This simple black dress has been in my closet for probably 4 years. I'm going to admit it's the first time I'm wearing it. (gasp) Why?! I honestly don't know! My mannequin at the studio has worn it multiple times. Ok, let's just pretend she was wearing it for most of those 4 years. Yay, now I'm off the hook. Yes, I will be wearing it more. It's simple, comfortable knit, and could be worn by itself or with every cardigan and jacket in my closet.
I wore this a couple of weeks ago when my mom was here from Florida, so of course, I had to include her.
I realize the boots cut off my leg line and make me appear shorter, but sometimes I simply don't care. I just want to wear what I want to wear. What can I say, at times, for me, TRENDS RULE! A great pair of black flats or sandals would have been just as great. It's about making it your own.
I did this DIY out of simple frustation of wanting some coverage without always wearing a camisole. Also, due to not being able to find a tube top that stays up without squeezing the daylights out of my "girls".
I thoroughly don't like this "camisole under a spaghetti strap dress" look.
Start with a plain, well fitting camisole.
Try it on upside down and make a mark as to how long you want it. I kept mine about 2" below my chest.
Use a ruler or tape measure and mark from the bottom up the same length as your original mark.
Cut along your marked line.
Make your cut all the way through. Now you have a tube top! Wear the hem side at the top. You can still use the actual top as a shorter camisole.
This makes for some coverage in the front without all the extra straps, and the "hey, I'm wearing a camisole" look.
Now you have a camisole free back while still having coverage in the front.
Karen makes an appearance in her pencil skirt and divine snakeskin, soft as butter, leather jacket we found in the INC section at Macy's.
Skirt - Lane Bryant, Top - Limited, Jacket - Macy's
A ruffle on top of a ruffle? (gasp!) Relax, it works, as long as you don't have crisp overpowering ruffles competing with each other. But then, if you like that, by all means, rock it. Because it's all about confidence and feeling great in your clothes!
Yesterday I spent the day running errands, one which included seeing Gail off, to go back to Florida. Sorry we don't have any pictures. She was only here for a short time and was not feeling well.
This is honestly about the easiest and most comfortable outfit there is. I do love a graphic tee, and, these shorts, LOVE the fit! I'm always looking for fuller cut shorts that flatter the junk in the trunk, yep, there is quite a bit of that. Bless Jennifer Lopez for making it cool!
Ok, I'm gonna go there...I used to hate my curvy body growing up and would always try to hide everything by wearing oversized clothing, which I now realize only made me look BIGGER! I have since come to the realization that God shaped me like this because it was perfect, for me. I'm not a model, I don't have long twiggy legs, and the perfect flat stomach. After all, my intestines need somewhere to go. My legs may have lumps, my eyebrows don't arch the same, my one eye is smaller than the other, but, I can honestly tell you, I LOVE every part of me exactly the way it is! Why? Because, again, it's perfect, for me!
Graphic Tee (Mother's Day Gift), Cardigan, and Shorts - Express, Earrings - Lane Bryant,
Bracelet - Made it myself, Sandals - Aldo
Celebrate Yourself!!! Give yourself a compliment, you deserve it!