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    Sundresses under $25 & how to wear them

    Dresses are hands down my favorite thing to wear. Honestly I think it’s because they are so easy to wear.

    I pulled together 10 sun dresses under $25 that I personally love. These sundresses are for all body types and can go with multiple shoes that you most likely already have in your closet. I also pulled some pieces from my spring wish list that are great dress outfit builders.

    Direct links are in a list at the bottom of this blog post.

    1. Off the shoulder red Pattern dress
    2. Rust Leopard wrap dress
    3. Rust linen blend shirt dress
    4. White button front Midi dress
    5. Striped ruffle trim mini dress
    6. Red abstract cami dress
    7. Yellow lace up cami dress
    8. Yellow Cutout wrap dress
    9. Cami bodycon dress
    10. Striped puff sleeve dress
    11. White Converse shoes
    12. Espadrilles
    13. Slide sandals
    14. Oversized denim jacket
    15. White Baker boy hat
    16. Rancher Hat

    Xx,

    Christa

    Fashion

    One size fits none

    Realizing how vital a great fit is was an eye-opener to me.   I have a curvier body type, and I’m all over the spectrum of sizing. I’m smaller sizing in shirts and dresses, but larger in pants.  So fit is essential for me not to look bigger then I am.  Here are some tips for the perfect fit.

    Shop For your Body Type NOT by trend

    We have all participated in trends we should not be participating in, (cough cough, mid-2000’s low rise jeans).   Just because it’s a trend, doesn’t mean you should wear it. What looks good on a girl who has a more athletic body, won’t look good on a curvier body.  Look at styles that flatter your body type and stick with those silhouettes no matter the trend. 

    Example:  I’m bottom heavy but smaller up top, so I try to stay away from tops with too much volume. 

    Always try to showcase your best features.

    STOP looking at sizes

    Okay, we all want to be a smaller size but is it worth it if it creates love handles and a stomach pouch? Wearing something too small or too big can make you look 10 lbs heavier. All brands fit differently.  You might be a size 27 in one brand and 28 in another. Be mindful of how the clothing is making you look and feel, not just the size on the label.

    Don’t just go off photos

    One of my first responsibility’s at Wetseal inc. was to style the modals at photo shoots.  What you don’t see behind the scenes is all the pinning, cutting, and tricks that happen for the clothing to look perfect in the photos.  So just going off photos isn’t realistic.

    Zara and other retailers have a great feature now that asks you age, weight, height, and body type to help you find the perfect size while shopping online. After you fill it out once, it will give you the suggested size to buy on every item you click into. If the website doesn’t have this feature, I recommend to read all the reviews on that item.

    Make Alterations your best friend

    Everyone’s body is different and buying clothes from a store with a universal fit doesn’t always work.   Most companies have one or two girls who they use as the fit models.  Most of us don’t have the same body shape as them. So alterations are a perfect answer to get a perfect fit.  With doing alterations, you end up looking more put together and its figure flattering.  With proper fitting clothes, you can make any body shape or weight look good.  You can make a $50 pant look like $200 bucks. 

    Finding someone who you trust for alterations is the first step.  I know some stores like Nordstrom do it for free when you buy from them, but a lot of local Cleaners do minor alterations as well.

    Be specific with what you want.  Shorter, cinched in, etc. Showing them photos of what you want helps.

    I hope these tips help you feel more put together and confident in your clothes.

    Xx,

    Christa

    Fashion

    Mom Jean Outfit Inspo


    The most commonly asked question I get is ” how do you put your outfits together”? So I wanted to start sharing some outfit inspirations with you guys. I thought I would start off with an easy piece like denim jeans. These jeans in all the outfits below were on my Spring essentials list. Everything else in photos was in my Spring Trend list.

    My style is not perfect. I like to think of it as effortless but put together. Never to look like I’m trying too hard. I don’t have the time or energy on spending a ton of time on what I’m going to wear every day. Making this list of essentials and trends ahead of time helps me not have to think too hard about what I’m wearing on a day to day basis.

    Disclaimer: I’m not a model and I don’t know how to use Photoshop nor do I want to use it.



    1 bodysuit 2 looks. In these outfits I used the 70’s style halter bodysuit. Funny how changing your shoes and taking off your hat can change your look completely.


    Hope this inspires you in some sort of way.

    Xx,

    Christa

    Style Finds

    Spring Trend List


    As the weather gets nicer, I find myself constantly looking at spring inspiration. All I want to do is shop for my spring trend pieces to freshen up my closet.

    Trend Pieces are true to the seasonal trends but will likely not be a part of your wardrobe the following season, these items I will try to find on a budget.

    Here’s a look at what my personal “Trend list” looks like for Spring 2019.

    Handbags

    1.Straw or rope natural bag

    2. Black fringe bag

    Hats

    3.Fisherman’s hat (White or camel color)

    4.Wide brim hat

    Belt

    5.Tortoise shell Belt

    Dresses /Skirts

    6. Open back ruffle hem Sun dress

    7. Red v- cut Sun dress

    8.Dot print button up Sun dress

    9.Leopard slip dress

    10.Leopard slip skirt

    Tops

    Vintage tees

    11.Band tee

    12.All American tee

    Specific trend tops

    13.Puff sleeve top

    14.Tie front top

    Body suits

    15.One shoulder bodysuit

    16.Neon body suit

    17.Halter 70’s body suit

    18.Nude color body suit

    Everything in the list above has direct links to take you straight to the website.

    Hope this post inspires you with some fun spring looks.

    Xx,

    Christa