Friday, July 24, 2015

#FrugalFriday: Petite Professional Suits

Need a petite professional look On Sale?  Try shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Here is a great complete look from Nordstrom by Halogen, Plieone and Charles David.  This classic grey look also comes with a pair of trousers (photo with skirt above, with pants below).
Perhaps black (photo below) is your color of choice, then try another great look by Halogen, and shoes by Charles David.  Regular sizes are almost sold out, so be sure to order your petite suit soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#TrendyTuesday Wrap Dresses for Petites

Have you wondered why the wrap dress continues to be on trend?  Well, it flatters every figure and comes in petite sizes too!  Find some great petite wrap dresses ON SALE at Nordstrom's Anniversary sale this week.  For the women who loves print and color, this Taylor Dress in print Jersey comes in regular and petite sizes and is On Sale for $91.90. With a A line skirt this wrap dress will flatter the waistline!

For a solid wrap dress in black or red try this Vince Camuto Sleeveless Wrap dress On Sale for $65.90. Feminine draped skirt and flattering neckline are sure to please.Or another Vince Camuto wrap dress 'Graphic Boxes' also On Sale for $65.90 and in petite sizes (photo below). 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#WearItWell Wednesday Swimsuit for The Apple

Wondering what suit to wear on your apple figure?  Try an empire waist suit that creates a waistline just under the bust like this MICHAEL by Michael Kors suit ON SALE at Neiman Marcus.  Pair the swimsuit with a teal and red cover up by Clube Bossa Vanderbilt, the 'Rita" Thong sandal from Halogen,  and great wraps from Jamberry! Find the multi colored tote from Billabong here.
Wondering about the matching nail wraps?   They are Arrow, Splish Splash, Seascape, and Chameoleonaire nail wraps.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

#StraightFigureSwimsuit Day3 Fashion Festival

For the straight figure start with a suit that creates a waistline visually, add the cover up.  This Robin Piccone Suit has side seams placed to help create a waistline curve and a V pattern to help create one too!  Pair it with a Striped Floppy Hat by BCBG from Norstrom.  Add a bit more of the violet with the flip flop.
For the Jamberry, this look is paired with Diamond Dust Sparkle, Happily Ever After, Orchid Ombre, and Gray and Silver Stripe nail wraps. Find them here:

Monday, July 13, 2015

#Perfect4ThePear Day 2

Looking for the best suit for your pear figure at the beach this Summer?  Consider a suit with more detail at the top to balance your hip.  A perfect example is this LUXE maillot suit by Lisa Vogel with cowl neck.  Add the floppy hat from Nordstrom.  Go for a bit of floral in the Ted Baker Sandal in the black print also from Nordstrom.  For a cover up choose a black beach pant like the Roxy 'Oceanside' Beach Pant.  Add a black and white beach tote like the ViX Swimwear 'Sisal woven straw tote from Nordstrom.
Wondering about the Jamberries?  It is paired with Vixen, Cardinal Lacquer, True Love and Black Tip. Find the nail wraps and lacquer here:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

4 Day Fashion Festival with Jamberry

Ladies today starts our 4 Day Fashion Festival!!!! I have teamed up with Jamie Furst, a Jamberry Consultant, to bring you some unique and trendy Summer looks!!! Jamie is a great Jamberry consultant and always has great events, swaps and giveaways.  You can find Jamie  on Facebook here.  Jamie's Jamberry site is hereToday's raffle opportunity: Sign up to follow my blog to earn an entry for Jamie's July raffle AND for my Fashion Festival raffle!!! Sign up on the right using any of the follow options for an entry! My giveaway is a $20.00 gift card to Nordstrom!

Today's  Jamberry look features sparkle and glossy nail wraps including Jaded, Happy Go Lucky, Carmen Ombre, and Teal and White Polka. And the swimsuit look that coordinates with the wraps is perfect for the inverted triangle figure!  The inverted triangle is a woman with a bigger bust than hip.  For this figure try a  suit that visually slims the bust and adds weight to the hip to balance the figure.  Like the La Bianca 'Rainbow' One piece with slimming V neckline and stripes at the bottom.  The will visually create the hourglass figure.  Choose a solid cover up for a printed suit like the La Bianca Crochet Trim Cover up, available in four colors.  Add the Billabong beach tote and MICHAEL by Michael Kors Jelly Sandal.

Friday, July 10, 2015

#FrugalFriday The Little Black Jumpsuit

The jumpsuit trend continues to be strong because it flatters so many figures, lengthening and slimming your silhouette.  Today's Frugal Friday post has a great Little Black Jumpsuit deal at Nordstrom for $46.80 by Halogen.  Wear it with a blazer to the office, or out for the night with a heeled sandal.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

#TransitionalTrend Fringe

Looking for new fashion and wondering what trends from Summer will continue into Fall Winter?  Consider fringe!  Like this Sun & Shadow 'Pretty Stitch' Crochet Fringe Tee ON SALE at Nordstrom for $25.20 and available in 4 colors (photo above).  Wear this with a skinny jean or pencil skirt.

Or some fun fringe leggings by Topshop, well priced at $38.00 (black leggings above)!  Pair these with a simple tunic top.

Not sure about wearing this trend, but love it anyway?  Consider it on your handbag!  Like the Milly 'Small Essex' Fringed Leather Bucket Bag (grey bag above). 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#ThriftyThursday All American

In honor of the upcoming Holiday weekend, this Thrifty Thursday has an American color scheme that works for all year round!  Let's start with a beautiful Free People Maxi Dress ON SALE at Nordstrom in red for under $60.00.  What beautiful depth of color that will have you thinking of watermelon!  Add a casual Hinge Mixed Media jacket ON SALE for $46.80 at Nordstrom.

For a beautiful border print dress try Adriana Pappel Paisley Fit & Flare dress ON SALE at Nordstrom for $76.80.  Print placement and fit and flare are so flattering and slimming to the waist!  Add the white Two by Vince Camuto Denim Moto Vest ON SALE for $44.55.

For the petite the Vince Camuto Contrast Yoke Print Sheath Dress ON SALE for under $70.00. 
For the Plus size, try the Gabby Sky Popover Bodice Maxi dress ON SALE for $70.80 at Nordstrom. Add the Caslon Knit One Button Blazer ON SALE for $37.90.

Layer on the blue jewelry with this Beaded Stretch Bracelet (set of 4) ON SALE for $18.98.  Add the Pave Agate Pendant Necklace by Baublebar.  They work with all the looks above and are timeless pieces to add to the jewelry stash!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#WearItWellWednesday: Swimsuits for the Inverted Triangle

Today, I am continuing tips on the perfect swimsuit for your figure type and focusing on the inverted triangle figure.  An inverted triangle figure has larger top than hips.  And there are two types:  the broad shoulder and the large bust line.  So, here are some tips for each type of inverted triangle:

The Large Bust Line:

  1. Focus on Support!  Get a suit with good straps and an built in cups or bra.  Find the Fired Up Tankini above at Swimspot here.  Or the Finese Tankini in aqua or royal below here, this suit has great support front and back.
  2. Order a suit with the right cup size that matches your bra.  Ordering a size 12, 14 & 16 will not give you the best fit for the suit top.  Instead find one with a measurement and cup size like a 36D. 
  3. If you want to minimize the bust, choose a dark color for the top and lighter color for your suit bottom.  Find the Good Karma Shirred Tankini  & Retro Bikini Bottom here.
  4. Purchase a suit with separate pieces to get the best fit for your smaller hips!

The Broad Shoulder:

To minimize your broad shoulder and balance the smaller hip, try the tips below:
  1. Buy the suit with the broad straps, which will help to minimize the shoulder weight, like the Cutting Edge Halter Tankini at Swimspot with lacy details at the neckline above. 
  2. Go with darker top and lighter bottom to balance the broad shoulder with a visual stronger hip.
  3. Choose a suit with embellished at the bottom, like this Gottex Halter Swimdress at Nordstrom(photo below). 


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