items but it would also look good with something unexpected with denim or in fall/winter you can wear it with leather. Leather and lace are such opposites that it would actually look good together. 

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T- Shirt 

Dress up your tee
T shirts are one of the most useful items you own!

Okay so this one is a lot easier to style and most people own it so this is one you probably already know.  But a t-shirt goes with a lot of the items you own from your cute maxi skirt or with your sleeveless dress (over or under). 

Midi Skirt

Pleated Midi Skirt

Midi skirts believe or not can be practical especially in hot weather. You really don't have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions because of the length. And the biggest reason is that it is very easy to style. It looks good with almost anything and even elevates a simple item like a t-shirt. And of course, you have to dress it up sometimes. You can wear it with a pretty ruffle top or a lace top like I did. 

When you purchase staples make sure you purchase items you love and would actually wear.  Don't just purchase something just because someone tells you should. I think that is why I love wearing this lace top and skirt so much. 

What are your favorite staples?