Our days of summer are counted, soon we’ll start seeing the leaves falling of the trees, the grass turning brown, and the weather cooling down. I love seeing the change in seasons, but I love the heat, I like dressing with bright vibrant colors, thin fabrics, and being outside without freezing my butt off! Make sure you embrace what’s left of the summer and bring out all those beautiful summer clothing pieces out, flaunt those colors like a peacock, rock the summer hats, and eat out in the patio or terrace. As you know, I love easy one-piece outfits like dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits during the summer. I think they are super easy to throw on, look super fun, and are very comfortable. What’s your go to clothing item or accessory for the summer that you’ll miss once the cool weather hits?
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Living in Texas and suffering from crazy heat waves, I consider thin flowy dresses an essential part f my wardrobe. They are super easy to throw on, the air flows right through and you don’t die of a heat stroke. For my latest day stroll/brunch date/shopping day at Legacy West here in the DFW area (make sure to check it out if in town), I decided to throw on this beautiful, super comfy, and easy to dress up cotton button-up dress with a beautiful blue pattern. I paired it with my fave pale pink MK shoes, which are incredibly comfortable to walk around, and (SHOUTOUT) with my amazingly beautiful, hand chiseled leather tote purse by my very own company Erandi. If you love the purse as much as I do, go to www.erandifashion.com and order your own. Use the code PURSUIT to obtain 15% off + free shipping nationwide. Now tell me, what is your must have clothing item for the summer season?
Nope, you will not catch me dressed like an “I give up in life bum”, not even to go to the local farmer’s market (inside my house a completely different story LOL). My mother always told me to leave the house loving how I feel and look or not go out at all because I never know who I’ll meet or what opportunities may present themselves… even when going to the gas station. Well, I try to listen t my momma 😊 During my latest visit to the local farmer’s market I got dressed for the heat with some flowy floral pants, a nice breathable flax linen blouse, and my fave straw hat! May be a bit extra, but I’m not going to lie, it feels nice to look nice.
Excuse moi??? If you buy quality fabric leggings that are nor borderline transparent when you put them on, they absolutely count as pants to me. Tell me if leggings are not the most perfect piece of clothing… they don’t have pockets that bulk up your figure, look very flattering on most people, they are super comfy, and you can literally wear them with anything to make a multitude of outfits. Dress them up with a nice girlie blouse, accessories and nice heels (my look here), wear them with a graphic shirt and some converse to chill on a weekend, with fuzzy boots during winter, or even wear them for your trip to the gym.
Need to pack light?
I love easy travel, so the least I can pack the better. I love packing leggings and jeggings since they don’t take tons of space, you can roll them very easy and shove them in your carry on with tons of space to spare! These are definitely my “can’t live without” clothing items, what are yours?
I am not going to lie, I don’t always dress up to go to work. After five years of working at a pretty laid-back company, one becomes more and more comfortable dressing down instead of dressing up to play the part. I do have my moments though, meetings, lunches, after work events, etc. I do believe that an outfit can completely change your mood, the way you handle yourself with others and can even make you feel empowered. For a business environment, you don’t have to play it safe with plain/dull colors, have some fun, wear bold shades, don’t be afraid to wear skirts, cool tights (not pantyhose :/), play with patterns, accessories, and blazers. It is comfortable to stick to darker colors, but a bit of a brightness makes a huge difference, giving a boring outfit the WOW factor. Start by wearing brighter/bolder colors here and there, maybe in accessories or scarves until you feel more comfortable and rock it sister! Feel awesome and love what you see in the mirror… BTW who doesn’t love a pair of bright-colored shoes? I know I do.
I am absolutely crazy about rompers and love wearing them as much
as I can during summer. What do I do during the cold weather you ask? Well, if it is not freezing cold and I just
feel like rocking a romper, I just pair it with some nice tights, boots, a nice
jacket and a scarf. You can make the look as casual or as fancy as you like, it
is all in the details. For this outfit, I decided to dress it up by wearing a
nice leather jacket and a fancy scarf with gold as the accent color… I know, I
know, I look fabulous! 😉
Solid color rompers are an easy go-to because you can easily play
with color combinations in accessories, coverups, belts, etc. Try to be bold and
wear a bright colored jacket, a nice cardigan or blazer, a belt around your waist,
or some nice jewelry. It is all about letting your personality shine!
Advantages of wearing a romper
If you get the right style for your body
shape, it helps create the illusion of a leaner, taller body.
Wear some high heels and make your legs look a
One romper is all you need to create several
Super comfortable, you can do pretty much any
activity wearing a romper… except going to the bathroom that is lol
Choose the right romper for your body type
(heavier around mid-section): Select a romper that cinches in the waist to
create the illusion of a smaller waist.
(balanced curves): This is the easiest body type because pretty
much every romper style looks great. Show off your figure and opt for a fitted
style, v-neck or a romper with a cinched
Boy shape (almost no curves all over): It is
all about creating the illusion of curves by wearing rompers with bows,
ruffles, or flared bottoms.
Pear-shaped (curvy on the bottom and smaller
on the top): Same concept of ruffles, bows, etc, except that only focus that on
the top half of the romper. You want to balance your body shape by adding
volume on the top and showing off your natural shape on the bottom.
heavy (curvy on the top and smaller bottom): a v-neck or off the shoulder
rompers with are best options to take
away all the focus from the top half of the body and create a more even silhouette.
Ponchos and I don’t have the best relationship. Almost every time I try one on, no matter how beautiful I think it looks on a hanger, I just feel super bulky, shapeless, and not attractive at all. It is super important to understand your body shape to realize what looks good and what doesn’t, but most of all, you have to love yourself in whatever you are wearing so you can reflect that self-love and confidence. This poncho is one of the few that I have been able to feel confident in by pairing it with a fitted top to contrast the looseness of the oversized poncho and adding a wide belt. One super important rule to remember… since the poncho is big and loose, you need to pair it with slim fitted bottoms. DO NOT make the mistake to pair it with a wide skirt or bulky pants, that will make you look larger and curveless…Don’t look like a piñata, nobody wants that! For this look, I played it safe with neutral colors (I know, I do this a lot), but you can be as bold as you want, add a nice fedora hat, colorful belt, or oversized accessories. I finished this look with my high heel ankle booties for a casual and comfortable style.
Do you have a favorite poncho look? Please do share!
During our latest road trip, we decided to stop at an iconic landmark in Amarillo, TX… Cadillac Ranch on Route 66! In case you are not familiar, Cadillac Ranch is a public work of pop-art from the 70’s and it consists of 10 Cadillacs (models between 1948 and 1963) buried nose down in a large empty lot. I have to say that it is pretty cool to see the cars all lined up facing the same direction and tilted on a specific angle. The cars have all been painted on, but the place definitely has a unique hippy-ish vibe.
The weather for the
road trip was far from nice, the wind was so cold that my ears almost fell off
and my tears came out as icicles. On top of that, you have to walk through an
open field to get to this main attraction, so thank goodness I used my common
sense and wore flat booties for this! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone
on road trips and the people I go with solely choose fashion and completely
forget of comfort, even being fully aware of the large number of hours they’ll be
stuck in the car! Well, choose both!
During the cold season, I love wearing cozy oversized
sweaters! Now, don’t get me wrong, don’t just buy a giant sweater, shape still
matters if you want to not feel like a complete slob. Wear a slightly bigger
sweater, pair it with some form fitting jeans or jeggings, and your favorite
seasonal booties. This look is casual and comfy while still looking cute and
accentuating certain curves. For this particular outfit, I do have to say that
I underestimated the windchill for the walk from the car to Cadillac Ranch. I
was perfectly fine with my sweater until mid-walk, when a bone chilling breeze
hit me, and I thought I had instantly caught pneumonia; but the outfit was perfect
for the rest of the trip.
My color obsession this season has definitely been a kind of mustardy yellow as well as other yellowish and golden tones. This sweater worked great for the pictures we took here since the cars are so colorful; it helped to tone it down a bit and has that chill vibe I was going for.
I repeat myself a lot when I say this, but it is so true. Fashion is all about feeling great in your own skin and loving what you are wearing. It doesn’t matter if you are dressed in the latest trends… If you don’t feel right, it shows. You have to feel beautiful and comfortable with whatever you are wearing to project that confidence to others. Confidence is beauty, remember that. People can give you their opinions, but the only thing that truly matters is how you feel and how you see yourself. It can be hard but work in falling in love with yourself; love that gorgeous woman in the mirror staring back at you.
Share your secret, how do you boost your self confidence on
a daily basis? What is your favorite road trip look?
One of my favorite pieces of clothing is the boyfriend cardigan. Not only can it keep you warm during a cooler day, but you can pair it with some nice jeans, booties, and a graphic tee for a comfortable and casual look that still looks nice for a day out. Two of my favorite colors to wear together during winter are, midnight blue and burgundy red (as shown in pics); I also love folding my jeans up a bit to show the full bootie. Finding the ideal cardigan can be tricky because it really is all about knowing your body shape and choosing something that looks favorable. A lot of people tend to buy an over-sized cardigan to wear as a top layer, but you really need to stick to cardigans that are a bit more form fitting so you don’t add dimension to your body, making yourself look bigger (unless that’s your purpose). A cardigan can be flattering when paired with the right layers. For the boyfriend cardigan, form fitting shirts work better than thick sweaters or shapeless tops; same goes for the bottoms, something that accentuates your silhouette is the way to go. If you are a curvy girl, leaving the cardigan unbuttoned works best, you can also trade the graphic tee for a plain one and have fun with some cool accessories. Flaunt those curves the right way! Want a shorter style cardigan instead? Pair that bad boy with a cute flowy skirt or mini dress and some tights. Fashion is all about fun and feeling confident in your own skin. Play with the different styles, learn what looks great for your body shape, and go conquer the world! 😉
Love having some fun mixing and matching colors, textures, and patterns. For this look, I decided to pair up one of my fave maxi skirts (notice the zebra heads) with a lovely turtle neck sweater, and black high heels. This look is perfect for date night, a day of shopping at the mall, or brunch with your girlfriends; a Cosmo, please! 😉
By wearing a fitted sweater and tucking it in, you create a more sophisticated look, and the maxi skirt gives the illusion of a slimmer and longer body. This is something that I particularly look for with anything I wear since I have a curvier shape; a bulkier sweater is just not as favorable for my body type when combined with a maxi skirt. I think this is a look that works on most body types and it is easy to pull off and make it your own. Get creative and choose your favorite colors/patterns! You can also go with a more casual sweater/skirt, pair it with some converse sneakers, and layer it with a jean jacket for a completely different look.
As far as accessories go, I tend to keep accessories minimal when I wear turtlenecks, but feel free to add your unique touch. Share your favorite maxi skirt and sweater looks with us!