1.08.2019

5 Outfit Planning Tips

This post is sponsored by Purple Trail, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend companies and products that I have personally tried and loved.


In what feels like the blink of an eye, 2018 has come and gone. We are almost in the 20's! When I was younger I was always curious as to how we would refer the 20's, 30's, etc. Will we call it 2020's, 2030's, etc? It won't be too long before we find out. (eek!) Anyways, today I am sharing 5 outfit planning tips with you. January is the month that I like to plan out the year and list what I would like to do throughout the year. This year I am using this adorable planner from Purple Trail. Since I have been unicorn obsessed since I was a tween (and still am), I chose this adorable floral unicorn planner. How cute is the little face! I will be featuring parts of my new planner throughout this post.


And of course when planning out the year, outfit planning is a must. Here are 5 tips that I incorporate when planning my outfits throughout the year. Do you have tips of your own? I'd love to hear!

P.S. Look at my blog name of my planner, how cute is that?!


12.30.2018

Making The Most Out Of Winter Fashion

Winter fashion is well in force, and with the colder weather, we can often feel at a loss when it comes to trying to be stylish. But, winter gives you so many opportunities to wear not only comfortable clothes, but also clothing that looks fabulous. Come rain or shine, you can rock the season, and so here are some of the ways that you can make the most out of it. 






Enjoying wearing hats and scarves


A hat and a scarf should be consider two of winters staples when it comes to fashion and style, and they can really make a big difference to how your outfit looks. As well as keeping you essentially warm on the colder days. From chunky knit beanies to scarves that cover the whole of your upper half, there really is a lot to choose from. Many people are now choosing to make a statement with these tow accessories and are likely to have bright colours or big prints. 

Embracing the chunky knitwear


On the subject of chunky knits, this is the season to embrace all styles of the jumper. The chunkier and oversized the better. It is just something that works so well at this time of year. A chunky knit, teamed with a skinny pair of jeans and boots and you really are onto a winner. Again you can choose something neutral and understated, or be bright and bold with colours. 

Layers are a great way to dress the season



Winter can often throw you a curveball with weather every now and again. One day you will find it starts off cold and gets sunnier with a hint of warmth in the air as the day goes on. Other days start off raining and end up with snow or sun. This is when adding layers to your outfit can help you out. Keeping you warm and then enabling you to cool down as well if the temperature rises by a few degrees. 


Boots galore


It is the season to embrace all of the boots. You can choose Ugg boots that give you that comfort factor while still looking stylish. You can choose ankle leather boots with a heel, or go for something dressier like over the knee. They all look great at this time of year and definitely should be worth the investment. 


You can still wear a skirt or dress


Finally, may people think that winter means you need to wear trousers and jumpers all of the time. This is a great style to go with, but it is not your only option. You can still rock the dress and the skirt at this time of year, and it can look amazing. A long dress or skirt teamed with boots and a jumper looks just as good as a jeans and jumper combination. You could choose shorter skirts and rock tights to give your outfit a dressier feel. Don’t feel confirmed to wearing one style this season, you really can wear what you like and have it still look amazing. 


Let’s hope this has given you some fashion inspiration for the next few months ahead.


12.17.2018

DIY Ruffle Wrap Skirt Sewing Tutorial


This outfit was actually my Thanksgiving outfit, but I'm barely just posting the sewing tutorial for this skirt. That's life, right? November and December always go by way too fast, probably because of all of the end of the year festivities. (Christmas is in a week!)

I actually made this skirt the night before Thanksgiving, so I didn't take any photos since it was dark. I made another one and took photos of the process. The first time I made a wrap skirt was when I made my Anchor Print Wrap Skirt using a pattern. I didn't want to use a pattern this time, mostly because I had one night to make it hehe. I did some quick research online and played around with the fabric and ended up making this wrap skirt with no pattern.


THE FABRIC


This gorgeous crushed velvet is from Mily Mae Fabrics. I seriously get all of my velvet from Amanda's shop. Not only is the selection beautiful, but also affordably priced. This is listed as "nude," but it has a pinkish tone to it, which I absolutely love. Also, the weight is nice for skirts, since it is not super thin that I would have to wear a slip underneath.


THE OUTFIT


I linked some options for my outfit below. I couldn't find my top in the same color since I found mine at TJ Maxx. I literally walked into the store and immediately saw it. I don't normally go for brighter colors, but this one was too cute to pass up! I got my hat at Amazon, but I linked the one I was planning on getting from Forever 21. I just got mine on Amazon, because I was feeling impatient and it was a Prime item. :)

12.07.2018

How To Save Money Buying Fabric


Repurposing fabrics already in your home is the cheapest way to make your own clothes. Refashioning sheets, curtains, or clothes in bigger sizes found at your local thrift store is the most affordable route. I love refashioning because it's amazing seeing the transformation. I personally love seeing other people's refashioned designs.

Just as much as I love to refashion, I love to create from scratch. It is a transformation as well, since a piece of fabric is created into a top, skirt, dress, etc. I've rounded up a few tips for getting some good deals when shopping for fabrics.



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