Fashion is a passion.
Ever since I can remember I have loved fashion. I would think up tedious chores around the house, even after all the big jobs had been done, so I could add to my piggy bank and expand my shopping budget. I was a great bargainer and I would sell all my old clothing on ebay so that I could get rid of things and add more. My parents were great at making sure if the item I wanted wasn’t something I needed, I would have to pay for it myself.
I remember my mom taking me to 100% Girls and Limited too. In junior high I graduated to Abercrombie Kids. I used to tell my mother that if I walked the school halls wearing Limited Too clothing, I would get bullied because Limited Too was unacceptable to wear. My sister, who was three years ahead of me, vouched for me so we could all go shopping.
Looking back I don’t think my mom actually believed me. I think she just went along with it like any good mother would. I was full of schemes and it wasn’t often that my mom would just play into it. Looking back I think shopping with my mom and sister were some of my favorite times with them. We would come home and leave all our shopping bags in the car and make dinner before my stepdad Gary would come home. My mom would always casually break the news to him, and then I would immediately grab the shopping bags, play “fashion show” in my room and plan out all my outfits for the week!
I had this rule: You can’t "outfit repeat" for two weeks, but you could if you were going to be in a group with people that had not yet seen your outfit. I generally follow the same rule of thumb now, although it is a little harder now that I have a real job and I HATE doing laundry. That makes it a little more difficult.
Any-who, enough about that! Here is one of my favorite summer jumpers. Sara and I have been on the hunt for great ice cream shops in LA and we have been on the hunt in style…at least I think so. You can click on the links above and “get the look” for yourself!
A couple tips!
When wearing black or a dark solid color, it’s always nice to add a pop of color or a pattern to help complete your outfit! Sara chose a cute royal blue, velvet headband that paired wonderfully with her short hair. The velvet headband also added a different texture, which helps create an outfit that is appealing to the eye.
Let’s talk shoes!
Your shoes should be the exclamation point in your outfit! Shoes are always the "icing on the cake." I am a baby when it comes to heels, so I choose ones that are comfortable, because I don’t last long in them. I have a few "go to" shoe brands. Jeffrey Campbell’s are on the top of my list. They always have an array of shoes to choose from, they are good quality, and they are unique. Tic-tac-toe. That was three check marks in a row! No one wants to be the chick at the party that everyone points at, because she clearly can’t walk in heels. That’s just embarrassing! Do yourself a favor and choose shoes that are comfortable so you can walk confidently. These are so comfortable, and they make me look a bit taller--which is always a plus when you are 5' tall (on a good day). I’ll take all the help I can get!
That’s all for now folks!
all these photos were taken by Kara the Great!