Ruffles as a spring trend are nothing short of gorgeous – but can be a bit tricky to pull off. There’s a fine line between looking chic and looking like a cartoon character, so I’m showing you how to make this look perfect for the weekend.
If you remember last week’s post about being fearful of wearing a white plus size bodycon dress, you’ll remember that I talked a lot about my security blanket. Well, this is it. I wanted to bring it up to remind you that while I believe that it’s SO important to challenge ourselves a bit every single day (outfit-wise AND in life) I believe it’s also equally important to wear things that feel like home.
I love mixing items that don’t traditionally go together. This skirt and this top, at first glance, aren’t items you would pair. The plus size black skirt is drapey and romantic (and decidedly evening) and this top is floaty and huge and oversized, with a stripe that screams “day on a yacht”.
Black is a glorious safety blanket for me. It minimizes things I don’t want seen and maximizes everything else (not to mention how bomb they look with a tan) – but white? White just seems like a walk on the wild side… for lots of reasons. First, because you can’t hide in white – everything is visible – everything you WANT to be visible and even things you don’t. Secondly, if you’re even the tiniest bit clumsy (like me) you spend the entire time counting down the hours until your Starbucks ends up on your dress. But, I had to face my fears.
Remember last year when marble quietly crept forward and became a super trend? It started with a little Instagram background here and there and morphed into a pattern that everyone loved and put on everything: phone cases, laptop skins, not to mention how sales of marble trays soared (they are the perfect backdrop for beauty pics). Check out what I did with this dress!
If you’ve been around for a minute, you know my favorite type of jean is a destroyed pair. I will try just about every single pair I can get my hands on – dark, light, baggy, tight – I want them all.
Yes, I know. It’s an addiction.