So, below is my Red Carpet look. I was thinking Academy Awards. I wanted it to have an ethereal quality, so the hair would be a bit frizzy and fluffy and platinum blond. I wanted a pale face with red lips. The dress would be made of peachy pink organza, and the bottom part would have feathers coming out the sides, with tulle and chiffon layers in the middle and coming up from out of the neckline. I didn't have time to sketch the back design, but it would have a little bit of a train too and a very low back.
For the maternity challenge, Rebecca said she wanted something tight, and I figured she would want to show off her legs as that was the thinnest part of her. I could totally see her wearing something like this:
I didn't have time to finish the sketch of what I would actually wear or could see other women wearing, but here's an idea:
Top - Vera Wang for Kohl's - gifted
Top - Target - $3
Earrings - gifted
Necklaces - thrifted - $1 each
Shoes - JCPenney - $8
Jeans - H&M - $20 (I ripped the hem)
I haven't been posting this week because I've either been at the fair...all sweaty and gross, or dressed in workout clothes all day because I don't have time to change after my jog during my lunchbreak when I'm working from home all day.
We're going to the county fair again tonight in the heat and in the rain. I had to wear shoes that I didn't mind getting muddy, but would keep me cool (cheap flip flops was my choice), and then had to wear jeans because we'll be sitting on dirty benches on the grandstand. To keep cool, I chose a knit halter top. It's too hot to really accesorize this outfit, so I just put on some silver hoop earrings
I know it's not much of a post today, but it's better than nothing, right?
Top - Banana Republic - $7
Shorts - hand-me-downs
Flip flops - Target - $5
Hoop earrings - Target - $1
One of these days I'll do a video tutorial on how to use hot rollers and how to curl hair. There is an art to it. For now, I'll just say, try to think about where you place each curl. Where do you want height, and if you want the curl to face away from your face, or in to your face. Depending on where you place a roller or a curl, it can totally change the look.
Instead of the white long tank in the second suggestion (since she didn't like white), I should have found a white and grey or actually any large stripe tee to go underneath.
What about you, though? What are your suggestions for wearing a dark denim vest in the summer?
vest with dresses by nicridley featuring Paul & Joe Sister dresses
Denim vest by nicridley featuring Jessica Simpson shoes
I finally had a chance to wear my Anchors Away dress from Shabby Apple! Since I'm only 5' tall, I hemmed about 4 inches off the bottom so it would suit my frame, and then kept the buttons unbuttoned so nothing pulled. This dress would look great with nude pumps and a red belt, or all buttoned up with little red flats. It has a lot of stretch in it so it really contours the body nicely, but isn't too tight that you can't move in it.
Check out Shabby Apple dresses for their Fall Collection. These are high quality dresses, so you aren't going to find clearance prices, but the dress styles are classic, modest, and made to last.
Dress - Shabby Apple
Pumps - JCPenney - $3
Gold earrings - vintage (inherited)
Scarf - hand-me-down
Bag - thrifted - $3
Watch - thrifted - $4
Cami - F21 - $2.50
Last night I watched Kandee the Make-up Artist's post on winged eyeliner, and was inspired. I picked up some cheap Maybelline lipcolor in Pink Please at Wal-Mart, and decided to try it all out today. I think I should have gone all out and started with a matte foundation for the true Bridgette Bardot look, but you get the idea. Now I'm about to go for a jog, so my hair is nice and frizzy, and I'm already starting to sweat...but at least I have flirty lips and sultry eyes.
On another note, there's a website I found online that sells clothes wholesale clothing and other wholesale items like shoes and even intimates. It's called Red Tag Clothing and the prices are really great. Not only are the prices lower but you literally get more for your money.
Jacket ~ H&M $15
Top ~ Old Navy $10
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Booties ~ AE for Payless $34
Bracelets ~ Gifted
Necklace~ Kohls $5
Earrings ~ Macy's $11
I just bought this watch today and love it. It's the first watch I've owned in about 8 years!
And this fab genuine leather belt for only $1 could not be passed up!
Had to show you a close-up of the necklace too.
I'm feeling much better today! Pretty much back to my old self - must have been only a 24 hour bug.
Top - Gap - gifted
Skirt - Gap - $16
Leather wedges - Target - $6
Leather belt - thrifted - $1
Necklace - thrifted - $1
Watch - thrifted - $4
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Earrings - gifted