Black and White Stripes with Red

Spice up a monochrome outfit with a splash of red

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Black and White Stripes with Red

 

Find more monochrome stripes on Polyvore

Easter Day Sale

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

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Handbags For Spring

I just ordered a lovely pink bag for Spring from Shein (see my set below).  They have some really cute trendy bags at discount prices.

This is my first handbag purchase from Shein so I’m anxious to see it and “road test” it.  It has to be able to hold a big wallet, cell phone and cover, large headphones, a drink bottle, among other items.  Just the normal items you need to get you through the work day 😉


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What a great chic outfit for Spring:

A Splash of Pink

Looking for for a more high-end Spring bag?

expensive pink bagyani leatherMadison colorblock


How about a cute tote from Redbubble:

Red Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Panda on Yellow Kids Clothes

Butterfly Fantasy by karlajkitty
Daisy Blues by karlajkitty

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Redbubble.com Redbubble scarves are available now in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Printed on light chiffon fabric – perfect for summer or winter. Shop Now!

Stilettos Heels

The allure of the Stiletto Heel

What woman doesn’t feel more feminine when walking in stilettos?  They make you walk with a purpose – you have to step carefully lest you land in a sidewalk crack or grating in the pavement – and they make a killer sound.  Face it, clogs and platforms can’t quite compare with the sound of stilettos clicking across the floor.


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Stiletto heel

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

A shoe with a stiletto heel

A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women.

It is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s.[1] Stiletto heels may vary in length from 2.5 centimetres (1 inch) to 25 cm (10 inches) or more if a platform sole is used, and are sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than 1 cm (slightly less than half an inch). Stiletto-style heels 5 cm (2.0 in) or shorter are called kitten heels.

Not all high slim heels merit the description stiletto. The extremely slender original Italian-style stiletto heels of the late 1950s and very early 1960s were no more than 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter for much of their length, although the heel sometimes flared out a little at the top-piece (tip). After their demise in the mid-late 1960s, such slender heels were difficult to find until recently due to changes in the way heels were mass-produced. A real stiletto heel has a stem of solid steel or alloy. The more usual method of mass-producing high shoe heels, i.e. moulded plastic with an internal metal tube for reinforcement, does not achieve the true stiletto shape.  Read more…

Here is my stiletto entry in a recent Polyvore Group contest – which I won first place (woot!)

I Wear My Pain Like Stilettos…

Created by eclectic-chic. Created in J’adore Fashion, J’adore Life.

Stilettos - Teal and Black

Fashionable Stilettos on a Budget:

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Black Pointy Studded PU Stiletto Heels
Black Pointy Studded PU Stiletto Heels US$33.99 (Sale)

 

Nude Point Toe Cut-work Lace Up Pumps
Nude Point Toe Cut-work Lace Up Pumps US$37.76 (Sale)
Red Point Toe Suede High Stiletto Heel Pumps
Red Point Toe Suede High Stiletto Heel Pumps US$31.24 (Sale)

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


 

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Women's Day Sale

Kimono Trend for Spring

Spring is fast approaching – time to break out those flattering loose fitting kimonos

Kimonos were trending last year and look to be just as huge in 2016.  Their lovely flowing lines are a natural fit for the 70’s style invasion with flared legs and chunky heels.


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A peek at some of the designers:

Hiromi Asai F/W 2016 Collection

“New York-based designer, Hiromi Asai, presents sophisticated, authentic Kimono fashion on the runway at the New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2016. (from Morningstar.com)

Yoshikimono RTW Spring 2016

“Tokyo Fashion Week decided to wrap up the spring 2016 action with something a bit unusual: a runway show featuring kimonos designed by a rock star. Fans — many of them screaming his name — packed the audience to see Yoshiki, a member of the heavy metal band X Japan.” (from wwd.com)

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Shein Floral Loose Kimono

Shein Floral Loose Kimono by karlajkitty featuring Romantic Floral Phone Case


from Shein

Black Short Sleeve Floral Loose Chiffon Blouse

  • Price: $9.89

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and from Lulu’s

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!
O’Neill Hattie Purple-Grey Print Kimono Top

  • Price: $69.50

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Blind Date – Winter Style

What should you wear on a Blind Date?

Nothing quite like the anxiety of staring at your closet, helpless, trying to decide what to wear on a first date with someone you’ve never met.  Except maybe when you try on one outfit after another until half your closet is strewn across your bedroom.  Maybe we can work through this with a little help from the experts.

 

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From Match.com:

How to Prepare For a Blind Date 

by Tamsen Butler, Demand Media

Getting ready for a blind date can be a little more difficult than preparing for a date with someone you already know. You may wonder what style your date likes or how he’ll be dressed. Approach this situation as an exciting opportunity to meet someone new, and you’re bound to have more fun than if you look at it as a daunting task.

Step 1

Get as much information as you can beforehand regarding your date. If a mutual friend arranged the blind date, consult your friend to find out what you need to know about your blind date. You can find out a lot of great information that can help your blind date run more smoothly. For example, if your friend tells you that your blind date is an animal activist, you can then avoid some awkwardness by not wearing leather pants.

Step 2

Consider your destination. If you already have the entire date planned out, then dress accordingly for the things you’re supposed to do. Don’t wear jeans if you’re going out for an elegant dinner; by the same token, don’t dress formally if you’re meeting up for some bowling. If you aren’t sure what the blind date will entail, dress nicely in a way that will allow you to engage in a variety of activities.

Step 3

Consider comfort. You may think that you look best in stiletto heels or a three-piece suit, but whatever you wear should be comfortable enough that you can spend the date getting to know the other person, instead of thinking about how uncomfortable you feel. While you do want to look attractive for your date, you don’t want to do it at the expense of your comfort.  Read the full article here

Blind Date - Winter Style

STELLA McCARTNEY coat
$680 – italist.com

Black pantyhose
urbanoutfitters.com

Ballerina flat
usa.hermes.com

Mini bag
luxurydivas.com

FRR brown glove
furhatworld.com

Fendi silk scarve
$110 – pret-a-beaute.com

Burgundy hat
$6.06 – yoins.com

From eHarmony (eH Advice):

5 Things Not to Wear on a First Date

by eHarmony Staff

Don’t let your first date attire ruin your chances for a second date. What you wear is the perfect opportunity to present who you are before you say a word. To win your date over with captivating style, consider the location, time of day and weather as these factors will weigh heavily on your attire choice and stay away from our top five things you shouldn’t wear on a first date.

1) Don’t Try a new Trend

Reveal the real you, and stick to clothing you actually wear. “Don’t get in a costume-like outfit,” says Keylee Sanders, owner of the successful consulting and styling company Style Studio and a former Miss Teen USA. “Dress in something you would wear on a regular basis because hopefully you’ll see this person a second date. Stick to your true style self or fashion self on that first date.”

2) Don’t Reveal too Much

First impressions are quick to be made, hard to get rid of and set the tone for the entire date. Ask yourself what your outfit says about you. There’s a difference between wanting to look flirty and sexy and leaving nothing to the imagination. “That doesn’t mean you need to dress dowdy or frumpy, for example if you’re going to wear a short skirt, don’t wear a low cut top,” says the former beauty queen. A good rule of thumb is to choose one area of your body you want to reveal—whether that’s an above the knee skirt to show off your legs, a subtle scooped neck blouse to enhance your décolleté or an off the shoulders sweater to feature a graceful neckline.   Read the full article here

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

 

Add a feminine touch to your look with a custom floral phone case or wallet:

Artist Fashion

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Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear:  Rebecca Minkoff

Lovely muted pastels, classy feminine lines, and a bit of fun.  I absolutely love this collection!  The mod purple-gray leather “Rockin” skirt and jacket are calling my name ;).


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The designers at Polyvore were given a preview and asked to create fashion sets for a contest that Rebecca herself will judge – here is mine:

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

So what do the experts at Vogue say about this collection:

One gets the feeling that Rebecca Minkoff’s customer might be most familiar with the designer’s seasonal muses from, say, a Pinterest board. Still, if Minkoff can turn on her young clientele to the likes of Patti Smith or Françoise Hardy, as some of the icons she’s envisioned through her kicky clothes, more power to her.  Read more…


 

More sets from the contest:

My “Dimensions of Purple” Collection had a phone case that was a perfect fit for the purple leather skirt and black hankie top.  See the rest of the collection here:


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My Butterfly Paradise Collection

Butterfly Paradise

Designs and patterns based on my digital painting. A yellow gold fantasy butterfly floats on a background of large flowers in bold hues of purple, blue, fuchsia, and red with green leaves. Click on “Customize It!” and add text or any customization you’d like.

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My Butterfly Paradise Collection


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Butterfly Paradise


Wear Black – Accessorize with Purple

If you LOVE PURPLE as much as I do, you want to wear it all the time. But purple is one of those colors that can be a bit tacky if overdone. Stay classy by wearing mostly black and add purple as an accent. Wear a purple scarf and jewelry or carry a tasteful bag.  Brighten up the drudgery of winter by adding a pair of rich purple gloves to a cozy black coat.

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Cat Walk

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Here are some fun and affordable Purple sunglasses from SheIn:

Purple Lenses Black Flower Embellished Sunglasses

  • Price: $16.14

 

 Purples

 

My Purple Kitty Collection:

Spring New Arrivals

Denim Trend: Black Jeans

Black jeans are an absolute staple item – great with a sweater or blouse on “Casual Friday” at work, or with a sweatshirt for a trip to the grocery. Plus they are black – so they go with everything. I’m one of those people whose closet would be near empty if all the black clothing were removed. Did I mention that they are black?

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Denim Trend: Black Jeans

 


 

Fashionable but Affordable Black Denim:

Black Ripped Slim Denim Pant

  • Price: $16.82

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


More Casual Choices:

Zipper Fly Classic Pure Black Slimming Button Embellished Narrow Feet Denim Pants

  • Price: $14.06

 

Massive Clearance Sale


Love Black?  My Black Marble Collection may have something for you:


Winter Layers: Slip Dress

Slip dresses are back – right out of the 90’s and showing up everywhere.

How would you wear a slip dress?  Obviously not for the work place or a trip to the mall (unless you’re Rhianna)- more suited for a nice (very nice) evening out.  Perfect for a cocktail party or dinner and a show.

GET THE LOOK: slipdress long and sneakers

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 So just what is a “slip dress”?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A slip dress is a woman’s dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat.[1] It is traditionally cut on the bias, with spaghetti straps.[1] Slip dresses first became widely worn in the last decade of the 20th century, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, when they were made from layered chiffon, polyester satins and charmeuse, and often trimmed with lace.[2] The slip dress looked like an undergarment, but was intended to be seen, and through the use of lace and sheer elements, offer glimpses of the body beneath.[3]Designers associated with slip dresses include John Galliano, whose debut design for Dior was a lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1996;[4] Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez.[1]

 

Winter Layers: Slip Dress


I found some affordable Slip Dresses on Shein:

Apricot Coctel Spaghetti Strap Pleated Slip Dress

  • Price: $17.99

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


Don’t forget a pair of strappy heels (found on Lulu’s):

  • Price: $69.00

 

  • Price: $22.00
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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!


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