November 16, 2013
Moms rock. Sometimes it feels like Groundhogs day when you get in your routine of taking care of the little ones and cleaning up after dad. But when you do get some “me time,” who doesn’t love fashion? You might not feel like spending a fortune on it anymore, but affordable fashion is available. You just have to know where to look.
The first trick of affordable fashion is resale or thrift shops. Most every town has a store that sells used clothing and accessories. These are great places to pick up some really neat fashion pieces at affordable prices that will keep you on trend without breaking the bank. Checking out the local thrift shop is exciting too. With so many items to look through, patience can reveal a buried treasure on the clothing racks.
Another trick is a discount fashion store, like Ross or TJ Maxx. You have probably seen these advertised as selling the latest fashions at mark-down prices. If you have one of these stores nearby, they are a good resource to allow you to add affordable fashion to your wardrobe. While the prices are slightly higher than a thrift shop, you can often find more name brand items. Plus, they’re unused and ready to rock.
An affordable way to add fashion to an outfit you already have is to add a scarf. One scarf can dress up a plain outfit in seconds, taking it from last season to current in minutes. Since boots are the in thing, if you spend money on one pair of good boots you’ll have a fashion accessory that you can tie into multiple wardrobe variations, all without breaking the bank.
We all know, “if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” With a quick trip to a discount fashion store, you’ll be looking good and feeling good. And that makes for a happy household. Go treat yourself. You deserve it.
October 4, 2013
A scarf is one cool item every woman should possess. A tastefully designed scarf greatly enhances beauty, especially when you get into matching it with your wardrobe. Other than beauty, the best thing about a scarf is its ability to keep you warm. When you’re ready to rock a scarf and add one to your wardrobe, a few important items to consider are material and price.
Scarves are not created the same; some scarf materials are heavier than others are. A heavier scarf is ideal when it is bitterly cold. However, for a night on the town, a lighter scarf is better for easier movement during conversation. Having a mix of light and heavy scarves in your wardrobe is the best way of keeping yourself warm depending on the severity of the weather.
Another reason why scarves are so cool is their price. Considering their benefits of heat and fashion, they are staggeringly affordable. Let’s be honest, not many items in a woman’s wardrobe are as cheap as a scarf and yet it keeps you warm and glowing with beauty. Therefore, if you feel you need something to keep you warm during cold, add a scarf to your wardrobe. The item does not cost much yet they are invaluable during these ever-cold winter streaks. Moreover, because we all want to look and feel beautiful, a scarf is one item that will enhance beauty while serving the primary purpose of protecting us from the elements.
It is true that we do not buy things solely because they are cheap, but all of the functionality that scarves provide too is definitely and added bonus.
September 30, 2013
Have you ever wondered how we come up with such cute aprons? You’d be surprised to know just how far back the history of aprons go. Read below to learn some interesting history on the evolution of aprons.
No frills or ruffles here, just plain fabric to protect garments while cleaning and cooking.
The 1920-30′s they began getting a little creative with patterns and printed material. However they were still more reserved, simple and long in design.
In the 40-50′s aprons were popular with wide shoulders and the bowtie in the back began. This is the era that the media portrayed the “perfect housewife” in an apron at all times, making them increase in popularity.
Smocking became popular in the 60′s & 70′s, along with a fuller skirted bottom and smaller waistline. However with the invention of washing machine and clothes being made and sold at cheaper prices, aprons slowly started to lose popularity after this generation.
Aprons weren’t as popular or used as frequently which caused the apron to go into a fashion slump. There wasn’t a demand for aprons or new styles. As you can see, they slowly started regressing from fashionable to sensible.
Aprons are making a come back! Featuring trendy prints and flattering patterns they have become not only an accessory but also a fashion statement. They attract all generations from the young and modern, classy and fashionable, to the vintage lovers of romantic past times. Both fashionable and sensible, they are growing in popularity.
September 9, 2013
Ah, fall fashion. What an exciting season. What’s not to love about breaking out your favorite hoodie and jackets. While you fashionistas manage to maintain your trendy and stylish looks, this is also a period where you need to start dressing warmer.
One of the best “universal accessories” to a fall wardrobe is a light jacket. Light weight jackets help them beat the weather while also flattering your beautiful figure. We have all time jackets that you can wear to the office, parties, night outs and even coffee dates. With the right neutral color jacket you can wear it with just about any outfit. This means that you get to look stunning even in the middle of unfavorable weather conditions.
What’s your fall fashion secret?
August 10, 2013
Back to school fashion is about being noticed. Well, at least in the eyes of our children. A few years ago the name brand is what mattered to most students. In many cases it seemed to have reached the point where many students at schools were wearing the same pair of sneakers and outfits. However, and luckily for us parents, name brand “requirements” from kids seem to be fading a bit. While name brands are still important in many kid’s eyes, and that’s ok, most just want to look cool and fit in, brand name or not.
Nowaday, a trip to the local discount retailer can stockpile your kids with fashionable outfits for school without breaking the bank. The variety of fashionable outfits to choose from make our kids happy, while the affordable prices make us parents happy.
What’s your favorite back to school fashion tip or secret?