Peplum Me Up Buttercup!

Wondering which silhouette works best for your body shape? By far, the easiest solution you’ll ever have to getting dressed, the peplum silhouette won’t disappoint. Check out the different ways you can wear the peplum styled anything!

 

 The Little Peplum Dress/Jumpsuit

So while the peplum can come in any color or pattern, I would personally like to add the peplum to my list of go-to Little Black Dresses. Why is it an amazing go-to? Because the peplum is able to create an hourglass silhouette for anyone wearing it, and I mean anyone.

Silhouette Prowess

Peplum dress

The best part of the peplum style anything is that it either 1. Helps create curves you want or 2. Helps accentuate the curves you have already. With this particular peplum dress, it keeps itself pretty figure hugging up until the waist. Then it flares out to really give the hips attention. By doing this, it helps create more of that desired “hourglass figure” keeping things tight where it should be, and flattering everything else. I know there are days when we’re just not feeling too great about our bodies. It happens. But the peplum silhouette is a forgiving one, and it can make any self doubt you harbor go away the moment you slip it on. Compare the two pictures and see the shape it creates!

Peplum JumpsuitsPeplum jumpsuits hourglass

The next best thing about a straight, mini dress hemline is that pretty much any footwear can go with it. From thigh high boots to ankle booties to flats, it will go with this dress. Or if it’s a bit chilly outside…pair with your favorite pair of tights to really spice things up! If you’d like to play with texture, I would suggest a solid colored peplum dress with lacy or patterned tights!

 

The Peplum Top

Peplum Bow TopsPeplum top hourglass shapeThis particular silhouette is sitting fairly high because it is limited to the top part of your body. So what it typically does is it keeps it pretty figure hugging all around the shoulders (if it has sleeves or straps), chest, and upper back area, and then it creates a distinct flare right around the tummy area. So what it does here is that it creates a bit of an hourglass figure for the top half of your body. It still cinches in the waist, but it creates a fitted and slimming look because your body natural widens around the hip and chest area, by bringing in a tighter fit to the waist, it keeps your body from looking figureless or and wide! Peplum tops look great with pencil skirts and tights, just because you want everything around the body still looking as slim as possible so that the peplum can really pop!

 

The Peplum Leggings

Compare the peplum leggings to regular leggings…

Peplum Pants Comparison

Peplum Pants Hourglass

These leggings are soooo cute! The ruffles really accentuate what you have already and gives it a fun texture, so even though it’s a solid color, it doesn’t look too simple. Again, you can see the two best parts of the peplum coming together, the fitted look everywhere else, and the flared and flattered part around your waist-hip area. This creates a fairly slimming look but also allows for an hour glass figure to take part.

Like with most leggings, tights, or figure hugging pants, these peplum leggings would look great with ankle booties, ankle cuff heels, and flats! As for tops, you  want to go for a figure hugging top or a crop top bralette so that the silhouette’s attention sticks to the waist area. I wouldn’t suggest pairing a peplum top with a peplum bottom mainly because…layering the two flared out ruffles will most likely end up giving you more of a Christmas tree silhouette. Unless that’s what you’re going for…in which case, have at it!!

 

Best Occasion to Wear the Peplum

The peplum ruffle has a tad of elegance to it, creating a little more than casual look to it. I would definitely suggest wearing peplum to a first date, an office meeting, a job interview, and even a wedding! While of course you may wear this silhouette all day every day, I wouldn’t necessarily top it off with high top sneakers or loose flannel button up. This is definitely a more chic, feminine look and the outfit built around it will look absolutely amazing if the theme of “femme chic” is matched!

 

 

Ready to give it a try? Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!! We’d love to see it!

Club Charade – MakeMeChic Fall LookBook 2014

LookBooks are the fashionistas’ fashion bible. And whether it is used to revamp precious pieces you can’t ever let go (i.e. that perfect little black dress, moto jacket, or shiny sequined tights) or to check out what’s trending (what a great excuse to buy an entirely new wardrobe!), LookBooks are a great way to get some new ideas for the season. With that being said, I would like introduce, MakeMeChic’s Fall LookBook 2014.

Are You Ready for Fall?lookbook clubwear outfit

 

Bandaged, Not Broken – Free Birdlookbook suede fringe jacket

Afraid wearing a bodysuit might be too revealing in public? Play it off with tall boots and a jacket, and really, the only thing you’ll be “revealing” then are your strong and lovely legs. Some of the more popular bodysuits these days are bandage or cutout styles, which makes showing off some of your skin more unique. Outside looking in, it seems like you’re getting a bigger piece of the pie than you think because it seems like there should be skin that is covered but isn’t. But in all reality, bodysuits do a great job of really covering up your lady parts while showing off anything you would like to show off. Still a little hesitant? Take some baby steps and pair with some unique, lacy tights!

Don’t Touch My Suede Fringe Jacketlookbook bodysuit cutout

When fall comes, the jackets come out to play. And the fringe on this free bird is ready to fly! The best part about fringe jackets is the movement and texture it creates. It’s absolutely eye catching and fun!

 

Lucy In Parislookbook furry faux top

I love, love, love the layering effect. It keeps two different items from clashing, and instead it complements them and gives it a bright contrast that’s definitely Instagram-worthy. With this particular outfit, you can see a fairly sophisticated fancy faux fur top layered on top of a lace dress. This is a great example of mixing textures!

Who Needs Ricky?lookbook perfume bottle purse

These perfurme bottle clutches are the hottest things this fall, and it can hold all the things your boyfriend doesn’t want. When you’re wearing a predominantly white in any part of your outfit, it is an opportunity to really play up with the accessories. From earring cuffs, long, dangly earrings, to an adorable handbag, these accessories are bound to stand out. Shop this look here.

 

Varsity Gossiplookbook sequin toplookbok mesh tutu skirt

A picture is worth a thousand words, and you can be the gossip, or let your outfit do the talking for you. While for some, fall is an indicator of going back to school, for others plaid manages to hit a fine note of nostalgia. With its quaint lines, plaid has hit this season running, and it looks damn good. You can make it a small indicator in your shoes or be fantastically plaid all over with a large winter coat, this print is in. The details in this outfit is never boring but it’s not like the other! You can definitely rock different textures and prints so long as your major colors complement each other. In this case you have an example of gold, red, and black.

 

Glamour Devillelookbook lurex dress top

Lurex was such a 90′s thing…and now it’s made a comeback and it’s making one hell of an entrance! Lurex just spells out glitter and glam! This particular one piece features lurex print all over, but it shows enough skin to not be overwhelming. From its deep plunging neckline to the hi-lo hem, this is a perfect star player to create a look around. It is meant to be layered! Note here, like with any plunging neckline, you can certainly adorn an especially long necklace to give it some glam.

lookbook leatherete moto jacket

Shop this look here.

What To Wear On A Girl’s Night Out!

It’s always ladies night every night, and because of that, you always have to have the perfect look. But, sometimes it’s hard to think of new and exciting ways to wear the same crop top or a midi skirt every weekend. If you’re stump for your next girl’s night out, look no farther! Here are some ideas you can try without having to break your bank every week!

Casual Party Outfit

girl's night out furry coat

These two outfits make for a great, outstanding entrance to any casual party. Just because some people choose to come in tee shirts and jeans does not mean you have to dress down for any reason but your own. Casual parties are more of a relaxed setting, so you’d typically have more of a chance to sit back, relax, and chit chat. Take this opportunity to play with accessories. You don’t have to worry about necklaces being heavy or hats flying off. You can wear that fancy medallion necklace because tonight will require minimum movement so all accessories will stay in place for the most part. To add just a touch more glam to your look, top it off with a faux fur coat!

Club Wear Outfitgirl's night out trendy club wear outfit

There are two things you definitely do at the club: 1. Sweat and 2. Sweat. That’s usually because the club is packed with hot, sweaty people, or because you’re out on the dance floor busting a move (or two). Because of this, you want an outfit that shows quite a bit of skin just so you don’t end up overheating at the end of the night. These days, it’s all about the cutouts! Sexy side cutouts, sexy backless cutouts, or as you see above, sexy thigh cutouts dress. This creates an illusion of a tease, where you actually cover up all the lady parts you want to cover, but you also reveal a little more than other ladies might. You can also go with a plunging neckline, a classic for all occasions! The plunging neckline never disappoints. Whether or not you have the breasts to show off, the plunging neckline is still able to show off your beautiful neckline. And because it is the club, you can add as much glamour as you want, either in the full body glitter lurex or statement necklace, it’s never too much (or too little) for the club!

Fancy Dinner Outfit

girl's night out skirt outfits

 Every once in awhile, you and the girls would like to treat yourselves out to a fancy dinner (as you so deserve). On occasions like this, the plunging neckline isn’t necessary. Your girls know your body and adore you as is, and tonight isn’t about showing off your body per se (you’re here to have fun, not to be sexually appealing (unless you want to, then you do you!)), but just how cute you all can look together. If you’re all going to a 5 Star restaurant, dress the part and really play it up! You can take a more french girl inspired style like the picture on the left. Here you have a white blouse that shows a little bit of skin with a full on black maxi skirt, topped off with a hat. Classy because you’re covering a majority of your skin, french style because of the ruffles. Or you can on a more casual approach and go for a really cute, fluffy midi skirt and long sleeve crop top. This still covers a good amount of skin, but you get to play a little more in terms of shoes. Wearing a shorter skirt means you’ll be able to make your footwear more of statement!

So, what are you going to wear on your next Girl’s Night Out?? Don’t forget to tag @MakeMeChic on Instagram! We’d love to see your outfits!

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is fast approaching and it is the time where women’s fashion can take a spooky—or sexy—turn. Get ready for a night of thrills, costumes and tons of candy! Whether you are going to a haunted house, theme park, party or trick-or-treating, you’ll need the perfect costume. For those of you who are last minute shoppers, we’ve got you covered. Here are some simple last minute Halloween costume ideas that will save you time and money.

Cat Woman

cat woman halloween costume

If you’re in the mood to channel your inner feline, this is the perfect choice for you. A sexy classic, cat woman is the costume idea for women who want to show their claws. Rock the leather look in our knotty me crop top, a long sleeve, leatherette top with a flirty knot in the center. Pair this top with our wet look leggings for the perfect combination. Put a little twist in your outfit with these leggings, which feature a criss cross, lace up accent on the back to reveal just a hint of skin. Top it off with sexy thigh high boots. You will definitely steal the show in this skin-tight ensemble.

Pocahontas

Pocahontas halloween costume

For those of you who love Disney, get ready to love it even more. This Pocahontas-inspired matching set will bring out the princess in you! Pair our racerback fringe crop top with the matching high waisted fringe shorts for a look that will amaze the crowd. Comfortable and easy to wear, this suede crop top has a high neck, sleeveless design with double-tiered fringe detailing. It is finished with a back zipper, for a more modern edge. The shorts will finish your look with matching fringe on the sides. Throw on some knee high fringe boots or moccasins to complement the outfit. You can also accessorize with some of our fun jewelry tattoos. To learn more about ways to style these metallic tattoos, you can check out our post here. Make your dreams come true with this simply amazing costume.

School Girl

school girl halloween costume

The school girl costume is a great idea for girls who want some innocent fun! Pair one of our boyfriend varsity knit sweaters with a flared skirt and over the knee socks for a cute look. Keep yourself cozy in this varsity sweater which has two tone stripes on a low v neckline. Browse through our skirts collection to find the perfect skirt to go with this top. You can choose a simple look with a solid flared or ruffled skirt, or add some bold attitude with a plaid design. Finish the look with otk socks and chunky knee high boots and you’ll be ready to head out the door.

Those were just a few simple costume ideas that you can totally rock for Halloween. Browse through our full collection of apparel to create more unique costume looks!

Layer Me Up! – How to Have Fun With Layers

As chilly weather approaches, we find more and more reasons to bundle up each morning. However, just because you have to layer up to keep warm, doesn’t mean you can’t look cute doing it!

Typically, there are two fears to layering:

1. You lose your body shape/curves (or you end up looking like a fluffy marshmallow walking around)
2. It looks ugly and/or boring

cardigan layered on long sleeveHow To Turn a Disadvantage Into An Advantage

Layering for cold weather can be really fun and you can still look cute! For those who are afraid of looking frumpy or shapeless, there are ways around it. The trick to layering is in thin, fitted layers. So if you wish to obtain this look to the left, you can start with a basic fitted cami underneath. Then layer on a figure hugging top (it can range anywhere from a high neck long sleeve to a cowl neck tank, whichever fits your mood!). Next you can add a fun, knit cardigan to the mix! Again, the trick to avoid looking overly thick is to layer thin layers. You still get overall coverage for cold nights, but at least your curves can still show through!

Another way to add some frosting to this, is to style it with a scarf. Check out our post here for scarf tips!

Kimono layered over crop topLayering Can Look Goooood

So say you’re going to a winter indoor event. No knit sweaters or thick parkas needed. With that kind of opportunity, it’s time to add some real spice to that pumpkin spice latte! To our left, we have a great example of layering with fun! This top is actually a lace crop top with attached chiffon sleeves. Then you go ahead and add a different texture with this velvet fringe kimono. Pretty much any half sleeve or 3/4 sleeve cardigan or kimono is perfect for layering with a long sleeve under. It adds a sweet color blocking theme to your look, and it keeps the eye interested in the different looks. Crop tops are still useful in chilly weather because they are pretty easy to layer with. Wear it with high waisted jeans and a long cardigan and you have a complete look for those nights you’re going out. Or if you’d like to play with sheer materials a little more, a cute crop top or bralette would still look alluring under a knit sweater or cardigan.

flannel layered over long sleeveCasual Fridays!

For those days you’re not feeling knit patterns, you can always take out your bolder prints out to play. There are two things to keep in mind for days like these. 1. Again, thin layering is essential to keep you looking as woman as you can. And 2. Clashing textiles. Prints and textures can really liven up a look, but depending on the print, it can also really clash. While of course, we at MakeMeChic.com endorse all styles and all preferences, these are just some guidelines we suggest. Guidelines are guides not rules, so do whatever you want in the end! Typical rules with textiles though…

1. Don’t mix two bold prints together. Perhaps a bright red paisley scarf wouldn’t complement the light blue polka dot cardigan too well. You want to keep an overall theme in mind, so if you’re feeling paisley, I would pick one item and then build your look around it to truly complement it. So if you choose bright red heels with gold detail accents, maybe dress up with black jeans, burgundy top, and some gold accessories. You can also play with colors in that oranges and browns can help make those red heels pop. Of course, I’ve seen amazing outfits where every article of clothing was a different color, but the cheat code to that look is in the solids. You can pull off a royal blue crop top with a white midi skirt and yellow heels pretty well if they are all solids.

2. Where you can go wrong with black
I loveeee black don’t get me wrong! It is my go to color for any purchase. However, black can be worn in an unflattering way if you are wearing black that is all the same material or texture. If it is your job to go unseen, then yes, black tights and a black top in a matching material would be perfect. However, if you want to stand out for the woman that you are, than play up those textures! Black jeans would look great with a knit or woven black top! Pair some sheer patterned tights with a black knit dress! There are so many materials out there, you truly can’t go wrong mixing textiles within the same color.

3. A Belt Can Do Wonders
So if you find yourself layering on thicker things than usual because the weather is being quite awful today, that’s okay. Layer on those thicker layers, and top it off with a thick belt. This belt, worn over the waist, helps accentuate the curves hidden under those layers and keeps you from looking like a walking padded stick. So find a thick accented belt and pair it with your favorite winter coat and you’re good to go!

 

Wondering what you should wear on your feet? Check out this article for some tips!

Jewelry Tattoos

Jewelry Tattoos

Credit: Instagram @gypsylovinlight

One of the hottest trends that have taken Makemechic by storm is the temporary metallic jewelry tattoo! If you’re wondering what all the craze is about, let me enlighten you. These fun metallic tattoos resemble real jewelry, with designs that look like our everyday bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. What’s not to love? This jewelry trend initially began in 2012 with Dior’s limited edition set priced at $120. That’s a pretty penny for something that only lasts a few days! While they didn’t really gain popularity back then, they’ve come back with full force and a lower price tag, making them extremely popular with celebrities and bloggers everywhere.

Credit: Fameflynet

How to Wear Jewelry Tattoos

The great part about this trend is that it allows you to be creative and try out a variety of looks with no commitment. You won’t need to clutter your drawers with fashion accessories that you’ve grown tired of; instead, opt for a jewelry tattoo when you want a little sparkle. You can give your flash tattoo a more realistic feel by layering it with real accessories. These temporary metallic tattoos are perfect for summer festivals and dressing up bikinis at the beach. But for fall, a more subtle approach is a key factor in rocking this look. Focus on one specific body part, such as the hand by adding a few simple midi rings with your jewelry tattoo. You can also add a few lightweight bangles with a tattoo cuff. They are perfect for dressing up an evening dress at your next formal event or adding a subtle sheen to your everyday attire.

 

Credit: Splash News

For a bold approach to this look, try out larger jewelry tattoos such as a statement gold-tone necklace or a cool body chain. What I like most about these jewelry tattoos are their realistic look.  It’s also a plus that you don’t need to be weighed down or worry about losing your favorite pieces; with these metallic tattoos, you will create the illusion of wearing jewelry without any of the hassle.

Check out our new collection of jewelry tattoos before they’re all swept up!

GIRL CRUSH! Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince at Teen Vogue's BTS Shoot

Michaela DePrince

All over the world, rules and standards are set for what is “right” and what is “pretty”. But that doesn’t mean that they have to be reasons to stop you from doing what you love. Today’s Girl Crush is dedicated to none other than the lovely Michaela DePrince.

Michaela DePrince was a war orphan from the country of Sierra Lyon. Her father was killed, and was taken by her uncle after her mother passed away…only to be left at the orphanage. As if being an orphan wasn’t a hard enough hurdle to go through in life, Michaela also had a skin disease called vitiligo. It is a well spread belief that those affected with vitiligo was thought to be the “devil’s child”. And for having this skin condition, Michaela was often shunned and left unadopted until the DePrince’s came along. (Source: Her Biography)

A Mother’s Story

As a young mother, Elaine DePrince had a son who passed away at an early age. Before he passed away, he requested his parents to “please adopt an orphan from a war-torn country in Africa.” Tall order for a 7 year-old.

But he left his parents inspired as they did go to Africa to adopt a little girl. While there, their case worker had asked if they would consider adopting a girl additional to the one they were already going to meet. Apparently, this other girl would have trouble finding a family as her skin condition managed to chase others away. When asked what skin condition did this little girl have, the couple laughed. They too, had vitiligo (although it’s not quite as apparent on those with paler skin than those with darker skin), and soon adopted both girls. From hard beginnings, Michaela soon found a warm and welcoming family to be adopted to. (source: Vitiligo Voices)

An Inspiration

Michaela DePrince now stands as a dancer as part of the Internationally known Dutch National Ballet, located in Amsterdam. From the time she started dancing, time and time again, she was told that “the world is not ready for a “black girl ballerina”", and that “black dancers weren’t worth investing in.” Despite not being the stereotype image of a ballerina (stick skinny and pale as snow), Michaela prevailed and is still dancing successfully today.

Check out this excerpt from her book, Taking Flight (pre-order here!)

Taking Flight: Exclusive Excerpt

When I awoke the next morning, the air was thick with orange dust. I could not even see the sun, and the force of the Harmattan wind almost knocked me over. Auntie Fatmata told us to stay inside, but I was sure that I heard my father’s voice carried by the wind. “Come with me, Mabinty Suma,” I said to my friend. “I want to walk to the gate to see if my father has come calling for me.”

“You are crazy, Mabinty Bangura. Your parents are dead, so how can your papa be at the gate?”

“But I never saw my papa’s dead body, and I hear his voice,” I insisted.

“That is just the wind calling,” Mabinty Suma scoffed.

I shook my head. “Maybe he didn’t die. Maybe he is alive, and he has come to visit me for my birthday,” I declared as I tugged at her arm.

Mabinty Suma rolled her eyes and whined, “If we go, Auntie Fatmata will be angry.”

“She won’t beat me. She’s afraid of me,” I reminded her.

“Ha! Well, she isn’t afraid of me. You are the witch child, not me, Mabinty Bangura.”

What my friend said was true, so I patted her shoulder and said, “You can stay here. I’m not afraid to go alone.” Then I pulled my T-shirt up over my nose and forced my way against the headwind. The particles of sand stung my skin like needles as I raced toward the gate.

I had run far when I heard Mabinty Suma coughing and calling my name. She was nearly invisible in the swirling clouds of dust. I retraced my steps to her, and hand in hand we headed for the gate.

We did not find my papa when we reached the gate. My heart sank as I watched long lines of strangers hurrying by. Men were pushing wheelbarrows filled with all their worldly goods. Women and girls with baskets of their belongings trailed behind them, babies inlapas clinging to their backs.

“Where are you going?” I called out to a girl about my age.

“The war has come to our town. We are running away from the debils. You should run away too,” she answered, and kept going.

I looked at Mabinty Suma and asked, “Should we run away?”

“How can we do that?” she asked. “We have no parents to protect us.”

I peered through the wrought-iron gate, hoping that someone would come to take me away. Just then I was slapped in the face. “Ugh! Trash!” I exclaimed, but it wasn’t trash at all. I had been attacked by the pages of a magazine. The magazine was stuck in the gate, exactly where my face had been. I reached my hand through and grabbed it.

It was filled with shiny pages printed with pictures of white people. I squinted to look at it, though I was nearly blinded by the dust.

I grabbed Mabinty Suma, and together we ran to the shelter of a tree. “Look! This is what white people look like,” I said as I held the fluttering magazine out to her.

“Why are they dressed so funny?” she asked, giggling as she held it inches away from her eyes.

I looked at the cover. A white lady was wearing a very short, glittering pink skirt that stuck out all around her. She also wore pink shoes that looked like the silk fabric I had once seen in the marketplace, and she was standing on the very tips of her toes. “Isn’t that a funny way to walk?” Mabinty Suma asked.

“Hmm, I think that she might be dancing,” I said.

“Dancing! On tippy-toe? It’s impossible to do that!” my friend exclaimed. “Oh no. I think that I could do it, if I tried hard enough,” I said. Then I leaped to my feet and stood on the tips of my naked toes. I dropped back to the soles of my feet, and I twirled around, full of joy, despite the wind that stung my face and blew into my open mouth.

“Someday I will dance on my toes like this lady. I will be happy too!” I shouted into the wind.

At that moment we heard Auntie Fatmata screaming for us to come back. “Hurry! Go. I’ll follow you,” I said. Then I quickly ripped the cover off of the magazine as the wind tried to tear it from my hands, and folded it in half, and in half again. I stuffed it into my underwear, the one item of clothing that I owned. I ran back to the building with the magazine flapping in my hand.

When I saw how angry Auntie Fatmata was, I said, “Look, Auntie Fatmata, I have a gift for you. It’s a white person’s magazine and it has many wonderful pictures.”

Ah, the look of confusion on her face was priceless. It must have been very difficult to allow the words Thank you, Number Twenty-Seven to spill from her lips.

Later I heard Auntie Fatmata complaining loudly to Auntie Sombo. “Number Twenty-Six and Number Twenty-Seven were down by the gate in all of this wind. Stupid girls. Don’t they know that nothing good ever comes of the Harmattan?”

I grinned behind my hands. Then I stood on my toes and tried to twirl around the room, nearly tripping over the legs of the other girls. “Ow! Oof! What are you doing, Mabinty Bangura? You are stepping on us,” Yeabu complained.

“I’m celebrating the Harmattan!” I exclaimed, giddy with excitement, knowing that some good does come from the Harmattan.

(Taken from TeenVogue)

Watch this lovely video her behind the scene shoot with Teen Vogue!

Cozy Up With Fall Sweaters

Sweater Weather

Fall is finally upon us and we have just what you need to keep updated with the coolest trends this season. One of my favorite things about fall is that you get to wear comfortable and cozy knit sweaters! They are extremely soft and stylish at the same time—what is better than that? So sit back and take a sip of hot chocolate as you read on for three different types of sweaters you can incorporate into your fall wardrobe.

Basic Sweaters

Sweaters that generally come in solid colors are a closet staple for fall and winter. These basic sweaters are so versatile because there are no added frills that you need to worry about. You can choose to wear them with statement jewelry and simple denim jeans or tights. Pair your oversized sweater with colored tights for a cool twist. The colorful bottom will balance out the simple sweater and still give your outfit an effortlessly chic vibe.

Knit Sweaters

Keep your outfit interesting and fun by pairing a cozy knit sweater with a printed maxi skirt and ankle boots. Bonus points if the textures of each are different; it will give your outfit an intricate look without any of the hassle. This look works for fall and winter because of the thicker textures; you’ll stay warm but look fashionable. You can mix a creamy white sweater with black tights for a look that everyone will love. Throw on one of your new scarves and head out the door. Scarves are perfect complements to sweaters because they come in so many patterns, textures and colors.

Printed Sweaters

Don’t be afraid to indulge in some fun and uniquely patterned sweaters. Fashion is a creative outlet that you can take and run with so go crazy! Show off your quirky side with sweaters that say how you’re feeling—graphic sweaters are always great for casual wear. You can rock them when you go to school or on a relaxing weekend outing with friends. They are perfect for expressing your mood. I am absolutely in love with animal and tribal prints paired with simple black or gray tights and riding boots. They are so fun and fierce, what’s not to love?

Get in a cozy mood by browsing through our collection. Sweater weather starts today!

How To Wear Pearls

Accessorizing has always been a fun past time for me, but like most people, some times I just don’t know where to start with the latest and cutest trends. While pearls have always been around, the ways to wear them have constantly changed. If you’ve found yourself falling in love with pearls, take a look on some suggestions on how to wear them!How to wear pearls infograph

Photo Credit:
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Toshiko [itsnotheritsme]: Check out her own post about pearls!
Selena Gomez as Herself
Last three photos were found on Pintrest with no author/credit given.

Have you seen our post about Double Sided Earrings (pearl earrings included!)? Check it out here!

Mermaid Skirt Phenomenon

Mermaid Skirt Phenomenon

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We’ve all heard about the popular midi skirts for fall but what about mermaid skirts? At first, I thought this was a tough trend to pull off; but the more I look at it, the more I see how it works with all body types. This type of skirt is flattering on curvy girls by accentuating their beautiful curves and works well with skinny girls because it gives the illusion of curves. The mermaid skirt is perfect for creating an hourglass silhouette and displaying your feminine side. The best part of this trend is that you can definitely rock it in solids and neutral tones or don a colorful outfit. This is definitely a great transitional piece as well because it looks great with both crop tops and cozy knit sweaters. You can put your own creative twist on this trend to make it a closet staple.

Photographed by Victoria Adamson

If you have no idea what a mermaid skirt is, let me enlighten you. Mermaid skirts generally are fitted at the waist like a bodycon skirt but with one major difference: it has a wide flare at the hem that resembles a mermaid. There are several different types of mermaid skirts including ones that fall at or slightly below the knee and others that skim the floor. This trend is seductive, sophisticated and feminine. One of the things I love about the mermaid skirt is the variety of styles and colors that you can find them in which makes them great desk-to-dinner pieces. Read on for tips and tricks to own the mermaid skirt.

Office Wear

Miranda Kerr

Choose a neutral, solid tone for your mermaid skirt. Make sure it is knee-length or a few inches below the knee to keep your look classy and work-appropriate. Pair your skirt with a colored blouse or trendy top for a splash of color. If the weather is a bit cooler, you can pair your outfit with a blazer or structured coat. Finish off your look with cute pumps and you’re all set!

Date Night Outfit

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To achieve the perfect date-night outfit using the mermaid skirt, choose a design with lace or mesh. The intricate and slightly revealing design is great for a special night out; it will definitely blow your date away! The key is to choose one that will highlight your curves and make you feel confident. You can have fun with this trend by choosing a bold color that will pop and draw eyes your way. Pair your skirt with a fun crop top or cozy sweater for cooler nights. Make this look your own by adding a few unique touches with a cute pair of earrings and your favorite go-to clutch.

Special Occasion Look

Make a memorable entrance at your next formal event with a mermaid maxi skirt. Jaws will definitely hit the floor when you sweep in with grace and beauty in your gorgeous number. For a look that is sure to catch attention, you can choose a metallic color to create that glamorous vibe. Pair your skirt with an elegant top and statement jewelry. The perfect finishing touch is beautiful stiletto heels that will make the cameras focus on you.

Mermaid skirts have swept me up in their unforgettably classy design. How will you own this trend?