Denim Fashion: Mini Skirts

The denim fabric is very versatile. Initially to be worn as a pair of jeans, it has evolved and has a lot of other end products now – a pair of shorts, jacket, dress, bags and mini skirts.

I have most of these denim items except for the mini skirts. I wasn’t sure why, I guess I kept putting off buying one. Well, now is the time to get one. While browsing through the online shopping websites, I stumbled upon Resultly and saw their collection of denim mini skirts available. They have various styles and designs that you can choose from – washed out, torn-up, studded, pleated and so much more.

Because of the denim’s versatility, you can pair it with almost anything that you have. You think I am kidding? I am not. It is safe to say that whatever you pair for your denim jeans can also be done with the denim mini skirt.

I have also seen another set of denim mini skirts from Gap’s online store. The skirts are form fitting and if you have great legs, this will be the perfect piece for you. I know it is already a mini but I think you should pair it off with wedge sandals for a casual lunch or dinner. If it’s a bit intimate, wear your pointed heels or strappy heels to give a contrast of casual but a bit formal. To make it dressier, wear a cute printed sleeveless top or a white collared shirt. If you opt for the latter, I would suggest adding up a bit of jewelry and you will be good to go.

Luckymag.com has an article that featured 9 different ways on how you can pair off your denim mini skirt and one of them was wearing denim with denim. I like that. It does not give out a vibe that it’s way too casual since they are both of denim fabric. It actually looks chic.

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Since the outfit only has one color, you can be colorful with your accessories like how the model paired her denims with a red belt and yellow bag. Another accessory that you can use to jazz up your mini skirt is leggings or stockings. I have seen a lot of women wearing this under their skirts and then pairing it off with their boots or pumps.

Now, why am I giving you tips when I should be searching for the perfect skirt for me?

Sequin Shorts && NYE

As New Year’s Eve quickly approaches, the pressure for finding the perfect plans, perfect kiss, and the perfect dress heats up. This is the one night of the year that you can spend money you don’t have on a fabulous outfit, buy the $200 ticket for the best party in the city, and kiss anyone your heart desires come midnight. As far as my plans go, I’m about as behind as you can imagine. I know the guy that I want to kiss, but I don’t have the ticket, the dress, or the confirmation from him to make it happen. Considering the ticket is probably the most important part of the night, there’s no boy or dress without it, however I’m just gonna take my chances and work in the opposite direction. Starting with my dress..or should I say sequin shorts and crop top?

Yes, you heard that correctly. I am opting out of the stereotypical sparkly dress this NYE and going for a unique look with sequin shorts instead.

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There are so many different ways to wear an outfit like this. By that I mean so many various kinds of tops to give it a whole new spin that you might not have guessed. Wearing the shorts with a cute top tucked in is a very classy, beautiful way to wear them. However, while everyone else will be wearing a tight, little dress, you may feel a little odd women out. In that case, you could opt for a more “showy” top. In which case here are a few of my faves:

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Shorts: Resultly
Top: Asos

I literally can’t even handle how obsessed I am with these two outfits! Both are so cute and you don’t need to be self conscious about showing too much or too little skin. You’ll be the prettiest, sexiest, classiest one in the room. That is once you settle on some plans ;)

As for accessorizing you ask? Heels, heels, heels! You need to wear heels and I’m personally a huge fan of the ankle strap that you can see the model on the left wearing. The one piece of advice you need to remember is that you need a pair to walk, stand, and dance in all night in. So comfort is KEY. Part of killing your look is keeping it rocking all night long, ladies. Don’t be the girl who takes her heels off half way into the night. You will quickly go from fab to flat, if you know what I mean.

Well now that you have your outfit planned you have no excuse not to find plans! Get talking and have fun :)

 

How to wear: Garter Tights

While I was browsing through my email and checking my spam folder for any emails that might have unfortunately landed there, I saw an ad for garter tights.

Intrigued, I clicked on it and was led to a variety of suspender tights for women. I felt like I have time traveled and was back to the Moulin Rouge days. I remember in the music video made for the movie, Pink and company were all wearing these tights whilst doing a sexy number.

I know that these tights were a part of the lingerie ensemble especially when you are out to mingle and date. I saw them when the classic movies where Elizabeth Taylor was in one of the starring role. She would dress up for her dates and would suit up on her formal dress with the garter tights underneath. Also, these tights are usually part of the post-wedding treat for guys as their wives naughtily dress up for their honeymoon.

Just looking at it on screen, I know this can make you look and feel sexier. I am tempted to buy one but I do not what best to pair them with or even how to wear them.

I looked online and after filtering all the Moulin Rouge and Chicago musical images, I got the picture of how this should be worn.

It is pretty much basic. Generally, in order for the tights to work its magic, you need to color coordinate yourself. You should not deviate or else, your objective or main purpose, which is to seduce, will fail.

For newbies, Amazon has faux garter tights in case you are still trying to be comfortable or if you are checking if this fashion statement will look good on you. The tights have this impression that you are wearing tights but in reality it is just a pair of stockings.

Once you feel and think that you can make this ensemble work, you can click on this link: http://www.result.ly/Search/garter%20tights which gives you tons of garter tights to choose from. The usual color is black as it provides a silhouette of your body making you look sexier and most likely longer for people who are a bit short and heavy. White is next color of choice as it gives a fun and more romantic yet innocent vibe.

If you are also interested in wearing mini skirts but have some skin issues, this can also work its magic on you as it actually hides the half part of your legs (knees below) but highlights your legs especially if this is worn with heels.

Another option is to do it the Rihanna way. She has decided to create a twist in wearing her Pretty Polly suspender tights by showing it via the slits of her dress. Check it out in this blog:

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You can also be creative on how these tights can be worn. Remember the objective is to feel sexier and seduce your partner.

 

I might just get one for myself to try it out and see if the magic really works. LOL!

Velvet Dress: To Wear or not to wear?

Wearing a velvet dress has never been at the top of my list when it comes to choosing a dress say for the prom or for an event. I feel like I need to have the abs to rock the outfit!

Since I have an upcoming event, a 28th birthday soiree that has a theme of old Hollywood, I decided I would try and slip on a black velvet dress.

My first search led to me what Europe’s adorable princess, Kate Middleton, have worn about three years back when she attended an event together with her husband, Prince William and brother-in-law Harry.

The princess flowed with grace on the Alexander McQueen Velvet Dress. She accentuated her look with a set of jewelry with a black clutch but still highlighting the dress as the main piece. Kate finished off the look by just having her hair down. This pic from katemiddletonstyle.org is stunning:

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Since this is a long dress that flows at the end, I figured, girls should pair this off with either black pumps or strappy sandals thus making the dress look sexier. In my opinion, velvet dresses are worn hugging the body and not loose so that it highlights the butt and waist for those who have it. This website actually carries the same style (almost) as worn by Kate if you do not have the money to invest on a McQueen.

The dress though formal is not what I am looking for, aside from the fact that it’s expensive! LoL! I decided to have a search at macys.com and see what they have to offer. Browsing through it, most of what they have are mid-length velvets that can actually be used in two ways – office wear in the day and turning it to a sexy velvet dress in the evening.

What caught my eye is their Jones New York sleeveless velvet dress and their Jessica Simpson sequined velvet dress. Both dresses can be seen here (http://www1.macys.com/shop/search?keyword=velvet+dress).

I can dress down both of these dresses into casual attire, if I want to. Probably, pair it off with beach sandals or flat pumps. Maybe a fedora hat too!

If Macy’s does not give you a lot of options to choose from, another great website find is Result.ly.

They have a wide variety of velvet dresses or skirts that you can choose from. How about starting it right here http://www.result.ly/search/velvet%20dress? They have various brands and designs that will make you gaga over velvet!

Seeing all the different designs and ways to wear velvet, I think I can do it. Now, let me go back to my online shopping so that I can get my dress on time!

A tshirt but a dress

You love tshirts and you love dresses so why not combine this lovely combo with the tshirt dress! Its a tshirt, but also a dress. No, I’m not talking crazy, I’m talking fashion. So, come on my peeps and fall onto this CRAZY new trend and oh so stylish trend. You really can’t go wrong with my advice.  So come on, lets delve a little deeper into the world of tshirt dresses.

First you need to find the perfect tshirt dress. Check it. I’ve got got you covered with the resultly app. It is a sick and will for sure help you find the perfect tshirt dress since you can search hundreds of stores and use their filters to find the perf dress. check out my search results: http://www.result.ly/Search/tshirt%20dress So many options right!

I found this other great site that has a tone of tshirt dresses all under $50. You can’t go wrong with that. check it.  http://www.luckymag.com/style/2014/07/cheap-t-shirt-dresses_slideshow_item0_1 so many cute and fun looks.

Now it is time to learn how to wear a tshirt dress. I found a bunch of ideas on this sweet blog. check it: http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2012/06/6-ways-to-wear-your-t-shirt-dress.html

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You can totally just keep it simple with a tshirt dress and let it really shine. It is a great way to show off your legs. I really like this simple look because it is so easy to wear. You can wear this to work, you can wear it out, or you can wear it in a casual situation. How nice is that. However, if you are a little more style adventurous you can totally dress up and accessorize a simple tshirt dress.

Check the link I posted above for more styling tips. I would suggest adding a fun statement necklace You can even add a cardigan some fun shoes like wedges or flats. Doesn’t matter. Just express your self and remember to treat yo self. When it comes to your style the sky is the limit and don’t hold back, especially with a tshirt dress. So simple yet so chic and cute. Who wouldn’t want to be part of this style. It is just so great. I can’t wait to wear mine.

For my tshirt dress outfit I am going to wear a black tshirt dress with tights and booties. Then I’m going to layer over it my gray fur vest. So cute and hot right now. I’m also going to wear a pretty gold necklace. Nothing to big.  Then for my earrings I’m going to wear studs. My hair will be down and I’ll have an oversized bag. So cute :)

 

Rock out in Sequin Leggings!

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Whenever your outfit involves anything with sequins, especially leggings you know you’re going to have some fun! Now some of you may be a little hesitant but no need to worry. Here are some tips on how to wear these fantastic stretchy pants.

1.) For a super chic, casual look: Whatever color you decide, take this pair from The Limited (http://bit.ly/1w4F25U). So pair something like these with a super cute and classy blazer and a nice blouse or tank top underneath. Even a little heel to complete your whole look.

  • For a more relaxed, yet stylish look: A great place to snag a good deal and for a lot of options check out the Resultly shopping app now (http://www.result.ly/Search/sequin%20leggings). This look you can pair them with a longer blouse, typically a tunic. To give it a little more sophistication tie it all together with a chic belt.
  • Work them wearing a sweater, button-down blouse: This look by far is my favorite! I actually just bought this pair from Macy’s (http://mcys.co/1CL4iB7). They are the comfiest and most stylish pants ever! I usually wear them with a gray or cream-colored button-down blouse. And of course heels, you can’t forget those!

I’ll never forget the first time I bought a pair of pants such as these. I remember thinking how the heck am I going to pull these off? With some style advice I felt more confident and comfortable in them. A blog that I found to be super helpful, aside from this one is http://careyvery.hubpages.com/hub/how-to-wear-sequin-leggings. It gives you everything you need to know about how to look fabulous.
The first time I wore my pair was to my best friend’s 21st birthday extravaganza. It was such a fun and memorable night. I knew I wanted to wear something comfortable, yet of course still stylish and chic. My best friend wanted to go bar hopping all over downtown so I knew at that point that heels were out of the question. So I went with black pants, a gray short-sleeve blouse, a black blazer, and my black pointy flats. I went a light on the accessories, considering my pants made up for it. I bought these dangling silver earrings that I thought were the absolute cutest and would look perfect with my outfit.

We had a party bus and everything, the whole nine yards. My best friend is definitely one of those people who goes all out for their birthday. So we drove around the city going from bar to bar, my pants totally making a statement everywhere we went. You know what they say about how people’s clothing says a lot about their personality well I certainly think those pants say a lot about me!

Next time you’re hunting around in your closet looking for something to wear for your best friend’s birthday celebration, no need to worry. Go with that staple item that’s not only chic but comfortable. Mad props to the women who can wear those heels all night, something I only can dream of doing.

Liquid or Leather Leggings

So, what is the true difference between liquid leggings and leather leggings? I had no idea that there was such a thing as liquid leggings. I have been obsessing with purchasing a pair of leather leggings, but to get real leather leggings its pretty pricy. I ended up purchasing a few liquid leggings, but I thought that was just a type of pleather. After collecting a few liquid leggings I noticed that it is similar to a pleather material. However, liquid leggings have more of a shine and a “faker” look to them. Take a look at how Rihanna rocked liquid leggings in this fabulous outfit!

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Now let’s compare these liquid leggings to a pair of leather leggings.

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As you can see the leather leggings Kendall is wear are less shiny than Rihanna’s. There are definitely cases where leather leggings appear shinier than this, but that’s usually when they’re hit in a certain light.

Besides one material being genuine and soft leather, and the other synthetic, lets look at some more differences between the two. I always like wearing leather more than a synthetic fiber because your skin can breathe! However, leather is much  more expensive. So, if you were to choose between pleather and liquid leggings, it really depends on how shiny you want them to be. Liquid leggings are great because they bring attention to the fabric. Leather and pleather look good, but they are not as noticeable as the liquid material. I found adorable leggings on Shopbop: http://www.shopbop.com/night-out-leggings-hatch/vp/v=1/845524441960184.htm

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These look exactly like Rihanna’s black pair of liquid leggings. Just like leather leggings, liquid leggings are perfect for going out. But, be weary. A lot of pleather leggings and liquid leggings will be pricy. The ShopBop leggings above are over $100 but you can easily find a pair that are super cheap. For example, I found a pair that looks exactly the same from Charlotte Rouse for only $15! Get them here.

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If you’re looking for a nice list of some other liquid leggings, go to Resultly! They have some nice options.

As you can see both leggings look exactly the same (except for the price difference). For leather leggings you can’t really cheapen out on unless you’re ok with the pleather leggings. I have a gorgeous pair of burgundy pleather leggings. From far away pleather will look like leather, but if you touch them you can differentiate between real leather and the pleather material.

One piece of advice, be careful when you wear liquid or leather or any type of leggings for that matter without a long top. If you wear your shirt tucked into your leggings, just like the Charlotte Rouse model. With a Kim K butt I have to be very careful when I wear leggings. There are some leather leggings that are more like pants that do work with a shorter top. But, for most leggings I like to wear a long top. This way I don’t have to worry.