How to Style a Basic Tee

T-shirts are a “must have” in everyone’s wardrobe.  They are extremely comfortable, they can be dressed up or down, and they’re pretty much a classic staple that can be worn years to come.
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pgsCollageSunnies: JCP// Tee: HERE// Blazer: Thrifted// Jeans: American Eagle// Purse: New York// Watch: TJ Maxx// Bracelet: Charlotte Russe// Heels: Target// Scarf: Forever21// Lipstick: MAC’s Ruby Woo

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leopardsmall2leopard3lepcollageEarrings: New York// T-Shirt: HERE// Skirt: DIY (Tutorial HERE)//Purse:  Charming Charlie// Heels: Target// Lipstick: NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice
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Tshirt: HERE// Sunnies: Charlotte Russe// Earrings: Charlotte Russe// Skirt: DIY (Similar tutorial HERE…Use the underlining to the skirt in this tutorial)// Jacket: Don’t Remember// Heels: JustFab// Clutch: DIY (similar tutorial HERE) Lipstick: NYX Lip Cream in Morocco

So ….SOUND OFF!!! Which look was your favorite? Comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

(Special THANK YOU to Adrienne for collaborating with me. Such a ridiculously sweet person. Hope to do this again in the future!  XOXO)
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DC Adventures

So every other month or so my husband and I take a trip to DC to visit our best friends.  Every time we go, we always have the best time.  For this particular trip, we wanted to basically relax and get our minds off of the stresses in our busy lives.  So what did I wear?  Remember, when I’m outside of my blogger mindset, I incorporate black in every outfit.  I either wear black from head to toe or I will incorporate it into what I’m wearing.  Now that I think about it, I do sprinkle a few black pieces here on my blog but not as much as I usually wear it in real life. (I’ll go into detail with why I wear color on my blog but not as much in real life at a later time.)
blk9Because we were doing a lot of walking, I decided that I was going to be as comfortable as possible.  I decided that I was going to play up my makeup as my fashion statement in my outfits.

Look #1
blk1 blk2 blk3Dress: Target
Shoes: H&M
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Nail Polish: Sephora Formula X in Relentless
Lip Color: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante
Lip Color: Sephora Luster Matte in Magenta Luster

So I started using a new foundation and my skin has improved 110%! I used to have small bumps all over my face (irritation from several different foundations) and dry patches (eczema) on my cheeks.  I’ll do a separate post on that though. I filmed a “Get Ready with Me” so that will be posted soon.

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Top: TJ Maxx
Pants: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s
Sandals: TJ Maxx
Lipcolor: MAC Pink Plaid
Lip Gloss: NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream

So while in DC, my fellow Pretty Girls Sew co-founder told me she was going to be in the same location I was (the National Harbor) so we decided that we were going to meet for the first time.  I was beyond excited!!!  It was like meeting your long lost sister who you were separated from at birth.  I could have hugged her all day!  I’m so happy to have met you Ye.
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I went on the brand new Ferris Wheel.  I’m extremely terrified of heights and I never usually get on any rides. I only got on this thing for my husband. LOL! I will never do it again.
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Happy Anniversary Pretty Girls Sew

What a wonderful year it has been!  If you didn’t know, I am one of the co-founders of Pretty Girls Sew and I have been working alongside some amazing women to motivate and teach women to sew.  We met over Instagram last year and it all grew from there.  More about our story will be released later on in a future video, but it’s quite obvious that we were destined to be going along this journey together.  If you don’t follow friends, please do so.  They are extremely creative and their talents are definitely worth sharing.  Miesha of Semi Southern, Ye of Yetunde Sarumi and Jenell of DViNT, and Tess Happy Anniversary Ladies!  We also wrote a special THANK YOU to all of the other Pretty Girls that have joined our movement.  Please visit our website Pretty Girls Sew to read our special notes from us to you, our new found friends.

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Pretty in Pink + DIY Crop Top

Ok. So I’ve seen a lot of celebrities lately wearing high waist skirts and crop tops.  It’s such a simple yet sexy look. So I decided to take it on.
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So as you all know, I have just learned how to draft a pattern for a crop top, but I wanted another easier option for those of us they are not interested in drafting patterns so here is the perfect option for you.  THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. So when you look at patterns, do you just look at it for what it is?  Do you just look at the picture on the front of the pattern envelope without imagining other possibilities?  Well guess, there are so many possibilities to a pattern.  You just have to be imaginative and creative.
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So for this crop top, I saw New Look 0944/ Simplicity 6243 and fell in love.   The only thing was, I just wanted the top portion of this dress so I figured, why not?! I felt it was different from the other crop tops currently out on the market so I had to have it. So to make this top, here are the cut-outs that I used 1 thru 8.  One thing I must mention is to add an invisible zipper in the back for easy wear. And if I had to a a review n this pattern, I’d have to say that this sort of top is not for beginners and I hated the binding. I didn’t like the look of it. I felt it was too stiff. It may have been the fabric that I chose, but I didn’t care for it too much.  I think that was the biggest headache of this top.  If you are going to try this top, use a llighter weight fabric.  I used twill which looks and feel great, but for binding, not so much.
sheertopAs for the pencil skirt, I used Simplicity 1559.  The skirt was easy and straight to the point. I did however make a few adjustments.  I chose to make ‘F’. I made the skirt a few inches longer and the slit a few inches higher.
1559Hope that got your creative juices goiing. Remember to think outside the box. Be your own designer and create for your own body type.  So here is my look put together.
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