I love to experiment and try new things.I have been wanting to try a new lip color for a while now and finally got the courage to do so.
As much as I love styling my own clothes, I am surprisingly having more fun collaborating and styling for up-and- coming companies. Maybe it's the pressure of representing a specific brand that pulls out all the creative stops for me.This one is especially dear to my heart as this will be my first collaboration with a boutique in my home state of North Carolina (Yayyyyy!).Located a few minutes from Wilmington ,in Leland, Coastal Couture Boutique is a becoming a local hot spot for high-end style at an affordable price. As much as I love my state, we have never been known as a hub for fashion, which I'm guessing is why local people always ask where I am originally from lol. Tinea Capri, owner and New York native, made the move to the 'First in Flight' and has made it her mission to bring a new fashion perspective to the Carolinas. The amazing look below is one of her best sellers.
I am what you consider short (5'2'') so, I shy away from maxi pieces. This flower maxi, however, is the exception! I don't know what to say about this dress that can't be seen from the amazing visuals. This full length floral maxi gown has a tie waist and is composed of a pastel chiffon. It is also lined which makes it a perfect seasonal transition piece. The billowy sleeves are cuffed and adorned with gold buttons for sartorial emphasis. I wanted to play up the floral romanticism of the piece so I went full on garden goddess. I made a quick floral crown headband (will make a post ..stay tunes!) and it was perfection. My earrings are from Romwe.com ($3.80, old) and gave a nice boho, yet high fashion finish ;which I added my gold cuff (courtesy of mom) and my lace up sandals from Shoedazzle ($17,old) for the perfect gold finishes. I'm obsessed with my new fave red lip from Coloured Raine, so my pout is painted in Cherry Blossom.
Yo yo yo!!! Its Friday again and I'm back on the beat. You like my dress? It took 4 mins to make with no sewing involved! You remember my wrap top? Well, I bought 2 yards of the jersey mocha fabric and used the 1/2 yard for the two strips needed the make the top and the 1 and 1/2 yard I had left. I just pinned it at the waist with a few safety pins to secure it, and let the bottom hang. You can pretty much wrap and pin it how you like, and boom just like that you have a sexy formal dress. You can also pin the skirt how you like and thin pin the 2 strips of fabric to the top of the skirt (as noted in previous post), instead of having a top and skirt as separates.
I was inspired by the wonderful bridesmaid dress I wore in my bestie Shalanda's wedding. The dresses were a dusty rose , which was the perfect choice for a summer wedding.(Kudos friend! You did that gir!!).Summer weddings are coming to a close and fall/winter weddings are in the near future. For the bride on a budget, my wrap dress version is a simple, inexpensive option for a bridesmaid dress. Mocha is also trending as a fall fave hue, so not only will your wedding party be dress to the nines on a dime, but also on trend .If you want to snazz it up, throw on a leather jacket and pumps and ride through the six with your woes or bae, I hope the pictures do its justice because it came out great and I only spent $4 in fabric. I also include some fly shots of the bridal brigade stunting in our convertible top dresses .I hope my instructions were clear. If not , please let me know and I hope you enjoy :)
P.S. for my ladies with a little more up top, you can either purchase extra fabric to make a tube top to go underneath or buy one of the same color. It will help hold up the girls, keep in the tummy, and smooth out unwanted back rolls.
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.