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.
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.
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?