boots - both riding boots and bear paws
SOCKS - I never wear socks the rest of the year because I'm in ballet flats, heels, or sandals most the time but winter means boots and boots means the warmest brightest funniest socks because no one sees them anyways :D
leggings / tights - dresses and skirts all year!
Scarves - an awesome accessory that's only acceptable part of the year :(
I used to love wearing fishnets and crazy things that I thought made me look cool or tough but looking back it wasn't that I looked odd - I just didn't look good.Now I think I've found a good balance with my clothes so they are edgy but look nice at the same time. There are ways to express your style and look good doing it so when people stare they are impressed not confused.
But if you really love to wear fishnets and don't want that to change I think there are ways in incorporating them into a wardrobe. You just have to play around with it so it looks less trashy and more fashion forward that way when you walk out you'll be confident and everyone will be impressed rather then turned off.
So I had no luck with yours but maybe you could help me with mine? I just picked this pretty tapestry snap clutch up at a vintage shop. I've looked around and found a few similar on Etsy all claiming to be from anywhere between 50's to the 70's, but nothing identical. Plus the ones on Etsy, in addition to having a different pattern, have different chains and no tags inside like mine. I can't find the origin of the label at all... I'm curious to know the age, if I had to guess I'd say 70's or 80's but I have no clue.
my stuff is inside
"Laura Made In..." the rest is sewn inside
the last pic is the one from Etsy
does it have any labels inside indicating a brand??
If it's unlabeled its going to be harder to date but try to figure out the materials of the bag... like are the beads glass or acrylic? And does it look hand or machine stitched? Its more likely to be the era you're thinking if so... And its a long shot but does the clasp have any markings or stamps?
Old Navy has the cutest cardigans right now :D Are prints allowed? Because there are some adorable poka-dot cardis. And Aeropostale has a great line of uniform wear with no logos in the colors you need, and their prices are great.
Ooo! Bracelet idea... like the ribbon, but this would probably look more legit. Gather your bracelets, craft/jewelry metal strips like these and a pair of needle nose pliers to bend them around your bracelets. That way you don't have to buy new bracelets, it looks legit and because it's bendable it wont be permanent if you want to switch it up.
Yeah alot of my elementary schools had a "dress code" like that and my high school was a catholic all girls private school so we had the whole polos, plaid skirts, knee high socks and stuff...
Lucky for you colored skinny pants (non denim) are in this year so you should be able to find some maroon and grey ones as well as navy and white. I just saw a bunch at Tilly's, actually, for a decent price (these are the non-denim pants but they have even more in the colored jeggings if you can get away with them).
If that's still out of your price range look around your town for consignment or exchange stores, you can find trendy items for used prices. And if you have to wear collared shirts (that's what I'm guessing with the polo shirts) you don't have to be typical. Find shirts with cute details like pin-tucks, peter pan collars and high-low hems. I've seen lots of projects here that will show you how to alter existing shirts so you can really add a special touch to your clothes.
Also some shops might seem expensive but take a look at their sales, sign up for email updates so you can receive coupons, and you'd be surprised what amazing deals you can get on nice clothes. I always thought the limited was a little too much for me but I just got two beautiful work tops on sale for $15 dollars each! And their clearance is ridiculous! Anywho...
As for the bracelets, they are defiantly out there you just have to look... I don't know any specifically that caries them now but I've seen them everywhere from Target to Forever XXI and even at the boutique I currently work at. (I'd probably try and be sneaky and tie multiple bracelets together with a pretty ribbon and claim they came that way XD)
I hope you're able to affordably find clothes and keep your unique style :) I'll keep my eye out for links to send you.
I fell in love.
Yes, with a purse...
I've been looking around in stores and online for a largish sized clutch and was totally taken by surprise when I saw and fell in love with this asos bag
It wasn't what I was looking for but I loved the simple nude and the very chic quilting... and I don't even like gold that much!
My problem is I just turned 23 and graduated and I'm tired of getting the same old cheap purses, I am ready for the real thing. The real thing in this case, however, is either a super expensive Channel or an even more expensive Marc Jacobs.... Now I'm prepared to save/spend some money somewhere in the range of $150-$300 for a true high quality bag but both those names are waaaaaay out of my price range.
So get down to the point, can anyone find me a quality purse in this style within my budget?
I'm with Pamela
You'll need to break up the print with some bright, large accessories
Go for eye-catching blues or pinks... if you're a little shy of wearing something so bold then go for gem tones which is colorful without being so bright
Just remember to balance every thing, like... if you're going to wear statement earrings go minimal or without a necklace (and vice versa), or if you put on a large cocktail ring don't wear heavy bangles on that same wrist.
Mmmm pairing down seems to me like your best bet. Take a look at your clothes: how often do you wear them? Do you really need them? If you are wearing all of them SHOULD you be wearing them? I've held on to things because I loved them but eventually gave them up because they were too worn, or didn't fit right. I try to keep good quality pieces that will last in both durability and style. The cheap, trendy pieces (even if I still like them) I use and then give up when their time comes.