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VIDEO: Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s

Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s – How to Wear a Shift Dress This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This second episode is a time warp back to the 1960’s. This episode will show you how to wear a shift dress: Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt See the look at 4:44 in the video to see how to wear it with the circle skirt in episode 1 See the 1960’s Brigitte Bardot inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 5:58 in the video) Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4BdEOaxFEw

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Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas May 24, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s

Style Rewind – 2 – 1960’s – How to Wear a Shift Dress

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This second episode is a time warp back to the 1960’s. This episode will show you how to wear a shift dress:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 4:44 in the video to see how to wear it with the circle skirt in episode 1
  • See the 1960’s Brigitte Bardot inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 5:58 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4BdEOaxFEw

How to Wear Articles May 18, 2018

How Style Icon Diana Ross Made the Most of Her Style

When you think of Diana Ross, two words come to mind: glamour and wigs. Most of the time, she was full-on glamour with sparkles, sequins, ruffles, bright colors, and furs—everything that is the epitome of glamour. But every now and then, she would dial it back and do simple to remind us that even without accouterments of glamour, she can be glamorous in jeans and a t-shirt or a simple maxi dress with almost no accessories.

 

What happens when you learn to embrace the glam is that you now bring the attitude of glam into everything you do. That is how you learn how to wear outfits like Diana Ross. You have to embrace everyday glamour.

how to wear outfits like Diana Ross - split image of diana ross in jeans and a t-shirt and in a maxi dress

Monday:

Wear jeans, a sequin top, a blazer, and boots to work. Your touch of glamour is the sequin top.

 

Wednesday:

Add a faux fur scarf over your coat when you go into work in the morning. You won’t wear the scarf all day, but it is a great way to make an entrance and exit, and it will look great draped on your office chair at work.

 

Friday:

Wear a ruffled skirt to work with knee-high boots

 

Sunday:

Wear a simple maxi dress and no jewelry with your hair pulled back in a simple bun. After a week of glamming it up, see if you carry yourself differently when you don’t have the sequins, the furs, or the ruffles. You will find that you do carry yourself differently. You will have that je ne sais quoi. You will have that thing that makes someone an “it girl” when we can never quite define it.

 

How to wear outfits like Diana Ross is to keep people in a state of expectation. You are glamour; you have these touches of glamour. You have an over-the-top aid. Just when you are expected to zig, you zag and show them a new definition of glamour as simplicity. And then people think, “It’s not the clothes. It’s her. And if we could only bottle that, we could make a million dollars.” So if you want to learn how to wear outfits like Diana Ross, you just need the attitude of glam and keep them in a state of expectation. Then, you, too, can embody a fashion icon.

Look Book - Inspired Outfit Ideas May 17, 2018

LOOK BOOK: Style Rewind 1 – 1950’s

This is the perfect outfit for a relaxed outfit at work. This circle skirt can be dressed up and dressed down. You’ll love the compliments you receive in this skirt.

This outfit was inspired by 50’s inspired outfit ideas from the first episode of the series, Style Rewind. You can watch the first video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Style Rewind on our YouTube channel or on the blog.

 

More Ideas for 50’s inspired outfit ideas:
  • For summer wear the skirt with a colorful tank top
  • Make it edgy with ankle boots and a moto jacket
  • Make it preppy with a white button up blouse and a statement necklace

 

What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit:
  • “Did you lose weight?”
  • “I love your skirt”
  • “You look so happy today!”

 

You can see all the looks from the Style Rewind series by browsing through the Pinterest Board.

 

Remember, you can do this! You now have all the ideas you need for 50’s inspired outfit ideas.

 

♥ AJ

100 Dresses May 13, 2018

100 Dresses Challenge – #43

This is the latest donation in the 100 Dresses challenge. Dress #43 will be donated to Dress for Success. This pink fit and flare dress is from NY and Company. We were able to ship one dress in a size x-small to Dress for Success San Jose.

57 more dresses to go to complete the challenge.

To learn more about the hundred dresses challenge and Pretty Little Things, please click here.

Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas May 10, 2018

VIDEO: Style Rewind – 1 – 1950’s

Style Rewind – 5 – 1950’s – How to Wear a Circle Skirt

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This first episode is a time warp back to the 1950’s. This episode will show you how to wear a circle skirt:

  • Shop your closet or your mother’s, grandmother’s, or aunt’s closet for a circle skirt
  • See the look at 2:32 in the video to learn how to make it modern
  • See the 1950’s inspired hairstyle in the Hair Rewind (starts at 3:27 in the video)
  • Follow these how to wear style tips and you’ll receive decades of compliments on these items

Use this link to watch the hairstyle tutorial for this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw6jHUKLY7o

 

What to Wear Advice from Fashion Authors May 9, 2018

It’s the Life You’re Living in the Dress

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style.

This post is from Diane Vreeland’s book, D.V. Diana Vreeland is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine andspecial consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964. Read my entire book review here.

♥ AJ

Style is… Cute Outfits May 8, 2018

Style is … Time

Time. Style allows you to time travel because clothes captures your memories. These strips of cloth collect memories just as they collect sweat, dust grime, and traces of old perfumes.

 

There is the black dress that I wore to my grandfather’s funeral. There is the yellow dress I wore the night my husband got down on one knee and proposed. There is the navy and white jacket I wore to the job interview where I sat at a conference table and had to answer a rapid fire round of questions from all the male directors at the company.

 

Style not only allows you to time travel backwards through your memories. It can project you forward through time. There is the new bathing suit you can’t wait to wear on the beach during your upcoming vacation.  There is the dress you are going to wear after you lose five more pounds. And there is the maternity top, you know you will need 3 months from now.

 

It even has the power to slow down or freeze time. Do you remember what you were wearing when you first met your significant other? Do you remember what he was wearing?

 

It is amazing that these simple fabrics are capable of achieving time travel. Something that the greatest minds in Silicon Valley cannot do.

 

Follow along on our latest style web series “Style Rewind”. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time.

 

Happy Time Traveling.

How to Wear Articles May 4, 2018

What Is Wrapping Your Hair, and How Is It Affecting Your Style?

For those of you who don’t know what wrapping your hair, here is a quick explanation. It is common in the African-American and Dominican communities. It is a way to keep your hair nice and straight so that it lays flat in the morning. If you are someone who gets blowouts, it is also a way to keep it nice for a few days. Here is a link to YouTube videos explaining what hair wrapping is:

Video 1: Click here.

Video 2: Click here.

Many people just use a head scarf that you get from the hair salon or the beauty supply to wrap your hair. However, why can’t you have a pretty head scarf? Wearing a stylish scarf is how to wear a head scarf. I went on a quest to find some very pretty head scarves and found many unexpected places to find pretty ones. Some things to keep in mind is that it does not have to be scarf specifically made to be worn on the head, and it does not have to be square.

As with most research projects, you start online with a simple Google search. With that, you will find many different websites that specialize in head scarves for women battling cancer. One is called www.headcovers.com. It has many resources on how to wear a head scarf.

You can also venture to Etsy.com to find interesting styles, prints, and colors for your scarf. I almost purchased one here.

I also thought, “Wouldn’t it be the epitome of chic to wear a designer Hermès scarf to bed?” Then, I researched the prices, screamed, “Jesus, help me!” and immediately abandoned that thought. I am sure that if I had a little more time, I would have been able to find an amazing deal on one.

Next, I decided to just keep an open mind and see what inspired me and my bedtime style over the next week. I ventured into TJ Maxx to look for other items and noticed that they had racks and racks of silk scarves, all under $25. There were so many colors and prints. I believe I purchased a Cynthia Rowley silk scarf. It has a coral pink print, and it is the one I use from time to time. It is so pretty, colorful, and happy that it makes me smile every time I use it.

So if you are trying to improve every aspect of your bedtime style, you might also want to look at what you wear on your head and embark on an adventure to find the perfect one for you.

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Videos Packed with Outfit Ideas May 3, 2018

NEW VIDEO STYLE SERIES TRAILER: Style Rewind

This style series is called, Style Rewind. Let’s turn back the style clock and dust off these vintage pieces in your wardrobe. What is old is new again! Let’s get ready to travel back through time. This five episode series will give you vintage inspired outfit ideas for the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

 

Use the links in each post and below the videos to access the video hairstyle tutorials inspired by their respective decades.

100 Dresses April 28, 2018

100 Dresses Challenge – #42

This is the latest donation in the 100 Dresses challenge. Dress #42 will be donated to Dress for Success. This floral sheath dress with a bow detail is from NY and Company it is from Gabrielle Union’s collection. We were able to ship one dress in a size medium to Dress for Success San Jose.

58 more dresses to go to complete the challenge.

To learn more about the hundred dresses challenge and Pretty Little Things, please click here.

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