Friday, November 12, 2010

It's About Time!

I have been obsessing over Forever21's Faith21 plus size line ever since they dropped it. For real. I cannot get enough of this line. I received a gift card for my awesome 21st birthday and spent it all PLUS some when i needed some retail therapy.

I CAN FIT IN THEIR SKINNY JEANS. I struggle SO MUCH trying to find pants that are not only long enough but stretchy enough for me. I scooped up my first pair for my birthday, a pair of light grey skinnies for only $24.50. I normally have to pay twice as much when I buy some from Lane Bryant and/or Torrid.
I bought my second pair of dark wash skinnies for $11.50. I didn't know whether to scream or cry from excitement. I wore them at a lecture Spike Lee gave at my university.

My birthday dress was from them, along with the top I wore at my school's version of 6th street in Austin (good ol' Fry!). It's ridiculous, every time I go in there i have to pick and choose what I really want over what I can wait on.
Plus there is literally 2 walls of shoes and an ENTIRE ROOM full of jewelry and accessories. Shut the front door! I'm in affordable fashion heaven every time I step foot in the overly lit, crazy techno rhythm store.

**I highly recommend that everyone try out Faith21, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Picture tiiiiiime (Jersey Shore-esque). Most of what you see me wearing is from there, a few pieces are also from New York & Co. and Lane Bryant.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Erin's Closet

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to go through another closet and pull clothes! This time it was for Erin, a young lady I met sophomore year. I mentioned I was doing this a month ago at an event we were both at and she offered to let me create new cute outfits for her.

She lives in one of the dorms on campus, so we put all her clothes on her bed. In order to show you guys the full outfits, we laid them out on her floor. Dorms are super tiny! Again, these are all clothes she already has but has never put together herself before. A different perspective can be a wonderful thing.

Erin is 5''6 (correct me if i'm wrong girl!) and has cute curves like all the rest of my volunteers :)

The first outfit was a floral print halter dress which is perfect for the predominantly hot Texas weather. By placing a jeweled neutral colored cardigan over it, it instantly transitions to the fall/winter weather. She wanted outfits for church, work and everyday and this can easily be used for any of them.

The second outfit is my FAVORITE. She had this awesome navy blazer with embroidered patches on it. I paired it with a black top that has a lace neckline. Lace isn't exactly churchwear BUT if she layers the blazer or a cardigan over it, the lace won't be as upfront. We added simple black pants to finish the look. She can always substitute the black pants for a black skirt, either works.

The third outfit is very simple. She had a navy button up top she always paired with her jeans and I just suggested she pair it with some grey slacks she had.
Button up tops can be used as jackets as well! I learned that from my internship. It works best when they are of thicker material, maybe a heavier cotton or a blend of manmande materials. But i love the idea of a button up completely open, a tank and skinny jeans.

The fourth outfit is great for when she may have to go straight from class or campus to her job or something semi-casual. We paired a black plaid cap sleeve top with a green top that has a turtleneck and some dark wash denim pants. Very versatile, comfy and cute.

I pulled some more outfits but just wanted to show a few. I gave her a few tips and secrets, including the fact that you can mix blue with black, and also brown with black. If you make sure it's a navy blue but not a black blue (does that make sense?) and chocolate brown instead of tan or light brown.
Any questions? Ask me!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Missing In Action!

Oh em gee, I have been SUPER SUPER OVERWHELMINGLY BUSY for the past 2 months! I have been seriously slacking on this blog, which was supposed to be my project for the semester. Everything has been going 3240234mph and I've been stresssed and running around doing 3558356 things.

I will be posting a blog about my birthday outfits, thanks to Forever 21's Plus Size line. I even bought SKINNY JEANS from them! Epicness!

I also recently met up with a friend of mine and helped her pull things out of her closet and make different outfits. Very successful day.

Tomorrow I should be able to post one of those up. Forgive me!