Styling A Chambray Shirt

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Like your favorite skinny jeans — the ones you instantly reach for despite the pile of others you own — the perfect chambray shirt is the kind of wardrobe-changing staple than can create outfit magic.  A trusty, versatile chambray shirt can be worn layered, solo, or even tied in a knot.  They are the perfect touch for so many types of outfits.  Chambray shirts can be used to dress up a casual pair of shorts or even a dress.  They can also be used to dress down a really dressy trouser, dress, or skirt- like I have done here. I got this chambray shirt from Charlotte Russe several months back and have already displayed how to style them on the  blog here.   This perfectly priced chambray shirt ($20) is exactly the style that I like- without any glaring details or embellishments that we’ll be so over next year.  Instead, this […]

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Chic Flats

Chic Flats

I have many days when wearing heels is simply not an option and having flats as a cute alternative is superb for me.  I strive to look amazing every time I step out, but wearing heels cannot be my only option when putting together an outfit.  Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice style when you’re rocking a comfortable pair of flats. Nothing is more comfortable than wearing flat shoes in the spring and summer. However, I do know many women that believe that flats take away from a great outfit. I’m not denying that some killer heels often are a bit more flattering for an overall look.  But, flats can be very elegant chic and awesome with an outfit.  Besides, flats have one major advantage over heels- hey are comfortable and will allow you to walk for long stretches of time without your feet paying the price.  | Pointed flats […]

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LBD and Accessories

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Every woman knows that owning a classic little black dress or LBD is a must.  It’s perhaps the only outfit that you can really wear to any event: a big gala opening, a last-minute dinner with friends, a great party, or even the office.   It may seem like a no-brainer, but the right accessories will totally change the look of your outfit, thus, saving you from having to run out and buy another dress for every new occasion.   The addition of an eye-catching statement necklace will give your LBD a new lease on life. A little black dress is an excellent base for wearing various accessories that grab attention, such as chandelier earrings, a statement necklace, chunky bracelets, sky high heels, or an adjustable belt.  I thrifted this Bailey 44 little black dress from the Salvation Army in San Diego for $8.99.  Did you peep the awesome faux […]

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How to wear velvet

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I know that velvet may have gotten a bad reputation in the past for being an itchy fabric that “moms” wear.  But, give it a second chance.   Velvet is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials out there, and this fall/winter season, it made an impact on the Milan and London runways. A velvet dress or skirt certainly makes for a high-impact evening look, but you should know that I am going to wear what I want, when the mood strikes.  That means  I’m endorsing velvet for day looks.   Layered over this beautiful blouse, this gorgeous deep purple velvet blazer looks so chic. I thrifted this Guess Marciano velvet blazer from the Goodwill in San Diego for $7.25, but this blazer originally retailed for $256.  Now that is certainly a score, won’t you say?  The rich purple color is absolutely gorgeous and can easily go from day to evening […]

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Thrift Tip: Try On Everything

Thrift Tip - Try on Everything - Thrifting Diva

I’m not going to brag, but I know a thing or two about thrifting, and how to do it, right!  Here is one major thrift tip for you.  Try on everything that catches your eye.  Yes,  I know that sounds a little too serious.  However, I have learned my lesson time and time again to prove this point.  The one thing you must remember, is that when you are out thrifting, you could be in a thrift store or consignment shop which will have different kinds of designers and brands.  This is important to remember because one brand’s size 10 is another brand’s size 8. To add another level of frustration, some brands purposefully use vanity sizes.  Vanity sizing is a ploy in which designers flatter women by making clothes bigger so they think they are buying a smaller size.  The silliness of this ploy is a whole new different […]

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