Took advantage of the sun shine ☀️ yesterday and decided to wear a skirt for the blog post this week and even decided to wear it to work, just changed it up a bit and you’ll see both styles on the post. I love this skirt from Forever 21 –
Jean jacket is from Marshalls $20.00 😍
The top is from Nordstrom Leith brand – it’s so cute! I didn’t want to buy it until I tried it on and fell in love with it, usually I’m pretty good about saying no, but when it fits beautifully I can’t help it.😬
The shoes are from H&M – I got them at a ridiculous price I think less than $10.00 and you guys know my signature lipstick is Ruby Woo from MAC Cosmetics.
This week we’re tackling down the INVERTED TRIANGLE. That’s right below is a new episode of FashionStylista TV where I give you advice on how to dress your body shape if you are an inverted triangle. If you missed last week don’t forget to check out the rectangular body shape episode.
Well, first step is you need to know if you’re an inverted triangle and how do we do this? Basically we need to measure your shoulders, bust, waist and hips and this goes for anyone who is trying to figure out which body shape you are.
Remember there are 5 major body shapes:
- HOUR GLASS
- INVERTED TRIANGLE
- APPLE AND
Now after measuring yourself if your shoulders and bust are the wider than your hips, you are an inverted triangle.
So what does this mean? This means you have amazing assets to accentuate so let’s get started.
Your waist. When shopping for jackets, coats or tops try and find items that have a nipped-in waist and flared bottom, this way it defines the waist and has a flare over the hips and it creates the illusion of a lower-body curves and it will help balance out your broad shoulders.
PEPLUM, GATHERED TOPS, DO NOT USE SHOULDER PADS OR CAPED SLEEVES, DO USE TOPS WITH BELL SLEEVES, V-NECK TOPS, STRAPLESS, EMPIRE WAIST-TOPS
JEANS W/ WHISKERS, FLARED JEANS, PEPLUM SKIRTS, SKIRTS OR PANTS WITH HEAVY POCKETS OR EMBELLISHMENTS THESE BOTTOMS WILL ADD MORE VOLUME TO YOUR BODY AND MAKE YOU LOOK MORE BALANCED.
Watch the episode and let me know if you have any questions on the comments below. If you love it, give me a thumbs up and please do not forget to subscribe!
according to Lucky Magazine and their contributor page, so I have submitted my fabulous hot pink dress and it really is perfect timing, because I just took these pics a couple of weeks ago for my blog. Pink is the new red.
Check out this painting behind me with all the crazy red in it, my husbands art.
So looking at my blog and my pictures I’m sure you can see that I am not one to avoid color – in fact I love color. It brings life to my face and I guess it can make me feel a bit cheery sometimes. I was looking for a tight fitting dress this summer something a bit sexy that would hug my curves, now this is a little bit out of my norm, because if you look at my pics I don’t really dress this way, it’s usually jeans, pants a top, but not anything so form fitting. What I wanted to do was challenge myself to wear it and own it and what I mean by owning is own the dress not let the dress own me and by that I mean, let my insecurities show while wearing the dress and I did just that.
How did I do it? Well, the truth is it’s all in your mind. I told myself to just freaking do it, be natural about it and smile and that was it. I promise no photoshop is involved. I am a firm believer that what you believe is sent out to the universe and returns to you. Like being nice and kind, someone will be nice and kind to you, because it’s all over you, it’s who you are, because you have decided in your mind to be nice and kind. Same is for loving your body even those insecurities. Anyway, I guess I just had to talk about the insecurities of a woman, because that was the big thing when I decided to buy and take pictures in this dress, but I am wearing some serious Spanx that’s for sure.
Now, for those of you who have never worn Spanx let me tell you, it’s not that great or comfortable and it does not make you look 5 lbs. thinner either, all it does is hide the rolls, or makes your belly fat flat. In this picture I am wearing the shorts, here is a direct link: Higher Power Short
Love these little shorts, they go up to my bra and cover my back fat making it all look smooth and they also have a hole in the crotch part to go pee, maybe to much information, but just thought I would let you know. I can’t wait to wear this outfit again, it was so much fun. Below are some links on where you can find these items or similar items.
Dress: Nordstrom – LEITH
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Clutch: Clare Vivre
Bangle: Nordstrom Rack
Pumps: Kenneth Cole
Photographs: Joseph Alan Productions
So..you want to know how to wear gaucho pants. I have three fabulous tips that every woman should follow and here they are…
1. Try booties, ankle-strap sandals, or peep-toe starter mules with three-inch heels. (Remember my post about midi-skirts? Same rules here)
2. Show off your waist. Fitted top is best!
3. Wear with confidence! Own it baby.
I recently stumbled upon a website called TOBI and bought these gaucho pants, I ordered a pair and the sweet thing about it is…when you sign up you receive 50% !!!!
I like to be comfortable, it’s not just about style when it comes to getting dressed and I have to say these are so freakin comfortable – I can’t even stand it. If I had my way I would probably wear them with a sweater and eat popcorn on the couch, but we both know I can’t do that, but I have worn them more than five times in a month! They’ve kind of become like my go to pants when I’m on the run or gotta leave quickly to pick up the girls and don’t want to leave in my p.j.’s. I also wear them with flat sandals and they still look as fabulous as they do with pumps.
Want to shop this outfit? Scroll down for links on where you can find these items.
Photographs: Joseph Alan Productions
Shoes: Lola Shoetique
Glasses: Thrift Store
Clutch: The Rack – Hobo
Rings, Bracelets and earrings: Windsor, Nordstrom Rack and Indie Shops.