Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rectangle Body Type & Outfit

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful week. I know I did! Today was my only day off since I've started working for Cirque. AMAZING!

I know I said I wouldn't post til tomorrow, but I found myself having the time to actually post this evening.

Tonight I will talk to you all about another body type; Rectangle.

Rectangle Body Type

Rectangle (Stick) – Very few curves, body is straight up and down, head appears large for body, gain occurs evenly over entire body.

- Diagonal cuts
- High-waist pants and skirts with tucked in shirt
- Flared skirts
- Belted and tailored jackets
- Bold-color, textures, design
- Avoid plunging necklines
- Straight and tapered pants and jeans

Rectangle Outfit for $50 or Less

Speckled Rose Knit Top: $15.80

This top is an amazing piece for any rectangle because the cut adds hips. Also, rectangles can pull off stripes.

Marbled Conductor Denim Shorts: $19.80

These are awesome because they're lighter colored, which is going to make the hips look wider, giving curves.

Crider: $9.98

Wedges and heels make the legs appear slim and the butt appear bigger, adding curves. I chose wedges because not everyone likes to rock heels, and I just love wedges in general.

BAGedge Non-w0ven messenger bag: $3.98

I really like the color of this bag in contrast with the rest of the outfit, and a lighter-colored purse falling at the hip will give the appearance of wider hips, thus creating the appearance of curves.

Total: $49.56

And there you have it lovelies! A wonderful little warm-weather outfit for less than $50. Keep in mind, if you are a Rectangle body type, you are extremely lucky because you can wear pretty much anything and get away with it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Body Types - Triangle

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! I have started with Cirque Du Soleil this week, and it is so exciting!

For the next 2 weeks, I will be talking about the 4 main body types, as well as showing an outfit for each for $50 or less. Each post will be focused on a different one, and I will help you all to understand your bodies a bit better.

I've found that most people have pretty great style, it's just that they don't understand their bodies and the best way to dress for them. This is where I will be coming in; to help you all.

When I first moved out to California, I had a very defined style, but I didn't really understand my body type or how to properly dress for it. Now that I understand my body type and what works best for me, shopping is a whole other world. I'm no longer wasting money on things that don't look good on me. Instead, I'm spending my money wisely, and I will help you all to do the same.

This week I will be talking about the Triangle body type.

Triangle Body Type

"Can be two sizes smaller on top than on bottom. Weight gain occurs on outer thighs and rear."

Things to look for when purchasing for a Triangle body shape"

- Go for tops with boat necks, wide v-necks
- Long tops
- Lighter colors on top
- Fluid patterns and avoid bulky fabrics
- Avoid high waist pants with tapered ankles
- Avoid too light or low rise pants
- Avoid halter tops and A-line dresses

Important Notes to remember: Emphasis should be on the top part of the body, head shoulders upper arms, chest, Drawing attention to the upper part of the body allows the triangle look more balances, in proportion.

Triangle Example Outfit $50 or Less

Glitter Bow Tee: $11.80

Remember lovelies, light colors on TOP. Putting them on the bottom will only make you look wider!

City Streets Medium Wash Skinny Jeans: $9.99

You should always go for darker wash on the bottom. These are skinny jeans, but they're not skin-tight. They hug the legs nicely, but they don't look too tight, which would make the legs appear wider than they are. They're straight all the way down, which downplays the hips.|50460|51762&Fltr=&Srt=price%3bPRC%3bTrue&QL=F&IND=10&cmVirtualCat=&CmCatId=external|50460|51762

Easy Street Career Pump: $9.94

Yes, these pumps are rather hideous, but I chose them simply to show an example. By pairing dark heels with the dark jeans, it elongates the legs, making them look slimmer. And, of course, heels always make the legs look better.

Sparkle in the City Purse: $17.99

When choose a purse such as this, which will fall at the hip, you'll want to chose a darker color, to make you appear smaller. If you choose a lighter-colored purse and it falls at your hip, it will make you appear wider. You want to be smart with the colors that you choose and be mindful of where they fall.

Alright lovelies, I have shown you all how to dress for Triangle body type! Just to let you all know, my Sunday post will actually come Monday because I will have family down on Sunday this week. On Monday, I will discuss the Rectangle body type! =D

Monday, February 22, 2010

9 Trends Analysis

Good evening lovelies! Or in some parts of the world, it's already morning! I love how we're in the same country, but it's different times all over.

I hope you all have had a wonderful week; I have had a very crazy one! I have been hired on as a Merchandiser for Cirque Du Soleil! The show that's coming to San Diego is called Kooza.

Here's a commercial for it:

I'm so very excited, and the best part is, I get to wear all black. The bad part about that is is that since I've moved out to California, my black has dwindled quite pittifully.

When I was living back east, I could wear black for a good 2 weeks straight, different outfits and tops, recycling pants a few times of course, but it could be done. Before I went up to my mother's last week, the black that I had was pitiful. I couldn't go for a week wearing black. Thankfully, I have acquired wayyyy more black! Now all I'm working on is the shoes. All black comfortable, cute shoes are not easy to find, contrary to popular belief.

Tonight lovelies, I'm going to discuss an article I found with you. I'm almost certain that some of you, if not all of you, read this article. This was featured on the homepage of

This article features 9 popular trends that are everywhere on runway. I want to discuss these with you before you run out and buy them lovelies.

9 Trends
Trend #1: Paneled Leggings

This is an excellent trend and a very fun one. I do recommend having a pair of patterned tights, whether it's panels or butterflies. Do be very careful though if you intend to wear these into the office. Of course it depends on what industry you work in and where you work, but just to be on the safe side, be very mindful of what kind of patterns and colors you buy if you intend to use these for night AND day.

Trend #2: Printed Shorts

These are a great trend for the coming Spring & Summer, but remember to shave and wax ladies! Also, pay very close attention to the type of pattern you choose for your shorts. ALWAYS try them on if you're uncertain, but DO try new, fun colors and patterns. These are so much fun and add just an amazing pop to any outfit.

Trend#3: Silver Sequins

Contrary to popular belief, you actually can wear sequins to work. Sequins are definitely not confined to the nightlife. Of course, you can't wear a whole top of sequins. It would have to be a small dose, but sequins are very fun to play with, and done in the right way, can look great on every body type. If you're a little nervous about diving into a full-blowing piece of sequins, try an accessory first, such as a headband or a brooch.

Trend #4: Grey Sweatpants

I have an issue with sweatpants of any kind, unless they're jodhpurs. Those are the ONLY grey sweatpants I would wear. I think these look very sloppy and should be kept to workouts and padding around the house. This trend is very bad. I understand that they're comfortable, but that's like wearing pajamas to school. NO! BAD!

Trend#5: Bold Neons

Neons are wonderful and so much fun, but be very careful not to overdo it. If you want to wear more than one neon in multiple pieces, make sure to do only 2 or 3 at most with neons, and then have the rest be dark or neutrals. I've done the whole outfit with neon thing, and trust me, it's very hard on the eyes. If you want to do solids and do accessories, you can have a bit more fun with the accessories. If you are wearing a bold neon patterned piece(s), be mindful that the jewelry should be toned down.

Trend #6: Striped Tops

Striped tops are a classic. Everyone should own one, guys, girls, EVERYONE. They're very easy and chic to throw on. Just be careful if you're a larger girl and you want to do wear the top in a more "loose" way, be careful that it looks chic and trendy, rather than sloppy. It's very easy to stripes to add weight if done in the wrong way.

Trend#7: Polka Dots

Polka dots really never go out of style. They are a timeless classic, and they are SOOOO much fun! Really and truly, polka dots can be worn by anyone, any size, and incorporated into any style. They're very bold, yet can be so many different things and worn so many different ways. If you're a little uncertain about polka dots, but want to try,

Trend#8: Traffic Cone Orange

I adore this color. I unfortunately do not have the skin tone to pull off this color is large amounts. For me, this color is only limited to accessories. For those of you that can pull off this color and look amazing, I envy you very much. This is a very fun color, and when done in the right way, can definitely go from day to night very easily.

The one thing to remember with a color this bright, is that it's usually best when paired with neutrals and darks, such as gray and white, as shown in the pictures. NEVER do a whole outfit of this color. It would be the worst overkill because this color is SO bright and striking. If you want to pair other neons with it, make sure to do the others in small doses, such as a necklace, or a ring, or a purse. You don't want another large piece of neon, such as hot pink pants or a neon yellow sweater. That would just be too much.

Trend#9: Anoraks

Now this particular trend is a double-edged sword. Yes, anoraks are very comfortable and warm, which is why they're very popular. The problem with large, bulky jackets is that usually the individual gets lost in the jacket. I've seen pictures of beautiful, curvy women who aren't big put on the wrong kind of jacket and immediately gained 10-15 pounds just from the jacket.

The thing to remember with jackets such as these is, if you're bigger, you need to go with less puffiness. WAY less puffiness. In general, you shouldn't be going for ultra puffy and massive because your entire body will get lost under the puff. Be very mindful when trying on and purchasing this kind of jacket; pay attention as to how it makes you look. If you're going just for comfort and warmth, by all means, puff away, but if you actually want to look good in your jacket, just pay attention to how the jacket makes you look. You may have to search a little bit longer for that jacket that is the perfect blend of warmth and style, but I can guarantee you'll feel so much better going outside, being warm and KNOWING you look amazing.

Alright lovelies, I hope all of you have an amazing week until Wednesday. This week I will be starting to discuss body types and the best way to dress for yours. I promise you all will love your body so much more once you understand it. =)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunday is the charm

Good evening lovelies! I know I said I would post this evening, but alas, me being the magnet for unfortunate luck that I am, I have come across personal setbacks that are eating up all of my time and focus. I unfortunately will not be able to post until Sunday evening. I promise lovelies, it will be fantastic.

I love you all!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Good evening lovelies! I apologize about not posting yesterday; between my early morning interview and driving over 4 hours up to my mom's, my brain did a flip-flop and thought it was Tuesday!

Today my mother and I walked around Santa Monica at the Promenade and at a lovely little cafe and then had our dessert at Yummy Cupcakes,

Those are the best cupcakes, ever!

While walking around today, I was hoping to find some great deals that I could post for you lovelies, but I guess that will have to wait til tomorrow til I can explore some other places. It's not that the Promenade didn't have any great deals. They had a ton! Unfortunately, nothing really worked for me.

I did notice that a lot of stores were having some AMAZING deals. I recommend stopping by:

American Eagle (Who just partnered with Puma for their shoes)
I browsed their sales racks and found some really wonderful deals, especially in H&M. You lovelies should set aside some time and browse as much as possible!

Here is the website for Yummy Cupcakes:

Happy hunting until tomorrow lovelies!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Good afternoon lovelies! I hope your Valentine's Day is going well.

As Nelly Furtado once said on her website "Protect before you inject!"

And for those who choose to lead a chill, alcohol and chocolate-free V-Day, do whatever makes you happy. That's what Valentine's Day is about. It's not about the flowers and the chocolates and the drinking, truly it's not.

It's about doing whatever makes you happy. It's a happy day after all.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Computer malfunctions

Good evening lovelies! I had a whole accessories entry planned for this evening, but the computer with everything on it had decided to die. The only reason I'm able to update this at all is because i'm at my friend's house while my boyfriend is looking at my laptop because I thought it was going to spontaneously combust.

I will be able to update either Friday or Saturday, so I will re-post then.

Have a good evening lovelies!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Flirtations Pt. 1

Good evening lovelies! I hope your month has been going very well so far. As you all know, it is only a week away from Valentine's Day! I'm sure you all are making plans or looking for that special outfit to go out in.

This whole week will be devoted to looking your best on Valentine's Day, whether it's going out with your beau, or just going out with friends to have fun!

Tonight, I will be showing you some amazing outfits I found. I'm very excited because I wasn't really planning on putting out so much, but I just found so many amazing things that you all need to know about!

Fantastic February Flirty Finds!!!


Wide Strap Zipper Dress: $19.99

I'm not gonna lie, I have a serious obsession with dresses. I'm pretty sure it's overwhelmingly obvious in this post. For everyone that sees me on a somewhat regular basis, I pretty much live in dresses and boots. There's just nothing like a pretty dress to make you feel good! =)

Tye-Dye Bleach Out Ruffle Denim Dress: $39.00

This is just a fantastic piece. It can transition from winter to summer so easily, and it's very on-trend right now with the denim.

Toasted Marshmellow Sweater Dress: $38.15

The perfect hippie dress that can transition from work to play in the blink of an eye.

Zip Ruffle Mini Dress: $38.00

Zippers. Ruffles. Flowers. Mini. YES PLEASE!

Ruffle Scoop-Neck Bib Dress: $29.99

Super sweet and fun and the cut is flattering for all body types.


Colden Rose Ballet Flat: $40.00

Pretty in Pink.

Suede Oxford Flats: $42.00

I've been craving a pair of oxford flats under $50 forever. I'm sure you all have too. You're welcome world.

Nora Mod Rain Boot: $44.99

The perfect little mod bootie without getting too go-go. So gorgeous, so fresh, so YES!

Apolonia Lace-up Heel: $43.00

Very Carrie Bradshaw with a hint of Samantha sexy.

Petek Bootie: $41.99


Great Website Deals!

$5.95 flat ground shipping rate on all orders!

$5.95 flat ground shipping rate up to $100. After $100, it's free!

They just put a lot of tees on sale. They have tees starting at $9!!!

Free shipping on orders over $49!!!!!

Alright now lovelies, these are the dresses and shoes for you. On Wednesday I will blog about the accessories for your outfits! Have fun shopping lovelies!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Contest Winner

Hello again lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Vegas was lovely; that place is truly a world of it's own. I adore Vegas simply because I could spend all weekend walking around looking at the advertisements, store displays, and the aesthetic aspects of the stores in general. Marketing in Vegas is a whole other world in itself. What works for Vegas would never work for LA or San Diego. It's so fascinating.

And of course, Sunday ended my first ever contest! I want to thank you all for submitting your outfits. It was a difficult decision, but I decided on Kimberely Burnett! She created a fantastic outfit using the trends of the small purses and lingerie-inspired clothing.


Kimberely Burnett

Here is her outfit:

Ruched Chiffon Dress: $13.49

ASOS Quilted Double Chain Lock Shoulder Bag: $13.60

Studded Arc Ring: $6.99

Pretty Flower Hair Clips: $3.50 each

Total: $47.55

Great job Kimberely! And everyone else who entered the contest, great job as well! Not to worry, I have more fantastic prizes stored for future contests. I will hopefully be having one next month, but if not then DEFINITELY March, so you all will have another chance to win! =D