Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How To Wear Your Fave Clothes After Losing Weight!

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So you've busted your butt all winter to achieve the perfect beach body. You dropped the weight and now it's time to show off the results, but- womp, womp- you have nothing to wear! Over the past few years, my weight has really fluctuated so I have clothing in many different sizes. It's a bittersweet feeling because you're happy with what you've accomplished, but you can no longer wear that perfect pink peplum skirt that was always your favorite. Who else has experienced this?

I like to tuck these "fat" clothes away in the attic 'just in case.' But the truth is, many of these items can still be worn! With a little creativity, and in some cases not so much, you can make something old look new again. 

Here's a few tips on How To Wear Your Favorite Clothes After Losing Weight!

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The key to wearing your favorite clothing after losing weight is gaining a new perspective. You have to see your clothes differently and come up with new ways to style it!

1- Belt It
A belt can go a long way! Not only is it a stylish accessory, but it's also functionable. Use it to hold your loose clothing in place or add it to an oversized piece for a totally transformed look. 

In this photo, I gave this pencil skirt a high-waisted look by adjusting it and holding it in place with my favorite flower sash belt from White House Black Market. This belt was a fantastic investment because it literally goes with everything from an elegant evening dress to a playful summer dress. Plus, it doesn't get more neutral than black!

2- Layer It
Layering can work wonders on baggy clothing! Turning a casual dress into a jumper by layering an oxford top underneath it is the most common way of incorporating this method. Check out how I styled a similar look in my previous post: How To Layer a Little Black Dress.

3- Pin It
If all else fails, try out the old pinning method! Be careful with this route because not all clothing will sit well with a pin. It worked for me today, so it's definitely a possibility to consider! 


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THE LOOK
Express Original Essential Top  //  White House Black Market Striped  Top (similar: Ruched Striped Tee)   Apt 9 Chambray Pencil Skirt (similar: Solid Pencil Skirt)  //  White House Black Market Flower Sash Belt  Express Bar-Accent Clutch  //  Hanes Black Tights  //  Merona Natasha Pump

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What do you guys think of these tips? Do you have any tips or tricks of your own?
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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Essentials For Creating a Look Inspired by Spencer Hastings of Pretty Little Liars

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We're just 24-hours away from the season 5 finale of my favorite show- Pretty Little Liars! If you haven't heard me say it before, I'll say it again. This show is amazing! We can expect this particular episode to be fantastic because it's the finale and like many shows, PLL always goes out with a bang. Knowing that the show has signed onto another 2 seasons and the fact of how they've ended past seasons, we can anticipate that they aren't going to tie this one up with a neat little bow. 

So in honor of this occasion, here's a fashionable tribute to my favorite character- Spencer Hastings. This girl is all about plaid, oxford tops, and blazers. Her style is best described as preppy, polished, and chic. I love it! The best part about it for me is that Spencer's style is beyond her age. Although she's supposed to be in high school, many of her looks would be great for the office! She is constantly inspiring my everyday look. It really helps with ways to creatively mix and match what you already own. 

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Must-haves to recreate Spencer's style:
- Oxford tops
- Blazers
- Anything plaid
- Pleated mini skirts
- Oxford shoes
- Knee-high socks

There are a ton of websites that make recreating looks from your favorite shows much easier! My personal favorite is Worn On TV. Almost immediately after an episode airs, they start linking to what the characters actually wore on the show. It's pretty fun to see what they actually wear and what brands! Most shows feature clothing that is way out of my reach, however, Pretty Little Liars often features clothing that's affordable or semi-affordable. Typically by the time the show airs, most of these items are either sold out or on sale. It's really all about luck! 

Last week, I managed to get this Ralph Lauren plaid vest worn by Spencer during Ali's trial. It was on sale for $40 (marked down from $125) and they had my size! That was such a win!

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THE LOOK
Express Original Essential Top  //  Ralph Lauren Plaid Vest  //  LC Lauren Conrad Lace Skirt (similar: LC Lauren Conrad Circle Skirt)  //  Hanes Black Tights  //  Leather Envelope Clutch c/o SUSU Handbags  //  Metallic Pointed Toe Snakeskin Heels (similar: Banana Republic Snakeskin Kinsley Pump)  //  Movado Bold Luxe Chronograph c/o Movado  //  kate spade new york 'One in a Million' Initial Necklace 

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I can't get enough of this vest! It's such a timeless piece. The classic navy and green plaid combined with the quality of Ralph Lauren makes it an amazing and versatile item. It will instantly make any look more refined and chic!

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Are you inspired by a TV show character?

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