Fashion Friday!

When I was growing up, I wanted to dress up all the time.  It didn’t matter the event, I wanted to dress up.  My mother would get so mad at me because I thought that I should wear my best clothes no matter where I was going. I couldn’t be like all of the other kids and wear my play clothes to play in. Nooooooo…..I always felt the need to dress my best.

I realized later that you should dress your best, but you should also dress for the occasion or you will feel out of place.  If you feel out of place you won’t feel confident.  Always ask what the attire is when you are invited to an event.  It will help you to make the right decision.  It is no fun to show up in jeans and a t-shirt and everyone else is wearing a dress and heels.

Informal:

This means good casual. Consider a pair of dress pants and a silk shirt or maybe a loose sundress during the summer.  Or consider a maxi dress and a pair of sandals.

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If Jeans are appropriate, then wear dark wash jeans with a Fashionable top. The appropriate shoes would be in the 1 to 2 inch range.

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Cocktail:

Here’s where the little black dress comes in.

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Add a jacket according to your comfort level.

Accessories should not be over the top. Medium to high heels are expected.

Formal:

Pull out the long dress or skirt.

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Mid-calf is only appropriate if it is very elaborate.

High heels and sparkly accessories are expected.

Evening Glamour:

Start with a simple classic dress either long or short in a rich or dark color, maybe black, navy, burgundy, deep turquoise or deep purple.

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Sleeveless styles have more glam, but short sleeve dresses look just as nice.

Then you can add the following items:

Strappy, high-heeled sandals or high-heeled shoes.

Add sparkling jewelry for excitement and glamour, soft colored stones for evening elegance or a fashion forward piece.

Other items to consider:

  • Add a beaded jacket
  • Wrap a long string of pearls around your neck to form a choker.
  • Add drop or dangling earrings
  • Add a rhinestone clip to your hair
  • Wear a sheer or lacy top
  • Wrap a gold contoured belt around your waist or hips (if it’s in fashion).

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  • Wrap a beautiful shawl around your shoulders.
  • Add some glamour to your make-up and hairstyle. A glossy colored lipstick in a deep/rich or vivid color will add the WOW factor as will getting your hair styled in a more romantic style.

Wedding attire:

Don’t be that girl.  You know, the one that shows up obviously trying to look hotter than the bride or worse, in white.  This is the brides day so she should shine over everyone else.  You should dress according to the attire of the wedding, but absoulutely no white.

So don’t forget to ask what the attire is for your event and dress accordingly.

Fashion Friday!

Out on The Town!

My husband and I have always enjoyed our date nights. Since our four girls were little we’ve found that extra time to spend alone and just enjoy each other’s company.  Sometimes it’s a dinner and a movie and other times it might be going out for ice cream and taking a long ride.  It’s not always easy to find that extra time, but it is so worth it, especially when you have little ones.

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You have to find a date on the calendar that you think might work, look for a baby sitter, negotiate the rate and DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR.  Yes, I put those words in all caps, because sometimes as women we forget when we go on a date with our husbands or boyfriends that we can dress up a little.  We don’t have to go overboard, but dressing to impress your loved one and to boost your self esteem is a great idea.

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You can leave the large baby bags at home, you don’t have to carry a handbag with everyone else’s stuff in it, whether large or small, and you don’t have to wear your everyday lounge around the house clothing. If you are a stay at home Mom, you may not dress up everyday, so this gives  you a great opportunity to show off your true style.

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Why not wear your favorite jeans and t-shirt, but dress it up a little with some sexy heels and a cute jacket or scarf. You can also wear your go-to Summer dress with sandals or your go-to Winter dress with boots and a trendy handbag.

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Don’t forget about the accessories.  They are just as important as the outfit.  If you don’t wear earrings often during the week, change it up for your date night and add a simple pair of studs or hoops.  If you’re like me and love to wear jewelry on a regular basis, just change it up a bit or wear less to show a simpler look.

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Of course, your attire will depend on where you’re going on your date night, but just remember to look your best. Make this a night or day to feel special.  Not that you don’t feel special already, but think of it as a time to impress your significant other and increase your self-esteem.

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If you’re going out for pizza, you don’t have to wear your little black dress with pearls and heels. You may get a few stares at the restaurant.  Dress for the occasion.  Flats can be just as cute as heels.  There are lots of different styles of flats that are trendy today.  Some with embellishments and some not.

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Tennis shoes can also be worn on your date night as long as they are not the ones you wear to work in your garden.  They should be clean and appropriate for your outfit and appropriate for your destination.

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Maxi dresses are great for date nights as well, as they are very comfortable and forgiving depending on the style.  Remember to dress for your body type and stick to your style.  Don’t try to be someone else.  Dress to be the best “you” that you can be.

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Enjoy your date night!

Fashion Friday!

Out On The Town!

My husband and I have always enjoyed our date nights. Since our four girls were little we’ve found that extra time to spend alone and just enjoy each other’s company.  Sometimes it’s a dinner and a movie and other times it might be going out for ice cream and taking a long ride.  It’s not always easy to find that extra time, but it is so worth it, especially when you have little ones.

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You have to find a date on the calendar that you think might work, look for a baby sitter, negotiate the rate and DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR.  Yes, I put those words in all caps, because sometimes as women we forget when we go on a date with our husbands or boyfriends that we can dress up a little.  We don’t have to go overboard, but dressing to impress your loved one and to boost your self esteem is a great idea.

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You can leave the large baby bags at home. You don’t have to carry a handbag with everyone else’s stuff in it, whether large or small, and you don’t have to wear your everyday lounge around the house clothing. If you are a stay at home Mom, you may not dress up everyday, so this gives  you a great opportunity to show off your true style.

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Why not wear your favorite jeans and t-shirt, but dress it up a little with some sexy heels and a cute jacket or scarf? You can also wear your go-to summer dress with sandals or your go-to winter dress with boots and a trendy handbag.

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Don’t forget about the accessories.  They are just as important as the outfit.  If you don’t wear earrings often during the week, change it up for your date night and add a simple pair of studs or hoops.  If you’re like me and love to wear jewelry on a regular basis, just change it up a bit or wear less to show a simpler look.

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Of course, your attire will depend on where you’re going on your date night, but just remember to look your best. Make this a night or day to feel special.  Not that you don’t feel special already, but think of it as a time to impress your significant other and increase your self-esteem.

etsycourtney

 

If you’re going out for pizza, you don’t have to wear your little black dress with pearls and heels. You may get a few stares at the restaurant.  Dress for the occasion.  Flats can be just as cute as heels.  There are lots of different styles of flats that are trendy today.  Some with embellishments and some not.

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Tennis shoes can also be worn on your date night as long as they are not the ones you wear to work in your garden.  They should be clean and appropriate for your outfit and appropriate for your destination.

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Maxi dresses are great for date nights as well, as they are very comfortable and forgiving depending on the style.  Remember to dress for your body type and stick to your style.  Don’t try to be someone else.  Dress to be the best “you” that you can be.

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Enjoy your date night!