Category Archives: on trend

On Trend: Neon

Looking through fashion magazines, watching hollywood stars or catching a fashion show on television I can tell that Neon is in. This is definitely a throwback to the 80s when I always looked like a crayola crayon box threw up on me. Back then wearing as many colors as possible was in style, today, not so much. Neon should be more of an accent than an overall look. Too much neon and you’ll look like Sarah Jessica Parker circa Square Pegs not Sex and the City.

Here are some ides for pulling off the neon look without looking like a hot mess. Also, don’t wear everything at the same time:

 

 

 Cute right? Here are some ways for everyone to pull it off:

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On Trend: Bright Color & Pattern Tights

I love the look of tights. With the right skirt and shoes I think it can be such a great fashion statement. I like wearing them to take the focus away from what I don’t like about my legs. And, I think anyone of ANY SIZE can wear them. See some of my favorite picks below:

WeLoveColors.com has a great selection of patteren and brightly colored tights. The bright colored tights are dyed in 45 different colors and come in sizes up to 4X which fits a person who is approximately 330lbs. So there’s no excuse not to show off those legs, regardless of size. They also have sexy fishnets for the bigger girls.

purple tights $9 – WeLoveColors.com      fishnets  $10.50 – WeLoveColors.com

 These Diamond Tights are “HOT TO DEATH!!!” Unfortunately they don’t come in plus sizes, but I am on a mission to find them elsewhere.

diamond tights

A Fashionable Earth Day

I know I’m a little late, but today is Earth Day. I was reading through the newspapers this morning and noticed multiple spreads on Earth Day and what we as citizens of the world could do.  Me, being a fashionista looked for the fashion forward angle. Here’s what I came up with.

 

World Food Programme Feed Bag by Feed, $59.95

  • Buying one World Food Programme FEED bag feeds a child in school for one school year.
  • School feeding acts as a magnet, dramatically increasing enrollment, sometimes by as much as 100 percent. It also improves performance at school; children concentrate better on a full stomach.
  • Girls who go to school not only marry later, but have half as many children than illiterate women. Furthermore, these children are healthier and better educated.
  • $20 a year can transform a child’s life and provide the tools for a lifetime of self-reliance. School feeding is a simple but effective way to beat hunger and poverty.
  • The FEED Project is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program and Lauren Bush, WFP Honorary Spokesperson.
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    More finds after the jump.

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    On Trend: Clutches

    Some say clutches are for special occassions only. I strongly disagree. They are such a great addition to an outfit and an absolute conversation piece. Everything for wooden handles to convertible clutches that fold over from a larger bag.  Check out these styles made of everything from patterned fabric to leather.

    red_pattern_clutch Women’s Wooden-Handle Canvas Clutch, Old Navy, $13.65

    green-convertible Cotton, Green Convertible Fabric Clutch, Old Navy, $10.00

    lamb_carlisle L.A.M.B Signature Carlisle Convertible Clutch Tote, $425

    bahiagreen Bahia Green Clutch by PERFECT CLUTCH, $ by request

    index.jpg Pattern Swirl Clutch by Alexander McQueen, $630

    hex_topshop Hexagonal Panel Box Bag, Topshop, $50

    For more ideas on how to use clutches and other bags to complete an outfit check one of my favorite sites, Net-A-Porter.com for their Bag Guide here.