8.22.2019

3 Must-Wear Items To Take On A Hot Holiday

Women have so many choices for holiday clothing. Bikinis, crop tops, skirts, beach dresses, tea dresses and even flared chinos. But what about men? You don’t have to wear jeans, shorts or just t-shirts. There are many more clothing options for men who want to look more bold, from the country, with style and confidence too. What else should you be packing for a hotter climate? You can and should be wary of the conditions you want to feel in when you’re out and about on a beach, in a crowded restaurant or perhaps in a long line waiting to get into a club. On top of this you always want to pack a few home comforts. Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you have to enjoy everything in a foreign land far far away. If you’re off to have a holiday in a hot climate, take some of these things.




Dress light but sharp

Men who don’t want to break tradition and love classic fashion, are not without options for searing hot days. You don’t have to wander around the room wondering what to wear if you have packed one of these custom made mens suits. For 85 years, Canali has made some of the best suits for men coming out of Italy. Everything is completely handmade, making this brand one of the more discernible luxury suit brands for the modern man. However they make suits for the everyday man, they’re not just for the wealthy. Their sport jackets are something you will want to take with you when you’re in a stuffy high-humidity environment. Made out of some of the best wool and cotton you can buy, these jackets breathe with you, keeping a consistent airflow around your body.





Let your feet lounge 


When you’re come this far to a hot country for your holiday, the last thing you want to worry about your clothes. Don’t make a big song and dance about looking good, just slip something on. These wicker slipper cut loafers are exactly the kind of effortless style you want when you’re off down the riviera, the cobblestone streets and the shopping centers around town. Easy to put on, easy to take off. Yet they also allow your foot to flex, breathe and move around freely inside. As you can guess by looking at the material, they’re also lightweight. That’s exactly what you want on holiday, clothes that don’t remind you every second of their presence. The cooler, lighter and more flexible your footwear is, the calmer more relaxed you’ll feel.

Go retro


For every stylish outfit in the sunshine, a pair of sunglasses is the missing link. But since retro glasses are more popular than ever, how about going with some square frames and two-tone lenses? Blocky, yes, heavy, no. The summer retro sunglasses are quickly becoming a staple accessory for all classes of men roaming the Meditterranean and other hot climates.



If you’re in the midst of packing for a hot holiday, take caution to the wind and make sure you have these items with you. Keep your holiday carefree with lightweight but sharp stylish fashion.




















7.25.2019

4 Style Tips + Modern Holiday cards

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


I know, I know it’s barely July and I’m already talking about modern holiday cards. BUT it IS “Christmas in July” season! This is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas, because it’ll get you excited for Christmas and these style tips can be applied year round! Along with each style tip, I’ll also be sharing why I love Basic Invite!

1. EMBRACE COLORS

Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

Before I scare you off, neutrals are colors too! By colors, I don’t mean you have to walk around like a rainbow. (But if that’s your style, please go ahead!) And by “embrace,” I mean do what feels right for you. For example, I like to embrace pinks, whites, and more pastel florals in my wardrobe. By "embrace," I also mean not being afraid to try new colors outside of your comfort zone. Start by picking one item in a color outside your comfort zone and pair it with other items that are the colors of your choosing.



Basic Invite is one of the few websites that offers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. There are over 180 different color options so you can personalize your cards down to the smallest detail. I'm very picky when it comes to pinks and I am usually disappointed when it comes to getting the exact pink color that I want on an invite. But with Basic Invite, I have various pretty pinks that I can happily choose from! This is definitely what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company.

2. TRY IT ON FIRST 


I ALWAYS try my outfits before heading out. There have been numerous times when I planned an outfit in my head, but once I put it on, I was like “nope!” Thankfully, for the most part, I have time to change. Hopefully, you’ve had time to change, if this has happened to you, hehe. :)


Basic Invite is one of the few websites where you can get a printed sample of your actual invitation. This is amazing, because this way you can can see exactly how it will print & the paper quality before committing to it. 

3. ACCESSORIES MATTER

Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

What truly pulls an outfit together? Accessories! Whether it’s a favorite purse or some fabulous shoes, there’s no denying that accessories matter! Liven up your tee & denim combo with a straw purse in summer or animal print booties in the fall. 


Your invitations are no exception. With Basic invite you can choose from over 40 different colors of envelopes, so you can make your invite pop and stand out before even being opened. Make sure your Christmas party invitation has a festive envelope to match.To make things easier for you, envelopes are peel and seal!

4. LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE


This gets said often, but the most important style tip is to just be yourself. Let your personality shine! You make the outfit, not the other way around. :)


Foil cards (flat or raised) are available in gold, silver, and... ROSE GOLD! (If you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with rose gold, it was even my birthday theme this year).


One last thing I’ll share about Basic Invite, is that they also offer an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media site to request your friends and family’s addresses. How easy and convenient is that?! P.S., Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at NO COST on all card orders. I encourage you to browse around the site and look through their invitations, victorian Christmas cards, and even business cards.

Right now, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51 



6.11.2019

Easy DIY: Denim Patch Skirt Refashion


The month of May was really busy and I felt like it just flew on by. This was one of the best Mays and I wish it would've lasted a little longer. Some of my highlights were...

1. Getting my driver's license.
2. Celebrated my 25th birthday with a rose gold & sparkly party.
3. Spent a great week in the Bay Area with my hubby.


Since I was having so much fun, I let my sewing machine take a little break. But now, we're back at it! I decided to ease back into sewing with an easy DIY. I love patches because of how easy it is to customize something to your own liking. Here is how easy it was to refashion this denim skirt. 

Oh and... yes, I cut my hair! I felt I needed a change and I just went for it. I haven't had short hair in years, but so far I am loving it. :)


5.03.2019

Classic Capsule Wardrobe



Fast fashion has made it quick and easy to pack out your wardrobe with more choices than you’re ever going to need. But the truth is, it is making most of use waste time just trying to choose an outfit for a coffee on a Saturday afternoon. The fact is, that having too much stuff, means we end up having too much choice. Having too much choice means that we end up unable to choose at all - or taking far too long to do so.




Here are a few things that you can never go wrong by having.




Ankle boot. These work with dresses, ankle-grazing jeans, suits and so much more. Perfect for people who love no ideal fuss-free shoe. The Chelsea boot is perfect.




White trainers. They look slick with pretty much any outfit and don’t have to cost too much to get a great pair.




Leather jackets are pretty much a timeless piece, and everyone should have one. You can have the typically grungy biker jacket or opt for a slick, beautifully cut coat instead. They last for years and will work with pretty much any outfit.




Silk shirts are stunning and can add a touch of class to even the simplest pair of leggings.




High quality tunics can be a quick go to in the mornings, and they are super flattering too. The work with leggings, jeans and trousers and can work in a home or office based environment.




The perfect pair of jeans do wonders for your capsule wardrobe, but it might just take you some time to find them. Mom jeans, high waisted, ultra-high waisted, skinny fit, boyfriends, and shapers. There is a lot to choose from as well as a massive variation in the quality. So try a few pairs before deciding on your go-to cut of jeans.




Ballet pump flats in nude and black. The nude pumps elongate your leg and work with everything that black doesn’t work with. They work with dressed up or casual and are very comfortable when you’ve worn them a couple of times.




T-shirts. Basic cotton t-shirts in a range of colours will see you through summer, and help you with layers in the winter. They work with jeans, leggings, skirts and under pinafore style dresses. Have around 4-5 in different cuts and colours.




Sets of jewellery - three in fact. One pricey one that gets pulled out for special occasions, one bright and bold costume jewellery when you want to spice up an outfit and finally some lighter more delicate jewellery to add a touch of class to your outfit.




Once you get rid of the things that you don’t wear in your wardrobe, you can concentrate on filling it with things you wear. Taking away the hours of choosing an outfit and replacing it with minutes - because everything works together, there will be no lousy outfit days.

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