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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Neon and Nude

Oh, how I love these sacred days of summer.  The weather is just right, flirting with you, beckoning you to come outside in the humid free air. For the last week my mind has been mulling over the idea of neon necklaces. I just recently purchased mine at a boutique thinking I will maybe wear this once.  However, I cannot take the thing off.  My new favorite pairing is a nude, tan, gray, black, or white blouse or dress adorned with the neon necklace.  The look gives a classy hipster vibe. A few suggestions is to shop for the necklace that is opaque, vintage inspired, and layered. Another thought is...if your necklace is chunky and dominating I recommend wearing your hair up in a high top knot or bun then finish with a smokey eye and light lips. You won't be disappointed and neither will your date :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

lace and more lace

I know it has been roughly two weeks since I have written a post. So, I am very excited to get these ideas down and a flowin'. I feel as if summer is slipping between my fingers.  The end of summer is one of the most difficult times to dress for especially in the deep hot south. It's ridiculously humid, so jeans are still an occasional option but for the most part shorts and dresses become the most desired choice.  I have been mulling over a few ideas for August that might give you the late summer look mixed with fallish undertones. I keep going back to lace, now I know when you think of white lace its easy to think of weddings and baby showers BUT if you use earth tones and creams then the lace is actually the perfect transition fabric into fall.  It still captures the airiness of summer but has that edge you might be wanting especially, if you are tired of your summer wardrobe. Here are a few ideas that might entice you to add some lace...a laced dress paired with boots, lace high waisted shorts, or a lace top tucked into a high waisted skirt. The best part is the fabric is versatile enough to wear in the fall and winter with tights and a warm sweater.  I am excited to embrace the lace...are you? :)