Which Suit?

Since January is coming to an end and spring break is just around the corner, I’m sure most of you are looking for swim suits. I know everyone hates buying them and hates trying them on. There’s tons of different styles to choose from and it’s so hard to figure out which ones look best on you.

That’s why I’m here. To help you find out which swim suit best suits your body type.

Curvy

Curvy
Curvy by emilysauser featuring swim suits

Seafolly swimsuit swimwear
$165 – johnlewis.com

Topshop swim suit
nordstrom.com

Top:

If you are curvy all over then you want to focus on bustier style swim suit tops. These tops will help hold everything in place. It is more like a bra so you are able to get the full coverage and support you need.

Bottom:

If you are curvier towards the bottom you may want to keep your eye out for higher cut swim suit bottoms. These guys elongate your legs!

One Piece:

If you aren’t a fan of the two piece styled swim suits, you may want to try a v-neck styled one piece. This type of swim suit will flatter your chest!

*Tip*

If you have a fuller chest make sure you look for full cup swim suit tops! They will give you excellent support.

Tummy

Tummy

Top:

Even if you have a little bit of a tummy you can still rock a swim suit. Finding the right swim suit is key. A suit with side cutouts is a great distraction. If you just had a baby and are still trying to lose those last couple pounds, get this swim suit it will draw the attention to your hips and not your stomach. If you aren’t a fan of the side cut outs then you should try a suit with ruching on the side.

Bottom:

If the belly is your main concern then you should try the hipster swim suit bottoms. These bottoms will give the impression that your legs are longer and draw away from the stomach.

One Piece:

A retro styled one piece is a great alternative to a two piece swim suit. This type of swim suit will give you that waist.

*Tip*

Picking a swim suit with stripes will help you look slimmer!

Smaller Chest

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Amore sorvete
asos.com

Charlie by Matthew Zink bandeau bikini
$200 – net-a-porter.com

Top:

Padding is key here. If you want your chest to look fuller you need to get a swim suit top that has padding. Don’t over do it though, too much padding can also look unnatural. To go along with the padding you should also try a top with underwire.

One Piece: 

A vintage style swim suit will help create the Betty Boop look that you desire.

*Tip*

Wearing prints and patterns add curves and give you a fuller look!

Plus-Sized

plus sized

Top:

Fitted fabric is a great way to show off your curves. A deep V neckline is a great design for your swim suit top. Solid colors are what you should set your mind on. If you are feeling adventurous you could also try a swim suit with ruffles!

Bottom:

A high-waisted bottom is the perfect style for your bottom half.

One Piece:

For the one piece, a face-framing neckline will help show off your upper half without revealing too much.

Petite

swim suit

Accessorize swim wear
accessorize.com

River Island swim suit
$9.85 – riverisland.com

Top:

An embellished top or even bottom, will give you more curves. If you have a short torso try a zigzag pattern to help lengthen it.

One Piece:

If you need help creating that silhouette that you are dreaming of, try a ruched swim suit.

REMEMBER:

Everyone can pull off a swim suit. No one should be scared to go out and search for the perfect one for you! Keep these tips in mind and i guarantee you find the right one for you!

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Style Steal: Jennifer Lawrence

Everyone loves her. Everyone wishes they could be her friend and now everyone wants to dress like her. Jennifer Lawrence. The hilarious actress also has impeccable style. Even though most of the outfit choices she makes while not on red carpets are casual, they still look amazing and so put together.

Looking at pictures of Jennifer and the different clothing items she wears, you see a lot of jeans and t shirts as well as cardigans and jackets. She has a very laid back wardrobe which makes it easy to recreate! All of the items that I chose for three different looks are all $50 or less!

Look #1

This look is very easy to recreate because most of the items should already be essentials in your closet. With this look you can substitute about almost anything. Since this look is already so casual, it is easy to make it your own.

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Jennifer Lawrence #1

H M satchel purse
$25 – hm.com

Look #2

For this look it is a little bit harder to get your hands on these items, especially depending on the season you are in, but it is still manageable. This look is great because of the romper. It is adding a sort of plain clothing item and spicing it up with the leather jacket and fedora.

Jennifer Lawrence catches a Sunday Movie with friends
Jennifer Lawrence #2

Black moto jacket
$66 – newlook.com

Love romper
asos.com

Brixton hat
amazon.com

River Island black glasses
$16 – riverisland.com

Look #3

This last look is probably my favorite. It is a very easy outfit that requires no time at all, but once on looks like it took hours. It’s an effortless outfit that still looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

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Jennifer Lawrence #3

Clu ribbed cotton tank
lespommettes.com

Old Navy clothing
oldnavy.gap.com

River Island black maxi skirt
$36 – riverisland.com

Vegan oxford shoes
$41 – newlook.com

Topshop fedora hat
nordstrom.com

SPLURGE

So I’m all about the deals and getting clothing and accessories at an affordable price, but sometimes you just have to splurge a little. If you are looking to spend a little more money than you usually would on an item make sure you follow these simple rules.

1. Wear more than once

If you are going to hand over a big amount of money for one item make sure you know you will get some use out of it. If you are purchasing an item like a pair of jeans and you know you will wear them every other day then go for it!

2. Check out the deals 

Most stores are trying to keep up with the latest trends. Looking around at different stores(online and offline) gives you more of an idea of what is out there. Splurging on an item means that you are not going to be able to buy multiple of these in one sitting so make sure you check what else is out there to make sure you are getting the best deal.

3. Size 

When buying an item that you know will cost you a lot you want to make sure the item actually fits. Most of the time I hear about girls that will see a cute shirt or jeans in a store and check to see if their size is in stock and it’s not. They can’t afford to not have the clothing so they buy it in a smaller or larger size depending on what the store has in stock at that moment. DO NOT DO THIS WHEN SPLURGING! You are just going to regret buying the item in the first place and then you will never wear it.

Also remember that you should only splurge on an item if you have the money! The best way to splurge on items is to save up! Splurging isn’t meant to happen every week so make sure you aren’t overspending.

If you are following all of these rules and want in idea on an item that you could splurge on I have one for you!

DL1961 Jeans are the new IT thing for all of the celebrities. These jeans are the most comfortable and they fit every size! They come in all different colors and I mean who doesn’t love that??? The jeans are a little on the pricey side but if you go to People.com they are giving out a code to get a discount!

Link to People’s article about the jeans: http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2013/05/06/exclusive-discount-dl1961-jeans/

Pajamas aren’t Clothes

Here is a topic that I truly just don’t understand. So many people are walking around IN PUBLIC with their pajamas on. It confuses me so much that I decided to write about it. I recently was at the store and this lady in front of me at the checkout was wearing Snoopy pajama pants and a Winnie-the-Pooh sweatshirt. It’s great an all that she loves Snoopy and Winnie-the-Pooh so much that she had to get their clothing items as an adult but seriously?

It baffles my mind at how people could care so less about how they present themselves to the world. Dressing nice isn’t for everybody and I understand that, but there is a difference between dressing nice and looking presentable and being able to look like you actually shower and put some effort into your appearance. If you can’t even do that then how could you drive your car and go into a place that people can see you?

Another problem. There is a difference between wearing your pajamas and wearing sweats. They are not the same thing. I know that many people just wear their sweats as pajamas and more power to you but I hope that you don’t wear the same pair out in public as you did when you were sleeping because that is just dirty.

There is a stereotype that goes around saying that the place that has the most people that don’t care about their appearance and don’t care if they wear their pajamas out in public is Walmart. There has been a website created and everything dealing with these kind of problems. Peopleofwalmart.com is a website that shows you pictures of different people spotted in their Walmart wearing something that you should never wear in public and a majority of those is pajamas. I think when people go on their website and see that so many people around the world are wearing just whatever not caring if it’s appropriate or not, they start to think that maybe it’s ok. Well guess what, it’s not. I mean yes it is funny to see someone who is wearing pajamas and looking absolutely ridiculous but I feel bad for them because I know how much people look and judge. You don’t want to be that person that is being judged on their personality just because they wore pajamas out in public once.

They say that people judge your appearance based on what you wear. First impressions are everything. It’s not right to judge people just by the way they dress but it happens, people do it ALL the time. If you want people to look at you and say well they obviously have a bad personality because they’re wearing pajamas outside of their house, then go ahead and wear them wherever  whenever. But if you want to have a change to prove yourself and actually look presentable don’t wear pajamas in public.

Fashion Don’t: Cheesy Graphic Sweatshirts

Okay, so recently I have been seeing lots of people walking around with these ugly graphic sweatshirts that you shouldn’t be caught in public wearing. I’m not talking about the ones that say love with a heart, I’m talking about the ones that have a pumpkin on it or even a star. 

These are tacky and ugly people. I know some people don’ t like to dress up when they go out in public and that is perfectly fine. I don’t care if I see someone who is wearing sweat pants in public because whatever they just want to be comfy, but when you have this huge cartoon picture on your chest, that is where I draw the line. These sweatshirts are starting to pop up everywhere in stores. People are starting to buy more and more of these because the stores sell them for cheap. NEWS FLASH PEOPLE! They are cheap because they are ugly and they don’t think people will  buy them so they put them at a lower price. 

Yes I know that everyone has the right to wear whatever they want and I respect that. I am just giving you all some advice on what actually looks presentable and what needs to be burned at a bonfire. The tacky sweatshirts are great for parties and events that you’re supposed to wear ugly shirts. For example during Christmas time lots of people have ugly sweater parties. Once again they are supposed to be ugly and that’s why everyone wears them. It is not Christmas season all year long, so you don’t have to wear the sweater or sweatshirt all year long. And plus, why would you want to wear it more than once anyway? 

If you love the cheesy graphic sweatshirt trend and that’s all you own in your closet than go right ahead and strut it out in public but keep in mind that you may look a little strange. If you want to keep wearing them maybe try and find something that is a little less toned down. There are some graphic sweatshirts that are acceptable. For example, Forever21 has lots of graphic sweatshirts that are cute and affordable, but make sure you are on the lookout because sometimes they get a little crazy.

 

Be safe out there and make sure you stay away from anything that is a sweatshirt and that has big, large cartoon figures or letters on them!

 

Fashion Inspirations

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney’s style in fashion is very bohemian chic with a little vintage mixed in. She isn’t afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion and she is able to pull them off every time. You see her in harem pants a lot, which is a risk in itself. She once said that she was loving the 70’s vintage look. Another one of Kourntey’s must haves would be a blazer. No matter what outfit she is wearing she pairs a blazer with it. Whether it is a classic black or alone with a pop of color, she is always sporting them. Even though Kourtney likes to take risks and wear things that are more daring, she also can pull of casual, simplistic looks. If she wore jeans and a button down it would look great on her.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is known for not really caring what people think of her, especially paparazzi. When she steps outside on a regular day you see her drift towards the more comfortable outfits such as jeans and t-shirts. She wears a lot of maxi skirts and dresses which are also on the more casual side. Jennifer Lawrence likes to keep it simple on the streets but on the red carpet she wears beautiful dresses. Although most of the dresses she wears on the red carpet are yet again, simple, they still look stunning.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ style is very edgy. She does rare outfits that most people couldn’t pull off. She likes the black, dark colors with spikes. She wears a lot of cropped tops and high-waisted pants. If you were to see her out of the streets or in the recording studio she would be wearing her short spiky hair with high-waisted pants, a crop top, combat boots, and a leather jacket. Over the years Cyrus has definitely grown up and her style has proven that.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad’s style is very girly and bright. She loves to wear colors but keep it sophisticated. She knows all the tips and tricks for fashion so she can pull off anything! Conrad always likes to keep things simple so she pulls outfits together that would work for day and night. Lauren is always on point with her outfits whether it’s from just going to the grocery store or to an event. Since she has her own clothing line, you too can try out her favorite pieces!

Fashion Don’t:Dresses Over Pants

Dresses over pants. Never should be worn together. If you think that this is acceptable that you probably haven’t looked in the mirror. Many stars are starting to wear this hideous attire to red carpet events. Just because the stars are wearing them doesn’t make them ok to sport out in public, or ever! If you want to wear a dress then wear a dress, if you want to wear pants then wear pants, but know that they should never go together.

Long shirts are different that dresses, they may look like dresses but they are not. Long shirts over pants is ok because it’s a shirt not a dress. For example if you were wearing a long henley shirt over jeans that would be acceptable and cute. If you wanted to wear a bodycon dress with jeans that would be out of question. I don’t understand why this is becoming a trend and why so many women think that this looks ok.

The thing that is really confusing about dresses over pants, is why they choose to pick the same color and fabric of pant as the dress. It makes it look way worse than before if you are wearing pants that match the dress. It just look like they did a bad job hemming your dress and added legs. NOT OK! Also, if you are going to wear a longer dress you don’t need to have pants on underneath. The dress was made long so you wouldn’t have to wear anything underneath, it already covers up your legs. You don’t need to wear a maxi dress with jeans, that does not look good AT ALL.

This trend still makes no sense to me. Dresses and pants were made to go in separate outfits, not together. The only time that this trend would be acceptable is if you were dressing up for Halloween or you had to play a confused older woman in a play.

Another thing that we need to clear up real quick is that leggings are not the same thing as pants. Yes people wear them as pants but they are not the same thing. They are meant to add more fabric to something or be some sort of substitute to pants if you didn’t want to wear them with your outfit. Dresses with leggings are acceptable, but make sure you pair the leggings with the right type of dress, because it can still look a little  bit off.

So ladies do all of us on this world a favor and do not wear dresses with pants, even if you wanted to wear the dress under pants, don’t do it. Wear them in separate outfits, that way you won’t look so confused and lost when you are wandering around the streets of America.

Fashion Don’t:

Foot for Thought

Everyone is always talking about all these spring trends and outfit ideas for the spring season but no one is really mentioning shoes for spring. If you go anywhere you are going to need shoes,  so I am here to provide you with different shoes that are popular for spring 2013. If you have anymore shoe suggestions make sure you comment below on your favorite pair!

Two-Toned

Why wear a shoe with just one color on it when you can wear a shoe with two colors? That’s exactly what everyone is thinking especially in the fashion world. Two-toned shoes have become very popular for this spring season and will look great with anything. These shoes are a great way to experiment with color without having to risk an outfit disaster. If you want to try the color blocking trend than these shoes are a great way to get you started as a beginner. Two-toned shoes will look fabulous with anything that you decide to wear so make sure you pick them up on your next shopping trip!

      two toned shoes
 

Ankle Strap

Heels will be all over this spring season as they always are since the weather is warming up, but the most popular type of heel this spring is the ankle strap. This shoe has one strap that goes around the ankle for a sleek look. The ankle strap makes your legs look extended and longer which instantly makes your outfit 10x better. The heel is not the only thing that is coming in with one strap, flats are now showing the one strap as well, for those girls who don’t dare wear heels.

Ankle strap shoes

Printed

Prints will always be in for all different clothing types but for this season printed shoes are the new hot thing. Print is always great to spice up an outfit and make it more of a fashion statement than it was before. If you have a simple outfit and need something more printed shoes are a great thing to add to your wardrobe.

Printed shoes

D’Orsay Flats

The name sounds weird but the shoes are the next best thing. Flat lovers will die for this item as it is an essential for this spring. Pairing these beauties with flirty dresses or a cute pair of shorts,  you can’t go wrong with your outfit decision with these adorable shoes.  They come in all different colors and textures you will be set for the best-dressed lists. 

D'Orsay Flats

Espadrilles

 These are the cutest and most casual thing out there today. You can pair them without anything that your heart desires to wear. They come in many forms such as wedges or flats. If you want any color or pattern I’m sure it is out there. These are great for slipping on to go to the beach or even the park. The tough sole makes them durable and the laid back look of them completes the casual look every girl is dying for.

Espadrilles Shoes

Make sure if you have any favorite shoes for spring you leave them in the comments below so we can all get ready for spring season!

Best Online Shops

Forever 21

http://www.forever21.com

Forever 21 online is so much different from their stores in malls. You can view everything and not be limited to certain things that the store near you has. Everything is organized by the item, as well as new arrivals and style deals. If you are looking for somewhere that has cute but affordable clothes than I suggest you check out Forever 21!

Tobi

http://www.tobi.com

If you like Forever 21 but you want higher quality products, then Tobi is a great website for you to try. Many of Tobi’s products are edgy and sophisticated. Everyday they have new arrivals that are 30% off. With greater quality clothing items comes a higher price but they are totally worth it! PLUS: when you join you get 50% off your first order!

Nasty Gal 

http://www.nastygal.com

Nasty Gal is a similar store to Tobi and Forever 21. The prices are more expensive but it is also better quality. If you want something that is more edgy or daring than you should definitely check their website out. They have everything from clothes to accessories. The website also comes with look books to see how to style the different items on their website.

Hot Bloom Jacket

Urban Outfitters

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com

If you’re the type of person that wants to stand out or not be so “mainstream” than Urban Outfitters is the place for you. Their clothes are great for people who want to trend set. Even though their clothes can be a little pricey, they are worth it. The best thing about Urban Outfitters is that they always have sales. What makes the online store even better than the actually store, is that they have deals that are sometimes not offered in stores! Not only does the online store have clothing items they also have things that you can have in your home.

Etsy 

http://www.etsy.com

The Etsy website is something out of the ordinary and great for people who like creating and selling things. The whole idea around this website is that people create items and then sell them for a certain price in their own shops that they create on Etsy. This website has everything from phone cases to toe rings. If it is something that we have in the world than it will be on there. The unique thing about this website though, is how everything is created and designed by someone. You will have to message the seller with the information that you want for your item your purchasing but that’s as easy as 1,2,3!

Brandy Melville

http://www.brandymelvilleusa.com

Brandy Melville has very simple and edgy clothes. Everything that Brandy has is casual and comfortable. The give you the look of casual chic and you can wear most of their items year-round. One thing you should keep in mind for this brand is that, most of their stuff is just one size and doesn’t come in multiple sizes. Make sure you keep this in mind when you are ordering online because some things may fit differently on you than it would on the model that is shown on the website wearing the item.

Pictures are from:

forever21.com

brandymelvilleusa.com

tobi.com

etsy.com

nastygal.com

urbanoutfitters.com

Size Doesn’t Matter

If you opened up almost any magazine or website online you see the images of skinny girls. The tabloids and media have portrayed being underweight a “thing” or something that everyone should wear. If you look at celebrities they are all fit and small, and these celebrities are people’s role models. The truth is, is that being skinny is not how it should be, being normal is the new “thing”.

Looking around high schools and colleges you see girls trying to become someone they’re not. They all try so hard to look exactly like how the media wants them to look. Based on the hair, size, and clothes, they all look like robots. Now everyone says to be yourself and to be different, but they actually do mean this. You should be whatever you desire to be. You don’t need to be under 100 pounds to look good! If you are any shape or any size, you will always look fabulous!

I think a lot of girls struggle with the idea of being skinny or fit. So many of them want to look like their favorite celebrity. Truth is though, that many of these celebrities aren’t as perfect as they seem. They struggle themselves and look at other celebrities to become just like them. We all just need to be ourselves.

There is a difference between being healthy and just being overweight. You can maintain any weight you would like but make sure you are being healthy. You could be 200 pounds and being active, you were just made that way. Girls and guys both need to understand that everyone is made differently and being healthy for you could mean 200 pounds.

Studies have shown that when girls look at themselves they think of themselves as not pretty or they think that they are 10 times bigger than they actually are. It is just a natural tendency for girls to think that they are always fat or ugly. But once again truth is that you are all beautiful and are not ugly or fat, you’re perfect just the way you are.

Dove recently put out a video that is called Real Beauty Sketches. If shows women of all different ages describing themselves to this man who then sketches their face based on their descriptions of themselves. Then another women comes in and describes that same person to the sketch artist and they put the two images together. The sketch that the women described themselves turns out not looking like them, but the other one does and they realize that they girl themselves a false description. This video has and will continue to open so many girl’s eyes to what actually happens when you look in the mirror.

Remember everyone is beautiful no matter their size! 🙂