On Trend – Leggings

Did you know that leggings go back hundreds of years?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Leggings are a type of skin-tight garment that covers the legs and may be worn by both men and women. Originally, leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg.

Modern leggings are typically made from a blend of lycra (aka spandex), nylon, cotton, or polyester blend, but can also be made from wool, silk, and other materials. Leggings are available in a multitude of colors and decorative designs. Leggings are sometimes worn fully exposed, but are more traditionally worn partially covered by a garment such as a skirt, a large t-shirt, shorts, or fully covered by an outer garment, such as a full length skirt.

Leggings are typically ankle-length, and some are stirrupped. Some are shorter. Leggings are worn to keep a person’s legs warm, as protection from chafing during an activity such as exercise, or as a decorative or fashion garment. Leggings are worn by both men and women during exercise but usually only by women at other times. In contemporary usage, leggings refers to tight, form-fitting trousers that extend from the waist to the ankles.

History

Leggings of the Native Americans (Karl May Museum, Radebeul).

Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 13th to 16th centuries (the Renaissance period) were a form of leggings, as are the trews of the Scottish Highlands. Separate leggings of buckskin leather were worn by some Native Americans. These were adopted by some Long Hunters, French fur trappers, and later by mountain men. They are the leatherstockings of James Fenimore Cooper‘s Leatherstocking Tales. The Buckskins were mostly a dull grey brain-tan, not the bright, glossy vegetable tanned leather commonly used today.

Cowboys wore leggings of buckskin to protect from chapping caused by riding, wear and tear to their pants, and bites from animals, such as snakes or insects in the scruff, such as ticks.

In many places, especially in colder countries such as Russia or Korea, men and women continued to wear wool leggings into modern times, often as an additional outer layer for warmth.

The linen pantalettes worn by girls and women under crinolines in the mid-19th century were also a form of leggings, and were originally two separate garments. Leggings became a part of fashion in the 1960s, as trousers similar to the capris pants but much tighter.  Read more


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Zazzle recently launched all-over-print leggings and the designers have jumped in with some incredible offerings:

From my store:

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 Pastel Waves Leggings Metallic Lavender and Purple Leggings Paw Prints Leggings Rainbow Stripes Leggings Rich Red Black and Gray Stripes Leggings Purple Black Stripes Leggings Black and White Stripe Leggings Red and Green Snowflake Leggings Green Snowflake Leggings Very Berry Leggings Red Hearts on Red Leggings Gold and White Floral on Lavender Leggings Denim Shorts Leggings White Shorts on Red with Initials Leggings Gold Purple Green Spiral Blooms Leggings Orange Pink Green Floral Leggings Amber Brown Floral Leggings Jewel Color Doodles Leggings Soft Green Leggings Rose Wine Leggings Plum Purple Leggings

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Check out these fun leggings from Shein

Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

Black Cutout Lattice Detail High Waist Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Black Cutout Lattice Detail High Waist Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

Purple Hollow Tie Skinny Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Purple Hollow Tie Skinny Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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Trending on Redbubble

Redbubble leggings are available in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers.

 Healing Buddha Storm Trooper Alchemy of Mind Markiplier Logo Elvis Presley Collage Psychedelic Glowing Colors

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On Trend – Clutches

Just what is a “Clutch”?

From Wikipedia :
Clutch: a handbag without handles with detachable chain strap, rectangular in shape, often an evening bag but used during the day as well

Clutches are a great day-to-night fashion accessory.  Detach the wrist strap for evening and make sure your manicure is tasteful for a sleek classy look.


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From my store:

Teal Lavender Rose Waves ClutchTeal Lavender Rose Waves ClutchAqua Teal Periwinkle Waves ClutchAqua Teal Periwinkle Waves ClutchSerene Abstract Waves ClutchSerene Abstract Waves ClutchPurple Butterfly ClutchPurple Butterfly ClutchRomantic Rose ClutchRomantic Rose ClutchBlack Paisley Silver Chain ClutchBlack Paisley Silver Chain ClutchLavender Dark Plum Striped ClutchLavender Dark Plum Striped ClutchPeach Aqua Stripes Monogram ClutchPeach Aqua Stripes Monogram ClutchTurquoise Aqua Marble Monogram ClutchTurquoise Aqua Marble Monogram ClutchBlack Stripe Geometric Monogram ClutchBlack Stripe Geometric Monogram ClutchPink Floral Striped Monogram ClutchPink Floral Striped Monogram ClutchOrange Blossom Striped Monogram ClutchOrange Blossom Striped Monogram ClutchPlum Purple Lavender Monogram ClutchPlum Purple Lavender Monogram ClutchBlack And Lavender Stripes ClutchBlack And Lavender Stripes ClutchAqua Teal Rose Dots Monogram ClutchAqua Teal Rose Dots Monogram Clutch

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Dress Under $50 in Colors!

Colors are in – and there are so many choices!

Competition is fierce these days for women’s clothing and the online retailers are always offering discounts. Lets take a look at those colorful summer dresses that are so trendy right now and so affordable:


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Dress Under $50 in Colors!

Colorblock dress
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Colorblock dress
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Wristlet purse
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RoseWholesale

Stylish Slash Neck Floral Print Belt-Tie Dress

Price: $16.08

Floral Print V Neck Sleeveless Beach Dress

Price: $20.03

Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress

Price: $10.36

Round Collar Sleeveless Printed Jacquard Dress

Price: $10.36

Jewel Neck Sleeveless Floral Print Midi Dress For Women

Price: $13.06

Scoop Neck Geometric Sleeveless Tie Dress For Women

Price: $12.56

Round Neck Sleeveless Color Block Spliced Skinny Women’s Dress

Price: $10.36

Stylish Flare Sleeve V-Neck Floral Print Dress

Price: $17.57

Spring New Arrivals


Sammy Dress

3 4 Sleeve Floral Print Jewel Neck Dress
3 4 Sleeve Floral Print Jewel Neck Dress – $9.20

from: SammyDress.com

Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress
Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress – $8.78

from: SammyDress.com

Sweet Colorful Print Round Neck Dress
Sweet Colorful Print Round Neck Dress – $10.19

from: SammyDress.com

Women s Scoop Neck 3 4 Sleeve Printed Floral Pattern Dress
Women s Scoop Neck 3 4 Sleeve Printed Floral Pattern Dress – $13.79

from: SammyDress.com

Sweet Sleeveless Round Neck Checked Color Block Dress For Women
Sweet Sleeveless Round Neck Checked Color Block Dress For Women

from: SammyDress.com

On sale for $11.91

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SheIn

Multicolor Sleeveless Tribal Print A Line Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Multicolor Sleeveless Tribal Print A Line Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$18.99
Red Strap Floral Backless Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Red Strap Floral Backless Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$18.99
Red Spaghetti Strap Floral High Low Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Red Spaghetti Strap Floral High Low Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$27.99

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


Lulus.com

Most of these lovely dresses from Lulus are a bit more than $50, but I couldn’t resist:

Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress
Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress – $54

Transport yourself to tropical beaches year-round in the Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress! Woven poly is light and breezy over adjustable spaghetti straps, and a triangle bodice adorned in a blue, orange, red, turquoise, black, and cream mirror print.

Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress
Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress – $46

Once you have the Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress, everyday will be filled with sunshine! A lightly textured, beige woven poly has a peach, olive green, yellow, blue, and ivory floral print that climbs over a mock neck, and darted bodice.

Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress
Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress – $64

Why take a chance on anything else, when the Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress is a surefire win?! Lightweight Georgette swings from dual spaghetti straps into a billowy triangle bodice with back slit. Curving seams contour the flaring skirt for a twirly effect.

Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress
Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress – $58

We couldn’t have imagined a piece as perfect as the Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress! Ivory woven fabric (with a blue abstract print) forms a sleeveless bodice with princess seams and a V-neckline. Tulip skirt is finished with lovely pleats.

Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress
Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress – $89

Our perfect Sunday involves sunshine and the Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress! Soft woven fabric with a bright orange, mint, ivory, pink, and taupe floral print sways from a halter bodice with princess-seams and crocheted lace trim.

Denim Style

What’s your denim style?

From the return of the raver jean (wallet chain not included) to the Vetements renaissance and a lighter shade of ’70s flares—there’s no shortage of options in spring denim. See which jeans have you written all over them.  Read More


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The big trend in denim pants is ankle scraping flares with high waists – kind of  a 70’s / 80’s fusion:

Frayed Wide Leg Denim Blue Pant -SheIn(Sheinside)
Frayed Wide Leg Denim Blue Pant -SheIn(Sheinside)

Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)

Demin skirts are are enjoying a big comeback:

I love this retro look with the jean skirt and halter top – and those denim Jimmy Choo’s are to-die-for!

Denim Style

 More Denim Skirt Inspiration:

 Glamorous Be-Bop Baby Blue Denim Midi Skirt Buttoned High-Waisted Denim Skirt For Women Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Patched Bodycon Denim Skirt Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Lace Splicing Denim Skirt Blue Zippered Denim Crop Top + Side Slit Skirt Twinset

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These denim purses, hats, and shoes will take you right back to the 70’s

 Denim Design Sandals For Women Denim Design Shoulder Bag For Women Three Love Washed Denim Dress Sandals Vocation to Vacation Blue Denim Flats City Dweller Blue Denim Flats Braid for Each Other Denim Ankle Strap Heels Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women

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My Denim Collection

Designed with the classic blue-black color and look of jeans – some with classic denim stitching graphics.

Customize if you like with your own image and/or text. Artwork and design by Karlajkitty.

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Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

White Spaghetti Strap Backless ibiscus Floral Dress

  • Price: $15.40
  • Price: $15.39
  • Price: $21.99

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Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

  • Price: $49.95

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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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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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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

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

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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

 

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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: